The PGATOUR site has an interesting article with player reactions to Pinehurst.
I love the look, and hope that the US Open at Pinehurst encourages more courses to go in that direction. I would love to see my home course allow the areas off the fairways and primary rough go au naturale. There’s no need to seed, mow and water the acreage between holes. Not only would it be very cool looking—it would save a lot of money on water and gasoline.