Pinehurst Resort announces opening of first new course in 30 years!

Pinehurst No. 10, a new Tom Doak design at Pinehurst Resort, is set to open in April of 2024.

Pinehurst No. 10
Pinehurst No. 10

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 Resort has been fortunate to be hailed as the Cradle of American Golf, and we’re grateful for all of the major championships and historic moments that have come before. We’re delighted to have a date to begin presenting this incredible design by Tom Doak to our guests. April 3 will not only be another great day in Pinehurst’s history, but for our future as well.”

Pinehurst No. 10
Pinehurst No. 10

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: 

"No. 10 starts out fairly gentle, then it starts going into the old quarry works where it gets downright crazy for a little bit. Then the course gets up on the hill and there's a beautiful, sweeping view. All of the holes coming in are challenging, even when you move down into the gentler terrain. it's a dramatic golf course; more than I originally thought."


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