List of PGA Tours hosted by Pinehurst Resort

Last Modified Jun 09, 2024 09:53 GMT

Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA, is home to Pinehurst Resort, a golf resort. Numerous notable golf competitions have been held there, including three US Open Championships, one US Women's Open, three US Amateur Championships, one PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup.


Pinehurst comprises a nine-hole short course and nine 18-hole golf courses, all identified only by a number. Pinehurst No. 2 is routinely rated as one of the country's most fantastic courses and one of the best in North Carolina. Apart from the golf courses, Pinehurst features numerous villas, condos, restaurants, and other recreational amenities in addition to three hotels. Since 1991, Pinehurst Resort has been a part of Historic Hotels of America, the official National Trust for Historic Preservation programme.


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History of PGA Championships played in Pinehurst Resort

The North & South Amateur, the inaugural tournament held in the place now known and respected as the Home of American Golf, kicked off the whole thing over a century ago. The renowned courses of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen Area have hosted several professional and amateur tournaments since then, including some of the most famous competitions in golf.


US Open Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1999, 2005, 2014, 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, 2047

US Women's Open Championship

  • Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club – 1996, 2001, 2007, 2022

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 2014, 2029, 2044

US Amateur Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1962

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 – 2008

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 – 2019

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 2038

US Adaptive Open Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 6 – 2022, 2023

US Women's Amateur Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1989

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 – 2027

  • Country Club of North Carolina – 2037

US Senior Women's Amateur Championship

  • Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club – 2002

US Senior Women's Open Championship

  • Pine Needles – 2019

US Senior Open Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1994

US Senior Amateur Championship

  • Country Club of North Carolina – 2030

Ryder Cup

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1951

U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

  • Country Club of North Carolina – 2021

PGA TOUR Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1991, 1992

PGA Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 1936

Men's North & South Amateur Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – since 1901

Women's North & South Amateur Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – since 1903

PGA Club Pro Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 8 – 1971-74, 1988, 1997-98

The World Open / Hall of Fame

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 – 1973-1982

LPGA Pinewild Championship

  • Pinewild Country Club – 1995

US Women's Amateur Public Links Championship

  • Legacy Golf Links – 2000

US Girls Junior Championship

  • Country Club of North Carolina – 2010

  • Pinehurst No. 2 – 2032

US Amateur Four-Ball Championship

  • Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 – 2017


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History of Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst began in 1895 when James Walker Tufts, a Boston philanthropist, acquired 5,800 acres of devastated forest property in the central North Carolina Sandhills. Initially a thriving pine forest, this land, which Tufts paid roughly $1 per acre, had been cleared for lumber and its abundant supply of turpentine and building materials utilised. A desolate, sandy wasteland was all that remained. What more is there? A pasture. However, the stunning course and resort were born out of that pasture.


History tells that the game was first played on the dairy cattle grazing areas by some hotel guests who hit small white balls, upsetting the herd. Following that, Tufts engaged New Yorker Dr. D. Leroy Culver to plan and develop a golf course at Pinehurst. A crude nine-hole course was built in February 1898. A few months later came the first clubhouse. To add nine more, Pinehurst employed John Dunn Tucker, its first golf professional, in 1899. Later, the course became our first 18-hole layout, Pinehurst No. 1. A young Scottish golf professional named Donald J. Ross was employed by Tufts in 1900 to oversee Pinehurst's golf operations. Ross stayed on staff at Pinehurst until his passing in 1948. Ross established himself as one of the nation's top golf professionals and course designers during those fifty years. Over four hundred North American golf courses are his original designs or revisions.


The North and South Championship series had begun by 1903, the Pinehurst Golf Club had been founded, and Pinehurst was rising to prominence in American golf. When he arrived, he started working on Pinehurst No. 1, redesigning it. Pinehurst No. 2, a championship course with sand greens and a naturally rolling terrain, was his first 18-hole design here. Later, he created Nos. 3 and 4, as well as an elementary training programme for staff members and caddies, all of which he updated regularly when the season was off.


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FAQ's On Pinehurst Resort PGA history

Q. Who owns Pinehurst Resort?

A. CEO Robert Dedman, Jr. owns Pinehurst Resort.

Q. Which course at Pinehurst is private?

A. Tom Fazio carved 18 holes in 1996 at the ultra-private Forest Creek Golf Club, Pinehurst. The course is situated amidst a rolling pine forest, with most tee approaches being downhill and most greens being reachable with low, running strokes.

Q. How much does it cost to play Pinehurst courses?

A. It's a $400+ green fee to play one round of golf on the Pinehurst course.

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