MID PINES GOLF COURSE

A rarity among Donald Ross masterpieces, Mid Pines Golf Course remains exactly as the world renowned architect built it in 1921 and impeccably restored by Kyle Franz in 2013. The renovation was honored with GOLF Magazine’s Best U.S. Resort Renovation and Restoration of the Year. The course, often characterized as “pure Donald Ross,” was designed to fit perfectly into the natural landscape, as was Ross’s signature approach.

Mid Pines was not intended to be a daunting challenge for the finest players competing under championship conditions, but was envisioned as a course that would offer friendly competition for members and guests of a private club and resort. However, fanatics and pros have taken note of the perfectly preserved course and Mid Pines has become a classic gem, which has now played host to many national competitions including the 2002 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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2020-2022 MID PINES GOLF FEES

DatesMonday - WednesdayThursday - Sunday
Nov. 19. 2020 - Feb. 17, 2021$85$95
Feb. 18 - Mar. 28, 2021$145$165
Mar. 29 - May 30, 2021$195$215
May 31 - Sep. 12, 2021$145$165
Sep. 13 - Nov. 17, 2021$165$185
Nov. 18. 2021 - Feb. 16, 2022$85$95

COURSE HOLE-BY-HOLE

Hole 1 PAR 4 | HDCP 5 A classic opening hole. Try to favor the right side of the fairway on the
drive to avoid the sandy area on the left. This position will also eliminate
an approach over the heavily bunkered left side of the green.
White 365 Green 350 Blue 401 Red 310 Yardage HOLE 1
Hole 2 PAR 3 | HDCP 15 A moderate length par 3. An extra club may be necessary due to the
elevation and fronting bunkers. The green is very undulated and the far
right pin placement makes this hole extremely difficult.
White 162 Green 159 Blue 190 Red 116 Yardage HOLE 2
Hole 3 PAR 4 | HDCP 7 An excellent hole requiring both an accurate tee shot and approach. Aim
tee shot to the left side of the fairway to allow for right-hand bounce to
center. A lateral hazard runs down the right side of this hole.
White 386 Green 242 Blue 437 Red 242 Yardage HOLE 3
Hole 4 PAR 4 | HDCP 13 A short but deceiving par 4. Play tee shot toward the left side of the
fairway while avoiding the bunker in the landing area. Long hitters should
use an iron off the tee, leaving only a short iron to a narrow green. Keep
approach shot to the left of the hole.
White 309 Green 284 Blue 330 Red 261 Yardage HOLE 4
Hole 5 PAR 5 | HDCP 9 A par 5, reachable in two, yields a good birdie opportunity. Tee shot down
the right side of fairway will kick toward the center avoiding the sandy
areas on the left. Second shot offers a long iron approach from a downhill
lie, or a layup. Large, well-bunkered green makes this a classic Donald Ross
hole.
White 458 Green 442 Blue 484 Red 373 Yardage HOLE 5
Hole 6 PAR 5 | HDCP 1 A long par 5 where the drive should favor the right side of the fairway.
Avoid the bunkers on the right on the second shot. A short iron on the
third shot will need to be accurate to this small green.
White 480 Green 450 Blue 537 Red 370 Yardage HOLE 6
Hole 7 PAR 4 | HDCP 3 An uphill par 4 where drive should be played down the left side of the
