It sits on a perch of a small ridge left of 10th green of Pinehurst No. 2 and behind the 9th tee of Pinehurst No. 4. And if it looks familiar because of an old photograph you’ve seen around here, rest assured, you are not seeing ghosts.
While its primary function is to serve as a halfway house for golfers playing No. 2 and No. 4, “The Nest,” as it’s been called, greets golfers as a welcome respite during their rounds. The bar is stocked – there is even an exclusive cocktail available; more on that later – and the menu is delectable.
As writer Pamela Brill put it: “A well-rounded selection of upscale snacks and tasty delicacies, the menu at the new halfway house features local favorites such as pulled pork sandwiches, smoked pork sausage, turkey and cheese sandwiches, pulled pork tacos and chicken salad.”
But The Nest is more than that. Its design was deliberate – to mimic Pinehurst’s original clubhouse from 1898, complete with a second level to serve as an observation deck. That 360-degree view is one of the best in the area, looking down on the 10th green of No. 2, but also in line with the impressive corridor of the 11th hole.
Turn another direction, and the resplendent new design of No. 4 by Gil Hanse unveils itself, with holes 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 13, many among the glimmering, shimmering lake, washing over you in a sweeping vista.
Add in a Woodpecker, a new refreshing cocktail available only at The Nest, and you might find yourself lingering a while.
It’s enough to consider whether to even go on in your round. Perhaps your scorecard would have something to do with it. Or just the beauty all around you.
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Our most popular year-round golf package includes an extra round of golf.
- Resort accommodations for two nights
- Three rounds of golf
- Overflowing breakfast buffet and dinner daily