Nicklaus’ Design Joins Pinehurst Brand

Former National Golf Club Newest Addition to 8 Strong Offerings

By Peter Mumford

The golf course was originally known as National Golf Club and is the only Jack Nicklaus design in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. In 2014, it was purchased by the Pinehurst Resort and renamed Pinehurst No 9, joining other iconic Pinehurst courses designed by Donald Ross, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones.

The design features broad sweeping fairways framed by tall pines, large contoured greens and deep bunkers. The landscape is quite hilly and many holes have raised greens with false fronts and close-cropped run-off areas. The beautiful natural setting also includes a number of lakes and creeks. More