Stay at the Famous Pinehurst Resort – Golfers already know this region as one of the most bucolic and pristine in the southern United States – isn’t it time you discovered what the Sandhills of North Carolina have to offer? World-class shopping, dining, activities, and scenery are just the tip of the golf tee.
And if you look beyond the façade of the sport, you’ll see that golfing is only part of Pinehurst’s incredible story. There’s something for everyone, including a soothing health and wellness aura, as well as a hot brewery and barbecue scene.
Pinehurst began attracting visitors nearly as soon as James W. Tufts founded the town in 1895. The eccentric pattern of the streets, parks tucked away, and beautiful greenscapes provided a mirror image of the New England type towns people were accustomed to – bustling cafés and shops, trails for walking, riding, or carriages. Shortly after the resort itself was opened, Tufts requested the then-superintendent of golf, Don Ross, to design and create several golf courses on the property. The most famous of these courses in Pinehurst No. 2, which is known throughout the world and on the PGA circuit.
This history of more than a century truly comes to life in the hotels of Pinehurst. There are nearly 500 rooms and suites and several amenities you’d expect from a luxury resort. The Holly was the first inn built in the resort. This cozy inn features panels of dark wood and cozy nooks to disappear in and relax. Located inside The Holly, the 1895 Grille is a Four-Diamond, AAA restaurant downstairs. Its dim lighting encourages guests to relax and stay awhile. You’ll find The Holly in the heart of Pinehurst’s downtown – a perfect location for those who want to stroll the village’s streets.
And this village is the quintessential town of the early 20th century. Original buildings now host chic boutiques, diners, and cottages. Take a stroll on Magnolia Land to the steam plant that was the village’s original source of power over a century ago.
Whether you love the game of golf or you’re just a history buff, Pinehurst will set your heart aflame.