Pine Needles Golf Club

Location:
North Carolina
Rating: 
4.5 Star Rating
Designer: 
Donald Ross
Yardage: 
7015
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Pine Needles is a Donald Ross gem that was recently ranked #4 in North Carolina. In 2004, Pine Needles underwent an important restoration project. Under the watchful eye of Ross aficionado, John Fought, the greens were rebuilt, bunkers were dug out and fresh sand was installed. Contours and dimensions of greens were restored to their original forms as shown by a series of vintage aerial photos of the course, returning the course to its original glory. Following the restoration, the Pine Needles course measures more than 7,000 yards in length with some holes having been "stretched" to return the shot values that Donald Ross intended for this course. Fairway bunkers are now placed so that they serve as the kind of hazard that Ross intended for the tees.

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