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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 27
Length 789 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Fairways Tifway Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gil Hanse (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies 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
Walking Allowed Yes

Best of Lists

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

Reviews

4.3
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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Spend an hour or spend all day

Was able to squeeze in a round at The Cradle after meetings and before heading to the airport. Everything you've heard about The Cradle is absolutely true.

This 9-hole track was designed by renowned course architect Gil Hanse and intended to provide golfers of all ages and skill levels a wonderful way to experience Pinehurst. The location is literally at the epicenter of the entire Pinehurst Resort experience.

Having played a number of courses at Pinehurst about 10 yrs ago, in addition to The Cradle, the resort has made some amazing upgrades including:
- Full renovations/retrovations of No's 2 and 4
- New Thistle Dhu putting course,
- New food and bev options called The Deuce and the Pinehurst Brewing Company.

Though The Cradle definitely falls on the shorter end of the 'short course' spectrum, the architecture provides for a ton of different shots to test your short game. Pinehurst has the ability to vary the tees significantly and for our round the longest hole was 120 yds and the shortest was 56 yds.

The course is great fun with a vibe to match. There's music playing on outdoor speakers throughout, people are allowed to play in bare feet and the routing shrewdly runs you by "The Pinecone" refreshment station on three occasions in 9 holes!

I was a huge fan of The Cradle (who wouldn't be) and regret we didn't have time for another round. This track would make a fantastic addition to any afternoon Pinehurst itinerary,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Golf needs more courses like The Cradle

This might be one of the best hours you can spend on a golf course. Conditioning like the championship layouts at Pinehurst, but playable by all levels, including expert players. That's right, you'll enjoy it if you're a good player and if you're not. It'd be pretty difficult to lose a ball on The Cradle, and there's nothing boring about it, despite the holes ranging from 50 yards or so to about 120 yards. And if you''ve never had a hole in one, this might be the course for you since there will undoubtedly be a pin position or two set up to catch a tee shot off a slope. Oh, and did I mention the course is beautiful. It's $50, but you can play it as many times as you want for the day (based on tee time availability).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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