Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 3

3.1666666667 3.2 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 5155 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 64.9
  • Layout

  • Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374, Moore County
  • (855) 235-8507, (910) 295-8141
  • (910) 255-3314

Year built: 1910
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1910)
Type: Resort
Greens: Champion Ultradwarf Grass
Fairways: Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round


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


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


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 68 5155 yards 64.9 112
White (W) 68 5155 yards 70.0 117
Green 68 4823 yards 63.7 105
Green (W) 68 4823 yards 68.4 113
Red 68 4347 yards 62.0 100
Red (W) 68 4347 yards 65.7 109
Yellow 68 3642 yards 59.9 93
Yellow (W) 68 3642 yards 61.7 97


Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 1.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Better than expected."

Bombtech6316's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

When I was told that the course was only 5100 yards after the redesign I was a little bummed out that it would have no character. I was first off the tee at 726 the day I played and alone so it made for a quick round. Since checkout was at 1200 from The Carolina quick was good. I was done by 940 and headed back to pack up my room with plenty of time to spare. So the course is short but I had a blast playing it. The two par 5's on the back were completely different from each other which was nice to see. All the par 3's will test either your iron play off the tee or your putting game on the shorter par 3's. They have taken out the rough in certain areas letting the sand and natural grasses grow back reminiscent of #2. The greens were awesome with their turtle back style. Come up short or go long and off the slope you go. I enjoyed the round and the course a lot. The value was not in line with what the course is though in my opinion. $75 for an executive style course is steep even for Pinehurst. If you want a quick round and great conditions then give it a shot. I'm glad I did.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Changed Course"

cvcosgrove's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

The information on this course is wrong, It is a 5,155 yard (executive) course from the tips. To call it a Ross course is not fair to Mr. Ross. most of the holes are considerably different from his original layout and the recent additions are cramped and, occasionally, dangerous when you are standing on the next tee.

Sad to see such bad things done to such a great place.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I don't recommend this course

"One of the best Pinehurst courses"

Srixon50's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pinehurst No. 3, along with No.1, are often over looked. Even though the course plays short it can play bey difficult. The greens are turtle backed and are very hard to hit. Hole 11 has one of the most difficult greens at the resort.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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