Thistle Dhu 18-hole Putting Course

Fun for Everyone

Calling to mind the legendary Himalayas Course at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Thistle Dhu features 18 holes of mind-bending journeys designed to entertain everyone in the family, from the golfing beginner to the scratch player and everyone in between. Play is free to resort guests, just bring your ball and putter and enjoy the fun.

Thistle Dhu

Upon first seeing the home and course, designer James Barber, pronounced “This’ll Do.” It was translated into Thistle Dhu and the name stuck.

  • Course Designers

    1916: James Barber
    James Barber, owner of the Barber Steamship Lines of New York, built an 18-hole “Lilliputian” golf course in 1916, on the grounds of his home in Pinehurst, NC. It would be the first miniature golf course in America.


Donald Ross

Test your game on your choice of Pinehurst’s 9 legendary golf courses with the Donald Ross package, including 2 nights, breakfast and dinner daily and 3 rounds of golf.