Dormie Club golf course - No. 18
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 18
The 18th hole at the Dormie Club plays uphill and is 428 yards from the back tees. Courtesy of Dormie Club
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 6
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 6
The sixth hole at the Dormie Club plays along Cole's Lake at the bottom of the property. Courtesy of Dormie Club
Dormie Club golf course - No. 1
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 1
The first hole at the Dormie Club plays from an elevated tee, downhill to an elevated green. Courtesy of Dormie Club
Dormie Club golf course - No. 5
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 5
The fifth hole at the Dormie Club tumbles downhill and plays 435 yards. Courtesy of Dormie Club
Dormie Club near the Village of Pinehurst - dog
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Dormie Club near the Village of Pinehurst - dog
The superintendent's dog plays through at the Dormie Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club golf course
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Dormie Club golf course
The Dormie Club, which opened in 2010, was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club golf course - No. 9
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 9
The ninth hole at the Dormie Club is a par 3 to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club golf course - No. 12
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 12
The 12th hole at the Dormie Club plays just 118 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club golf course - No. 16
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Dormie Club golf course - No. 16
The par-3 16th hole at the Dormie Club plays 202 yards over waste area. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club golf course - caddies
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Dormie Club golf course - caddies
Caddies are available at the Dormie Club to enhance the golf experience. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Dormie Club community
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Dormie Club community
The Dormie Club is a residential community and members club set on more than 1,100 acres in West End near the Village of Pinehurst. Courtesy of Dormie Club
Dormie Club golf course - clubhouse
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Dormie Club golf course - clubhouse
The current clubhouse at the Dormie Club is a small cabin found on the property. There are plans for a larger, permanent one in the future. Courtesy of Dormie Club

The Dormie Club near Pinehurst, N.C.: One of America's oldest golf destinations has a brand new classic

WEST END, N.C. -- One of America's oldest golf destinations has a brand new golf club, Dormie Club , located in West End four miles from the Village of Pinehurst.

Dormie Club opened in 2010 and was the idea of founder Robert Hansen, a member of the R&A. The golf course is set on 309 acres and will be the centerpiece of a 1,000-acre residential community that is kept well off the golf course. The layout features about 100 feet of elevation change, most of which drops from the clubhouse down toward Cole's Lake.

In traditional style, the course is expected to feature fast and firm fairways and greens that promote various ways to play the course. Sand and native areas line each hole, and there is virtually no rough transitioning between the fairways that are often 40-75 yards wide. There are three sets of tees, playing as long as 6,988 yards.

While the club is planning to be a fully private facility in the near future, the public can play here while the golf course promotes itself by word of mouth.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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The Dormie Club near Pinehurst, N.C.: One of America's oldest golf destinations has a brand new classic
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