Pinehurst News

9 Lives – Pinehurst’s oldest new course


With its acquisition of Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst Resort and Jack Nicklaus are brought together again

By Lee Pace

My golf writing career and the single Pinehurst-area Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course have something in common: Both sprouted out of the mid-1980s golf boom.

I had covered quite a bit of golf at the Durham Morning Herald in the early 1980s before repairing to the staid world of corporate public relations. But the itch to have a front-row seat as the sport expanded—riding flush economic times, a squeaky-clean image and the Baby Boomers’ trade of their tie-dies from the Sixties to their Pickering golf shirts—kept my eyes peeled for good stories throughout the Carolinas to peddle to the rapidly expanding universe of golf publications.

So when developers Mike Sanders, Allen Jordan and Claude Smith announced in early 1987 that they had signed Nicklaus to design a course just southeast of the Pinehurst roundabout, I rode the story for all it was worth. I even took a day of comp time from my job in Charlotte in the spring of 1987 to attend a sales-and-social gathering on the job site when Nicklaus was in town to inspect the early earth work for what was originally called Pinehurst National Golf Club.

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Make the Ryder Cup’s Sticky Wings at home

Sticky Wings


We’ve given you the recipes to our Deconstructed Pork Nachos and two different types of hummus, but we saved the best for last: Sticky Wings.

Instead of fighting the crowds, make your own wings for Super Bowl Sunday.

Our recipe includes cooking the raw wings in Italian dressing to enhance flavor and tenderness. The glaze is sweet, tangy and absolutely delicious.

We think the wings taste best served with our dipping sauce, but we’ll let you be the judge.

If you missed the nacho and hummus recipes, you can find them in our archives.

Don’t feel up to making these this weekend? Stop by the Ryder Cup Lounge and let us do the work.

Note: Click the recipe to enlarge for better viewing.






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Remembering Payne

It is January 30, 2015. Payne Stewart would’ve been 58 years old today.

We miss Payne here in Pinehurst every day. We also honor and remember him every day.

Clearly, we are not the only ones.


Below, you will find much of everything we have done on this site about Payne Stewart, from feature stories to videos.

We miss you, Payne.

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Three Dog Night to rock the fairways at Pinehurst

Have you ever seen a rock band perform on the fairways of a golf course?

Neither have we, but it’s happening May 2.

Three Dog Night will take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m. during the 3rd annual Pinehurst Concours d’ Elegance,  a vintage car showcase of rare and pristine collector automobiles.

The band, which had more Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1974 than any other group, is known for the songs “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World” and “Black and White.”

They recently added “Heart of Blues” and the a cappella ballad “Prayers of the Children” to their set list, proving they have plenty of songs left after four decades on the road.

The Grammy-nominated band, which had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, has performed more than 2,200 shows since 1986, adding new fans to its legion of faithful followers.

Admission to the show is included with the purchase of a Pinehurst Concours ticket, which are on sale now for $40. Click here to purchase.

Make it a night by staying at the Four-Diamond Carolina Hotel or Holly Inn. Click here to book online or call 844-889-1077 to make reservations.

Find out more about the Pinehurst Concours at or 

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Hitmakers Three Dog Night will perform during the 3rd annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2.





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Paul Wahlberg rocks Pinehurst hat on “Wahlburgers”


It looks like Paul Wahlberg is a fan of Pinehurst No. 2. 

The older brother to famous Mark and Donnie donned a Pinehurst No. 2 hat during the most recent episode of the A&E reality series “Wahlburgers.” 

He wears the green cap during his time in Las Vegas, where he was scouting a new location for their restaurant also called  “Wahlburgers.”

The eldest Wahlberg is the restaurant’s executive chef and the star of the show, but Donnie and Mark appear regularly.

Click here to view the episode.



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