The U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship will once again take place in Pinehurst, N.C. Home to several of the nation's most beautiful courses, the Pinehurst community will be hosting the largest event in junior golf for the sixth consecutive year. In 2013, the World Championship will be played on nine different golf courses, while the Teen World Championship will be played on five courses.
Pinehurst No. 1 will host the Boys 9, Girls 13, Girls 14 and Girls 15-18 competitions. Donald Ross redesigned this original Dr. Leroy Culver and John Dunn Tucker creation to form this challenging test.
The most prestigous course at Pinehurst Resort will play host to a portion of the Boys 15-18 age division for the final round of competition, in addition to the World Cup and Teen World Cup. Site of the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens, the course will make history by hosting the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks in 2014.
The Girls 12 age group will also be playing on a Donald Ross design. The shortest of all the Pinehurst courses, No. 3 will be sure to challenge each of its competitors.
Pinehurst No. 4 will host the Boys 15-18 age group. This course, designed by Donald Ross and redesigned in 1999 by Tom Fazio, played co-host to the U.S. Amateur in 2008.
The only course featured in both the World and Teen World Championships, No. 8 will be the course for the Boys 12 and Boys 13 age groups. The Tom Fazio design hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship in 1998 and 1999.
Little River Golf & Resort will play host to the Boys 10 age group. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, the course is located just four miles from the Village of Pinehurst.
The Girls 9 and Girls 10 age groups will travel to Longleaf Golf & Country Club. The Dan Maples design was called the "most playable course in the Sandhills" by Golf Digest.
The youngest age groups at the World Championship will play Midland Country Club. The Boys 6 & Under and Girls 7 & Under age groups will play the nine-hole course in Pinehurst.
The Girls 8, Boys 7 and Boys 8 age groups will play Mid Pines, a Donald Ross design that previously hosted the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.
The Boys 14 division will compete at this Jack Nicklaus design. According to Golf Digest, National "has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities."
Southern Pines Golf Club will play host to the Girls 11 age group. Yet another Donald Ross design, it was named one of the top ten courses in North Carolina by Golfweek in 2010.
This Rees Jones design, home to the Boys 11 age group, was named one of the top four courses in North Carolina by Golf Digest.