— Mackelly Ray (@mackellyray) February 26, 2018
That day has come. Everyone who loves golf looks forward to it.
No, not the start of The Masters.
On March 11, Daylight Savings Time began. Or, better known, it’s time to Spring Forward.
Here’s how you can fill those extra hours at Pinehurst:
It’s the tried and true method of tackling the most golf possible. And with nine championship golf courses, Pinehurst is the ideal fit for any golfer who desires the opportunity to play a different course every day, even at 36 a day. Each of Pinehurst’s courses offers a unique charm different from the others, all of them reflecting the eras in which they were originally built.
Pinehurst is one of the strongest brands in golf, a massive force that could rest on laurels of the Putterboy until the end of time and be just fine. But what makes this space so special is that they understand that even the greatest of traditions require fresh innovation. From the paradigm-shifting C&C restoration on No. 2 and the forthcoming No. 4 overhaul by Hanse&Team to The Cradle and Thistle Dhu, @pinehurstresort is now unrivaled when factoring in fun, history and architectural significance. It is quite possibly the hippest destination in golf right now is one that is 123 years old. Oh, and don’t sleep on The Deuce — another new addition that truly brings the entire property to life.
It’s the ideal way to lengthen your day with a club in your hand at Pinehurst. Designed by noted architect Gil Hanse, The Cradle, our 789-yard, 9-hole short course can be played in about an hour. And with more than 30 aces in just the few months it’s been open, there is a chance at magic in every swing. Replay rounds are free, so enjoy The Cradle as music plays during Pinehurst’s golden hours as the sun dips lower.
— Josh Carpenter (@JoshACarpenter) February 24, 2018
Our 18-hole putting course, Thistle Dhu, meanders around the famed Putter Boy statue and is located next to The Cradle, giving it the same glowing vistas at dusk and sunset. All you need is a putter, a ball and perhaps a cool beverage, which can be set into each hole’s tee marker (upper right photo) as you try a devilish and fun putt. It’s the perfect way to gently stroll in the fading light.
Tired bones and achy muscles from playing 36 the day before? Take a break with a mid-morning round of golf and then relax that afternoon and early evening with a craft beer or signature cocktail at the Deuce. Whether inside at the open-air bar or seated on the same veranda where golf enthusiasts have been watching players finish their rounds for more than a century, there is nothing like a cool evening listening to the nearby Village Chapel’s chimes mark each passing hour as golfers approach the clubhouse.
The Spa at Pinehurst’s hours run to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and to 6 p.m. on Sunday. That gives you some time at the end of a long and fulfilling day at the course for a chance to get a quick cryotherapy treatment. Cyrotherapy only takes 3 minutes and will leave you refreshed and on the quick road to recovery for your next day. Trust us, it works.
Turn onto Carolina Vista, and feel time slow down: pic.twitter.com/rzOtRefqFF
— Pinehurst Resort (@PinehurstResort) February 9, 2018
Every day at Pinehurst is a good a beautiful one. And of course, there are several other things we’d recommend:
- A walk through the Village of Pinehurst;
- Tour the Tufts Archives and learn the history of Pinehurst;
- See that history in vivid imagery in The Carolina Hotel’s renovated history hallway;
- Sit in a rocking chair on the veranda of the Ryder Cup Lounge at The Carolina as the bagpiper plays his evening serenade;
- Repeat next year.