GolfCarolina.com readers say Pinehurst No. 2 doesn't meet expectations
Many golf purists and The Pinehurst Resort Management Company would have you believe that Pinehurst No. 2 is the Holy Grail of golf in the United States. However, more than half of GolfCarolina.com readers who have responded are saying that Pinehurst No. 2 is underwhelming and does not warrant the $375 walk-in rate.
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Andy Stafford of Baltimore, Maryland says…
“I couldn’t agree more!! #2 is the most overated golf course in the country, #4,7 or 8 are definitely more playable and more diversified. If wasn’t for the greens on #2 almost anyone would find the course an average track.”
R. Turski of Mechanicsville, Virginia says…..
Mr. Wallace is entitled to his opinion and I agree some of his thoughts… especially the green fee. I played there last month for $335 plus $40 for a caddy! While I enjoyed the round/experience I would have to agree that some of the holes were a bit Myrtle Beach-Like and the greens were unlike anything I have ever played - especially 18, 10, 9 and 12. I play the Black course for $41 on weekends. Enough said.
Tripp Davis of Norman, Oklahoma says it is blasphemous to criticize the grand old No. 2.
“This is a learned opinion. #2 is simple from tee to green, but in a complex way. And the greens are very complex, in a simple, in your face way. The writer of this story should do less to criticize and more to raise discussion. I am one who does not think any criticism is a good way to raise good discussion. It must be intelligent criticism based on substance, not style.”
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Welcome aboard Heather. Break a leg!
Yes, the greens are undulating and a caddy did help in reading them but the course itself was not memorable.
Essentially, tree lined fairways in just so-so condition. The bunkers were so rock hard that an open club face was rewarded with a bladed shot.
Don't expect carpet like fairways or penalizing rough. When the pros play they narrow the fairways and grow the rough to toughen the course, otherwise it is just an average to below average track with a lot of hype.
No power carts are allowed on the fairways so we walked the course. Pace of play suffers when players go back and forth to their carts for clubs and sand bottles to fill the divots they make.
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