Location: Pinehurst, NC

Course Designed: 1963

Course Designer:  Ellis Maples + Willard Byrd

Course Renovation:  Kris Spence (2016)

Link:  Country Club of North Carolina

The Dogwood, a 33-year member of Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses list, perennially ranked high in the state by the North Carolina Golf Panel (2023 #3), and the highest ranked of all private, member-owned courses in the Sandhills. Opening in 1963, the Dogwood Course was originally designed by noted architect Ellis Maples along with Willard Byrd. In 2016, architect Kris Spence was brought in for a renovation, with the goal of updating the course while maintaining much of the elements of Maples’ original design. The work included a move to Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens and ultra-playable Zeon Zoysia fairways, the only zoysia course in the Sandhills. -CCNC