In celebration of its 100th birthday, Pinehurst introduced the No. 8 course in the spring of 1997.
Designed as a modern-day version of No. 2, The Centennial-Pinehurst No. 8 is solid, straightforward golf, void of artificial earth movements and difficult forced carries. Some bunkers that appear to be greenside are actually 20 yards in front of the greens, thus creating a challenge in depth perception.
With no real estate interferences or distractions, No. 8 is definitely a course for the purist, for the golfer, of whatever skill level, who wants to experience the game as it was intended to be played. For the sheer sport of it.