Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 7

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3.6
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
97.1%
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6 out of 7 reviews
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3.0
1
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Conditions
3.0
Value
1.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7216
Slope 143
Rating 75.5
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7216 yards 75.5 143
Blue 72 6824 yards 73.5 138
Fairwoods 72 6347 yards 70.5 126
White 72 6347 yards 71.6 130
Green (W) 72 5709 yards 74.1 136
Green 72 5709 yards 68.7 121
Red Fairlady 2 72 5183 yards 66.9 115
Red Fairlady 1 72 5183 yards 71.2 127
Yellow 72 3833 yards 60.6 101
Yellow (W) 72 3833 yards 63.1 108
Scorecard for #7
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: 75.5/143 520 462 406 418 205 479 394 543 191 3618 399 421 525 207 408 435 197 406 600 3598 7216
Blue M: 73.5/138 493 440 387 405 185 438 365 517 174 3404 382 395 503 191 388 413 177 392 574 3415 6819
White M: 71.6/130 W: 77.4/148 476 404 367 386 145 414 329 479 153 3153 361 380 464 165 364 387 149 373 528 3171 6324
Fairwoods M: 70.5/126 460 404 295 386 111 414 291 445 124 2930 361 323 431 165 342 387 149 373 490 3021 5951
Green M: 68.7/121 W: 74.1/136 460 386 295 360 111 400 291 445 124 2872 332 323 431 98 342 366 132 352 490 2866 5738
Red M: 65.7/116 W: 71.2/127 420 323 285 322 103 353 261 402 113 2582 294 286 405 91 314 326 117 308 460 2601 5183
Yellow M: 60.6/101 W: 63.1/108 318 213 184 217 103 228 215 305 113 1896 188 229 305 91 203 233 117 217 354 1937 3833
Handicap 5 1 13 11 17 3 9 7 15 6 10 4 16 8 14 18 2 12
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 15 5 17 11 1 3 13 14 12 8 18 4 2 16 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1986
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
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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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #17)

Reviews

3.6
7
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Expensive when temps under 50

Just because a calendar flips a month does not justify $196 for this course. When you have an hour frost delay and temps that don't break 50, you would think the course would not charge mid summer rates. Fairways still painted green. Tons of elevation change.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Brand New Greens

Played this course for the first time this summer. Evidently, the greens were completely redone and we were playing the course after it had only been re-opened for a week or so. No surprise the course was in great condition and the greens were pure.

Winds through the trees and was a very enjoyable round. Wouldn't mind playing this track again on future trips to Pinehurst.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Another good experience at No. 7

Greens are 100% recovered from what sounds like a rough spell. Excellent condition. Now that I've played it 3 times, I really enjoy this layout. Challenging but fair. Must avoid bunkers and CLUB UP on approaches. It plays so much longer because of all the uphill shots. Cart guys are really great and practice areas are very good. Kudos to the grounds crew as the greens are perfect and they are showing little stress from the drought.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Greens in awful shape

Course should be closed until greens are in adequate shape. We were told that holes 1-6 greens weren't in good shape. None of the rest were much better. Pace of play (over 5h) was just as bad.

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

Uphill approaches, perfect conditions, great staff

Played 5/17 and 5/18 as a single. Had course to myself both rounds. Played through one group. Cart guys are very friendly and helpful. Staff was nice. Clubhouse is old but well kept. Greens were absolutely perfect. Fairways excellent, too. But the greens were just spectacular. Very well kept course. Design routes through a neighborhood of nice, well kept homes. There are OB stakes in view but you have to hit a TERRIBLE shot to go OB. I got near the stakes one time in 36 holes. There is good room to drive the ball here but approaches are difficult. They will tell you several times there are 13 uphill approaches and it is true. Some are 2 clubs uphill. Bunkers are well kept but stay out of them obviously. Most green complexes will have a bailout side away from the bunkers. Play to that or it will be a long day. The course routing has no "wow" factor really, but it is a rock solid golf design that challenges and makes you think. Really strong par 3's and par 5's. Overall an excellent experience with zero complaints. I played the blue tees (6,820 yds) first day and white tees (6,340 yds) the next. If you are unsure which to play, play the up tees. As stated before the course plays longer than it shows on the card. Definitely will play again when in the area. NOTE: This course and clubhouse are NOT based at the main resort clubhouse. It's separate off of HWY 15/501 about 6 min from main resort clubhouse.

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

Unique to Pinehurst Resort courses.

Of the Pinehurst Resort's nine courses, only #7 and #8 have marsh-hazard features. These features on #7 are attributed to a bit of forced routing, whereas on #8 they are more reflective of esthetics. No. 7 has nice elevation variety, and many challenging holes. Pinehurst CC maintenance is apparent here. Overall, #7 ranks in the middle of the pack for the nine Pinehurst courses... 2/4/8/9/7/6/5/3/1. Nevertheless, an extremely nice tract and well worth playing.

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

It's no gamble playing lucky No. 7 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

No. 7 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club always seems to be the odd course out in the resort rotation. Plenty of local members play it, and enjoy it, but when it comes to resort guests, the big three, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8, see the most traffic. At 7,216 yards, this Rees Jones design is the resort's second longest track. A parade of 13 elevated greens make it play even longer. It opened in 1986 away from the main clubhouse to replace a former nine-hole employee course designed by Donald Ross. The front nine ends in a three-hole flurry of water and wetlands, including the "Devil's Gut" guarding the green on the short par-4 seventh hole. Here's a interesting historical footnote: Tiger Woods won his lone Pinehurst title to date here in the 1992 Big I Junior Classic.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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