Pinehurst Activities & Recreation Archive

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.


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.

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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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Six-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton returns to Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz

Tierney Sutton has had a long relationship with music, but she didn’t discover jazz until she was 20.

During her time at Wesleyan University, she became fascinated with artists like Bill Evans and Miles Davis.

“I fell in love with the beautiful harmonies and melodies of jazz,” she said. “Something in jazz was sad and complicated and beautiful and joyful, all at the same time.”

Sutton, a six-time Grammy nominee, will bring those emotions to the stage when she performs during the Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz concert Feb. 14.

The 30th annual event, held at the Carolina Hotel, will benefit the Arts Council of Moore County.

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Buck Creek Jazz Band returning to Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz

Get ready to tap your toes and stomp your feet, the Buck Creek Jazz Band is coming to Pinehurst.

The band, known for playing traditional, Dixieland-style jazz, will open the Arts Council of Moore County’s annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz concert at the Carolina Hotel next month.

Buck Creek is no stranger to Moore County as the band has performed at seven previous Heart ‘n Soul concerts.

“The crowds have always been very receptive to the music,” frontman Jim Ritter said.

Band members belt out old-timey songs using a variety of instruments including trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums and piano

Ritter even plays cornet, a brass instrument similar to the trumpet.

Those who attend the concert should leave feeling a bit lighter, Ritter said.

“It’s a very happy music,” he said. “Jazz music was originally invented for dancers. The rhythm is set up to make you want to move you body, so it’s hard to sit still.”

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