124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Tot Hill Farm Golf Club

Asheboro, NC, United States Public

Overview

Architects are usually only as good as their sites, or at least their budgets—Tom Fazio would certainly agree with that, which is why he only agrees to projects that give him the resources to push the land around until it’s the way he wants it. Strantz was just getting to that level of prestige when he passed away, but Tot Hill Farm, opened in 2000, was a relatively low-budget design on a central North Carolina property that was too rugged and rocky to yield a Tobacco Road-level course. Strantz used what he had to shape some of his wildest greens, working around the site’s obstacles the best he could. The course is a staggered mix of daring, often outrageous holes (the par-3 13th) dotted with moments of sublime brilliance like the par-5 eighth and the par-4 17th. Golf Digest named the third hole, a downhill par 3 with a green wrapped around a rock outcropping, the best third hole built in the U.S. since 2000.

About

Holes 18
Length 6543
Slope 138
Price $64
Facility Type Public
Designer Mike Strantz

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

3.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.5112
Character
6.2503
Challenge
6.6694
Layout Variety
6.6842
Fun
5.9511
Aesthetics
6.3677
Conditioning
5.6337

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