Rickie Fowler hits from a bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

It’s obvious to anyone who has ever been on the golf courses at Pinehurst, but at least one publication worldwide has recognized one of the famed North Carolina courses as one of the best in the entire world.

Our good friend Randi Moultrie at sister station Country 103.7 in Charlotte first reported the story from Diario AS.

Diario AS wants to help you experience some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. When ranking, they took into consideration the history, beauty, and overall quality of courses across the world to discover their top 10.

Both North Carolina and South Carolina wound up with courses on this list, and that’s not surprising, being in the cradle of American golf. For Pinehurst, Diario AS had this to say:

“The lush fairways and longleaf pine trees are staples of the No. 2 course at Pinehurst. There are nine different courses at the Resort at Pinehurst, but only one that has hosted three U.S. Opens a a PGA Championship and a Ryder Cup.”

North Carolina surely made the list with one of the most beautiful and best golf courses in the world right here in our state at Pinehurst No. 2. Got those golf clubs ready? Check out the Diario AS top 10 best and most beautiful golf courses in the world.