fairway. This leaves a good approach angle to avoid the front-right
greenside bunker. A deep fairway bunker also guards the right side of the
fairway. Keep your second shot below the hole.
White 366 Green 355 Blue 383 Red 300 Yardage HOLE 7
Hole 8 PAR 3 | HDCP 17 A downhill par 3 that can be deceiving and is well-defended by a cavalcade
of bunkers. A shot over the green will make par difficult. A classic Donald
Ross par 3.
White 165 Green 146 Blue 179 Red 128 Yardage HOLE 8
Hole 9 PAR 4 | HDCP 11 A short par 4 where long hitters should use a long iron off the tee to avoid
sandscapes. Therefore, a short iron approach to the middle of the green
leaves a makeable putt.
White 324 Green 319 Blue 340 Red 294 Yardage HOLE 9
Hole 10 PAR 5 | HDCP 2 A long uphill par 5, difficult to reach in two. Keep second shot short of
approach bunker on the right. A small green surrounded by three bunkers
requires a precise approach.
White 485 Green 460 Blue 514 Red 377 Yardage HOLE 10
Hole 11 PAR 3 | HDCP 18 Club selection is critical as this par 3 plays short. Small green is
well-bunkered. Play for the center of the green.
White 163 Green 151 Blue 180 Red 125 Yardage HOLE 11
Hole 12 PAR 4 | HDCP 8 A drive down the right side of the fairway is safest because the ball will
kick left. A riskier tee shot down the left side will reward you with the best
approach. Keep the ball below the hole as this green slopes severely back to
front.
White 360 Green 328 Blue 380 Red 272 Yardage HOLE 12
Hole 13 PAR 3 | HDCP 10 A long par 3, a Donald Ross trademark. Play for the center of the green.
The left-hand bunker is a difficult up and down. This hole has a long
undulating green.
White 192 Green 149 Blue 232 Red 134 Yardage HOLE 13
Hole 14 PAR 4 | HDCP 16 Fairway slopes severely to the right. A 3-wood off the tee will leave you
with a short iron. Green slopes severely from back to front and left to
right. A shot to the center of the green leaves an opportunity for birdie on
this exciting approach.
White 343 Green 330 Blue 361 Red 273 Yardage HOLE 14
Hole 15 PAR 5 | HDCP 12 A par 5, reachable in two. A drive that avoids both bunkers on this sloping
fairway allows for an opportunity to be more aggressive with your second
shot. A fairly flat green will yield many birdies and a possibility for eagle.
White 478 Green 469 Blue 542 Red 386 Yardage HOLE 15
Hole 16 PAR 4 | HDCP 6 A scenic dogleg left par 4. From elevated tees, aim your drive to the middle
of the fairway. Take an extra club on your second shot to avoid the false
front.
White 376 Green 345 Blue 440 Red 297 Yardage HOLE 16
Hole 17 PAR 4 | HDCP 14 Optimum tee shot should be hit down the middle with a slight fade. Long
hitters can gain by aiming down the right side, but will bring more trouble
into play. Right side of green slopes severely, keep your ball left.
White 362 Green 339 Blue 391 Red 312 Yardage HOLE 17
Hole 18 PAR 4 | HDCP 4 This hole is noted as one of the most beautiful and challenging holes in
the Southeast. A good drive will leave a middle iron into a large green. A
meandering swale in the middle of the green makes for interesting putts.
White 392 Green 328 Blue 411 Red 319 Yardage HOLE 18

