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Pinehurst Resort’s Clubhouse – Through the Years [Video]

On the back cover of Kenneth Boyd’s marvelous book, ‘The Pinehurst Country Club: A Historical Journey through the House at American’s Golf Capital,” he writes:

“Since 1898, Pinehurst, North Carolina, has been the foundation of golf in America. The Pinehurst Country Club, which serves its members and resort guests in the finest traditions of golf, has been the catalyst for the growth of five world-class courses that begin and end at its doors. The physical presence of the clubhouse has evolved from a modest two-story structure built for enjoying the new sport of golf to the expansive gathering of seamless architecture, which has become a recognizable emblem known world-wide.”

The clubhouse – in particular, the Pinehurst Country Club Members Club – continues to enjoy architectural enhancements. In late November, construction began on a $3.7 million renovation project that will transform the Members Club and provide dramatic new views off the East Veranda, a stunning backdrop for the walk up the 18th hole of famed Pinehurst No. 2, and several other amenities. By Spring 2013, the exterior will feature the stately columns and arches the South Veranda famously added with the clubhouse renovation by Lyman Syse in 1922.

The video above takes you on the 115-year journey of the many faces of Pinehurst’s golfing home. What follows are a few notes about each image you see in the video.

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Pinehurst Members Club Renovations – “The Columns Come Down” [Video]

The Pinehurst Country Club Members Clubhouse renovations have begun in earnest, with construction crews putting in long hours. Before Tuesday, though, there wasn’t much in the form of heavy machinery. Last week, the green awnings were removed to reveal a glimpse of the dramatic new views that are coming to the East Veranda, which you’ve been able to view for yourself in this space before.

Now, though, the real work has begun.

The columns are coming down. And before Spring, they will be replaced with stately arches.

Stay tuned to the Pinehurst Resort Blog for further updates.

 

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Pinehurst, N.C., Dec. 3, 2012 – 73 Degrees [In Pictures]

When you call Pinehurst Resort, the first line you hear is, “It’s a beautiful day in Pinehurst.”

We’re not kidding.

On Dec. 3, 2012, just over three weeks from Christmas day, the mercury soared with the arching sun, and resort guests, Pinehurst Country Club members and the lucky few who live in the Cradle of American Golf were treated to one of those signature days. Once could imagine James Walker Tufts himself feeling the December sun’s rays weave around these stately pines, giving him better than just cause to build the country’s signature golf resort.

Here, in pictures, is what this glorious day looked like on famed Pinehurst No. 2.

In the event you missed this unbelievable day, fear not.

The forecast is the same for tomorrow.

Visit us with our best rates of the year.

The Resort Club at Pinehurst.

The Resort Club at Pinehurst.

The Holly Inn

The Holly Inn

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Night and Day – Especially Day: Early renovation work gives glimpse of dramatic new views at Pinehurst Members Clubhouse

(FOR A SHORT VIDEO OF EARLY WORK BEING DONE TO THE CLUBHOUSE, GO HERE.)

Early work on the renovations for Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Member Clubhouse began on Monday with the initial removal of the green awnings that drape the East Veranda. The hope was with the roofline extended, more stunning views of Pinehurst No. 2 – in particular the famed 18th green and the first hole – would be revealed.

Consider Day 1, then, to be a dramatic success.

The removal of the awnings increases natural lighting and reveals the tree line and Carolina blue skies that were previously obscured.

But don’t take our word for it. See it for yourself.

UPDATE (WEDNESDAY, 10:15 A.M.): We’ve added a few more photos since Monday of the continued renovation. Much of the framework for the green awnings is now gone. The views continue to get better and better.

View of the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning still in place.

View of the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning still in place.

View of the 18th green on Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning in the process of being removed.

View of the 18th green on Pinehurst No. 2 from the East Veranda, with the green awning in the process of being removed.

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It takes a Village – The Carolina Hotel Gingerbread Village [Video]

The Carolina Hotel’s Pinehurst Gingerbread Village took over 100 hours to complete, from the hotel carpenters building the village’s sub-structure to the detailed work done by Pinehurst Resort Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba and his bake shop team, which includes Bake Shop Supervisor Samantha Duffy, who is seen in this video with Chef Norombaba. A total of 12 artists from the bake shop and the kitchen began work on the village the day after Halloween.

The display consists of The Carolina Hotel, the Village Chapel and four residential homes near The Carolina.

It took 24 hours to erect the Gingerbread Village in its final location in The Carolina Hotel lobby.

Items used to complete the structures include:

  • 400 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 6 gallons of egg whites
  • 3 quarts of lemon juice
  • 40 pounds of rolled fondant
  • 4 pounds of pretzels
  • 3 cups of green food coloring
  • 150 pounds of house-baked gingerbread
  • 5 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 10 pounds of various candies

The Pinehurst Resort Culinary and Engineering teams would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. The public is invited to come to The Carolina to view the amazing work done by Pinehurst Resort’s team.

 

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