The Cradle is a nine-hole short course that even the newest to the game can enjoy. Designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, the Golf Channel calls The Cradle, “the most fun 10 acres in all of golf.” Mere steps from the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse, it is the same area where, in 1898, Dr. Leroy Culver carved our first nine holes out of the sand.

Greens fees for The Cradle are $50 and replay rounds are free.

Kids 17 and under play free when accompanied by a paying adult, and resort guests may book tee times in advance.

Course Details

Holes: 9

Yardage: 789

Turf Type: Tifway Bermuda / Champion Bermuda

Course Designer: Gil Hanse