Play and Explore
Tee up or wind down. Explore the many ways to play at Pinehurst.

Pinehurst offers more than just great golf. In fact, the resort was originally founded as a health retreat, where the Pine-scented air was thought to have mystical restorative powers. Some say it still does.

Experience the art of leisure as you explore the timeless Village, with its sandy paths, historic homes and charming shops. While away the day in our Spa, take a croquet lesson, or have a fun contest on our Thistle Dhu putting green. There’s no shortage of ways to relax.

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Visiting Pinehurst for the first time? Here are some helpful tips from past guests.

BMW Guest Drive Program

Adventure awaits behind the wheel of a BMW. Available exclusively for Pinehurst Resort guests, a fleet of BMWs can be reserved to tour the Village and its surrounding areas. We have maps and keys waiting for you.     Vehicles can be...

Village of Pinehurst

While most think of Pinehurst as an iconic golf destination, The Village of Pinehurst actually preceded the first golf course in Pinehurst.

The Cradle Short Course

Nearly 120 years after golf arrived here, we present The Cradle, a nine-hole short course that even the newest to the game can enjoy. Designed by golf architect Gil Hanse, The Cradle features holes ranging from 56 to 127 yards.

Run, Walk & Bike

Explore miles of historic homes and scenic streets on one of our complementary bicycles or try one of our NEW TownieGo E-bikes!

Lake Pinehurst

Boat, fish, swim and sunbathe on our private 200-acre lake located just a short shuttle ride from The Village of Pinehurst. Guests can rent kayaks, and pontoon boats for a day on the water.

Lawn Sports

The classic games of croquet and lawn bowling are alive and vibrant lawn sports at Pinehurst.  Two croquet courts and one lawn bowling green are open to resort guests for these fun, competitive but low-key activities.

Thistle Dhu Putting Course

When you visit Pinehurst, make sure and check out our 18-hole putting course, Thistle Dhu, located in front of the main clubhouse by the Putter Boy statue.

The Tufts Archives

Located within The Given Library, across from The Holly Inn, is the Tufts Archives, which displays the rich heritage and history of Pinehurst.


Browse through the many golf and gift shops on property and stroll through the quaint shops of the Village where you’ll find an endless assortment of clothing, antiques, pottery and more.

Carriage Rides

Explore the historic homes and charming streets of the Village of Pinehurst in the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park, created the Village to mirror a New England-style village


Go for a swim or lounge by the pool at the Carolina Hotel and Holly Inn.

Fitness Center

Complimentary to all Resort guests 16 years and older, the Pinehurst Fitness Center located at The Spa at Pinehurst is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and features new state-of-the-art equipment.


Our world-class tennis club, boasting 16 clay courts, offers a full staff of USPTA certified professional instructors, and has been recognized as one of the top in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine.

Area Attractions

Area attractions to explore include Campbell House, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Cameron Historic House, and more.