Pinehurst launches No. 2 renovations website

Michael Campbell hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2.

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Golfers won’t be able to play Pinehurst No. 2 until March 4, but they can keep tabs on the year-long restoration through a new website: www.pinehurstnumber2.com.

The site has photo galleries of some of the work that has been done by architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. There also is a video gallery in which the architects discuss some of the changes they’re making to specific holes. 

Coore and Crenshaw have widened fairways and stripped away 35 acres of turf, which has been replaced with natural sand, pine straw and native grasses. All rough has been removed from the course. 

“With all the excitement about the restoration of No. 2, we wanted to give golfers a place where they could see and hear about all the work that’s been done, as well as get a taste of what they’ll encounter the next time they play No. 2,” said Tom Pashley, Pinehurst’s executive vice president of marketing.

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No. 3 at Palmilla Golf Club

LOS CABOS, Mexico – The PGA Tour and One & Only Palmilla in March will launch Tour Academy Palmilla, the first international PGA Tour Academy. 

The academy will offer golf schools ranging from a half day to three days. One-day schools start at $395.

Visit palmilla.oneandonlyresorts.com.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Troon Golf was picked by Carl M. Freeman Cos. to manage three Mid-Atlantic properties: Bayside Resort Golf Club and Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in southern Delaware, and The Bay Club in Berlin, Md.

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