Pinehurst unveils ‘Pinehurst Sandmines’ as home to new No. 10 course, teases more to come

A look at Pinehurst No. 10 at pinehurst resort.

Pinehurst Resort announced "Pinehurst Sandmines," a 900-acre mostly undeveloped area, as the home of its new No. 10 course (above).

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Pinehurst Resort’s newest golf course opens on Wednesday, but there’s a lot more going on around the highly anticipated unveiling of Pinehurst No. 10.

Earlier this week Pinehurst announced the latest step of its evolution in “Pinehurst Sandmines,” a 900-acre area — most of it still wooded and undeveloped — that will serve as the home to No. 10.

The highly anticipated No. 10 course, a Tom Doak design, takes up about 250 of those 900 acres, and the resort is still in the process of evaluating what to add to the rest of the “Pinehurst Sandmines” development. Currently under consideration are things such as an additional 18-hole course, short course, clubhouse and guest cottages.

A look at Pinehurst No. 10 at pinehurst resort.
The eighth hole at Pinehurst No. 10. Courtesy Pinehurst Resort

Construction on the par-70 Pinehurst No. 10, which is about four miles south of the main clubhouse, began in January 2023. It boasts towering pines, rolling terrain and more than 75 feet of elevation change that was carved mostly from undeveloped land of the Carolina Sandhills. Doak called it “bigger, bolder and more dramatic” than Pinehurst’s other courses.

“No. 10 starts fairly gentle, then it starts going into the old quarry works where it gets downright crazy for a little bit, then the course gets up on the hill and there’s a beautiful, sweeping view,” Doak said. “All of the holes coming in are challenging, even when you move down into the gentler terrain. It’s a dramatic golf course; more than I originally thought.”

The pinehurst sandmines logo
The recently unveiled logo for “Pinehurst Sandmines.” Courtesy Pinehurst Resort

Also unveiled by Pinehurst Resort was the “Pinehurst Sandmines” logo, a red rail car with a Matterhorn-shaped mound just like the 25-foot sand deposit that frames the 8th hole at Pinehurst No. 10. The design is a nod to the area’s rich mining history.

“There’s a lot of history at this place, and you just want to honor it,” said Angela Moser, the lead design associate on No. 10. “You want to have it be a part of what you’re building, so you’ll see reminders of it.”

The unveiling of No. 10 — Pinehurst’s first 18-hole addition in nearly three decades — is just the start of a busy summer for the mega golf resort. The U.S. Open is June 13-16 on the iconic No. 2 course, which will be the first time Pinehurst has hosted a major since it was home to both the men’s and women’s U.S. Open in 2014.

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