2. Dormie Club, West End, N.C.
Because of multiple ownership squabbles, this Pinehurst-area course has suffered from an identity crisis. It's private! Wait, it's public! Wait...is it even open? That's a shame, because this two-year-old Coore/Crenshaw design is a worthy addition to any Pinehurst trip, with its hilly terrain, firm conditions, challenging carries over wetlands and, most impressively, its beguiling green complexes.