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Golfers we’re watching in 2015

Now that 2014 has officially come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what’s in store this year.

Here we take a look a few of the golfers we’re planning to watch in 2015.

Michelle Wie

Obviously, we’re going to be paying attention to the reigning U.S. Women’s Open Champion. She won the Lotte Championship in April before claiming her first major win here in June. Wie’s Open victory seems to have given the golfer a new energy. We’re excited to see how she’ll use it in 2015.

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Chinese Chicken Salad is healthy and flavorful

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The Ryder Cup’s Chinese Chicken Salad includes Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, Mandarin orange, macadamia nuts and crisp wontons.

With a new year comes a renewed pledge to eat better.

Our restaurants offer a wide array of salads that make healthy eating a pleasure rather than a pain.

The Ryder Cup Lounge’s Chinese Chicken Salad has become a favorite.

Mandarin oranges give it a sweet zing while green onions provide a savory element.

Bean sprouts, macadamia nuts and fried wontons give the salad a nice crunch.

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Your favorite Pinehurst memories of 2014

2014 Memory Brian Cook

Brian Cook traveled to Pinehurst three times in 2014, but his favorite memory was sharing the U.S. Women’s Open with his oldest daughter, pictured here in front of the Payne Stewart statue.

We know, 2014 is SO yesterday. But you have to admit it was a great year.

When we asked our followers to share their favorite Pinehurst memories, they proved us right. In fact, we were flooded with awesome stories. We’ve compiled a few of the best ones for you to enjoy.

Cheers to another year of family, friends, food and GOLF.

From Facebook

“I was there 3 times this year. Celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Carolina Hotel, played golf on No. 2 New Year’s Day, came down in October with the family. But my favorite trip was bringing my oldest daughter down for the Women’s Open. Great memories for her and me.”
 Brian Cook

“Had dinner at the Carolina Dining Room with my daughters, Melissa Pocock and Sarah Lyn Patterson, just before Christmas…perfect!”
 Betsy Homa  

“First off, carrying my own bag one week after the Women’s Open on No. 2. The spirit of golf as they say was surely alive that day. Incredible memory. #payne
— Robert Carpenter 

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Only 3 ingredients needed to mix up our Holiday Mint Julep

Holiday Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is essentially a Southern tradition served on ice.

That’s why the Ryder Cup Lounge reinvented the cocktail for the holiday season. Instead of using plain white sugar, our bartenders mix up a brown sugar, mint-infused simple syrup.

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Many reasons to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pinehurst

Holly Inn Vintage

The Holly Inn opened Dec. 31, 1895. Located in the heart of the Village, the Four Diamond hotel features 82 guest rooms and suites each as unique as the hotel itself.

New Year’s Eve is of our favorite days of the year.

Why?

We’ve got two reasons – the Holly Inn and Carolina Hotel.

The Holly Inn opened to 20 guests on Dec. 31, 1895, launching the first New Year in Pinehurst history.

Guests paid $3 to spend the night at the modern facility, which had electric lights and steam heat. It included both billiard and card rooms. Each guest room was equipped with a call bell and the finest hair mattresses.

Pinehurst’s first hotel brought more visitors to the area, prompting the need for additional accommodations.

Construction of the Carolina Hotel got underway in 1898 and the Holly Inn expanded in 1899.

Vintage Carolina Hotel NEW

Construction of the Carolina Hotel began in 1898. The doors opened Jan. 1, 1901. The hotel now has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.

The four-story Colonial Revival was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina with 250 guest rooms when it opened Jan. 1, 1901.

We’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve in style for more than a century. This year, guests will enjoy the music of the Band of Oz as they countdown to 2015. After the clock strikes twelve, they’ll have access to an overflowing midnight breakfast buffet fit for a king.

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Members celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Pinehurst Country Club in 1947.

 

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