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“Donald Ross at his best”

Pinehurst Course Number 2
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stretching 7,020 yards at Par 72, this championship golf course is very green and relatively flat, with tall pines on every hole.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

An absolute must play on any golfer's bucket list. The refurbishment by Crenshaw and Coore made dramatic changes to the course in attempting to return it to the way Mr. Ross left it. While this is not my favorite course to play every day, it is one that I enjoy replaying every few weeks. As a member I can play it frequently without mortgaging my house. If you are only going to play it once you simply must go full bore and have a caddie. If Willie McRae is available you will find yourself in the company of a walking, breathing bit of golf history. He has caddied for the likes of Bob Jones, Ben Hogan and nearly every great player of the last 60 years and is a member of the caddie Hall of Fame. It is an extremely diffficult golf course, particularly on days when the greens are fast. Whatever you do, trust your cadddie's advice as far as targets on greens and putting lines. Many holes can be birdied, but the slightest mistake can cost several strokes. Expect balls that land on greens to roll off into trouble if not placed in the correct part of the greens. Staying at the resort on a package is a good deal. The green fee surcharge is still not cheap, but the overall package including room, breakfast and dinner is well worth it.

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Caddy is a must on no 2 a great golf experience but very slow play five hours plus so take your time

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

You will get "screwed" a couple of times. You think you hit a good shot and end up in a greenside pot bunker. After playing you will feel for John Daly and why he quite the US Open on the 8th hole. Donald Ross's crown Jewel!

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Definitely take a caddy for the full experience. Ask for Darick McRae. He was a pleasure to walk the course with.

Thank yyz2mbj
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was a true bucket list experience for me. The environment, the challenge of the golf and the caddie, Greg, were incredible

Thank Skipjack11
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