In 1900 Donald Ross was hired to direct golf operations at Pinehurst. He soon redesigned the original Pinehurst No. 1 course, and then created his masterpiece, Pinehurst No. 2. Ross designed or redesigned over 400 courses, but none ever surpassed No. 2.
It has become one of the premier venues in the world and played host to more than 20 different Championships including the U.S. Open in 1999, 2005, and 2014. Unprecedented back to back Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens in 2014 were a great success. Other tournaments that Pinehurst has played host to include the 1936 PGA, the 1951 Ryder Cup, and the PGA TOUR championship in 1991 and 1992. Payne Stewart’s winning putt on the 18th hole in 1999 has become one of the most famous shots in golf history. Martin Kaymer’s 2014 victory is one of the most dominant in U.S. Open history. And Michelle Wie’s win in the Women’s Open was a great triumph for her.
The ASG version plays to 7,565 yards and features the same near impossible to hold greens as the original. Your putts will run on the same lines as the actual greens. Hopefully your U.S. Open will have a closer outcome.