An Evening at Dornoch Cottage

dornoch front

This is an exclusive peek into the home designed and formerly owned by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross.

At first glance, Dornoch Cottage (named after Ross’ hometown in Scotland) looks like any ordinary home. Visible from Midland Road, it is a mix of traditional and colonial. The front features a modern brick façade and arched entryway. The back, however, is much grander, with towering white columns that span from the ground to the roof. The house is a testament to marriage and compromise – a traditional front to the house to please Ross and a colonial look to the back to appease his wife.

An Evening at the Dornoch Cottage includes a reception and putting contest on the third green of the famed Pinehurst No. 2. Our culinary team, led by Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul, will create a farm-to-table menu tailored specifically for you, complete with custom cocktails, local craft beers and select wines. Throughout the evening guests can immerse themselves in golf history, viewing the extensive collection of historic memorabilia.


Site rental and staging: $2,500
Putting Contest Management: $5 per person with a $100 minimum
Menus starting at $130 per person
Round-trip transportation from hotel included in price
Décor options available and priced per event

Group Size

Minimum: 30
Maximum: 60

Time for Activity

2.5 hours


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