124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Overview

Course designer Arthur Hills called The Virtues (formerly known as Longaberger) "probably as beautiful as piece a property as I've had to work with." Told to route the course to preserve as many trees as possible, Hills made the brawny Virtues course wander gracefully from ridge top to valley, testing every shot with uphill, downhill and sidehill lies. It's Hills's most natural design, and it won Golf Digest's award for Best New Upscale Public Course of 2000.

About

Holes 18
Length 7243
Slope 138
Price $120
Facility Type Public
Designer Arthur Hills, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2003-'24.
Highest ranking: 51st, 2013-'14.

Previous ranking: 84th.
Current ranking: 93rd.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 15, 2011-'14. Ranked inside the top 20, 2015-'24.
2023-'24 ranking (and previous): 16th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.9385
Character
6.8709
Challenge
6.9746
Layout Variety
7.0036
Fun
6.9104
Aesthetics
6.945
Conditioning
6.7213

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