By Dave Daubert The Home of Golf in America, the Pinehurst Resort in Moore County, North Carolina is getting ready to open up for their guests. In 1895, James Walker Tufts initially purchased 500 acres and eventually added 5,500 more in the North Carolina Sandhills with the vision of building “a health resort for people
The Home of Golf in America, the Pinehurst Resort in Moore County, North Carolina is getting ready to open up for their guests.
In 1895, James Walker Tufts initially purchased 500 acres and eventually added 5,500 more in the North Carolina Sandhills with the vision of building “a health resort for people of modest means,” to help with the disease commonly known as Consumption. He named it Pinehurst thinking that the scent of the ever-present pine trees would help those afflicted.
One-hundred-twenty-five years later, the COVID-19 pandemic, very similar to Consumption, shuttered most of the resort and village in early spring of 2020. On your next visit to the re-opened Pinehurst, you will be able to enjoy some of the finest accommodations in three totally unique inns, a myriad of amenities and a variety of golf unmatched anywhere in the world.
With 10 golf courses (including ‘The Cradle’ – a fun 9-hole short course), 16 tennis courts, multiple lawn sports, shopping and dining, Pinehurst Resort can fit the bill no matter the size of your group or interest.
This past autumn, the 43-room Manor Inn, built in 1923, was completely transformed into a casual and stylish inn. While the exterior is still the same, guests will find a completely fresh and contemporary lodging experience. “Our intention was to improve upon and modernize the guest experience while still preserving the Manor’s unique charm,” says Bob Dedman Jr., Pinehurst Resort’s CEO. “I think we have accomplished that in fine fashion. Our mantra is simple: Always Pinehurst, but always better.”
The Manor has always been a haven for golfers and the Pinehurst team made sure it kept that feel while modernizing the rooms and meeting spaces. Golf groups can congregate in the two lovely appointed hospitality suites, the Library or the Club Room, both on the first floor and accommodating 12-20 players each.
The centerpiece of the Inn is the North & South Bar that pays homage to the North & South Amateur Championship that has been played at Pinehurst since 1901. The ceiling of the Bar is covered with an illustration of the original Donald Ross drawings of the four Pinehurst courses he designed, and the walls are adorned with vintage advertising and period photos from the North & South, the longest consecutively running amateur tournament in America. The Bar has a menu of spirits unlike any other in the area, served in a relaxed atmosphere with style and tradition both inside and on the wrap-around patio replete with fire pits. More