‘Home of American Golf’
In the beautiful Sandhills of North Carolina, 70 miles outhwest of Raleigh and 90 miles east of Charlotte, you’ll Things to See and Do
Let’s start with the basics. Twenty-three of this area’s
find the thriving community of Pinehurst. Pinehurst’s claim golf courses were rated four-star and above in the 2008
to fame is its incredible golf; between this community and Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. Golf Digest also selected
its neighbors, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, there are 43 the area as one of the world’s top three golfing destina-
golf courses within a 15-minute drive of each other, and tions… so if it’s chipping or driving you’re after, you’ve
each course is more exciting than the next. With so much come to the right place.
to offer, it’s no wonder those in the know consider this
Are you a history buff? The Pinehurst area is steeped in
small but vital town to be the ‘Home of American Golf.’ the legend of The Greatest Game Ever Played. Mini-golf
was born here, and it’s the home of the first driving range.
Golf, golf and more golf awaits you in picturesque In the unlikely event that you get tired of practicing your
Pinehurst; that’s a given. Both the U.S. Women’s and putt, you can make your way to one of the area’s many
Men’s Opens will be held here in 2014, and while you’re other attractions, like the Carolina Horse Park at Five
waiting for them to come along, you can practice your Points, home to the Stoneybrook Steeplechase, the Camp-
swing in any number of incomparable locations. Nor are bell House Galleries, or the nearby North Carolina Literary
the attractions restricted to adults; the U.S. Kids Golf Hall of Fame. Shop ‘til you drop at Midland Road Shops,
Championship was held here in August 2009, for golfers where you’ll find unique arts, crafts and clothes, or satisfy
ages 4-12. But believe it or not, there’s more to Pine- your craving for antiquing in the Cameron Historic District.
hurst than teeing off. The area is also a fabulous place You can also canoe, fish, do yoga, play a mean game of
CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU OF PINEHURST, SOUTHERN PINES, ABERDEEN AREA OF NORTH CAROLINA
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