November News

Night and Day – Especially Day: Early renovation work gives glimpse of dramatic new views at Pinehurst Members Clubhouse

(FOR A SHORT VIDEO OF EARLY WORK BEING DONE TO THE CLUBHOUSE, GO HERE.)

Early work on the renovations for Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Member Clubhouse began on Monday with the initial removal of the green awnings that drape the East Veranda. The hope was with the roofline extended, more stunning views of Pinehurst No. 2 – in particular the famed 18th green and the first hole – would be revealed.

Consider Day 1, then, to be a dramatic success.

The removal of the awnings increases natural lighting and reveals the tree line and Carolina blue skies that were previously obscured.

But don’t take our word for it. See it for yourself.

UPDATE (WEDNESDAY, 10:15 A.M.): We’ve added a few more photos since Monday of the continued renovation. Much of the framework for the green awnings is now gone. The views continue to get better and better.

View of the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning still in place.

View of the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning still in place.

View of the 18th green on Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning in the process of being removed.

View of the 18th green on Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning in the process of being removed.

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It takes a Village – The Carolina Hotel Gingerbread Village [Video]

The Carolina Hotel’s Pinehurst Gingerbread Village took over 100 hours to complete, from the hotel carpenters building the village’s sub-structure to the detailed work done by Pinehurst Resort Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba and his bake shop team, which includes Bake Shop Supervisor Samantha Duffy, who is seen in this video with Chef Norombaba. A total of 12 artists from the bake shop and the kitchen began work on the village the day after Halloween.

The display consists of The Carolina Hotel, the Village Chapel and four residential homes near The Carolina.

It took 24 hours to erect the Gingerbread Village in its final location in The Carolina Hotel lobby.

Items used to complete the structures include:

  • 400 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 6 gallons of egg whites
  • 3 quarts of lemon juice
  • 40 pounds of rolled fondant
  • 4 pounds of pretzels
  • 3 cups of green food coloring
  • 150 pounds of house-baked gingerbread
  • 5 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 10 pounds of various candies

The Pinehurst Resort Culinary and Engineering teams would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. The public is invited to come to The Carolina to view the amazing work done by Pinehurst Resort’s team.

 

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Christmas at The Carolina

Pinehurst Resort’s famed Carolina Hotel has decked its halls with the holiday spirit. For more information about how you can join us in Pinehurst for the holidays, visit www.pinehurst.com or call 1-800-Its-Golf.

A few fun facts regarding the holiday decorations around the Resort:

  • Nearly 2,500 yards of ribbon were used to decorate the hotel this year (That equals 1.42 miles)
  • More than 35 nutcrackers can be found in the Carolina.
  • More than 20 trees adorn the Carolina Hotel alone.
  • More than 20,000 lights twinkle within the Resort Christmas trees.
  • There are almost 550 poinsettias throughout the Carolina and more than 800 throughout the Resort.
  • The tree in the Conference Center holds 144 poinsettias.
  • The Main Lobby Tree is strung with 3,000 white lights
  • More than 2,500 feet of garland were used to adorn the inside and outside of the Carolina.

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Don Padgett II vs. Kelly Mitchum – “The Thistle Dhuel”

Pinehurst President Don Padgett II hits a putt on Thistle Dhu as Pinehurst golf professional Kelly Mitchum looks on.

Pinehurst President Don Padgett II hits a putt on Thistle Dhu as Pinehurst golf professional Kelly Mitchum looks on.

This weekend on the Thistle Dhu putting course, Pinehurst Resort hosted the first Moore County Putting Championship. With the proceeds benefiting the area’s Young Life program, competitors were encouraged to pay a $10 entry fee during two qualifying rounds. The four lowest scores and ties in a men’s and women’s division would square off in the finals on Sunday afternoon.

During a break in Friday’s qualifier, though, a little conversation sprang up between Pinehurst President Don Padgett II and decorated Pinehurst golf professional Kelly Mitchum. Padgett talked of his best round on the putting course, a tidy 37 on the 18-hole course like few have ever seen before.

Soon, a friendly wager was in the offing. Could Mitchum tie the 37? How would the two fare in an impromptu head-to-head match?

“Give me a minute to go grab my putter,” Mitchum said.

“Yes, get your putter,” Padgett quipped. “We don’t need any excuses.”

The Thistle Dhuel was on.*

*Watching these two play the course, there was a lot to be gleaned for someone who wants to post a score. In fact, there’s a video below that will give a player an immediate leg up.

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Between the Pines – Fall Scenes at Pinehurst

While Pinehurst is known for its stately pines, when Autumn does its annual splashes of color, the vibrant hues only seem to shine more brilliantly against the backdrop of southern blue skies and towering evergreens.

Here are a few recent shots from around the Resort Club and adjacent golf courses:

The Resort Club at Pinehurst

The Resort Club at Pinehurst

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