No Matter What Kind Of Course You Prefer, Many Sandhills Area Golf Courses Rank In Golfweek’s Top 100
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – NOVEMBER 15, 2007 – Based on Golfweek’s recently published Bests Lists for US golf courses, the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area is clearly a leader in providing great golf. The Home of American Golf has 8 courses ranked in the top 100 within 6 categories and several rank in multiple categories. The categories included: Residential, Best New, Modern, Resort, Classic, and “You can Play.”
Specifically, these courses made the lists. Forest Creek – North and South courses both made the residential listing in positions #15 and #29 respectively. The North course also made the lists for Best New (#16) and Modern (#76).
For Resort courses, Pinehurst No.2 ranked #3, Pinehurst No.8 ranked #50, Pine Needles ranked #15 and Mid Pines came in #46 out of the top 100 in the country.
Area courses ranked in the Classic category were Pinehurst No.2 (#11) and Pine Needles (#66).
Within the 10 Best North Carolina “You Can Play” courses, six hail from the Sandhills area. Coming in at #7 is Pinehurst No.8. Tobacco Road is #6, followed by Pinehurst No.4. Next are Mid Pines at #4 and its sister course Pine Needles in the #2 position. And the #1 slot goes to Pinehurst No. 2, the timeless classic designed by Donald Ross.
“Golfweek’s exhaustive examination of America’s best golf courses verifies our strong brand position in the resort golf destination arena. We’re thrilled for each one of the course operators and owners – the recognition is well deserved,” Caleb Miles, President and CEO of the Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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.