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“Nicholas Golf in Pinehurst” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Golf Club

National Golf Club
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in Pinehurst
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nicholas Golf in Pinehurst”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

This is a Nichoas designed course. Greens are difficult. Some forced carries over water. Pretty layout.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Staff - Excellent Golf Course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

We have close to 400 golfers every year around Veteran's Day week that play our Senior Amateur Golf Tour championship in Pinehurst/Southern Pines. We divide our flighted play on to 4 different courses here and National is one of the courses we use. It is also used as our central hub for scoring in addition to using it as our lunch buffet on the first day. The staff here has always been extremely accomodating to us and the buffet has always been very good and the golf course is always in great shape. So if you have a large group and want excellent service, great golf and good food, try National. Highly recommended!

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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343 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“4-Star Clubhouse and Nicklaus Pedigree, but 3-star Course”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

You feel like you've arrived at Augusta when you arrive at the security entrance and drive onto the property. The clubhouse was clearly built at the height of the golf course building boom and is fabulous with a full-service bar and restaurant. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, but like many of his designs, he is probably one of the few who can play it well. If you like hitting power fades off the tee, you'll love this course. The greens are typical Nicklaus--big and many buried elephants, but aren't in great shape due to fungus, so many of them are bumpy and ragged. Full details at tips golf tips, but the course is challenging with lots of hazards and nearby housing, making OB a frequent player. There's quite a bit of elevation change, but don't spray your tee balls as the layout is very unforgiving. The course has a nice, albeit slightly awkward driving range with a small short game area and practice bunker. Overall, nice facility, but the course wouldn't bring me back.

Visited November 2012
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable round!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Well groomed course and play moved well. Interesting layout.

Visited June 2012
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Aberdeen, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“beautiful golf course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Had the chance to play this course with a few friends of mine. This is a beautiful course. One of my favorites.

Visited February 2012
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