A Historic Pinehurst, NC Golf Destination
With more than 35 courses within a 30-mile radius of the Village of Pinehurst, the Sandhills of North Carolina is a mecca for golf and known as "The Home of American Golf". It is a premiere golf destination today, not only in North Carolina, but in all of the United States.
Pinehurst was conceived in 1895 by James W. Tufts and originally was planned to be a southern retreat for tennis, bridge, and horseback riding. With the collaborative brilliance of Frederick Law Olmsted, America's first Landscape Architect, Tufts turned a sandy, relatively drab landscape into a charming New England Style Village lush with pines, flowers, and shrubs that welcome all who visit.
With golf becoming an intriguing sport in America, Tufts brought Donald Ross, a golfer from Scotland to Pinehurst. Donald Ross eventually designed and renovated more than 400 courses around the world. His presence in Pinehurst was integral in its ultimate success as a golf destination and his spirit emanates throughout the area to this day.
Ross designed the famed Pinehurst #2, among several other courses in the area, where historical golf events have taken place throughout the last 100+ years include Ryder Cup Matches in 1951, USGA Amateur events throughout the years, PGA Championship in 1936, North & South Amateur tournaments since 1901, and the Men's US Open Championship in 1999 and 2005. In 2014, Pinehurst #2 will hosting, for the first time ever, the Men's and Women's US Open Championships in back-to-back weeks. This is unprecedented and a very important upcoming golf event for the Pinehurst area.