Pinehurst Activities & Recreation Archive

Visiting Pinehurst for the first time? Guests share their tips for a memorable trip

Donald Ross called Pinehurst No. 2 the “fairest test of championship golf.”

If you’re checking Pinehurst off your bucket list this year, you’ve probably already scoured the Internet in search of secrets to make your trip a memorable experience. 

But we know the best advice is passed down from friend to friend, so we asked our friends (OK, OK, they are technically former guests) to tell us what tips they would give a newbie. They took to Twitter and Facebook to share their best advice, which we have compiled below.

First, let us share a few tidbits from our staff.

Pose for a photo with Putter Boy: The bronze statuette is the symbol most synonymous with Pinehurst, so be sure to get a shot with him. 

Take advantage of our FREE shuttles: Park your car and leave it there until it’s time to leave. We offer complimentary shuttle service to all Resort facilities and the Village of Pinehurst during regular operating hours. Click here for more information.

Go for a bike ride: Stop by Resort Services in the Carolina Hotel to check out a bike at no charge. Be sure to ask about trail maps. Click here for details. If biking isn’t your thing, we offer a variety of other activities. 

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5 can’t miss Pinehurst Easter activities

Easter weekend in Pinehurst gets underway exactly one month from today. 

Start planning your trip by browsing our full list of Easter activities.

We’ve pinpointed a few of our favorites below.

Kids can enjoy special activities during the holidays.

1. Easter Egg hunts

Kick off Easter weekend with a unique twist on a classic pastime – a flashlight Easter egg hunt.

We’ll provide the Easter bags and flashlights, all you need to do is bring your children down to the Grand Ballroom by 5 p.m. Friday, April 3.

The fun continues Easter Sunday with two egg hunts on the West Lawn – one for children ages 5 and younger, another for children ages 6 to 12. Both egg hunts will get underway at 10 a.m.

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4 reasons why we’re looking forward to March

As February winds down, we can’t help but get excited about what’s coming in March.

Here are four reasons you should be looking forward to next month too.

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1. SPRING is March 20.

If you’re counting down (I know we are) that’s only 24 more days!

What’s so great about spring in Pinehurst? Blooming azaleas, Carolina blue skies, the smell of Pine trees. We could keep going, but you get the point. It’s always beautiful in Pinehurst, but spring is exceptionally lovely.

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Join us in March for a tasting, beer dinner with Highland Brewing

What’s better than craft beer? FREE craft beer.

Stop by the Ryder Cup Lounge from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 for a tasting with Highland Brewing Company, North Carolina’s oldest craft brewery.

A representative from the Asheville-based brewery will be on hand to lead the event.

Samples of four beers, including Highland’s flagship Gaelic Ale and popular St. Terese’s Pale Ale, will be served. If you like what you taste, you’ll be able to buy a full pint from our bar.

Join us later in the month for a beer dinner featuring four Highland brews paired with a menu crafted by Pinehurst Chef de Cuisine Shawn Aoki.

The four-course meal gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the Crystal Room. Cost is $49 plus tax and gratuity. Check back next week for details about how to purchase tickets.

Can’t make it to either event? You can still swing by the Ryder Cup anytime during March to enjoy Highland brews. We’ll have four on tap the entire month.

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Three Dog Night to rock the fairways at Pinehurst

Have you ever seen a rock band perform on the fairways of a golf course?

Neither have we, but it’s happening May 2.

Three Dog Night will take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m. during the 3rd annual Pinehurst Concours d’ Elegance,  a vintage car showcase of rare and pristine collector automobiles.

The band, which had more Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1974 than any other group, is known for the songs “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World” and “Black and White.”

They recently added “Heart of Blues” and the a cappella ballad “Prayers of the Children” to their set list, proving they have plenty of songs left after four decades on the road.

The Grammy-nominated band, which had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, has performed more than 2,200 shows since 1986, adding new fans to its legion of faithful followers.

Admission to the show is included with the purchase of a Pinehurst Concours ticket, which are on sale now for $40. Click here to purchase.

Make it a night by staying at the Four-Diamond Carolina Hotel or Holly Inn. Click here to book online or call 844-889-1077 to make reservations.

Find out more about the Pinehurst Concours at pinehurst.com/news or pinehurstconcours.com. 

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Hitmakers Three Dog Night will perform during the 3rd annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2.

 

 

 

 

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