Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 9

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4.4
22
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
98.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 22 reviews
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5.0
3
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.8
4
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7118
Slope 135
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
Previously known as National Golf Club.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7118 yards 74.2 135
Blue 72 6601 yards 71.6 134
White 72 6115 yards 69.6 125
National 72 6115 yards 68.2 119
Green 72 5473 yards 67.2 110
Green (W) 72 5473 yards 71.3 124
Red 72 4911 yards 64.3 108
Red (W) 72 4911 yards 69.1 115
Scorecard for #9
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: 74.2/135 413 189 404 571 430 424 421 535 177 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
Handicap 5 13 7 1 3 11 9 15 17 10 14 18 6 2 12 8 16 4
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 17 7 1 5 9 11 3 15 2 12 18 8 6 4 14 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda 419 Grass
Greens Penn A-1/A-4 Creeping Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1988) Jack Nicklaus (2012) Gus Grantham (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
22

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5.0
First Time Playing

Favorite Course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout 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
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Love it!

I loved everything about it! So much so that I cancelled my next round somewhere else and played it again the next day.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time 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.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Staff

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

high quality, but high dollar to play

If you budget can stand it, this is a first rate course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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