Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 4

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7117
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7117 yards 74.2 136
Blue 72 6658 yards 71.7 129
White 72 6214 yards 69.5 126
White (W) 72 6214 yards 75.5 136
Green (W) 72 5677 yards 72.4 126
Green 72 5677 yards 67.2 115
Red (W) 72 5217 yards 69.6 119
Red 72 5217 yards 64.7 109
Scorecard for #4
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.9/138 402 495 428 197 450 182 445 406 522 3527 400 451 210 510 229 381 405 548 456 3590 7117
Blue M: 73.7/135 368 487 398 169 427 176 410 382 507 3324 388 401 186 500 189 367 368 535 400 3334 6658
White M: 70.8/131 W: 76.9/140 337 471 370 145 405 160 380 353 477 3098 363 370 164 487 160 345 331 506 390 3116 6214
Green M: 68.5/123 W: 73.8/133 315 439 348 117 391 132 353 322 432 2849 354 347 149 462 124 315 305 426 346 2828 5677
Red M: 65.4/116 W: 70.1/124 294 405 316 98 354 107 348 289 417 2628 329 313 126 415 112 273 275 421 325 2589 5217
Handicap 7 15 3 11 1 17 5 9 13 10 6 18 8 12 4 14 16 2
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 3 15 1 17 7 11 9 8 10 18 6 16 4 12 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1919
Fairways Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Penn G-2 Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.3
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Top 10 Contributor
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Cold weather
Used cart

Can't wait to see what Hanse does

No. 2 will always be my favorite course among the resort's collection, but this was my second favorite. And now with the announcement of Hanse's renovation, I can't wait to see what No. 4 becomes. The first tee of No. 4 sits right beside the Thistle Du putting green, so arrive in plenty of time to experience it. Although No. 4 runs alongside No. 2, 4 has slightly more elevation change. The holes along the small lake - the par-3 4th, par-5 13th and par-3 14th - are standouts. The collections of par 5s are excellent, true three-shooters with virtually no chance of getting home in two. The last three holes make it tough to protect par en route to the house. The canvas is firmly in place. If Hanse restores No. 4 half as well as Coore/Crenshaw did No. 2, it will soar up the Top 100 public ranks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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MrEgor
Commented On 09/06/2017

It's probably pretty big.

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krtgolfing
Commented On 02/20/2017

I was able to get to 3 of the 4 par 5s in two this weekend... great course nonetheless.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Top 10 course I have ever played

I am approaching 300 courses played in my life and this is certainly a Top 10 on that list. I'm sure you have read enough about the amazing clubhouse and the amenities but the course itself is fantastic. We played it on a drizzly, extremely windy day and it didn't matter in the least. Pinehurst #4 is playable for almost anyone and you will love the conditions. Perfect tee boxes, fairways and greens, even the bunkers were in amazing shape. If you have the means this is one of the top 3-4 courses in the Pinehurst area. Make sure it's on your list next time you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

#4 a close second to #2.

#4 might be my next favorite course from #2. My father and I went on a bucket list trip for Father's Day.The course provides a variety of shots along with the course being playable for the resort guest. The course is littered with pot bunkers up the fairways, which can be tricky to get out of. Greens played slower than the other courses we played on our trip. The Par 5s are gettable and the Par 3s for the most part were downhill shots. The first and third holes are really the only holes where you can not see the green off the tee. At the end of the day I felt the course was a fair test of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Don't miss No. 4 if you visit Pinehurst

Played this course after a very hard rain but the course dried out very quickly. The greens were the bet I've ever played even after the hard rain. The course is very playable off the tee, with room to miss a little. The greens ... well you better play to the right spot and with the right distance. Miss one and the rolling mounds are simply fun. Not an easy track but it is simply spectacular in evry way I can judge a course - and that was even in bad weather. I could play this course every day and may not hit the same shot twice. It's fun without being overly difficult like it's older brother. Love No. 4.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

“Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” Yea, you probably know where I’m going. Pinehurst’s No. 4 would easily be the crown jewel of any other collection of cours

“Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” Yea, you probably know where I’m going. Pinehurst’s No. 4 would easily be the crown jewel of any other collection of courses, if it were not for it’s famed sibling, the brilliant Pinehurst No. 2. Tom Fazio renovated No. 4 in 2000 and the results are excellent. The 170 yard, par 3, 4th hole is a downhill beauty that requires a precise tee shot over a lake and equally as challenging (and risk-and-reward thought provoking) is the par 5, 13th hole that is a sharp dogleg to the left around a lake. A decent drive leaves you close enough to hear the sirens sweetly singing, begging you to go for the green in two, a carry of upwards to 200 yards over water. Both holes represent the quality and variety of the holes on No. 4 and how great golf comes in many varieties at Pinehurst.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

No. 4 might be tops for everyday golfers at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

The old and new collide at Pinehurst No. 4, a Donald Ross original reimagined by Tom Fazio in 2000. Fazio did such a great job in reinventing the 7,117-yard course that it's widely considered the second-best at the resort these days. He splashed the rolling hills with more than 140 new pot bunkers, bringing the combined total of the traditional traps and yawning waste bunkers to 188. A large lake adds a scenic touch that No. 2 can't match. Three excellent holes, par-3s at no. 4 and no. 14 and the dogleg par-5 13th hole, grace its shores. The long par-4 finishing hole, lined with a waste bunker up the entire left side, separates champions from chumps.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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