As if you needed additional confirmation that the Pinehurst area is the official Home of American Golf, all five North Carolina courses included in Golf Magazine’s 2021-22 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” are located in the Sandhills.
The rankings include: Pinehurst No. 2 (#2), Pinehurst No. 4 (#26), Tobacco Road (#35), Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (#41) and Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (#44).
Pinehurst No. 2 will host the 2024 U.S. Open and will be the USGA anchor site for future championships in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. Last September, the USGA announced it will move its second headquarters to Pinehurst and construct Golf House Pinehurst, set to be completed by the end of 2023.
Pine Needles will host the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open, the fourth time the historic Donald Ross layout will host the prestigious championship.
In all, the 38 golf courses located in the Pinehurst area are concentrated within a 15-mile radius of each other, so there are plenty of memories to be made when you visit the Home of American Golf.
North Carolina ranks sixth among states with courses listed among the Top 100 You Can Play. California tops the list with nine courses, followed by Oregon (7), Florida (6), Michigan (6) and Wisconsin (6).
The results of the poll can be found in the May issue of Golf Magazine.