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Pinehurst No. 2 Ranked Third in America; Boasts Four from Resort Layouts

PINEHURST, NC (January 5, 2021)Pinehurst No. 2, host of three U.S. Open Championships and future host of the 2024 event, is ranked third in the United States among Golfweek magazine’s 2021 Top 200 Best Resort Courses in the U.S. list. Among the publication’s other popular rankings, the famed Donald Ross design was also ranked third among Golfweek’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play list and 15th in the country among the Top 100 Classic Golf Courses which includes designs prior to 1960.

Other Pinehurst area courses ranked among the 2021 Top 200 Best Resort Courses in the U.S. list include Pinehurst No. 4 (28th), Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (T-34th) and Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (T-43rd), Tobacco Road Golf Club (T-66th), Pinehurst No. 8 (83rd), Pinehurst No. 7 (T-140th) and Talamore Resort’s Mid South Club (T-185th).

“These rankings simply reinforce that the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area is indeed the ‘Home of American Golf,’” said Phil Werz, president and CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Aside from these world-class courses and resorts, this destination boasts almost 40 golf courses within 15 miles of each other for golfers to choose from and enjoy. The pandemic has produced a nationwide resurgence in the game of golf and we are fortunate to have one of the finest destinations in the world in which to enjoy it.”

The annual selection of the country’s 200 top resort layouts is determined by Golfweek’s elite team of more than 850 course evaluators. Each year, the raters survey over 3,600 facilities, grading each in accordance with Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. For a complete look at Golfweek’s 2021 Top 200 Resort Courses in the U.S. list, click here.

The Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services for Moore County, NC. The CVB devises strategies to enhance the County’s tourism brand value and product to accommodate the next generation of visitors, thereby stimulating the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. In 2019, Moore County ranked as the eleventh largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $563 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county.

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