There’s much more to charming Pinehurst and Southern Pines than just hitting the greens. Here’s where to stay, what to do, and where to eat on a relaxing weekend getaway.
A Local’s Guide: Weekend Getaway in Pinehurst and Southern Pines
Relaxation abounds — along with delicious farm-to-table food, local shops, and golfing galore — in the Sandhills.
Seven Great Spots to Hit After a Round of Golf in Pinehurst
After 18 holes of golf — or just a day of shopping — dinner, drinks, and camaraderie at these Sandhills spots are just what the caddie ordered.
A Local’s Guide: Pinehurst & Southern Pines
Pinehurst local Eric Alpenfels, director of golf instruction at Pinehurst Resort, shares three of his favorite places to explore in the Sandhills.
The Finest Firs
At the Pinehurst Festival of Trees, wander through a forest of exquisitely decorated Christmas trees — and share the spirit of the season with children in need.
The Fairest of Them All
In Pinehurst, an unusual barn once served as an exhibition hall for livestock and a stump for local politicians, who’d snap their suspenders and make big promises. Today, this restored barn in the heart of horse country hosts weddings, dinners, and even rock concerts.
Major Moments in Tar Heel Tennis
When it comes to college basketball, minor league baseball, and professional football, North Carolina’s athletic achievements are well-known. Now, it’s time to serve up another side of our state’s sporting history — tennis.
Toad & Wee: Scruffy Duffers
On a short course at Pinehurst Resort, a pair of putter boys learn the finer points of teeing up, playing through, and celebrating a good drive (quietly).
Where the Grass Is Greener
Seasoned golfers know that a visit to Pinehurst isn’t just about tee time at the legendary resort. The surrounding village offers rich history, charming shops, and fine flavors to fill a weekend on — and off — the greens.