Start your golf trip planning for the Pinehurst No. 2 reopening in March
The website, PinehurstNumber2.com features soundbites from Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, plus photo and video sneak peaks of the transformation back to how it looked at the time of Donald Ross in the 1940s.
When I played No. 2 last February, there were some holes that could have certainly used some more dramatic visuals off the tee, and it sounds like they’re tackling this with the new effort to remove a lot of rough install wire grass.
“It was a great element we thought was lost,” said Crenshaw of the decision to remove so much bermuda rough and install native wire grass on No. 2.
The tee boxes may never be as complex as the greens, but this may certainly narrow the gap. Based on the photography and video, it looks like quite the transformation, and is one that is sure to garner some strong opinions either way leading up to the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.
If you’d like to be one of the first to see Pinehurst No. 2 in with its new look, you can book a stay-and-play package at Pinehurst through TravelGolf.com, whcih features a one-night stay-and-play in the Carolina Hotel, one of the great breakfast buffets in the game, and golf on No. 2 for as low as $361.
And once No. 2 is back in action, be sure to let us know your thoughts of the new Pinehurst No. 2 when you play it this spring by rating it and sharing your comments in our Exit Polls.
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