The Takeaway: Famous for boasting the first island green in the Tarheel State, the tree lined Dogwood course at CCNC features top notch conditioning, some appealing elevation changes, and a quality test of skill. Grade B+
Designer: Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd in 1963 - Arthur Hills renovation in 2002 - Chris Spence in 2016
Phone Number: 910-692-6565
Course Website: Official Website - Visit The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 1600 Morganton Rd, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374 – UNITED STATES
What to Expect: Quickly regarded as one of the finer courses in the sandhills of North Carolina after opening in 1963, the Dogwood course at the Country Club of North Carolina is known for featuring the first island green in the state and for hosting the U.S. Amateur in 1980 that was won by a young Hal Sutton. The engaging design has water come into play on half of the holes as the routing takes players along Aberdeen Creek and Watson Lake with the back nine being the more compelling and scenic of the two sides. The classic figure 8 routing does a nice job of taking players in a variety of directions which provides increased playability no matter what wind condition is dialed up that day. Speaking of conditions, the turf conditions and pure greens at CCNC are some of the best in North Carolina and is a keystone feature of the club that everyone enjoys. Towering pine trees frame the holes and the gentle movement in the terrain helps give variety and interest to the hole designs while the difference in hole lengths ensures the cliché that you'll use "every club in the bag." In the end, the Dogwood course at CCNC is a Top 10 course in the Pinehurst area and a Top 20 course in the Tarheel State and well worth jumping on an invite to play it.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 11th Hole – 423 Yard Par 4 –
Best Par 3: 3rd Hole – 162 Yards –
Best Par 4: 15th Hole – 466 Yards –
Best Par 5: 18th Hole – 510 Yards –
Birdie Time: 5th Hole – 523 Yard Par 5 –
Bogey Beware: 14th Hole – 444 Yard Par 4 –