In 1895, James Walker Tufts had a dream. As a philanthropist and a shrewd businessman, he felt there was a market for the development of an affordable health resort for the working class. With the help of the esteemed landscape designer, Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of New York City's Central Park, it took just seven months to create the Village of Pinehurst.
When guests began arriving with golf clubs and invading nearby cow pastures to practice, Tufts made the decision to incorporate golf into the area's offerings. Shortly afterwards in 1900, Tufts hired Donald Ross to design courses for the new facility. After thoughtful planning and the creation of a Ross design that infused Scottish links golf with the topography of the Sandhills, the legendary Pinehurst No. 2 was born. Since that time, Pinehurst No. 2 has been designated as a National Landmark and hosted numerous golf championships, including two US Open Golf Championships with another set for 2014.
In addition to the legendary golf that can be found at the Village of Pinehurst, it is also home to many charming shops, boutiques and restaurants. Visit www.vopnc.org for more information.