Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
Designed By: Donald Ross
Total Yardage: 7,588 Yards
Legendary golf course architect Donald Ross has designed over 400 golf courses across the United States, but Pinehurst No. 2 was always his pride and joy. The Scotland native moved to Massachusetts in 1900, but a year later traveled south to Pinehurst, North Carolina to begin construction on what would eventually become the host of the most single golf championships in America.
Ross, a former top-10 U.S. Open golfer himself, designed a sanctuary for championship-caliber golf. Every great golfer you can think of has walked Pinehurst No. 2’s sandy, wiregrass fairways and accepted the challenge of stringing together a perfect round on Ross’ diabolical masterpiece, and you can do the same in PGA TOUR 2K23.
Pinehurst No. 2 features treacherous rough, waiting to catch wayward tee shots and approach shots, alongside rolling greens with steep slopes to send putts cascading off the edge. Your skills will be tested here, but all the greats have found a way to prove themselves. Will you?
Featured Hole: No. 2 (507 yards, par 4)
The second hole on Pinehurst No. 2 was the toughest hole of the 2005 U.S. Open— made even more difficult by a dense layer of fog. Stretching from the tips to the pin at 507 yards, this par-four hole is a doozy for players who follow the right side of the fairway. Situated in front of the green is a large bunker that’s nearly unavoidable from the right, so it’s in your best interest to approach this hole from the left. When it’s time to attack the green, consider aiming short instead of long, even if it’s a back pin placement. The green is notorious for sending long shots rolling off the far side, which makes for a difficult chip back uphill, so play it safe unless you’re fully confident in your ability to stick it close to the hole.