While Pinehurst #2 has more history to it, many golf enthusiasts say that Pinehurst #8 is the best golf vacation destination, among all the courses in Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. Redesigned by Fazio in 1996, Pinehurst #8 was created with a layout that closely positions greens and teens together, making it more pleasurable to walk. The quality of its design is one of the reasons why it has hosted Club Pro Championships in 1997 and 1998, showing that its championship course delights just about anyone, especially the pros.
On the Pinehurst #8, Blues that measures 6,698 yards has tee boxes with small plaque that defines the highlight of each hole. For example, the first hole shows an Audobon Signature Sanctuary, while the second hole, which is a 532 yard playing for par 5, shows evidences of Donald Ross traces, especially with the signature greenside bunkering. A wildlife museum can also be seen on hole 5, where Eastern Bluebirds, Screech Owls, and Bats reside. Next to it is the foremost handicap hole, a 584 yard par 5. More doglegs challenge uphill on the nine that can lead a golfer into a long second shot when playing straight. And there are more to the entire golf vacation package with another handicap hole on the 14th that truly puts a player’s strategy to the test.
The Pinehurst #8 is obviously one nail-gritting experience, but its natural vistas, large wetlands and amazing wildlife, which are rare to the place, is something so appealing, that in turn, golfers do not only revisit the area during a tournament, but also go back for the scenery. To add to that, this golf trip location is just 2 miles from the historical Main Clubhouse, making it easy for guests to entirely learn the chronicles of the resort.