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Pinehurst Stories: Vintage Pinehurst

A few things come to mind while viewing this vintage newsreel footage of Pinehurst from what we think are the 1940s. (And if you can pin down the exact year or timeframe, let us know in the comments below.)

OK, a few thoughts:

:00 Awesome graphic. AWESOME.

:03 “The high priests of golf…” See what they did there? “High priests” with a shot of the Village Chapel. SYNERGY!

:05 Ah, so that intersection has ALWAYS been confusing. Good to know.

:09 “A quaint colonial town.” Ahem, we prefer VILLAGE, thank you very much. (Kidding. We’re kidding.)

(Honest, we’re kidding.)

:14 Note the unpaved circular drive of The Carolina Hotel. Makes us think of the sandy cartpaths of No. 2. Kinda nice…

:18 Three courses? Donald Ross had 18 holes of Pinehurst No. 4 routed by 1919. Google might’ve helped fact-checking 70 years ago…

:25 “In the afternoon, shop owners suspend business to answer the call of the fairways.” OK, what would it take to make this a daily happening again? ‘Cause I hear the call of the fairways every afternoon, yet it seems my boss doesn’t. Let’s all agree to work on this…

:29 Don’t think the croquet masters would like that parking lot.

:34 “North/South Championship Course.”

Not “Pinehurst No. 2…”

“North/South Championship Course.” Kind of gives you an idea just how important the North & South Open and North & South Amateur tournaments were then, huh?

:37 Not technically Maniac Hill, but it’s amazing that you can have this EXACT SAME VIEW 70 years later.

:42 “Three MILLION Americans.” LOVE the Dr. Evil inflection here. And wow, what a difference Arnie, Jack, Tiger and 70 years makes.

:48 What hole is that? Anyone?

:50 And yes, it would HAVE to be Sam Snead for me to set up and shoot from that angle.

OK, I’d do it for Hogan, too.


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The best breakfast in golf? Do you really even need to ask?

It’s a Twitter world, and we’re all just living in it.

How else do you explain Golf Channel’s Morning Drive seizing on something called National Pancake Day – or better known on the interwebs as #NATLPancakeDay – by ranking the top breakfast spots in golf?

Well, who are we to complain? Morning Drive and Matt Ginella (we’re very big fans of Matty G over here at Pinehurst) started the call early, tweeting:

That led to a bevy of responses, most of which, it seemed anyway, appeared to be Pinehurst-related. Matty G noticed the same thing:

And so, as you can see in the video above (scroll to the 3:13 mark), Pinehurst is well-represented in Matty G’s Top 5 breakfast spots in golf. The best part, though? The clear choice at No. 1.

Of course, as great as it is to see us featured on national television, it really means a lot when it’s our followers who advocate for us. Clearly, Matty G and Morning Drive heard from A LOT of you suggesting The Carolina breakfast buffet, and so we thank you.

As always…thanks, y’all.

Oh, one more thing. T-Rose? About those Spa at Pinehurst treatments? Call us…We have a great special going right now.

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It’s not Pinehurst.

It’s not even really golf. And none of these putting strokes will be adopted by anyone who will be playing in either of the two U.S. Opens Pinehurst No.2  is hosting in 100 days.

But it’s perfection.

And it’s great storytelling.

For more backstory, visit Grantland.


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One Moment – For All Time

And now, at 100 days or less, the race is on to the start of the 2014 U.S. Open – and even more history at Pinehurst.

But as we look ahead, we know that a visit to Pinehurst is never complete until you pause and take a moment to look back. We see you taking your photos or silently reflecting every day, and we think we know why.

The iconic Payne Stewart statue – When a statue is so much more than just a statue.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We had to make one more update to this post. We didn’t get this photo quite in time for it to make the video, but it absolutely needed a home. This is the best Pinehurst-related photo we’ve seen in a long, long time. Great thanks to Lindsay Wilder Riney.


And a special thanks to our followers on Facebook, who jumped at the chance to contribute to this video:

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KT – The Spa at Pinehurst Has You Covered


The Spa at Pinehurst boasts the largest KT-certified massage staff at any resort on the East Coast.

By Jennifer Malia Roche

You may have seen various athletes during the summer Olympics – and certainly Michelle Wie at the U.S. Women’s Open right here in Pinehurst – sporting bands of brightly colored tape on their arms and shoulders and said to yourself, “Now, what the heck is all that?”

Despite what it looks like, the tape is not a fashion statement. “KT,” as we like to call it in-house, was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 30 years ago. The method uses a specific type of tape that is applied over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction.


Novak Djokovic routinely uses KT as well.

Don’t be fooled by shady substitutions. You may have seen this tape for sale in places like Dick’s or Wal-Mart, but that tape is:

  • A) Not professional-grade tape or;
  • B) Something you can just slap on yourself.

An in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required, which is why it should only be done by certified practitioners using the real-deal tape.

Like us.

In the summer of 2013, The Spa at Pinehurst massage team underwent intensive two-day KT training and as a result is now the largest, KT-certified massage staff at any resort on the East Coast.


KT Sessions can booked through Spa Reservations for $110 and are 50 minutes long. They include an assessment and tape application for up to two zones. You’ll also get access to the Spa pool, sauna and steam room with your session.

We’re not promising it will improve your golf game (although…Michelle Wie, so you do the math), but it surely couldn’t hurt to give it a shot.

So before you head to the first tee of No. 2, ready to make that check mark on your bucket list, make sure you’ll be at your very best. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jennifer Malia Roche is the Spa Director at Pinehurst Resort.

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