No. 6 golf course at Pinehurst Resort has pizzazz, courtesy of Tom Fazio

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. -- Designed by George Fazio and his nephew Tom, Pinehurst No. 6 opened in 1979 and was the first golf course at the Pinehurst Resort to be opened beyond the main clubhouse facility that is home to Pinehurst No. 1 through Pinehurst No. 5.

The golf course winds through one of Pinehurst's residential communities and received a renovation from Tom Fazio in 2004 and now plays 6,990 yards from the championship tees and a par 71. The back nine is the most spectacular of the two sides, featuring two downhill par 3s and several holes, such as the 10th and 14th, wrapping around large ponds.

Pinehurst No. 6 hosts top tournaments, including the College of Charleston Pinehurst Challenge in 2010. It has its own small clubhouse with a halfway house and large practice facility and is a 5-10 minute shuttle drive from the main Pinehurst village.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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