Play In Pinehurst
Why It's Hot: Pinehurst, located 90 miles east of Charlotte, tees up a golfing fix alongside world-class amenities, sublime dining and numerous attractions. Plus, the country’s best golfers will be there this summer.
Where to Stay: Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort offers southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, recreational activities, a wide array of dining experiences plus eight pristine world-class golf courses. In addition to offering one of the finest golf experiences in the country, Pinehurst also provides world-class spa and tennis vacations, as well as fun-filled vacation packages. Or, opt to stay among graceful longleaf pines and fragrant magnolias surrounding the stately 110-year-old Magnolia Inn. It’s located in the heart of the Village of Pinehurst. Your visit to Pinehurst will not be complete without a stay at the elegant Knollwood House, set on a five-acre English manor-style home, that allows for expansive views of the world renowned Donald Ross golf course.
Must See: The Pine Needles golf course, currently ranked #3 in North Carolina, is a classic Donald Ross-designed course and site of three recent U.S. Women's Open Championships. This nationally-acclaimed course is both challenging and rewarding for golfers of all skill levels.
Insider's Tip: Tour the Village of Pinehurst via horse-drawn carriage while learning the history of days gone by at Carriage Tours of Pinehurst Village.
Good Eats: Make dinner reservations at Elliott’s on Linden. The seasonal menu offers entrees such as lemongrass-infused duck breast and citrus-marinated pork chop.
added: December 18, 2008
updated: June 18, 2009