Pinehurst No. 10, the highly-anticipated Tom Doak design, which began construction this January, will be the first original golf course Pinehurst Resort has unveiled in nearly 30 years.
Its opening comes just a few months before Pinehurst serves as the site of the U.S. Open for the fourth time.
Discussing the opening, Pinehurst resort CEO Bob Dedman Jr. said:
Pinehurst No. 10 will be unlike any golf course at the resort. While No. 10 is Pinehurst’s first new course in nearly three decades, it’s been centuries in the making.
The landscape underlying Doak’s newest design features all that is natural to golf in the North Carolina Sandhills, including native wiregrass, extensive sandscape, towering longleaf pines and rolling hills.
Midway through the course, though, Doak takes advantage of rugged dunes carved out by mining operations around the turn of the 20th century. The result is a spectacular course with more than 75 feet of elevation change that winds its way on a path toward delivering a golf experience like no other.
Speaking about his new design, course architect Tom Doak said: