Pinehurst News

Michelle Wie swings left-handed

We at Pinehurst were fortunate to see Michelle Wie at her absolute best when she won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open on Pinehurst No. 2.

But if you head to Top Golf, you might catch her swinging left-handed, which she showed off on her Instagram feed on Friday:

I think I’ll just stick to righty…. 🙈 Thanks @topgolf for the fun time 🏌🏻#topgolf

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Timelapse: Transforming the Evergreen Music Room

It takes our team hours to get a space ready to host an event, but you can witness the magic in 1 minute. Watch the timelapse video above to see them set up tables, create floral arrangements and more in The Holly Inn’s Evergreen Music Room.

Catering Director Michele Soderquist said the décor for this event was inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, which also happens to be her favorite color.

“When my client mentioned wanting to use golds for this dinner, I immediately suggested we pair gold with greens and other metals,” she said.

Soderquist also drew inspiration from her neighborhood, which is home to a number of avid gardeners.

“Some of the flowers are from my own garden,” she said.

Each event calls for unique décor, which means Soderquist is constantly searching through her work storage closet to find items she can repurpose.

“For this party specifically, I took super magnetic hooks used to hang chandeliers and used them to hang the copper cross bars for the hanging vases,” she said. “I also took metal trays, painted them and inverted them to hide fairy lights and elevate smaller vases.”

The end result was an idyllic garden oasis perfect for a spring dinner party.

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Explore the Benefits of a Facial

Did you know The Spa at Pinehurst offers eight unique facial treatments, including the new Customized Facial?

Design a facial to suit your unique skincare needs and take your experience to the next level with a variety of enhancements like a lip or eye treatment, hand scrub or eyebrow wax.

Not ready to customize just yet? Our talented team of estheticians can help you decide which facial is right based on your skin type and desired outcomes.

Still on the fence about booking a facial? Watch as esthetician Chloe Walsch shares a few of the benefits.

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Congratulations to the Pinecrest Patriots golf team

Pinehurst is known affectionately as The Cradle of American Golf. And while it seems like Pinehurst’s local public high school should have a great golf team, well, we all know just how hard the game really is.

That said, the Pinecrest Patriots golf team really is that dominant.

Congrats to the Patriots, including individual state champion A.J. Beechler, on winning their third straight team golf state championship and fourth in the last five years.

And they did it on Pinehurst No. 6, making it even sweeter.

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Pinehurst breaks ground on Short Course

Crews broke ground on the Short Course at Pinehurst on Monday. (Click to Enlarge)

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club broke ground Monday on its new short course, which will 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.

Work began in earnest on Monday morning as Pinehurst Resort grounds and maintenance crews removed the turf from the former first hole of Pinehurst No. 5. On Wednesday, turf removal began on the former first hole of No. 3.

Crews broke ground on the Short Course at Pinehurst on Monday. (Click to Enlarge)

The short 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.

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.

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“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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