The History of Pinehurst No. 2 (Great Courses 6)

For the sixth installment of our Great Courses series, historian Lee Pace joins Garrett for a deep dive into the history of the Pinehurst Resort and Donald Ross’s Pinehurst No. 2 golf course. Lee and Garrett discuss the origins of James Walker Tufts’s retreat in the unpromising environs of the North Carolina Sandhills, how golf was introduced to Pinehurst, and Ross’s influence on the development of several excellent courses at the resort. They also detail the evolution of the No. 2 course’s architecture, from its earliest iteration in 1907, to the introduction of Bermudagrass greens in the mid-1930s, to Coore & Crenshaw’s restoration in the early 2010s. Lee and Garrett finish with descriptions of a few of No. 2’s key holes.
Check out Lee Pace’s 2012 account The Golden Age of Pinehurst as well as his most recent book Good Walks.