Pinehurst Activities & Recreation Archive

Spending Thanksgiving at Pinehurst? Don’t miss these activities

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With Thanksgiving less than a month away, it will be here faster than you can say “gobble, gobble.”

Now’s the perfect time to start nailing down your plans for the holiday vacation.

We put together a list of the top five “can’t miss” activities to add to your Thanksgiving bucket list.

Of course, this is just our opinion. Feel free to carve out your own itinerary by browsing our schedule of events. 

5. Write a letter to Santa

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Friday, Nov. 28, 10-10:30 a.m., South Room

All children need to bring is their creativity, we’ll handle the rest. They’ll have a blast drafting their own correspondence to old Saint Nick with new friends by their side. We will provide paper, crayons, markers and glitter to help make their letters stand out. During the event, Mrs. Claus will make a visit to personally deliver the letters to Santa.

4.  Take a family wagon ride
through Pinehurst

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., Carolina Hotel lobby

Soak in the history and the charm of the Pinehurst with a wagon tour of the area. It’s a great way to slow down and really enjoy the unique spirit of the Village.

3. Get in the holiday spirit with
Trim the Tree Pursuit

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Saturday, Nov. 29, 11-11:30 a.m., Carolina Hotel lobby

Our spin on Trivial Pursuit involves the entire family in a scavenger hunt. Get in the holiday spirit by tracking down clues that lead to our themed Christmas trees.

Sign up at Resort Services and meet in the Carolina Lobby near Resort Services for your instructions.

2. Enjoy the sounds of the season

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m., Grand Ballroom

The Carolina Philharmonic will kick off the holiday season with a musical retelling of “The Night Before Christmas.” Come celebrate the season with pops music that’s sure to leave you feeling festive.

Both hotel guests and local residents are invited to attend.

Buy tickets.

1. Fill up on a feast

Thursday, Nov. 27, 11:30-3 p.m., Carolina Dining Room

The Carolina Dining Room will offer an overflowing brunch buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Come hungry, there will be a plethora of options available to suit any taste.

Classic fare like butter-basted Tom turkey Breast, black pepper giblet gravy, toasted pecan stuffing, chive-fontina spiked mashed potatoes and cranberry-orange relish is on the menu.

The buffet also will feature herb roasted chicken breast, scaloppini of Atlantic salmon, baby sweet potato bakers and chorizo cornbread as well as an iced seafood display with poached shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell.

Be sure to leave room for dessert. You’ll have more than a dozen options including pumpkin and pecan pie, pumpkin praline cheesecake, lemon-cherry silk tart, white chocolate, almond sponge cake and seasonal macaroons.

Kids can customize their treats with a trip to the chocolate fountain or caramel apple station. That’s right, a caramel apple station. Dip local apples in a variety of infused caramels and top with toasted seeds and candied nuts. YUM!

Is your mouth watering yet? Call 855-235-8507, option 6 for dining reservations, availability and pricing.

 

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Come see the Master (Sommelier) at Pinehurst

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Do you want to know more about wine, but don’t have the time to take a class?

Do you relish a good wine and food pairing?

Do you want to learn about the wine industry from one of the best?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we’ve got just the event for you.

Beef up your wine knowledge when Larry Stone, a consultant for Huneeus Vinters, comes to Pinehurst.

Stone, who has been a master sommelier since 1988 and is well known in the wine industry, will share his expertise and passion for the industry during a Quintessa Wine Dinner on Monday, Oct. 20.

What else do you need to know about Stone? Here are five fun facts about the wine aficionado.

  1. Stone told The Wall Street Journal he’s tasted nearly a million wines throughout the past three decades. Not a bad job, eh?
  2. When Stone isn’t drinking wine, he enjoys cooking, biking and skiing. Oh yeah, he also likes to hunt for mushrooms, which we have admit is quite an intriguing hobby.
  3. Since its inception in 1977, Stone is one of just 219 people worldwide who have passed the grueling process to become a member of the Court of Sommeliers. We’re trying to say he’s basically wine royalty.
  4. Stone may not be a household name, but he has several notable friends. When he opened Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco, Stone’s partners included Robert deNiro, Robin Williams and Francis Ford Coppola.
  5. Before becoming a wine expert, Stone was working toward a Ph.D. in comparative literature.

The five-course wine dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Dining Room. Cost is $125 per person. Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 910-235-8433.

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Top 5 Events You Better Not Miss at the Pinehurst Food & Wine Festival

It’s annually one of the best weekends of the year in Pinehurst.

And let’s face it, that’s really saying something.

The Pinehurst Food & Wine Festival returns for its 26th season on Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29-Sept. 1. It’s a huge value considering the myriad events going on in that short 3-day span, so take a moment and get a look at all of them here.

That said, here are one connoisseur’s 5 events you

Absolutely.

Shouldn’t.

Miss.*

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1931 Cadillac is Best in Show at 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

A striking midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Md., was awarded the Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday.

The car, equipped with a V-16 engine and purchased in 1986 by Gillet and then restored by Pruiett Automotive Restoration, emerged from 119 vintage cars and a strong Class 4 Grand Classics (1925-1948) field to capture the top prize at the second annual showcase.

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Charles Gillet, 90, of Lutherville, Md., is in disbelief after being notified his 1931 Cadillac 452A was named as Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance.

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Video: Unbelievable Tandem Trick Shot – By Kids – AGAIN!

Oh man, they did it again.

But this time they increased the degree of difficulty.

If you follow golf – and especially if you follow golf on social media – chances are you’ve seen the ridiculous trick shot pulled off by two California high school golfers, Zachary Christman and Eric Angeles. Heck, if you’ve been anywhere near SportsCenter and the Golf Channel, you’ve probably seen their incredible shot.

Now they’ve upped the ante.

Zachary shared their newest video with us Thursday morning, and as you can see, they made things a little tougher on themselves, adding a friend and a bench in between the two shots. And it’s a longer shot. We agree with Eric – this is indeed cool.

A little more about the kids. They are high school juniors and met as freshmen at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Calif. AND GET THIS: Zachary (second shot) has only been playing golf for about two years! Eric (first shot) has been playing for 6-8, he says.

Let’s hope they keep adding to the shot – and that they keep sharing. They’re quickly becoming like the NBA Dunk Contest – you know, when it was still cool and great.

And to Zachary, thanks for sharing with us. We’ll find a way to get you guys to Pinehurst one day to try the shot at The Cradle of American Golf.

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