The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2., 186 Yards, Par 3; U.S. Women’s Open – 179 Yards, Par 3, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, 25th Anniversary Edition Pinehurst No. 2 was once again the center of the golf universe in June 2014 when it hosted the world’s top male and female amateur and professional golfers to compete for the U.S. Open Championship titles. The 114th U.S. Open was played June 12-15, 2014, followed by the 69th U.S. Women’s Open on June 19-22, 2014. It marked the first time in history that these two National Championships were contested on the same course in back-to-back weeks. Overall, Pinehurst No. 2 has hosted nine USGA Championships, including the 2005 U.S. Open when Michael Campbell edged Tiger Woods to win by two strokes. The 1999 U.S. Open provided one of the most dramatic finishes in history when the late Payne Stewart sank an 18-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole to top Phil Mickelson by one stroke. This legendary course opened in 1907 and was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed,” and recently underwent a restoration by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world.