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An eye for art, a love for Pinehurst

Chris Hinton poses with his designs in the Pinehurst Pro Shop. He’s currently working on a coloring book.

When Chris Hinton sits down at his dining room table, food isn’t typically in front of him. The small space has a different purpose, serving as a makeshift art studio.

It’s there that Hinton creates the designs that have appeared on more than half a dozen notecards and prints available in the Pinehurst Pro Shop and online at By day, Hinton works in the shop, watching as guests marvel at his designs.

“It’s incredible seeing them on display,” he said. “I kind of get a proud parent moment when I see people pick one up.”

Hinton’s designs include a pencil sketch of the famous Putter Boy statue and the historic Carolina Hotel. Dogwood blossoms, the official state flower and a spring staple in Pinehurst, make appearances in two of Hinton’s designs. He’s also created a striking cardinal and whimsical snowman who poses with the Pinehurst No. 2 flag after his round.

“I just look for things that make the resort stand out,” Hinton said. Pinehurst is such a special place, so I want to convey that through my art.”

Once Hinton decides on a subject, he spends hours perfecting each design.

Purchase Chris’ pencil sketch of Putter Boy in the main golf shop or online at

“There’s a lot of fine-tuning,” he said. “People would be surprised by how many different drafts it takes to get to the final product.”

Hinton studied art at Oklahoma State University, but his love of sketching and watercolors goes all the way back to first grade. When Retail Director Laura Robinson found out about Hinton’s background, she encouraged him to create something for Pinehurst.

“We are very fortunate to have someone so talented on our retail team,” Robinson said. “Chris’ creativity has been a huge asset to the development of our notecard program and has added new life to our artwork category.”­

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Valentine’s Gift Guide

There’s still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for your Valentine. Our retail shops are full of items for anyone who loves Pinehurst, plus we have a robust selection online.

Here we’ll provide a few gift suggestions, but you can browse our entire online inventory at

V-Day Gift Guide 17 Golf (3)For the Avid Golfer

Outfit the golfer in your life with the perfect accessories. The MacKenzie Leather Shag Bag, available in three colors, is a simple way to carry up to 50 golf balls. Pair it with Titleist Pro V1 balls, which deliver exceptional distance with consistent flight and more short game control, and Ahead’s Switchfix Divot Tool.  

V-Day Gift Guide 17 Spa (1)For the Spa Lover 

Made from plush terry cloth, this cozy robe will make your loved one feel like they’ve escaped to a day at The Spa at Pinehurst. Add an aromatherapy neck pillow, featuring a comforting herbal scent, and our signature Forest Calm Bath Salt for ultimate pampering.

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Gear Up for Winter at

Judging by the numbers we see in this video, proper attire can go a long way to keeping your scores lower in the winter. Pinehurst Assistant Golf Professional Robert Hoadley demonstrates how a bulky coat can impact your golf swing and shows the proper way to layer for cold weather golf.

Apparel featured in this video can be purchased at Enjoy 20% off Winter Gear using promo code COLD17 through Jan. 31, 2017. 

FootJoy ProDry Long Sleeve Mock Golf Shirt

FJ Mens ProDry LS Mock - White resizse

FootJoy Texture Sport Half-Zip Pullover

FJ Mens Texture Sport Half Zip Pullover - Royal

FootJoy Hydrolite Jacket
Mens FJ Hydrolite Jacket - GreyRedBlack

Imperial Pinehurst Winter Knit Hat

Pinehurst Winter Knit - DkGrn_Wht - Front resize

FootJoy WinterSof Golf Gloves are available at the golf shop inside the main clubhouse. Discount does not apply to gloves.

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The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

CHRISTMAS IS A MONTH AWAY, so now is the time to find the perfect gift. Our retail shops are full of items for anyone who loves Pinehurst.

Here we’ll provide a few suggestions, but you can browse our entire online inventory at Enjoy 25% off purchases of $200 of more now through Monday, Nov. 28.

Note: Click the photo of the item to purchase.

For the Fashion-Forward Golfer

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His: This Dri-FIT Nike Victory Polo features flattering horizontal stripes and flat seams that stay off the shoulders and sides to help make every swing, pitch and putt comfortable.




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Her: This ’47 Brand Ladies Squad ¼ Zip Pullover featuring a screen print of the Putter Boy logo has a sleek design that will make her feel her best on the golf course.




For the Little One




Introduce your children to Pinehurst with this plush teddy bear decked out in a sweater featuring the Putter Boy logo. Choose from four different colors.




For the Art Lover




An archival fine art print of “Pinehurst at First Light” is the perfect addition to any home. This breathtaking image was highlighted by the Golf Channel and is considered to be one of our most beautiful views.




For the Christmas Fanatic 




If you know someone who visited Pinehurst in 2016, this keepsake ornament is a must. Featuring the iconic Carolina Hotel and Golf Lad, it’s the perfect nostalgia piece to help them relive their time in the Sandhills.



For the Ultimate Entertainer




Entertaining is a lot more fun with this stylish Director Whiskey Set. Hand cut and polished, this 24% full lead crystal set includes a 26-ounce decanter and four 10-ounce rocks glasses.




For the On-the-Go Golfer 




Hit the road or the course with the versatile Viking Tumbler. It keeps hot liquid warm for more than four hours and cold liquids chilled for up to eight hours.




For the Craft Beer Enthusiast




Every beer lover knows the glass is almost as important as the beer itself. This Belgium beer glass is designed with an inward tapering top to capture aromas and enhance the tasting experience.



For the Book Worm 




Updated since its original introduction in the fall of 2012 to include coverage of the back-to-back 2014 U.S. Open and U.S Women’s Open, this book is lavishly illustrated and chronicles the evolution of Pinehurst and its famed No. 2 course over more than a century.


For the Friend who Deserves Pampering 





Made from plush terry cloth, this comfortable robe will make your pal feel like they’ve escaped to a day at The Spa at Pinehurst.



For the Traditionalist




Hit the course in style with a Pinehurst Tartan Driver Cover. Custom-made by Oregon-based Seamus Golf, this timeless piece is available both online and in the Pinehurst Pro Shop. Shop the entire collection of Tartan head covers and accessories.



For the Golfer Who Has Everything




Feel like your friend has everything they could possibly want? Consider a Hickory Shafted Putter featuring the iconic Putter Boy logo.






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Still undecided? A Pinehurst gift card is always a great option. It can be used to play a round of golf, enjoy a day at The Spa or go out to dinner at one of our restaurants.




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Custom-made Pinehurst tartan now available

Retail Pinehurst Tartan 1Hit the course in style this fall with our new Pinehurst tartan head covers and accessories.  Custom-made by Oregon-based Seamus Golf, the timeless pieces are now in stock both online and in the Pinehurst Pro Shop.

Registered with the Scottish Authority, the Pinehurst tartan is a recreation of a much older fabric.

“In the 1990’s, Dr. Phil Smith – one of the foremost tartan experts in the world  –  was commissioned to resurrect the tartan from a scrap attached to an old postcard after all other records of the tartan had been destroyed,” said Akbar Chisti, Co-Founder and President of Seamus Golf. “Today, the tartan is weaved from Scottish wool that has been dyed by craftsmen and women and then loomed into the unique pattern. Once in our Oregon shop, we hand-cut, sew, and personalize each product to maintain the integrity and class of this historic design.”

Head over to to get yours today:

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