Pinehurst confirms April 2024 opening for Tom Doak’s No. 10 course

  • Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst Resort

    Pinehurst No. 10 will open on 3 April 2024

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    Pinehurst Resort

    The Tom Doak layout includes holes routed through the site of a former sand mine

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    Pinehurst Resort

    The par-three seventeenth on the new course

Toby Ingleton
By Toby Ingleton

Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina has set an opening date of 3 April 2024 for its newest course, No. 10, designed by Tom Doak.

Construction began in January 2023 on what will be the first original course at the resort in nearly 30 years. The resort describes the landscape as featuring “native wiregrass, extensive sandscapes, towering pines and rolling hills".

Some holes are routed through a former sand mine, resulting in elevation changes across the course of more than 75 feet.

“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,” says Doak. “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.”

A new video released by the resort provides an insight into holes six to nine and thirteen to fifteen. Strikingly, the eighth hole – which is laid out on some of the land of the former quarry – plays over a huge dune and features severe fairway contouring.

“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.”

The opening of No. 10 will take place two months before the resort hosts the US Open on its No. 2 course.

“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.”

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