The Coincidental Resort

The eyes of the sports and golf worlds will be upon Pinehurst the third week in June. The largesse of the Sandhills golf community will evoke awe and interest from across the nation and the world.

It’s always fascinated and amused me to ponder the series of dominoes that fell over five years from 1895 to 1900 that allowed this “Coincidental Resort” to sprout into reality. There was no big city next door to give birth to Pinehurst. There was no ocean or mountain range to make it an aesthetic or seasonable destination, no river to provide convenient access.

No Putter, No Problem

In a moment of weakness, you agreed to a long weekend in Pinehurst with someone special who loves to golf. Now you’re not sure what to do with your free time if it doesn’t involve tee times, golf pro shops, and discussions about handicaps and strokes.

Luckily, Pinehurst and its surrounding towns are destinations with distinct qualities unrelated to golf – and all within a short drive. From walking along tree-lined streets, browsing antique shops, or visiting potters’ studios, the golf-resistant tourist will find plenty to see and do in Moore County.

USGA Officially Opens Golf House Pinehurst

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today officially opened Golf House Pinehurst, its seven-acre campus located footsteps from the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club main clubhouse. The new location includes the organization’s equipment-testing and research facility, the visitor-friendly USGA Experience, an outdoor educational landscape feature and the recently relocated World Golf Hall of Fame, as well as administrative offices.

Architect’s Mosaic

“Getting the No. 6 job was a major step for us in the golf-design business,” Tom Fazio says of the mid-1970s assignment to build the resort’s first course away from its core operation in the Village of Pinehurst. “There was next-to-nothing new built in 1974 and ’75. Then the call came from Pinehurst.”

Count to Ten

Tom Doak was bitten by the golf bug as a youngster growing up in Stamford, Conn., first playing a local municipal course and then tagging along on his father’s business trips to esteemed golf destinations like Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Harbour Town and Pinehurst.