Pinehurst News

Katie Button is not your average chef

Katie Button will headline the finale in Pinehurst’s popular Chef & Maker series, which will take place from Sept. 15-17. To get to know Katie a little better, please watch the above video, which describes her unique path to becoming one of the Southeast’s most up-and-coming chefs.

Growing up in New Jersey, Katie Button was a serious student, going on to earn a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and entering a PhD program. But she soon discovered her heart was in the kitchen. She was chosen for an internship at Spain’s famous “El Bulli.” She went on to open “Curate” and “Nightbell” in Asheville, North Carolina. Button joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share her culinary journey and signature dishes.

Chef & Maker Weekend

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This might be the best shot of the PGA Championship

Sure, there will have been more important shots made under A LOT more pressure during the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

But John Rahm’s may have been the most fun:.

Wonder if there were any shots like these played at the 1936 PGA Championship on Pinehurst No. 2.

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Hey kids, cool off with these desserts at Pinehurst

With more than 1,500 kids competing this week at Pinehurst for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, what better way to keep them happy (once they get off the golf course) that to treat them to dessert? Parents, we know it’s hot out there this time of year, so here are some of Pinehurst’s best options to keep cool and that sweet tooth satisfied.

We’ve also taken the liberty of listing where you can find each dessert in case, you know, you’d like to spread things around a little bit during your visit.

The Deuce

Salted Caramel Milkshake

With so much golf going on around the main clubhouse, let’s start with the Deuce, which offers the resort’s best milkshakes. (And parents, these milkshakes can be spiked, as well.) Flavors include: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Cookies and Cream and Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

The Tavern

The Double Chocolate Brownie Sundae

The Tavern, located at The Holly Inn, not only offers the quaint ambiance of the Village of Pinehurst, but it also delivers the best sundae at the resort – the Double Chocolate Brownie. Served with vanilla ice cream, topped with caramel and chocolate sauces. Pure delight.

The Blueberry Peach Cobbler

If you want something a little less filling, try to the Blueberry Peach Cobbler, which is served with blueberry ice cream and cinnamon streusel.

The Ryder Cup Lounge

Take in the casual elegance of The Carolina Hotel and stop by the Ryder Cup Lounge for what is easily the most dazzling – and lightest – dessert on property, the Mile High Key Lime Pie, served with raspberry coulis, vanilla chantilly, candied macadamia nuts, and seasonal fruit.

The Mile High Key Lime Pie


The Carolina Dining Room

Want to step up the elegance? Try to decadent Chocolate Cobbler at The Carolina Dining Room. Decadent chocolate cake atop a warm chocolate sauce, served with vanilla ice cream and tart raspberries

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Proven true – This massage will help your golf game


It is called the Champion’s Massage for a reason.

In 2005, Michael Campbell stunned everyone when he emerged victorious at the U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2. And while Campbell’s career to that point was hardly anything to diminish – Campbell had won six times on the European Tour and contended in The Open Championship a decade before – his holding off a Sunday charge by none other than Tiger Woods in his prime was indeed a revelation.

But Campbell always appeared calm and relaxed – and The Spa at Pinehurst may have had something to do with that.

Campbell visited The Spa during the tournament week, and the massage he got there has become known at Pinehurst as the Champion’s Massage following his triumph. It’s perfect for every golfer and designed specifically for the player who is tackling the courses at Pinehurst:

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If you’re looking for an edge here, we highly recommend the Champion’s Massage. And The Spa is available to U.S. Kids participants as long as a parent is present.

It worked for Michael Campbell on the biggest stage with the best player chasing him down.

It’ll work for you, too.


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Pinehurst Golf Academy: Recover from a bad shot like Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth’s recovery mid-round to win The Open Championship will no doubt soon become the stuff of legend. As we have seen in the past – particularly with Retief Goosen and Jason Gore in the final pairing of the 2005 U.S. Open, and actually, from Spieth himself – when things start to go bad on the golf course, sometimes they snowball into disaster.

Spieth, though, found a way to completely turn everything around on Sunday, and he won his 3rd major championship in doing so.

But what about you? In your weekend game, if you find yourself in trouble, what’s the best way to quickly rectify the situation? Eric Alpenfels, the director of the Pinehurst Golf Academy, has a three-step process that will get you back on track – just like Jordan Spieth, and maybe, just maybe, like Kenny Perry in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

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