Hole 1 PAR 4 | HDCP 5 A classic opening hole. Try to favor the right side of the
fairway on the drive to avoid the sandy area on the left. This
position will also eliminate an approach over the heavily
bunkered left side of the green.
White 365 Green 350 Blue 401 Red 310 Yardage HOLE 1
Hole 2 PAR 3 | HDCP 15 A moderate length par 3. An extra club may be necessary
due to the elevation and fronting bunkers. The green is very
undulated and the far right pin placement makes this hole
extremely difficult.
White 162 Green 159 Blue 190 Red 116 Yardage HOLE 2
Hole 3 PAR 4 | HDCP 7 An excellent hole requiring both an accurate tee shot and
approach. Aim tee shot to the left side of the fairway to
allow for right-hand bounce to center. A lateral hazard runs
down the right side of this hole.
White 386 Green 242 Blue 437 Red 242 Yardage HOLE 3
Hole 4 PAR 4 | HDCP 13 A short but deceiving par 4. Play tee shot toward the left
side of the fairway while avoiding the bunker in the landing
area. Long hitters should use an iron off the tee, leaving
only a short iron to a narrow green. Keep approach shot to
the left of the hole.
White 309 Green 284 Blue 330 Red 261 Yardage HOLE 4
Hole 5 PAR 5 | HDCP 9 A par 5, reachable in two, yields a good birdie opportunity.
Tee shot down the right side of fairway will kick toward the
center avoiding the sandy areas on the left. Second shot
offers a long iron approach from a downhill lie, or a layup.
Large, well-bunkered green makes this a classic Donald Ross
hole.
White 458 Green 442 Blue 484 Red 373 Yardage HOLE 5
Hole 6 PAR 5 | HDCP 1 A long par 5 where the drive should favor the right side of
the fairway. Avoid the bunkers on the right on the second
shot. A short iron on the third shot will need to be accurate
to this small green.
White 480 Green 450 Blue 537 Red 370 Yardage HOLE 6
Hole 7 PAR 4 | HDCP 3 An uphill par 4 where drive should be played down the left
side of the fairway. This leaves a good approach angle to
avoid the front-right greenside bunker. A deep fairway
bunker also guards the right side of the fairway. Keep your
second shot below the hole.
White 366 Green 355 Blue 383 Red 300 Yardage HOLE 7
Hole 8 PAR 3 | HDCP 17 A downhill par 3 that can be deceiving and is well-defended
by a cavalcade of bunkers. A shot over the green will make
par difficult. A classic Donald Ross par 3.
White 165 Green 146 Blue 179 Red 128 Yardage HOLE 8
Hole 9 PAR 4 | HDCP 11 A short par 4 where long hitters should use a long iron off
the tee to avoid sandscapes. Therefore, a short iron
approach to the middle of the green leaves a makeable putt.
White 324 Green 319 Blue 340 Red 294 Yardage HOLE 9
Hole 10 PAR 5 | HDCP 2 A long uphill par 5, difficult to reach in two. Keep second
shot short of approach bunker on the right. A small green
surrounded by three bunkers requires a precise approach.
White 485 Green 460 Blue 514 Red 377 Yardage HOLE 10
Hole 11 PAR 3 | HDCP 18 Club selection is critical as this par 3 plays short. Small
green is well-bunkered. Play for the center of the green.
White 163 White 151 Blue 180 Red 125 Yardage HOLE 11
Hole 12 PAR 4 | HDCP 8 A drive down the right side of the fairway is safest because
the ball will kick left. A riskier tee shot down the left side
will reward you with the best approach. Keep the ball below
the hole as this green slopes severely back to front.
White 360 Green 328 Blue 380 Red 272 Yardage HOLE 12
Hole 13 PAR 3 | HDCP 10 A long par 3, a Donald Ross trademark. Play for the center
of the green. The left-hand bunker is a difficult up and
down. This hole has a long undulating green.
White 192 Green 149 Blue 232 Red 134 Yardage HOLE 13
Hole 14 PAR 4 | HDCP 16 Fairway slopes severely to the right. A 3-wood off the tee
will leave you with a short iron. Green slopes severely from
back to front and left to right. A shot to the center of the
green leaves an opportunity for birdie on this exciting
approach.
White 343 Green 330 Blue 361 Red 273 Yardage HOLE 14
Hole 15 PAR 5 | HDCP 12 A par 5, reachable in two. A drive that avoids both bunkers
on this sloping fairway allows for an opportunity to be
more aggressive with your second shot. A fairly flat green
will yield many birdies and a possibility for eagle.
White 478 Green 469 Blue 542 Red 386 Yardage HOLE 15
Hole 16 PAR 4 | HDCP 6 A scenic dogleg left par 4. From elevated tees, aim your
drive to the middle of the fairway. Take an extra club on
your second shot to avoid the false front.
White 376 Green 345 Blue 440 Red 297 Yardage HOLE 16
Hole 17 PAR 5 | HDCP 14 Optimum tee shot should be hit down the middle with a
slight fade. Long hitters can gain by aiming down the right
side, but will bring more trouble into play. Right side of
green slopes severely, keep your ball left.
White 362 Green 339 Blue 391 Red 312 Yardage HOLE 17
Hole 18 PAR 4 | HDCP 4 This hole is noted as one of the most beautiful and
challenging holes in the Southeast. A good drive will leave
a middle iron into a large green. A meandering swale in the
middle of the green makes for interesting putts.
White 392 Green 328 Blue 411 Red 319 Yardage HOLE 18

GOLF AT PINE NEEDLES

Just across the street, our sister property Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club offers another spectacular championship course. Designed by Donald Ross in 1927 and restored in 2017, Pine Needles has hosted three USGA Women’s U.S. Open Championships and has been selected to host the 2019 U.S Senior Women’s Championship and 2022 U.S. Women’s Open.