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Go ahead, try not to tear up at #ArnieWould ad

And to think, this is how the week is starting. Imagine the tributes by the end of Sunday at Bay Hill.

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Military appreciation discount at The Spa this April

Throughout the month of April, the Spa at Pinehurst welcomes active military members and their spouses for a discounted day of pampering.

Enjoy four of The Spa’s most popular services at special rates. The signature Pinehurst Massage and Pinehurst Facial, both 50-minute treatments, will be $85 each. The Pinehurst Pedicure and Pinehurst Manicure will be $50 and $40, respectively.

“With the incredible sacrifices our military makes for all of us, we want to show Pinehurst’s appreciation,” said Branden Fein, the director of The Spa at Pinehurst. “We hope this gives our military and their spouses an opportunity to enjoy a day of rejuvenation and relaxation.”The services are based on availability and may not be combined with other promotional offers.

The services are based on availability and may not be combined with other promotional offers.

 

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Pinehurst reveals routing of new short course

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Pinehurst Resort and Country Club revealed Friday the routing and design of its new short course, which will break ground in early May and is scheduled to open this fall.

Built by Hanse Golf Design, the short course will have nine holes ranging in distances from 65 to 117 yards and feature many of the elements players face on the restored Pinehurst No. 2, integrating the native sandscape and wiregrass commonly found at Pinehurst during Donald Ross’s era.

“Pinehurst’s short course is designed to be enjoyed by all golfers, including regular players, beginners, friends on a buddy trip and families out to enjoy the game in a relaxed setting,” Hanse says. “The course will be a fun alternative or addition to a round while at the same time honoring the heritage and traditions of golf at Pinehurst.”

The short course will be built on 10 acres of property formerly occupied by the first holes of Pinehurst Nos. 3 and 5, and play will be easily viewed from the historic South Veranda of the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse. Both of the greens from the original holes will remain in the short course routing.

The course’s other greens will blend into the landscape with tightly mown runoffs in the surrounds. Some of the greens will feature subtle contours while others will have a plateau style. The bunkers will have the rough-hewn nature of the original Ross bunkers and will also blend seamlessly with the exposed sand surrounds.

“Pinehurst’s short course is designed to be enjoyed by all golfers, including regular players, beginners, friends on a buddy trip and families out to enjoy the game in a relaxed setting. The course will be a fun alternative or addition to a round while at the same time honoring the heritage and traditions of golf at Pinehurst.” -Gil Hanse

Plans to move and expand the Thistle Dhu putting course near the clubhouse veranda continue to be developed.

“We believe the beauty of the short course and Thistle Dhu will provide a magnificent front yard for Pinehurst,” Hanse says.

The short course is part of a larger plan that was announced by Pinehurst in November to further restore the original character and spirit to the Pinehurst golf experience. The centerpiece of the plan will be Hanse’s complete redesign of No. 4, which will include exposed sand and native wiregrass, wider fairways and natural topography. The No. 4 redesign is scheduled to begin  this fall with the course reopening in fall 2018.

“While Pinehurst is the country’s most historic golf resort, we’re constantly evolving,” says Pinehurst Owner and CEO Bob Dedman. “The opening of the short course, along with the No. 4 redesign and last summer’s opening of the Deuce bring a new level of energy and excitement to the Pinehurst experience.”

Hanse is an ideal choice for the projects. His portfolio of original designs includes The Olympic Golf Course in Brazil, and his restoration projects include The Country Club, LA Country Club, Myopia Hunt Club, Merion Golf Club and Oakland Hills Country Club, among others.

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Girl’s Spa Weekend welcomes 77

During our first Girl’s Spa Weekend of the year, we welcomed 77 women to Pinehurst for a weekend of pampering.

Girls-Spa-Weekend-2017After checking in Friday afternoon, they enjoyed an interactive floral design workshop featuring spring blooms. Tim of Aldena Frye Custom Floral Design led the lively class and encouraged the women to take home their creations.

Next, they eased into the weekend by enjoying wine, artisan cheeses and fresh seasonal fruit during a welcome reception at The Spa at Pinehurst. A representative from the FarmHouse Fresh skin care line was on hand to demonstrate some of their most popular products.

Saturday morning kicked off with a relaxing yoga class. Afterward, the women headed to The Spa to slip into a cozy robe and await their spa treatments, which included a choice of massage, facial or body treatment.

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Edamame Hummus

Chef Morgan Wesley showed off his culinary skills with a vegan cooking demonstration Saturday afternoon. Recipes included Edamame Hummus, a Local Greens, Quinoa, Avocado, Grapefruit and Radish Salad, Tofu Green Goddess Dressing and a Chia Pudding with Seasonal Berries and Flaxseed Granola. Healthy and oh-so-tasty.

The weekend wrapped up with another great yoga class Sunday morning, leaving the women relaxed and rejuvenated as they returned home.

The Spa will host another Girl’s Spa Weekend later this year. Check back for details.

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Updates on the new holes of Pinehurst No. 3

A few weeks ago, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club released new renderings and answered a few questions about the changes to Pinehurst Nos. 3 and 5.

That post caught the attention of The Golf Channel. While the work on Nos. 3 and 5 is not yet fully complete, the courses are on schedule to resume play with new routings in the early spring.

As spring nears, some of the changes to Pinehurst No. 3 are becoming more prevalent. Below are photos of the new 3rd hole on No. 3, the new par-3 4th hole, and the new par-3 10th hole.

The new 3rd hole on Pinehurst No. 3

A view of the new par-3 4th hole of Pinehurst No. 3 from the left:

 

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The new par-3 10th hole of Pinehurst No. 3, which overlooks the water:

 

A look at the 9th hole of Pinehurst No. 3:

Later in spring, Gil Hanse will begin work on the Pinehurst short course, which will be in a wonderful setting:

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