Pinehurst Activities & Recreation Archive

Experience Skating Under the Pines

Skating 1This season, we’re transforming The Carolina Hotel’s West Lawn into a 2,100-square-foot skating rink complete with music, lights and festive cheer that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Whether temperatures call for sweaters or shorts, guests will enjoy a skating experience unlike any other.

A tantalizing array of merry treats will be available, including s’mores bites, cookies, brownies, as well as hot chocolate, coffee and a full bar. Skates will be provided.

  • Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
  • 50-minute skating sessions start at the top of each hour
  • Tickets are $10 per person and purchased rink side

Group skating, private party inquiries and special requests should be directed to Josh Leap at 910-235-8783 or

*Schedule and hours are subject to change due to safety concerns, weather permitting and at the discretion of rink management.
** Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis and based on rink capacity
***All skaters must sign a waiver prior to entering the rink.

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Country star Sara Evans to perform at 2017 Pinehurst Concours; Tickets on sale now

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Award-winning country artist Sara Evans will perform a live concert at the 2017 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Saturday, May 6.

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Nov. 18, 2016) – Award-winning country artist Sara Evans, whose distinctive voice and edgy contemporary sensibility have helped sell more than six million records and produce five No. 1 hits, will perform a live concert at the 2017 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, May 6.


Tickets to the fifth annual vintage car showcase on the fairways of iconic Pinehurst Resort will go on sale Black Friday. They will be available online at and at four local ticket outlets in the Village of Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Tickets to this year’s Pinehurst Concours, which includes a live performance by Evans following the awards ceremony, are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. You can purchase tickets here now.

The concert by Evans will continue a Pinehurst Concours tradition that has included concerts by Three Dog Night (2015) and The Commodores (2016).

“I’m so honored to be a part of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and can’t wait to get back to North Carolina,” Evans said. “I also can’t wait to see all of the amazing cars that will be part of the event!”


The multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.” Her first major hit came in late 1998 with “No Place That Far,” the second single from the album of the same name, which went to No. 1. Four additional singles have reached No. 1 as well: “Born to Fly” (2000-2001), “Suds in the Bucket” 2004), “A Real Fine Place to Start” (2005), and “A Little Bit Stronger” (2010-2011).

“This is a rare opportunity to see an incredible artist in a unique setting, the fairways of Pinehurst,” said Pinehurst Concours president Jay Howard. “Our patrons will love Sara’s music, personality and incredible energy, allowing us to raise the bar of our fifth annual event.”

In addition to her five No 1 songs, four others have appeared in the Top 10 and she has recorded two No. 1 Billboard Country Albums, with five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart. Evans has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5).

Evans was also the first country artist to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and has been chosen as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
he 2016 Pinehurst Concours and concert drew in excess of 12,000 patrons.

Local ticket outlets in the Sandhills area include:
• Village of Pinehurst Town Hall
• The Old Sport Gallery (Village of Pinehurst)
• Pinehurst Resort Members services desk (Members only)
• The Country Book Shop (Southern Pines)

In addition, limited tickets to the Putter Boy Pavilion, the event’s premium VIP hospitality experience, will go on sale starting November 25 online only at No refunds, exchanges or general admission ticket upgrades will be honored with Putter Boy Pavilion online purchases.

A mighty foursome.

The Pinehurst Concours Best of Show winners have included a 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS, a 1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer (2015), a 1931 Cadillac 452A (2014) and a 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster (2013).

The 12 classes of cars competing in the Pinehurst Concours and the event’s featured marques, will be announced soon.

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This tennis trick shot is amazing

Yes, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is primarily known for golf, and so we understand that many of you like seeing some of the best golf trick shots.

But Pinehurst boasts one of the top tennis complexes as well, with 16 clay courts, a full staff of USPTA certified professional instructors, and has been recognized as one of the top in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine.

And so we give you one of the best tennis trick shots we’ve seen, done by Josh Horton at Louis Armstrong Stadium at the U.S. Open:

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Three Rare Best in Show Cars Returning to 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance


VILLAGE OF PINEHURST – Some of the rarest collector cars in the United States – the first three Best in Show winners of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance – will return for the fourth annual vintage car showcase on April 30 for a unique and historic automobile display.

“We’re humbled to have our first three champions coming back to this event, which has become very special to them, in order to find out who will join their exclusive club,” said Pinehurst Concours President Jay Howard. “By Saturday afternoon, we will have a very special Concours Foursome.”


It will be an extraordinary opportunity to get up close to a 1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer (2015 winner), a 1931 Cadillac 452A (2014 winner), and a 1938 Steyr 220 Glaser Roadster (2013 winner) all in the same location on the fairways of Pinehurst Resort — and then watch as the next champion is crowned.

