Designed by the esteemed architect, Donald Ross, also responsible for famous layouts including the likes of Oakland Hills and the nearby Pinehurst No. 2, Southern Pines offers test of golf that few courses in the world can muster. Originally opened as a nine hole course, Southern Pines was transformed into an 18 hole course in the early part of the 20th century and since then it has gone from strength to strength and is now rightly regarded as one of the finest courses in the Carolinas.