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Two Donald Ross Classics

Featuring two of Donald Ross's most celebrated golf designs, Pine Needles and Mid Pines are consistently honored among the best U.S. golf resorts. Built in the beautiful Sand Hills of North Carolina, just minutes from the historic Village of Pinehurst, these two championship golf courses offer fair and challenging tests of golf.

 

Pine Needles PhotoPINE NEEDLES

"It’s an exceptional golf course with great greens and there may no place that’s more fun to play. It feels good being there." - Ron Green Jr.

 

  • Ranked No. 18: Golfweek's Top 100 Resort Courses in USA

  • Ranked No. 2: Golf Magazine's Best Public Golf Courses in North Carolina

  • Ranked No. 6: North Carolina Golf Panel's Best in State

  • Hosted the 1996, 2001 and 2007 U.S. Women's Opens

 

In 2004, Pine Needles underwent an important restoration project. Under the watchful eye of Donald Ross aficianado, John Fought, the greens were rebuilt, bunkers were dug out and fresh sand was installed.

 

Contours and dimensions of greens were restored to their original forms, returning the course to its original glory.

 


 

MID PINES

"Mid Pines recent restoration makes it one of Donald Ross's most authentic -- and enjoyable -- designs." - Golf Club Atlas

 

  • Ranked No. 25: Golfweek's Top 100 Resort Courses in USA

  • Ranked No. 7: Golf Magazine's Best Public Golf Courses in North Carolina

  • Ranked No. 19: North Carolina Golf Panel's Best in State

  • Hosted 2002 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship

 

Even following its renovation, the Mid Pines course remains exactly as Donald Ross numbered and routed the course in 1921.  Impeccably manicured to modern standards, Mid Pines is a classic gem, a rarity among Ross’s masterpieces because it is exactly as he crafted it more than 88 years ago.

 

Many people have characterized the course as "pure Donald Ross" because of how it fits the land where it was built.  It has few forced carries, artificial or contrived holes.