The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Story of the Rebirth of No. 2

By Lee Pace

Approx. 336 pp., 10 x 10, 190 color plates., 54 halftones, includes a 6-page color fold out section

  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-0791-7
    Published: November 2012
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4618-1
    Published: November 2012

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One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.

Distributed for Pinehurst LLC

About the Author

Lee Pace has written about golf and Pinehurst for over twenty-five years and is author of The Spirit of Pinehurst.
For more information about Lee Pace, visit the Author Page.


"Suitable for display on the coffee table, featuring beautiful photos accompanied by interesting narrative. . . . Pace takes readers all the way down the fairway."--Metro Magazine

"[Pace] goes a long way toward letting us see No. 2 through the eyes of a pair of modern masters. Without question, this is the definitive account of the restoration. A must for architecture aficionados and lovers of Pinehurst."--Links Golf Magazine

"Lee Pace chronicles the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2, long regarded as one of the finest courses in America, back to its original charm and appeal." Sports Illustrated Holiday Golf Book Gift Guide

"To be asked to contribute our ideas here [at Pinehurst] is a high, high honor. . . . From the turn of the century, [Pinehurst] has always been a leader, and it always will be. It's been a mecca."--Ben Crenshaw, American golf great and noted course designer