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Golf
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – As you near the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area from the north, you’ll notice the tall pine trees that add a unique touch to the scenery on a straight forward driving approach. Take the exit to Midland Road (Hwy. 2) and the whole world changes. Here is a bit of trivia about our most famous road:

Nicknamed the “Fifth Avenue of Golf” because of the multitude of courses designed by famed golf course architects including, Donald Ross, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Dan Maples, and Jack Nicklaus, to name few.

Designated a National Historic Landmark and recognized as the first four-lane road in North Carolina.

Mid Pines Golf Club opened in 1921 and was once owned by pro golfer Julius Boros and designed by Donald Ross.

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club is known as the site of the 1996, 2001 and 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Championships. Created in 1927, this Donald Ross-design is the home of legendary Peggy Kirk Bell, LPGA member and considered one of the top golf instructors for women in the country.

Other notable “Fifth Avenue” courses are Knollwood Fairways, an enjoyable nine-hole tract by C.A. Pitts; Talamore, a Rees Jones-design initially made famous by its llama caddies; The Club at Longleaf, a Dan Maples-design built on the former site of an equestrian training facility; Midland Country Club, Mid South Club, the first Arnold Palmer course in the area; and The National Golf Club, 18 holes of straightforward golf by Jack Nicklaus.

Home to another National Historic Landmark, Midland Road’s traffic circle is reminiscent of the “roundabouts” of Europe but easier for tourists to navigate.

Less than 50 years old, the traffic circle was recognized for serving as the entrance to Pinehurst and remains consistent with the curving roads designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

The “other side of the circle” is home to the renowned Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open Championships and the future back-to-back U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open Championships in 2014.

Midland Road ends not far from the second green of Pinehurst No. 2.

Traveling along this road, you will pass courses that opened from 1907 to 1993, all within a few miles. More than one-third of the area’s 42 golf courses are accessible via Midland Road.

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic development organization and non-profit authority of Moore County, North Carolina. The CVB mission is to promote the area as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions and tours. The CVB is funded primarily by a three percent hotel / motel room occupancy tax paid by visitors to Moore County.

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Visiting the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – DECEMBER 13, 2007 –The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is pleased to announce that two local events have been selected as Top 20 Events for Spring 2008 by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).  STS members throughout the south submitted dozens of nominations. To be selected out of such a large group of nominations acknowledges the value and significance these events have from a tourism perspective.  Each event is evaluated on what makes it special, number of attendees, and how long the event has been in existence.

The Cameron Antiques Fair takes place the first Saturday in May and October, and will celebrate its 20th year in 2008. With over 350 antique dealers who come annually and 12 antique shops opened throughout the year, the Cameron Antiques Fair draws over 5000 visitors looking for a special treasure or just coming to enjoy a piece of small town American History. Rain or shine the fair goes on. From furniture, to antique toys, vintage linens, to antique tools, there is something for every kind of collector or curiosity seeker.

The Carthage Buggy Festival, started in 1989, is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, NC. The annual event commemorates the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy factory. From the mid-1800’s to the 1920’s the factory produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina. With annual attendance of roughly 15,000, the Carthage Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region.

“We are very pleased that two of our area events were selected to be highlighted by the Southeast Tourism Society. It gives these events and our area additional exposure to encourage visitors to plan a vacation that includes Moore County, NC,” indicated Claire Phillips, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Today, STS is eleven states strong with over 550 members in sustaining member states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. They continue their dedication to promoting and developing tourism by pioneering programs that have major impact on the tourism industry regionally and nationally. You can find additional information at www.southeasttourism.org.

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic development organization and non-profit authority of Moore County, North Carolina. The CVB mission is to promote the area as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions and tours. The CVB is funded primarily by a three percent hotel / motel room occupancy tax paid by visitors to Moore County.