MISTWOOD GOLF DOME on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook is open daily until 10 Pm. You can practice with Toptracer, get a lesson or club fitting. But don’t just bring your clubs, bring your appetite and enjoy the food and drink at McWethy’s Sports Bar in the dome. You can have food and drinks brought directly to your hitting bay. MistwoodGolfDome.com.
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Finally the long talked about Pinehurst #10 is moving forward.
Because four miles south of resorts main clubhouse that borders courses 1,2,4, and the Cradle. Is the land that will become Pinehurst 10.
Architect Tom Doak has a a long list of credentials from creating course with plenty of sand and sand dunes.
The new course will be built on land formerly known as “The Pit” golf course that closed some 10 years ago.
But what’s not clear, is how much of “The Pit” course, will be used in the Pinehurst 10 design.
A previous routing by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, included up to 4 holes from the Pit course. Remaining holes constructed on adjoining land recently purchased by the resort.
Work on Pinehurst 10 is underway and the golf course will open for play, before the 2024 U.S. Open which takes place on Pinehurst 2, in June.
Rugged dunes that were mined at the turn of the 20th century have built-in natural ridgelines. That include landforms, towering longleaf pines, stream and ponds, with Doak envisioning a course that compliments Pinehurst’s other courses through contrast.
“The site is topographically distinct and drastically different from anywhere in Pinehurst,” said Doak. “It’s bigger, bolder and more dramatic. Because there’s about 75 feet of elevation change. We will work our way up to it around the mid-point of the layout. So you’ll have expansive views from this apex over the rest of the course. It will be an unforgettable experience for the golfers.”
Doak recalled his first visit to Pinehurst more than 40 years ago, calling Pinehurst No. 2 the famed Donald Ross design a “10” in his book, “The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses.”
“Tom Doak builds incredible golf courses on sand, and we’re excited to see what he’ll create in the North Carolina Sandhills, says Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley.
“We’ve worked with some amazing golf architects who’ve embraced our natural aesthetic. But we believe Tom will do something fantastic on the site.”
Landscape architect Angela Moser will be Doak’s lead designer on the project. Moser’s past projects include LACC-North Course and Streamsong Black.
“The number one thing that excited us about the project is working with the beautiful sand that’s native to the region,” says Doak. “The sand, the wiregrass, the bluestem grass, and the other native grasses that grow around the Sandhills create a fabulous texture for golf. Because it’s something that most places just don’t have.
The Pinehurst resort visions more growth around the newest course, with having over 900 acres in the community of Aberdeen.
Pinehurst with speak with community officials with options that include more golf, short courses, a clubhouse, guest cottages and other lodging options.
So for more information on Pinehurst. Visit pinehurstresort.com or call to book your next play and stay at the “Home of American Golf” at (855)-235-8507.