Start the day touring the more than 100 year old Pinehurst Resort including the Carolina Hotel and the clubhouse from which emanate 5 courses.
Visit the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course where many major championships have been held, including the 1999, 2005 and 2014 U.S. Open Championships. Pinehurst No. 2 has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2024 U.S. Open Championship as well. The dates of the championship are June 13-16.
For a bit of history in Pinehurst, visit Tufts’ Archives in Given Library, in the quaint village of Pinehurst, and see the displays of how the game of golf started and then developed into the world famous area that it is today.
Continue your golf tour by driving through the Pinehurst Traffic Circle onto Midland Road, “The Fifth Avenue of Golf”, towards Southern Pines and your drive will take you past eight golf courses: Pinehurst No. 9, Midland Country Club, Mid South Golf Club, Longleaf Golf and Family Club, Talamore, Knollwood, Mid Pines, and Pines Needles.
Enter Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club for lunch in the Terrace Room overlooking the Donald Ross designed course and a tour of this 1920’s resort. Departing Mid Pines, turn right and then a quick left into Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club where the US Women’s Open has been held three times, in 1996, 2001 and 2007. Visit the Learning Center for a few tips on improving your golf swing. Then continue on Midland Road into downtown Southern Pines and treat yourself to a cone at the Ice Cream Parlor before heading back to your room for a quick nap.