Acura Guest Drive

During your stay, you may reserve an Acura for up to 3 hours at no charge.  While golf put Pinehurst on the map, there are many area attractions guests can enjoy.

When you take an Acura test drive, you become a member of the Acura Club and receive:

  • 20% off retail
  • 20% off Spa services
  • Complimentary bottle of wine*

Reserve your Acura at the Resort Services desk in The Carolina or call (855) 235-8507. For more information about Acura, visit

*Complimentary bottle of wine served when dining in the Carolina Dining Room or the 1895 Grille.

Area Attractions to Explore

SoPinesShopping2Shopping in Southern Pines
(Approximately 15 mins from Pinehurst)
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Southern Pines has always served as a center of commerce, being the major railroad station in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Take a drive, then stroll through the gorgeous streets in the downtown shopping district, with its many fine restaurants, locally-owned boutiques and coffee shops.

CampbellHouse2Campbell House
(Approximately 15 mins from Pinehurst)
482 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Originally built as part of James Boyd’s home in 1903, Boyd’s heirs sold part of the property, to Major W.D. Campbell in the early 1920s, who in turn gave the property to the city of Southern Pines in 1966. At the request of the Campbell family, their residence was to be used for the “cultural and social enrichment of the community.” The Campbell House is now home to the Visual Arts Program of the Arts Council of Moore County. Monthly exhibits showcase artwork from local, regional and national artists. HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; 3rd weekend each month, 2-4pm with free admission.

weymouthcenter2Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
(Approximately 20 mins from Pinehurst)
1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Weymouth Woods is an 898-acre area located in the midst of an enormous nature preserve, which offers a distinctive experience, as its goal is to preserve and portray the natural features unique to this region. Learn more about the fascinating species and plants indigenous to the south-central North Carolina environment. HOURS: Nov-Feb, 8am-6pm and Mar-Oct, 8am–8pm.

sandhillshorticulture2Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
(Approximately 10 mins from Pinehurst)
3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Reconnect with nature as you learn about the vast range of wildlife and vegetation native to the area. The Sandhills Horticultural Gardens feature 27 acres of walking gardens and a native wetland trail. The gardens include a distinctive array of plants and include rose, succulent and formal English gardens. HOURS: Open from daylight until dark, year-round. Admission is free.

CameronNCAntique2Cameron Historic District
(Approximately 30 mins from Pinehurst)
Along Carthage Street (Hwy 24/27), Cameron, NC 28326

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Cameron Historical District features structures dating back to the 1870s. Considered an architectural gem, this district includes old homes, antique shops and beautiful churches.

seagrovepotterySeagrove Pottery
(Approximately 50 mins from Pinehurst)
106 North Broad Street, Seagrove, NC 27341

Seagrove Pottery began as a result of abundant raw materials and the town’s proximity to “Plank Road,” which ran from Cross Creek to Salem. Seagrove is now home to more than 95 potteries, where you can find everything from simple cups and bowls for daily use to museum-quality works of art and everything in between.

DeepRiverSportingClays2Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School
(Approximately 1 hour from Pinehurst)
284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford, NC 27330

Sporting clays emulates hunting, using clay targets instead of live game. Located on 65 acres of scenic woodlands, Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School features a main course with 13 different shooting fields (50 targets) and a 25-target practice field built around an international wobble trap. HOURS: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sunday noon–5pm. Sporting Clays round is $24 per person.

templetheatre2Temple Theatre
(Approximately 30 mins from Pinehurst)
120 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330

Built in 1925, The Temple Theatre remains Central North Carolina’s home for the Performing Arts. The Temple Theatre provides professional, high-quality productions year-round; including seven mainstage shows a year featuring actors and actresses with numerous television and national theatre credits. Also appearing throughout the year are a myriad of special events ranging from concerts to stand-up comedy. Hours vary depending on show times. Check website for more information.

AirborneMuseum2Airborne & Special Operations Museum
(Approximately 1 hour from Pinehurst)
100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum features unique artifact displays, life-size dioramas, exciting audio-visual displays, a motion simulator and a large-screen theater to help visitors appreciate the depths of courage and heights of patriotism demonstrated by these extraordinary individuals. HOURS: Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sunday, noon-5pm, and closed Monday and Federal holidays. Admission is free. There is a cost of $8.50 per person for the motion simulator.