When George Fazio and nephew Tom were selected to develop the sixth course, they were amazed at the contrast in topography compared to No. 2. "It was a very dramatic site with lots of elevation changes," said Tom. "What I saw was the ability to create a dramatic golf course on a strong piece of land, a different style of golf course." The terrain is more rugged, surrounded by woods, water and thick vegetation in spots, making it a challenge on every hole.
Its back nine remains one of the toughest amid the rest of Pinehurst's esteemed courses. But don't let the differences scare you - No. 6 is a favorite among members and returning guests.