b'funnel balls onto the green. Hanse also believes No. 4 features the most interesting topography on the entire Pinehurst proper-ty. With a shimmering lake as a centerpiece and natural ridge-lines defining corridors, golfers are treated to a brazen blend ofU.S. OPEN RETURNS sand, native wire grasses and water. Just months after reopening,TO PINEHURSTGOLF Magazine hailed No. 4 as the Best New Course You Can Play. RESORT IN 2024No. 4 further solidifies Pinehurst as one of the worlds truly great golf resorts. The property now features The Cradle, Thistle Dhu, an 18-hole putting course, and a new 19th hole pub, the Deuce,PinehurstNo.2willbehome located just steps from the 18th green on No. 2. to the U.S. Open for the fourth And thats just on the course. time in 25 years when the na-tional championship returns to Pinehurst Brewing Co. occupies what was the original VillagePinehurstResortandCoun-steam plant. Known then as the Power House, the steam power plant began operation on Dec. 31, 1895, allowing for The Hollytry Club in 2024.InnPinehursts first hotel - to provide electricity and steam heat when it opened its doors to its first guests that New Years Eve.The U.S. Opens return in 2024 For decades, the steam plant provided heat and electricity for thewill mark the first time in over Villages hotels, cottages, businesses and trolleys, allowing Pine- a century the USGA has award-hurst to prosper from its earliest days. After an extensive renova- ed four Opens to a single site tion to restore much of the buildings original facade, Pinehurst Brewing Co. is home to an array of Head Brewer Eric Mitchellsinaspanof25years.Itwill craft beers brewed on site as well as a full kitchen, featuring au- also mark the 25th anniversary thentic North Carolina barbecue and Texas-style brisket cooked daily at the brewerys smokehouse by pitmaster Chris Dowd. ofthemomentPayneStewart won the 1999 U.S. Open with a During the renovation, care was taken to maintain as much ofdramaticparputttowinbya the original building as possible. The facade and the unique brickstroke over Phil Mickelson.MichaelCampbellwonthe 2005U.S.OpenatPinehurst, andNo.2hostedthehistoric back-to-backU.S.Openand U.S. Womens Open Champion-shipsin2014,wonbyMartin Kaymer and Michelle Wie.Even with another U.S. Open on thehorizon,itsalreadybeen a busy last few years of USGA Championships at Pinehurst. In 2019,Pinehurstservedasthe site of the U.S. Amateur, won byAndyOgletree.Inthat championship, Pinehurst again made history when two cours-esPinehurstNo.4andNo. corbeling have been preserved and the vintage arches and win- 2were used for the 36-hole dowshaveallbeenrestored.Insidethebrewhouse,thebrick wallsremainblackenedfromthedecadesithousedmassivechampionship match, a first in steam boilers. Original valves and pipes have been re-purposedthe 119 years of the Amateurs as legs beneath tables, light fixtures above the booths or simplyplaying.In2017,Pinehurst remain on the brick walls.also hosted theU.S. Amateur Outside, the smokestack that was taken down years ago has beenFour-Ball Championship.rebuilt. The trellis above the beer garden is designed to mimic the train track that was used to deliver coal to the plant. The trellis is supported by the same pylons that held the track in the early 1900s. In addition to world-class courses, the Pinehurst Golf Academy offers visiting and local golfers a fun educational experience. Led by Eric Alpenfels, the Academy boasts a unique blend of situa-tional practice and on-course instruction. Students enjoy a round of golf each day, so after working on new skills on the practice range, students will have the chance to test what theyve learned on the coursewith an instructor. A lot has happened over the decades at the resort founded 125 years ago. But after the last few seasons, its clear theres never been a better time to return to Pinehurst.13 ::/homeofgolf @usahomeofgolf @homeofamericangolf'