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Global Golf Post reveals 'best 18 holes of golf' in the Pinehurst area

10 Pinehurst-area judges determine unique list; final hole on No. 2 tops rankings

PINEHURST, NC (September 28, 2020)– In partnership with the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Global Golf Post published a list of the 18 best golf holes in the Pinehurst region. The multi-page feature appears in the September 28th issue of Global Golf Post along with a special video.

The 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2
The 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2

The task of picking 18 holes fell to a group of 10 voters with an extensive background in the game and familiarity with the region. The goal was to create a traditional par-72 course – four par-3s, four par-5s and 10 par-4s – chosen from both public and private courses in the area.

Global Golf Post publisher Jim Nugent commented, “We thought golfers would enjoy a compilation of the best holes across the Home of American Golf. We think it will result in some interesting conversations among the millions of Pinehurst fans around the world.”

Added Phil Werz, President and CEO of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area CVB, “The famed Sandhills of North Carolina is fortunate to have so many highly rated courses that generate their own buzz. Why not drill down a bit more and have 10 Pinehurst golf aficionados identify their own best of the best, which produced a broad selection of particular favorite holes.”

For those who know the area, the list will likely have them nodding their heads in approval about many of the holes while raising their eyebrows at some others. For prospective visitors to the area, it’s a bucket list of sorts.

It’s no surprise that Pinehurst No. 2 has three holes on the list – the par-5 fifth (for decades considered one of the great par-4 holes in the world), the par-3 ninth and the par-4 18th, where Payne Stewart struck one of history’s most memorable shots and poses 21 years ago at the U.S. Open.

Mid Pines, another Ross design recently updated by Kyle Franz, also has three holes on the list, its par-4 fourth and 12th holes, along with the par-5 15th.

The 14th hole at Tobacco Road
The 14th hole at Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road, one of the most inventive designs by the late Mike Strantz, is represented by its par-5 first hole and its demanding par-3 14th.

The Country Club of North Carolina has one hole from both its Dogwood and Cardinal courses, while Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst No. 8, Pine Needles, Dormie Club, Legacy Golf Links, Forest Creek North, Mid South Club and Talamore each have one hole among the 18.

Golfers can voice their opinion, as well. In addition, they may win a bucket list travel package for two to Pinehurst that includes four nights accommodations (two each at Pinehurst Resort and Talamore Resort), six rounds of golf (Pinehurst No. 4, Pine Needles, Mid Pines, Tobacco Road, Mid South and Talamore) and a $500 gift card.

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About the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services for Moore County, NC. The CVB devises strategies to enhance the County’s tourism brand value and product to accommodate the next generation of visitors, thereby stimulating the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. In 2019, Moore County ranked as the 11thlargest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $563 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county.

About Global Golf Post:
Global Golf Post, founded in 2010, is the leading golf news brand in the world. Through its Monday digital edition and its new subscription site called GGP+, the brand practices “informed golf journalism.” The Monday digital edition is published 50 weeks per year and delivers a weekly recap of the completive game to a global audience of dedicated golfers. GGP+ delivers original, premium quality golf journalism that you cannot find anywhere else in an advertising free environment. Both platforms can be found at

Contact: Phil Werz, President & CEO, 910.692.3330 x-234