Pinehurst Resort Announces New Course
to be Designed by Tom Doak
Pinehurst’s 10th Course to Be Resort’s First Brand-New Layout in 28 Years
ABERDEEN, NC (January 4, 2023) – Pinehurst Resort has announced that it will be creating a brand-new golf courses for the first time in 28 years. Pinehurst 10th course is set to open in 2024 and will be designed by acclaimed golf course architect Tom Doak. Aside from the golf course, the site in Aberdeen will include a short course, clubhouse, guest cottages and other lodging.
“Tom Doak builds incredible golf courses on sand and we’re excited to see what he’ll create in the North Carolina Sandhills,” says Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley. “We’ve worked with some amazing golf architects who’ve embraced our natural aesthetic and believe Tom will do something fantastic on this site.”
Located four miles south of the main resort clubhouse, Doak’s 18-hole routing is expected to open late spring of 2024, coinciding with the return of the U.S. Open to Pinehurst No. 2. With natural ridgelines, intriguing landforms, towering longleaf pines, streams and ponds, Doak envisions a course that complements the resort’s other courses through its contrasts.
“The site is topographically distinct and drastically different from anywhere in Pinehurst,” Doak says. “It’s bigger, bolder and more dramatic. There’s about 75 feet of elevation change, and we’ll work our way up to it around the mid-point of the layout. You’ll have expansive views from this apex over the rest of the course. It will be an unforgettable experience for golfers.”
The new course will incorporate rugged dunes that were mined at the location at the turn of the 20th century, and feature the native sand and wiregrass that are characteristic to the area.
Pinehurst’s 10th course opening will make 2024 arguably the biggest year in the resort’s history. Within months of the course’s debut, Pinehurst will host the 2024 U.S. Open at Donald Ross’ masterpiece No. 2 course. The United States Golf Association’s brand-new Golf House Pinehurst will open around the same time, including that year’s World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This latest announcement adds another celebration to an already busy year.
“Pinehurst’s 10th course will be an incredible addition to our destination and reinforces our globally-recognized place as the Home of American Golf,” says Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Phil Werz. “Thank you to Pinehurst Resort, their owner Robert Dedman, Jr. and their leadership for their vision and dedication to keep evolving and growing our destination for thousands of people from around the world to enjoy.”
Doak has tapped Angela Moser as his lead design associate for this project. Moser grew up in Germany and became a landscape architect via an Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Sheffield in England. Since 2011, she has been a key part of Doak’s Renaissance Golf team, assisting him with new-build projects such as St. Patrick’s Links in Ireland, The Loop in Michigan and the restoration of Woodhall Spa’s famed Hotchkin Course in England. She has contributed to several Gil Hanse projects as well, including Ohoopee Match Club, Streamsong Black and the renovation of the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., as well as the restoration of 2023 U.S. Open Host Los Angeles Country Club.
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 2021, Moore County ranked as the tenth largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $673 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county and saves county residents approximately $516 a year in state and local taxes.
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