Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 4

4.1666666667 4.2 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7117 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Can't wait to see what Hanse does"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 09/06/2017

It's probably pretty big.


Commented on 02/20/2017

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


"Top 10 course I have ever played"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"#4 a close second to #2."


Grizstacksbirdies's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

#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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't miss No. 4 if you visit Pinehurst"


maolivio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"“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"


MattAdamsGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

“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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2013
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The old and new collide at Pinehurst No. 4, a Donald Ross original reimagined by Tom Fazio in 2000.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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