Dormie is being unveiled at the same time as the design team wraps up their restoration of the Pinehurst Resort’s storied No. 2 course.
The Dormie Club, Pinehurst, N.C., is the first new golf course opened in the Pinehurst area since 1996. Designed by the architectural team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Dormie features a walking golf course just five miles north of the Village of Pinehurst on 309 rolling acres, with no housing or roadways within the golf course.
Dormie is being unveiled at the same time Coore & Crenshaw are wrapping up their restoration of the Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 course in preparation for the 2014 Men’s and Women’s United States Open Championship, which will be contested on the same golf course for the first time in history.
“Membership prices are currently being offered with two installments so the second, final payment can be deferred until 2013 when the Club goes fully private, with the expectation that today’s lower membership prices will have escalated by then,” said Dormie Club Membership Chairman Mike Philips. “We have entered into an arrangement with several trusted golf packagers and four local hotels to promote play. Our non-member, in-season rate including cart and forecaddie is $235. Our off-season rate is $150. Of course, our Members will still be able to reserve prime tee times.”
Paul Oglesby, Head Professional and the Director of Golf at Dormie Club, arrived from Philadelphia’s Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa., and walked the Dormie course after it had been center cut. “Just being able to spend time listening to Bill and Ben, seeing what they did and what they saw on a visual tour of the property, how they came up with the routing for the golf course with all the elevation changes and all the hardwoods and the pines and the two lakes we have, it all added so much to my own knowledge,” said Oglesby. “They were here an enormous amount of time with a tremendous attention to detail because they understood the impact of what they were doing.”