The Buddy Golf Trip

You’ve been friends since college. They stood up for you at your wedding. You’ve been there for each other through all of life’s ups and downs. The stories you can tell about each other would fill a book. How long has it been since you’ve all gotten together for a break from your relentless schedules and responsibilities? Too long. Round up the guys and let us help you write the next chapter.

Pinehurst No. 2 Hole 13

DAY 1

Settle in and get ready for world-class golf. If Pinehurst No. 2 is on your bucket list, you’ll be playing in the footsteps of all the grand champions of golf. No matter how you play, you’re bound to walk off the course feeling like a legend. To blend in with the effortlessly stylish locals, stop at Gentlemen’s Corner retail men’s shop in the Village of Pinehurst. The fashion-forward staff will be delighted to deck you out in the look they’re known for: well-tailored, graceful, with just enough color to brighten your day. Stop by the new Pinehurst Brewing Company in the restored steam plant and enjoy a pint before dinner. Have you worked up an appetite yet? The Pine Crest Inn is serving up some of the heartiest, most mouth-watering food in town. Retire to the cozy on-site pub after dinner for a few well-earned pints by the fireplace and drink a toast to good times with good friends.

Pine Needles

DAY 2

If you wake up early enough to get in two rounds of golf, head to Southern Pines, home of Talamore Golf Resort and Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, either of which would be perfect for an early round while the morning mist is still hanging low in the pines. If you don’t grab a bite at the course, hit up charming Chapman’s Food & Spirits for a hearty lunch with unexpected touches like bacon jam and “Lobsta Fries.” Want a memento of your trip? The Heritage Flag Company has just the thing – wooden flags made from trees surrounding the world-renowned Pinehurst No. 2 golf course. Stop at Southern Pines Brewing Company for some of the best craft beer in town. Don’t miss their playful lineup of limited edition brews. Or visit Southern Pines Growler Company for an impressive collection of beers from local brewers, across the country, and around the world. Hickory Tavern is a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors. Enjoy the game on more than a dozen big screen televisions and savor a menu with a wide variety of appetizers, burgers and innovative hearty selections.

Tobacco Road Golf Course

DAY 3

You’ll want to make time for one more round of golf once you catch a glimpse of the picturesque Tobacco Road. Another great option for day three is the championship course at Legacy Golf Links. Grab lunch at local Aberdeen favorite Mason’s Restaurant & Grocery, then swing by veteran-owned Railhouse Brewery for one of their signature (and slightly irreverent) brews. A stop at the locally renowned Robert’s Golf Shop will allow you to stock up on clubs, accessories and more. Wrap up your trip with dinner at Southern Prime for mouth-watering steak or Beefeaters for a feast from their meat- and seafood-heavy menu. Or head to Dugan’s Pub in the village for a hearty sandwich or their famous fish and chips.