Pinehurst, NC

Pinehurst, NC

Nicknamed the “Home of American Golf,” Pinehurst, N.C., is a golfer’s paradise. Located among the towering pines in the heart of North Carolina, Pinehurst has a storied history of hosting PGA Tour events, and this week, the town is host of the 2024 U.S. Open. If you’re planning a trip to Pinehurst to watch the tournament or hit the links with a group of friends, we have a full itinerary and wardrobe mapped out for you. 

Where to Stay

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The Carolina Hotel is one of the grander options for lodging in Pinehurst. The hotel has been part of the Pinehurst community for more than a century and offers 230 newly renovated rooms and suites. Amenities include a new coffee house, heated pool complex, putting green and two retail outlets. Guests can also enjoy breakfast and dinner at The Carolina Dining Room. A Southern breakfast is served buffet-style from 6 to 10 a.m. 

Open since 1895, The Holly Inn is Pinehurst’s oldest hotel and is centrally located in Pinehurst Village. This unique property reflects the style of the turn of the century with traditional guest rooms and suites. Those staying at the inn can relax by the pool and stop for drinks at The Tavern.

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The Manor combines contemporary features with classic charm, and includes traditional guest rooms as well as private hospitality suites for large groups. A short walk from the Village of Pinehurst, the property is conveniently located near shops and restaurants. 

No matter where you choose to stay on the Pinehurst Resort property, you’ll be in close proximity to the resort’s premier golf courses. 

What to Do 

If your idea of a relaxing weekend is playing one golf course after another, Pinehurst is the perfect escape for you. With 10 world-renowned courses, a nine-hole course called The Cradle, and Thistle Dhu, an 18-hole putting course, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to test your golf skills. 

No matter where you golf in Pinehurst, you’ll be playing where legends once played.Pinehurst’s most infamous course is No. 2, designed by Donald Ross. The course has served as the site of more single golf championships than any other course in the United States. As the U.S. Open’s anchor site, No. 2 will not only host the 2024 U.S. Open, but it will also welcome golf champions for the 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047 U.S. Open events. 

The Cradle, billed as “the most fun 10 acres in all of golf” is a challenging nine-hole course with a twisting fairway. Designed by Gil Hanse, the course will test your short-game. The fact that replay rounds are free is a testament to the twists and turns you’ll find here.

Any Pinehurst resort guest can hone their putting game at Thistle Dhu. With no green fees, the course is perfect for breaks between tee-times or a fun challenge with friends. 

Food & Drink 

For local craft beer and quintessential Carolina barbecue, a trip to Pinehurst Brewing Company is a must. Built in Pinehurst’s historic steam plant, the restaurant and taproom features a rotating list of drafts on tap and offers a selection of meats smoked on site with local oak and hickory wood. Those in search of alternative dining options will find a wide variety of sandwiches, salads and pizzas on the menu.

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A favorite among locals, the cuisine at Ironwood fuses traditional Southern fare with international flavors. Some of the more unique offerings include the Kan Kan Pork Chop, Ironwood Kebab and Bi Bim Bap Stir Fry. 

Known as “the best 19th hole in golf,” The Deuce is located on the 18th hole of Pinehurst’s historic No. 2 course, where Payne Stewart clinched his legendary win in the 1999 U.S. Open. The Deuce serves a range of specialty cocktails, appetizers and pub fare. Stop by for drinks with friends after a long day on the links or enjoy a prime rib dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Outfit Your Trip

With a weekend full of time on the course, you can rely on GenTeal’s tried and true favorites to keep you cool in the summer sun. Our Golf brrrº Performance Polo features a unique print that’s perfect for a weekend filled with tee-times. The polo is designed with our brrrº Cooling Technology that will help you stay dry, cool and comfortable from the first to the 18th hole. 

Depending on the temperature, you can layer the polo with our Alloy Capetown Half Zip-Shell. The perfect lightweight layer, this jacket will shield you from the elements on and off the course. It includes thoughtful design features like reflective accents and an ergonomic three-panel hood. 

Pack our Bunker Shorts and our signature Clubhouse Stretch 5-Pocket Pant, and you’ll have everything you need for a getaway to Pinehurst. 

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