To aid you in your search for the ultimate Pinehurst Area golfing experience, GOLF TRAVEL INSIDER has provided you with a brief summary of each of the pages of our Pinehurst Area Golfers Guide, along with the following Quick Links for easy access to each of the pages. If you have any questions or would like help putting a package together for you and your group please contact our golf staff at 888-479-4301.
Nestled in the Sandhills of central North Carolina lies a roughly triangular area encompassing the villages of Southern Pines, Aberdeen, and the quaint little walking village of Pinehurst which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also created New York’s Central Park — and Pinehurst Resort. The center of Pinehurst-area golf is, and always has been, the Resort’s world-renowned #2 course. Today the area is home to 43 excellent courses — and counting. It is known as the “Home of American Golf™”.
Steeped in tradition, exuding refinement and genuine southern hospitality, and with golf weather year round, the Sandhills area is truly a golf Mecca. In addition to Pinehurst Resort’s #2, several others are among the nation’s elite. The list of leading course designers includes Palmer, Maples, Nicklaus, Player, Jones, Fazio — but the name “Donald Ross” dominates.
The legendary Scottish course designer came to Pinehurst in 1900 to redesign the new Resort’s #1, stayed for 48 years, and created the Resort’s #’s 2, 3 and 4 (significantly updated in 2000 by Tom Fazio and reopened as a new course), as well as the courses at Pine Needles and Mid Pines. In all, Ross designed or redesigned more than 400 others in North America but considered #2 his home course, calling it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed”.
Our Pinehurst Area Golfers guide is one of the most conprehensive guides to everything you need to know about the area. It contains detailed information about many of the Pinehurst area’s top golf courses, provides you with access to outstanding deals on golf packages, and offers tools for you to navigate and experience all that the Pinehurst area has to offer.
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Course Guide
Along with a brief description of fifteen of Area’s finest championship courses, our Course Guide offers you a detailed look at what makes each of the courses unique. From detailed yardage, Slope and PGA Ratings, to photos, our course guide will give you an inside look at each and every course.
Package Guides
By partnering with some of Area’s top golf courses and resorts we have access to dozens of outstanding packages designed to entertain and challenge each and every golfer no matter what their experience level. Golf is still an individual sport and sometimes golfers want a package that is designed specifically for them. To check out this month’s package specials or to design your own package just click on our Golf Packages link.
Lodging Guide
The Sandhill area is unique when it comes to lodging for the hundred of thousands of golfers that visit the Area each year. From upscale golf resorts to quaint Bed and Breakfasts, to first class motels, and full service hotels, the Area has the ideal lodging facility for you and your group. To get more information about the lodging options available to you and your group use our Lodging Guide link.
Travel Guide
Need travel information, check out our new Pinehurst/Sandhill Travel Guide. Our Travel Guide will provide you with flight information and road maps that can help you find the best means and routes to get to the Sandhill Area. Before you plan your stay, or book your first tee time it is important you recognize some of the difficulties of getting around the hills and backroads of the remote region of South Central North Carolina. Our map includes many of the top courses, several outstanding lodging facilities, and the location of some of Areas finest restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.
Pinehurst Area Golf History
Pinehurst and professional golf have long been synonymous. In 1940 Ben Hogan won his first pro tournament at Pinehurst. Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Cary Middlecoff won tournaments here. A young Arnold Palmer was a regular at Pinehurst during college days at Wake Forest. And who could forget the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2, where an exuberant Payne Stewart, clad in signature traditional knickers and tam-o-shanter cap, won his second Open just months before an untimely death.
A trip to the Pinehurst area will reward golfers not only with first-rate golf, but experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Quick Links (Pinehurst Guides)