Pinehurst No. 2: Experiencing the Restoration of 2014 US Open Golf Course

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Pinehurst No. 2: Experiencing the Restoration of 2014 US Open Golf Course
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Pinehurst No. 2, Hole 17

Pinehurst. It's where the game of golf makes its home in the United States.

Eight world-class courses dating back as far as 1901, each with its own personality and unique challenge, welcomes visitors from all over the world.

It's also a resort and a community with wonderful accommodations and incredible food—not to mention a spa and fitness center, a library, a church, a village full of shops, swimming, tennis—and best of all, some of the nicest people I have ever met.

At the center of it all is Pinehurst No. 2—home to more major golf championships than any other venue in America and one of the most famous golf courses in the world.

This legendary place, designed by celebrated golf course architect Donald Ross, recently completed a three-year restoration process intended to return this true masterpiece of golf course architecture to its original design.

Led by Ben Crenshaw—a dedicated student of golf history and golf course architecture, and one of the most popular golfers of all time—and his partner in design Bill Coore, the results are awe-inspiring.

It was a sort of revival, if you will, with the intent of looking backward in time in order to move forward by restoring the golf course both in spirit and form to the original Donald Ross design.

Mission accomplished. This golf course is back to the way Ross intended it to be.

I was recently given the opportunity to experience the results myself as I spent three incredible days at the Pinehurst Resort—and one unforgettable afternoon playing golf at storied Pinehurst No. 2.

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