Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - No. 5

3.7619285714 3.8 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6828 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374, Moore County
  • (855) 235-8507, (910) 295-8141
  • (910) 255-3314

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Ellis Maples (1961), Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1974)
Type: Resort
Greens: Penn G-2
Fairways: Tifway 419 Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6828 yards 73.1 135
Blue 72 6617 yards 72.0 132
White 72 6174 yards 69.8 126
White (W) 72 6174 yards 75.9 136
Green (W) 72 5685 yards 73.0 129
Green 72 5685 yards 67.4 119
Red (W) 72 5223 yards 70.2 121
Red 72 5223 yards 64.9 112
Yellow 72 4357 yards 61.9 105
Yellow (W) 72 4357 yards 65.4 111


Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Not What I Expected from Pinehurst"

u000001761314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We played No. 9 in the morning and loved it. We played No. 5 in the afternoon and were disappointed. The course was in fair to poor condition and the pace of play was poor. There were 2 groups on the tee at each hole and we waited on every shot from the tee and fairway. The amenities at Pinehurst are 2nd to none though. We played the 18 hole putting course that was a blast and we wish we would've played The Cradle instead of No. 5 now. The Cradle looks like a blast and they had music playing all afternoon. We ate lunch at The Deuce. Sit at the right-side of the bar and you'll have a perfect view of the 18 Green for No. 2.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I don't recommend this course

"Great to play for a second round of the day"

bambiklr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

No. 5 doesn't have the reputation of No. 2 or 8, but should be incorporated into any trip to Pinehurst. If you play one of the championship courses, you can play 1, 3 or 5 for cart fee only. Challenging holes over rolling hills with several dog-legs and forced carries over water. Pay attention to the grain of the greens. With the grain, putts can be very fast. Against the grain, velcro. Played 18 holes in 2hrs and 15 minutes on a weekend. Awesome!

Look for the bale of turtles on the 12th tee.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Beautifully manicured!"

Bombtech6316's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played #5 twice in a 3 day stretch and it was awesome both times. It is Pinehurst for goodness sake so the course is naturally in excellent shape. The staff is the best I've experienced from Kapalua in Maui to Couer'Dalene Resort in Idaho to any course in the Myrtle Beach area. There are plenty of scoring holes and some that are harder than they look. If they ever decide to reduce the rough and let it go natural like they have on 2,3 and now 7 it will add some difficulty. Worth the play if you are staying at the resort or just passing through.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Middle of the pack course at Pinehurst Resort"

BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Having had the opportunities to play #'s 2-4-5-6-7 I would put #5 right in the middle of that pack. One of the true joys of playing it was that my best friend and I split a caddie for the day. Having that feel of being a "pro" for the day upgraded my experience on #5. If you do decide to go with a caddie on any of the resort courses ask for Mark Rice, great guy and a really good caddie. As for the course, it had it's moments, with a lot of out of bounds you MUST hit the ball straight off of the tee. The course also had some scenic holes including the par 3 downhill #15 which had a carry over a greenfront pond. I would recommend this course as an "affordable" alternative to 2-4-6-7 or 8. At half the price it still gives you a GREAT Pinehurst experience.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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