124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Penobscot Valley Country Club

Orono, ME Public

Overview

One of the country's northernmost Donald Ross designs, Penobscot Valley dates back to 1924. The layout has an open, links-style feel with nearly every hole visible from all parts of the property. Not overly long, the course defends itself with thick rough, deep bunkers and daunting Ross greens. Penoby, as the locals call it, has a strong set of par 3s, including the fourth and 14th, the latter of which is only 150 yards but has a tiny green that slopes off on all sides into deep-faced bunkers. Over the years, the course has hosted Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Patty Berg.

About

Holes 18
Length 6445
Slope 128
Price $70
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1924
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) Ron Forse

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: The course was part of Golf Digest's original 200 Toughest Courses list from 1966-'68.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1979-'85, 1989, 1997.

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100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7346
Character
6.1644
Challenge
6.1755
Layout Variety
6.0866
Fun
6.694
Aesthetics
4.656
Conditioning
5.5077

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