Your Pinehurst Family Vacation

Pinehurst Resort has always been known affectionately as the Cradle of American Golf. As the largest golf resort in North America and home to the U.S. Open’s first Anchor Site with Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst’s standing in the game of golf has been well established for over 125 years. But, is it a great destination for families? We think so.
In fact, kids 12 and under stay and eat for free when sharing a room with a parent AND kids 17 and under play for free with their parents.*

Take a look at a few ways you could spend 3 days at Pinehurst with your crew.

*Based on parent’s meal plan. A premium per child applies when playing No. 2 and No. 4. Beginning March 1, 2022, kids 5 and under dine free and ages 6-17 dine at a la carte pricing. Kids 17 and under stay and golf for free when sharing a room with a parent.


Explore the fun of golf in our “front yard”.

Whether the kids – or the parents – are golfers or not, we hope everyone who visits Pinehurst can have some exposure to the game we love. It’s why the “front yard” of the main clubhouse is devoted to the fun of golf.

Putt-putt golf gets an upgrade at Thistle Dhu, our 18-hole putting course, filled with hills, bumps and valleys over a 75,000-square-foot green around the famed Putter Boy statue. Play is free, so just ask our starter for a few putters and golf balls, grab a scorecard and off you go.

Next door is The Cradle par-3 short course, featuring nine holes ranging from 45-120 yards. Perfect for every level of golfer and if there’s enough room, you can play as many loops as you’d like. Kids play free with a paying adult, so kick off your shoes, take in the tunes and enjoy.


Milkshakes and tater-tots with a view.

The Deuce, one of the best pubs in all of golf, overlooks the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2. Just this year, the Deuce extended its hours and expanded its menu to include dinner. It’s the perfect spot to cap your first day.

Kids’ Choice
We have to mention the Deuce’s milkshakes. Trust us on this one.


All-you-can-eat bliss.

Breakfast always starts at The Carolina Hotel’s breakfast buffet. All the traditional fixin’s, an omelet station, cereal, waffles – it’s all here. Everybody can be happy.


Choose your adventure.

For the golfing family:
You’ve come to the right place. Everyone knows about No. 2, and nothing compares to the crescendo of cheers you’ll hear as you walk up the 18th fairway while you wrap up the round of a lifetime with your kids. Believe us – the score won’t matter. If not everyone is ready for No. 2, there are eight other courses to choose from. Pinehurst No. 3 is a quirky par-68 and at just 5,155 yards, many consider it a mini No. 2, especially with its own set of turtleback greens.

Not a golfer?
Try out The Spa at Pinehurst, or lounge and play at the pool at The Carolina. Bike into the Village – there are also kids-sized bikes available – or take in a day of shopping. Walk the Arboretum or bound over to the Camelot playground, a favorite of local families. Reserve a BMW Guest Drive for three hours and head over to nearby Southern Pines – it’s a 5-minute drive – for more parks and shopping in another quaint small town.

Mix in with the locals for lunch anywhere in the Village, or try any of our casual restaurants like the Ryder Cup Lounge, The Tavern or Pinehurst Brewing Co.


Fine dining and tall pies.

For dinner, enjoy a nice evening with the family at the Carolina Dining Room. Sure, it’s a tad more upscale, but there’s no jacket and tie requirement, and there’s always something for the kids.

Kids’ Choice
Don’t leave Pinehurst without trying – and seeing – the Mile High Key Lime Pie. Go big and order the brownie sundae, too.


Rocking chairs and relaxation.

Time tends to slow down at Pinehurst, so don’t feel like you have to rush off. Sit a spell. Wake up slow and head to the Carolina Coffee Shop for a pastry and beverage. Kick back in a rocking chair on the veranda and take in the refreshing scent of the pines.


Stock up on the gear.

What didn’t you get to on Day 2? It’s all available again today. The golf, the Spa, the Village, the restaurants, The Cradle, Thistle Dhu again. On your way out, stop by the main golf shop at the Clubhouse or the gift shop at the Carolina and shop a wide selection of Putter Boy logo’d apparel, drink ware, golf accessories and more to commemorate your trip.

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