Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 9
|Green (W)||72||5473 yards||71.3||124|
|Red (W)||72||4911 yards||69.1||115|
|Gold M: 74.2/135||413||189||404||571||430||424||421||535||177||3564||514||422||176||437||417||530||381||220||457||3554||7118|
|Blue M: 71.6/134||393||175||366||549||387||398||371||503||158||3300||487||389||163||398||402||502||355||188||420||3304||6604|
|White M: 69.6/125 W: 74.9/135||374||167||327||529||373||365||356||492||144||3127||458||331||154||356||375||479||312||173||387||3025||6152|
|National M: 68.2/119 W: 73.1/131||296||167||327||499||338||365||356||492||124||2964||420||331||154||356||330||479||312||146||341||2869||5833|
|Green M: 67.2/110 W: 71.3/124||296||151||290||499||338||318||322||451||124||2789||420||313||134||322||330||405||271||146||341||2682||5471|
|Red M: 64.3/108 W: 69.1/115||275||101||271||414||305||310||274||389||90||2429||374||291||103||279||319||376||266||140||332||2480||4909|
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This course is everything you could ask for. Challenging holes, water, incredible clubhouse, nice warm up driving range and practice greens. Course is very well kept as well. Favorite course I’ve ever played
I loved everything about it! So much so that I cancelled my next round somewhere else and played it again the next day.
You Can Tell Jack Designed It
This was our 2nd time playing No. 9 and we loved it just as much as the 1st time. The course is in fantastic shape. We were a twosome playing behind a foursome and still finished in under 4 hours. We didn't push the group in front of us and never got pushed from behind. There are lot of dogleg rights, as you would imagine considering Jack designed it. There are quite a few natural areas and just the right amount of water. We paid a member/guest rate, assuming the walk-on rate is much higher. We played No. 5 in the afternoon and wish we would've played No. 9 twice, that's how much we loved it.
Certainly worthy of the Pinehurst brand
This newer addition is a change of pace from all the rest of the courses at Pinehurst, but certainly a worthy play. There's no doubt it has Jack Nickluas' imprint all over it, from the shape of the fairways, undulations, water hazards and difficulty of the tee shots and approach shots. With lost of elevated greens complexes and difficult bunkers, this is all the course you can handle and certainly presents a worthy contrast to the rest of golf at Pinehurst.
Narrow drives, good conditions
Enjoyed the round here and conditions were good. Nice practice area and clubhouse. Tee shots were quite narrow in spots and this course is more difficult than No. 7. I prefer 7 but this is good and worth playing for sure when in the area. Greens are smaller and not as deep as other Pinehurst courses. This can make it hard to hold approaches on longer shots. I recommend playing a tee set shorter than you would usually play. Conditions were good and staff were nice. Of the courses I've played in the area, this wouldn't be in my top 3 but is still a good option and worth playing.
Humps, humps everywhere
This is a typical Nicklaus course with hills all over the course forcing you to hit a lot of shots from lies that aren't flat. With scuttle evelation changes and optical illusions like bunkers in front of greens with 4-6 foot trees in them make it tough for you to feel comfortable over shots into the greens. He even makes you pay for hitting good tee shots on some holes, like 18, where I hit my tee shot left center in the fairway and ended up with the ball way above my feet as the fairway had a huge slope from left to right. The service was ok at #9, nothing to write home about. There is no snack area so you have to go wait st the bar to get anything, even a Powerade. The pace of play was not great as this was a five hour round and when we made the turn and headed to the 10th tee there were four groups on the hole, one on the green, one in the fairway and the we were the second group waiting on the tee. So, it wasn't the most enjoyable round for some of those reasons but I did enjoy the layout and the condition of the course.
Playing a great course on a HOT day
Pinehurst #9 (formerly Pinehurst National) is a very challenging course for golfers at any level. You play from the tee boxes appropriate for your level and the challenge is appropriate for your level. You must use your golfing skills for Par, you can be satisfied with a bogey, and mistakes can lead to a double. The fairways were in great shape, but some of the greens showed heavy use and some fungus/burn-out around the edges. patio outside the clubhouse is being upgraded, so the clubhouse area is in a bit of disaray The Thoroughly enjoyed the course in the morning (played with some of the competitors hee for theus kids World golf competition and they were appropriately challenged by the course as well. It was a very enjoyable, challenging, but a bit pricey, round of golf.
This staff is top notch. A great way to start a round. Golf course is very good. Should be in top notch shape in a few months. Maintenance was being done to a few weak areas. Looks like this is a good fit for Pinehurst. This is one to put on your list.
Be prepared to grind!
Now "Pinehurst #9", National Golf Club is simply superb. Only "complaint" for some might be that it's very difficult (e.g. holes #1 and 4)... a typical pre-1990 Nicklaus killer. But very much worth a play if in the area. Suggestion: skip #2 with its silly greens and play #9 at less than half the price.
high quality, but high dollar to play
If you budget can stand it, this is a first rate course