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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)



Roaring Gap Club

Roaring Gap, NC, United States Private

Overview

In 1926, Leonard Tufts, the president of Pinehurst Resort, and some business leaders from nearby Winston-Salem, including Hugh Chatham, founded Roaring Gap Club as a private getaway in the mountains for the summer when the Sandhills region became too hot. They hired Donald Ross to design this mountaintop design, which sits 3,200 feet above sea level in a small, picturesque hamlet of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 6,400-yard design is loaded with old-fashioned character and charm. Standout features include the “Do-drop” volcano par-3 sixth hole, and bunkerless par 5s defended by bold, undulating terrain, merging fairways, skyline views and the Graystone Inn, the original counterpart to The Carolina in Pinehurst, which serves as the clubhouse today. Following a recent Kris Spence restoration, the par-72 layout boasts some of the most authentic Ross greens that exist today.

About

Holes 18
Length 6455
Slope 129
Facility Type Private
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Ranked Top 15 in North Carolina since 2017. Current Ranking: 14th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0808
Character
7.3989
Challenge
6.6464
Layout Variety
7.1775
Fun
7.5472
Aesthetics
7.2683
Conditioning
7.2982

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