The Tom Doak-designed layout at Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills of North Carolina began construction in January, and will be the first original golf course the resort has unveiled in almost 30 years. “We’re delighted to have a date to begin presenting this incredible design by Tom Doak to our guests,” says Pinehurst Resort CEO Bob Dedman Jr. “April 3 will not only be another great day in Pinehurst’s history, but for our future as well.” The landscape will feature native wiregrass, extensive sandscape, towering longleaf pines and rolling hills.
Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills of North Carolina announces that Pinehurst No. 10 will open on April 3, 2024.
The highly-anticipated Tom Doak design, which began construction in January, will be the first original golf course Pinehurst Resort has unveiled in almost 30 years. Its opening comes just a few months before Pinehurst serves as the site of the U.S. Open for the fourth time.
“Pinehurst Resort has been fortunate to be hailed as the Cradle of American Golf, and we’re grateful for all of the major championships and historic moments that have come before,” says Pinehurst Resort CEO Bob Dedman Jr. “We’re delighted to have a date to begin presenting this incredible design by Tom Doak to our guests. April 3 will not only be another great day in Pinehurst’s history, but for our future as well.”
Pinehurst No. 10 will be unlike any golf course at the resort.
While No. 10 is Pinehurst’s first new course in nearly three decades, it’s been centuries in the making. The landscape underlying Doak’s newest design features all that is natural to golf in the North Carolina Sandhills, including native wiregrass, extensive sandscape, towering longleaf pines and rolling hills. Midway through the course, though, Doak takes advantage of rugged dunes carved out by mining operations around the turn of the 20th century. The result is a course with more than 75 feet of elevation change that winds its way on a path toward delivering a golf experience like no other.
“No. 10 starts out fairly gentle, then it starts going into the old quarry works where it gets downright crazy for a little bit, then the course gets up on the hill and there’s a beautiful, sweeping view,” Doak says. “All of the holes coming in are challenging, even when you move down into the gentler terrain. It’s a dramatic golf course; more than I originally thought.”
“We’re excited to show off Tom Doak’s masterful interpretation of Pinehurst golf,” says Tom Pashley, President of Pinehurst Resort. “From the initial routing of Pinehurst No. 10 to the shaping and design process, Doak and his associates excelled in all regards. Our very high expectations were exceeded, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it.”