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7 things to do at Pinehurst this spring

1. Take in the beauty

The iconic “Pinehurst” topiary that welcomes guests to the Carolina Hotel is a sight to behold any time of year, but it’s even more enchanting during the spring when it’s remarkably lush and green.

Everywhere you go, you’ll see flowers blooming and hear birds chirping. Take a deep breath and enjoy the smell of the Pine trees.

Experience the beauty of Pinehurst in just 30 seconds by watching the video below:

Wasn’t that wonderful? Now imagine seeing it all in person.

 2. Play golf


Spring is one of the most intoxicating times of year to play golf at Pinehurst. The courses are in pristine shape and the weather is pure bliss.

The temperatures top out in the 70s or 80s most days, creating ideal golfing conditions.

We’ve already mentioned the beauty, but it should be said that the courses are stunning this time of year thanks to the dogwood trees and azaleas that add pops of color to an otherwise green landscape.

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3. Hit the tennis courts

Our world-class tennis center features 18 clay and three hard courts.

Skip the gym and head for the tennis courts. You can get a great workout in while soaking up the sun.

We offer 18 clay courts and a game-matching service to connect you with local players for a friendly competition.

Click here to learn more about our tennis offerings.

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Paul Azinger talks about his money game with Payne, Lefty and Gentle Ben

You have to hear this one.

Paul Azinger, talking to the great Matt Adams, tells a crazy story about a serious money game at Bay Hill between teams of Phil Mickelson and Ben Crenshaw and Azinger and Payne Stewart.


That’s a lot of Pinehurst history in that game (Payne and Phil, Crenshaw AND Azinger, who also won here). And it’s telling to hear Payne’s confidence in Mickelson.


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From Ross to Haney – A Century of Golf Instruction at Pinehurst


The concepts of golf instruction and practice were slow to evolve as the game developed a head of steam in America in the early 1900s. Richard Tufts, grandson of Pinehurst founder James W. Tufts, once observed: “I always thought it very strange that Walter Travis persisted in practicing chip shots, putting and even full shots when a vacant fairway was available. Why should he, of all golfers, need to waste time practicing?”

Pinehurst had three golf courses open by 1910 but no dedicated practice facility. Early lessons were conducted in the Scottish style of the teacher accompanying the student onto the golf course. But in the spring and summer of 1913, club pro and course architect Donald Ross allocated the ground covered by the first, second and 18th holes of course No. 1 exclusively for practice and built replacement holes on course No. 1 further southward from the clubhouse. The “Maniac Hill” practice range was the first of its kind in the country and remains a haven for resort guests and members to hone their swings.

Pinehurst Golf Academy

The Pinehurst Golf Academy

Various iterations of what exists today as the Pinehurst Golf Academy have been a constant fixture on the vast practice facility.

Frank Palumbo was one of the first to take the golf instruction baton at Pinehurst while serving as a staff pro for many years in the mid-1900s up through the 1980s. Palumbo created junior golf schools at Pinehurst and was assisted in his teaching efforts at various times by former PGA Tour golfer Johnny Palmer, who lived one county to the west in Stanley County. The Palumbo Cup is an annual match-play tournament played among the staff golf pros at Pinehurst.

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Golf Channel remembers Hogan’s breakthrough win at Pinehurst

If you were out enjoying the first weekend of spring, you may have missed two great Golf Channel pieces about Ben Hogan’s breakthrough win at Pinehurst.

Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of Hogan’s first professional win on Pinehurst No. 2. The historic victory broke a seven-year winless streak and set in motion one of the most successful careers of all time.

Hogan proceeded to win the Greater Greensboro Open and the Land of the Sky Open in Asheville. He went on to become one of just four golfers to win a career grand slam.

Pinehurst No. 2’s starters will be celebrating Hogan’s win all month long by donning Hogan-style caps. They’ll share his story with the players who are about to walk the fairways Hogan dominated in 1940.

Be sure to take 5 minutes out of your day to watch both of these videos and head over to to learn more about Hogan.

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Watch madness inflict Georgia State’s golf team

If you thought Ron Hunter’s reaction to Georgia State’s upset stunner of Baylor was insane, check out the Georgia State golf team:

Ah, college…


And if Georgia State has irrevocably busted your bracket, well, you have options:

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