The Sandhills region of North Carolina is the home of American Golf. With it’s founding in 1895, Pinehurst, NC has become synonymous with the word golf. Boasting close to 40 prestigious golf courses nestled among the pine forests of North Carolina, the Sandhills region and Moore County have something to offer every golfer.
Pinehurst and it’s surrounding areas had humble beginnings. James Walker Tufts founded Pinehurst in 1895 after purchasing over 5500 acres in the Sandhills to create a health resort for people wishing to escape the harsh winters of the North East and Mid West. Enlisting the help and skills of city designer Frederick Law Olmsted (who planned Central Park in Manhattan) and famed golf course designer Donald Ross, Pinehurst established itself as the go to Southern resort area from an early age.
125 years later, the area has grown to be the home of over 100,000 residents in Moore County. Pinehurst Resort is home to nine golf courses, a race track for horses, three hotels, a spa facility, along with fine dining, and outdoor recreational activities.
The Village of Pinehurst is reminiscent of an old fashioned New England village and is home to a wide variety of local eateries, pubs, boutique shops, and much more. Pinehurst’s neighbors of Southern Pines and Aberdeen are steeped in their own history and fantastic dining and shopping, along with a strong equestrian community, and other cultural interests.
Pinehurst Resort has played hosted to a number of major golf tournaments over the years, including:
1936 PGA Championship
1951 Ryder Cup
1962 U.S. Amateur
1994 U.S. Senior Open
1999 U.S. Open
2005 U.S. Open
2008 U.S. Amateu
2014 U.S. Open (Men’s and Women’s)
2019 U.S. Amateur
With the announcement that the USGA will open a 2nd headquarters in Pinehurst, the U.S. Open will be held on Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047.