Near Village of Pinehurst, the new Coore-Crenshaw Dormie Club is now open and you can play it
Before the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw put their stamp on the new Pinehurst No. 2 restoration project, they had their hands on a brand new design nearby: the Dormie Club. While the course had a soft opening last year, it is now fully open just in time for the peak spring season in the North Carolina Sandhills.
Here is a description of the course from the press release:
Crenshaw and Coore have designed a walking golf course just 4.5 miles north of the Village of Pinehurst on more than 300 rolling acres of land with 100-foot elevation changes, two natural lakes, and hardwood and pine forests, with no housing or roadways ever within this rather large golf course property.
The club also says there are no paved roads anywhere near the property and that playing conditions will be firm and fast. With a max yardage under 7,000 yards, it appears the goal of this club, like a lot of Coore-Crenshaw designs, is to be more of a pleasant, members club and not a venue out to steal any major tournaments from Pinehurst Resort or Pine Needles.
While I had always thought the Dormie Club would be a members-only course, it appears they’re going to be allowing public tee times for the forseeable future. Green fees for non-members is $235 peak season and $150 off-peak.
If you’re interested in booking a tee time, visit DormieClub.com.
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