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An aerial view of the property where Pinehurst Course No. 10 will be built beginning later this month. The completion date is set for before the 2024 U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst No. 2.

More than a decade of speculation was put to rest this past Wednesday with the announcement from Pinehurst Resort and Country Club that its property in Aberdeen off N.C. 5 will be the site of its tenth golf course.

Work clearing trees is slated to begin later this month on a course that will be designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Doak. The resort is hoping to have Pinehurst No. 10 completed in spring 2024, just ahead of Pinehurst's No. 2 course hosting the U.S. Open for the fourth time.

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Tom Doak, one of the most respected and decorated golf course architects of the modern era, will design Pinehurst Resort's 10th course, the first since Course No. 8 was constructed in the late 1990s.

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The site where The Pit Golf Links was once located has sat idle since the course closed 12 years ago. Pinehurst Resort purchased the club in 2011, and will construct its 10th course on the property.

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The site where The Pit Golf Links was once located has sat idle since the course closed 12 years ago. Pinehurst Resort purchased the club in 2011, and will construct its 10th course on the property. 

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Heavy machinery sits on the property where Pinehurst Resort plans to construct Course No. 10 starting later this month.

(7) comments

Susan Joyce

I'm concerned about the traffic from the Highway 5 development (all of it) - what plans are in place to improve that infrastructure?

Jack Farrell

Susan, to answer your question, NCDOT has an approved project that is planned to start in 2025 that will widen Rte 5 from Aberdeen to the Village of Pinehurst line (Blake Boulevard), It is a $45 Million + project (NCDOT STIP #U5756) The plan widens route 5 to 4 lanes out of Aberdeen then narrows to 3 lanes about where the entrance to the Moore County Landfill is then again narrows to 2 lanes at about Linden road. This is a huge project that will be multi year. Maybe a good road to avoid for a few years starting in 2025.

Tommy Davis

Across the street, more that 540 homes and 38,00o sq ft of commercial property will be built behind the Aberdeen Middle School. I have seen wildlife leave this area off Country Acres. At one time there were all species of animals: opossums, raccoons, I've even fed on bobcat from the feeding dish on my front porch. Always had deer grazing in my backyard. Now, nothing. This type of development infuriates me since we have golf courses all over Pinehurst and Moore County. Pinehurst has laid off employees because of low business numbers. And now they want to increase their envelope to destroy more natural habitat. Spend your money somewhere else and leave Hwy 5 out of the mix.

Scott Madej

Agree!

Debbie Lalor

The Pit was one of the most fun, challenging golf courses, back in the day. I hope Mr. Doak and the Dedmans will not change it too terribly much!

Robert Tyska

This is not a rebuild of the Pit. The have 900 acres there and will build it on some of the land that the Pit was on but not all of it. If demand stays high, at some point they will likely build another course at that site along with other amenities.

Barbara Misiaszek

Houses.

John Misiaszek

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