All three stunning former Pinehurst Concours champions will make a grand entrance onto the showfield on Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m., and then be displayed for show attendees to observe and learn about their history with the cars’ proud owners.

“What a sight it will be,” added Pinehurst Concours chief judge Nigel Matthews, who has judged concours all over the world. “I can’t think of another event that has managed to bring all of the winners together since its inception.” … Continue Reading

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5 Favorite Activities for your Group

Meetings and groups of all types have been gathering at Pinehurst for more than a century. Whether you’re meeting in one of our ballrooms, golfing on our courses, unwinding in our Spa or just relaxing on the veranda, you’ll feel you’re in a special place at Pinehurst – a place your guests will never forget.

Here are five of our favorite activities for groups visiting Pinehurst, with a few hidden gems thrown in.

Take on one of the newest and coolest trends on the links!

1. Night-Light Golf

Just because the sun has set and the Carolina blue skies have waned does not mean golf at Pinehurst is done for the day. Treat your group to one of the newest and coolest trends on the links – Night-Light Golf. Our team of Pinehurst golf professionals will create a fun evening event for attendees of all abilities.

Experience world-class bass fishing with an experienced guide.

2. Outdoor Experience at King Fisher Society

Pinehurst has a storied history with outdoor sports, but today we take it up a notch with the  legendary King Fisher Society.

Treat your guests to an array of outdoor field sports at one of the area’s finest private sporting retreats. Just 45 minutes from Pinehurst, this 2,000-acre nature preserve features a 120-acre lake stocked with Bluegill and Bass, world-class sporting clays facilities, falconry and archery, along with instruction. If you like, we can also add orienteering, pontoon boat rides, kayaking or even quail hunting to your experience.


3. Historic Scavenger Hunt

As with most of our group activities, they can be modified for what works best for your team. Here are a couple of options that incorporate Pinehurst’s great history with the rush of competition.

The Amazing Pinehurst Race: Get to know the area by taking part in a number of mental and physical challenges. Teams can take advantage of our shuttle service or use a bike to get to each location. Those feeling adventurous may even race through the Village on foot.

Photo Frenzy: Instagram addicts will love this scavenger hunt. Clues will lead participants to a variety of locations throughout the Village. Upon arrivals, you’ll snap a picture of your entire team before moving on to the next clue.


4. Spa Workshops and Group Programs

The variety of programs offered by The Spa at Pinehurst only hints at the benefits it could have for your group.

Interested in treating your attendees to a few minutes of relaxation during their down time? We offer many abbreviated options of some of our most popular massage therapy treatments.

Pinehurst Golf Academy

5. Corporate Golf Instruction

The instructors at the Pinehurst Golf Academy are rated among the best in the world and include Kelly Mitchum, who can do this and this, all while regularly competing in the PGA Championship.

Imagine then, what they can do for your group of golfers.

Want to give your team the edge on the golf course? The instructors at our Golf Academy offer lessons, clinics and corporate golf schools. Our specialized programs can be customized for individuals or groups. On-course instruction can be included for an additional fee. The staff can also video golfers’ swings or create group-specific skills challenges to identify problem areas or highlight participants’ progress.

The Hidden Gems

Here are a few activities that might surprise you and your team.



Get active! Soar through the forest on eight different zip line cables. A highlight is a stop at a beautiful waterfall. Two or more trained guides accompany each group as they explore some of North Carolina’s most scenic wilderness areas. The experience includes 15 unique tree platforms, 3 canopy sky bridges and 3 spiral staircases.


Golf Genius Scoring

For a professional tournament experience, take your golf outing to a new level with custom packages created using our Golf Genius software to include any of the following add-ons:

  • Event website that displays itineraries, pairings, results, photo, messages, etc.
  • Live Scoring via Golf Genius Scoring app
  • Live TV leaderboards available in multiple locations
  • Branded printed materials including tee sheets, score cards, cart signs and locker room signs, bag tags and more.


Culinary Experience

Any foodies in your group? Get hands-on instruction from our talented culinary team, which can design experiences that feature southern style brunches, sushi, and food and wine combinations.


The Pinehurst Triathlon

If your team has a competitive streak, this is the activity for them. Our version of the triathlon includes activities at our golf facilities, tennis club and lawn sports greens. Each of the areas will test a variety of unique skills. Add a cash bar to your triathlon to celebrate along the way or at the finish line.


Make your own pottery

North Carolina is well known for its pottery, and your guests have the opportunity to work with them. Your guests will participate in a hands-on class with Seagrove Potter Bobbie Thomas. Groups will also visit three pottery locations to learn about the potters and of course, shop!  The pieces you guests create will be shipped directly to them once they have been glazed and fired. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

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