Pinehurst Resort (No. 2)
- Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
- Open: 1907
- Designer: Donald Ross
- Major Course Updates: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
- Events Hosted: 1936 PGA Championship, 1951 Ryder Cup, US Amateur (3 times), US Open (3 times + 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, 2047), US Women’s Open (2014, + 2029), US Senior Open
- Key Rankings: 29th best golf course in the United States, Golf Digest (2021), 17th best golf course in the world, Golf Magazine (2021)
From Payne Stewart grabbing Phil Mickelson by his face and preaching to him about being a father, or Michelle Wei’s victory at the 2014 US Women’s Open a week after the Men’s US Open, Pinehurst is often regarded as the Home of American Golf, and for good reason. Donald Ross’ natural, sandy layout with his famous turtleback greens that Johnny Miller once famously quipped “like trying to hit a ball on top of a Volkswagen Beetle.” After playing, it becomes obvious why this is held in the highest regard by architecture enthusiasts, visitors, and tournament fans alike.