Our Best 18 Holes

Best 18 Holes Inside the Home of American Golf®

The Home of American Golf (Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area of North Carolina) has partnered with Global Golf Post and a panel of Pinehurst Area golf aficionados to determine the Best 18 Holes of Golf in the Sandhills region.

The destination is home to the historic and venerable Pinehurst Resort, host of the 2024 U.S. Open on its fabled No. 2 Course. The USGA recently announced additional U.S. Opens in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. The area is also home to nearly 40 incredible golf courses within a 15 mile radius, so determining the “Best 18 Holes” of golf was no easy task.

A panel of 10 judges considered dozens of holes, but when the dust settled, here are the Best 18 Holes of Golf in the Pinehurst Area. Read more

  1. Pinehurst No. 2 (Par 4, 18th hole)
  2. Pinehurst No. 2 (Par 3, 9th hole)
  3. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Par 4, 2nd hole)
  4. Country Club of North Carolina (Par 5, 15th hole, Cardinal Course)
  5. Pinehurst No. 8 (Par 4, 14th hole)
  6. Pinehurst No. 2 (Par 5, 5th hole)
  7. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (Par 5, 15th hole)
  8. Tobacco Road (Par 3, 14th hole)
  9. Legacy Golf Links (Par 4, 18th hole)
  10. Pinehurst No. 4 (Par 3, 6th hole)
  11. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (Par 4, 12th hole)
  12. Tobacco Road (Par 5, 1st hole)
  13. Dormie Club (Par 4, 3rd hole)
  14. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (Par 4, 4th hole)
  15. Forest Creek Golf Club (Par 4, 17th hole, North Course)
  16. Country Club of North Carolina (Par 3, 13th hole, Dogwood Course)
  17. Mid South Club (Par 4, 18th hole)
  18. Talamore Resort New Course (Par 4, 18th hole)

Honorable Mention

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