Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resort
United States of America, Carolina North, Pinehurst | Southern Pines, Southern Pines
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Nestling amongst the Sandhills of Northern Carolina, the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area vies with St. Andrews as the golf capital of the world and rightly claims to be the American "Home of Golf". Amidst this privileged environment, the twin resort of Pine Needles and Mid Pines boasts two world-renowned Donald Ross golf courses, each one featuring its own casually elegant lodge.
The two sister resorts were conceived to help handle the overflow of golfers flocking to Pinehurst Resort in the early 1920's. Mid Pines club's first meeting was held in January 1921 with Donald Ross as a founding member and designer of the golf course. Pine Needles followed a few years later and Donald Ross also took care of its design. Ross had a special affection for North Carolina's Sandhills area, where he designed no less than seven courses. A member of Historic Hotels of America, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club is a fine Georgian-style inn built in 1921 and watching over Mid Pines' 18th hole, while Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club was inaugurated in 1927, a Tudor-style lodge is a casual and elegant hideaway with a homely atmosphere.
Blessed by a mild climate year round, the Sandhills area of North Carolina is a paradise for the avid golfers and the twin resorts of Pine Needles and Mid Pines a perfect base to explore the region. The area is home to no less than 43 golf courses within a radius of 15 miles, seven of them laid out by the legendary Donald Ross. Its maximum exponents are Ross' classic designs at Pinehurst #2, Pine Needles and Mid Pines, Fazio's masterpieces at Pinehurst #4 and #8, and Jack Nicklaus' modern layouts at Legacy Golf Links and National Golf Club.
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Mid Pines & Pines Needles Inns
MID PINES INN
A member of Historic Hotels of America, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club is a fine Georgian-style inn built in 1921 and watching over Mid Pines' 18th hole. This timeless retreat full of golfing memories offers every modern amenity.
Accommodation: 108 Rooms + 7 Renovated Villas. Complimentary WiFi in public areas and the Inn
Dining: Mid Pines Dining Room + Cosgroves Lounge
Leisure: Tennis courts, Swimming pool, Game room with pool, foosball and ping pong + Open access to Pine Needles’ fitness centre
Mid Pines Conference Centre (250 people): Foyer + Can be divided in two rooms
Julius Boros Boardroom (18 people): Fireplace and wetbar + integrated audio/visual equipment
PINE NEEDLES LODGE
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club was inaugurated a few years later in 1927. This Tudor-style lodge is a casual and elegant hideaway with a homely atmosphere.
Accommodation: 75 comfortably appointed rooms. Complimentary WiFi throughout the property
Dining: Pine Needles Dining Room + In-the-Rough Lounge
Leisure: Outdoor swimming pool. All-grass tennis courts. Fitness Centre. Covered walkways connect the lodge, clubhouse, dining room and proshop
Reception Centre (10,000 sq.ft. / 450 people): Meetings, tradeshows and banquets. Can be divided into three rooms + Pre-function area
Main Meeting Centre (200 people): Can be divided in two rooms
Golfview Boardroom (50 people): At the clubhouse
The Wedge Lodge (100 people): Private and casual room with sofas, card tables and wet bars
Mid Pines & Pines Needles Golf
PINE NEEDLES GOLF
Donald Ross (1927) + John Fought (2004) 18 holes - 7,015 yds - Par 71 - USGA 73.5 - Slope 135
Pine Needles golf course is a classic, memorable course where you need every club in the bag and where every hole will linger in the memory after playing it just one time. Routinely named among North Carolina's top courses, Pine Needles stands as one of Donald Ross' most praised creations, and with John Fought’s renovation in 2004, the layout has been restored to Ross's original intent. Half a dozen USGA championships have been played on its fairways, including three US Women's Open, the last one in 2007.
Host to the 2007 US Women’s Open
MID PINES GOLF
Donald Ross (1921) 18 holes - 6,528 yds - Par 72 - USGA 71.3 - Slope 127
Impeccably manicured to modern standards, Mid Pines is a classic gem, a rarity amongst Ross' masterpieces, where time stood still since it was crafted 90 years ago - Mid Pines hosts the distinction as Ross' Sandhills only design to remain exactly as it was routed in 1921. Many have defined the course as "pure Donald Ross" because of the way it fits the land where it was laid out, with few forced carries, artificial or contrived holes. Mid Pines was not designed as a daunting task to to the professionales, but as a fun course and adequate challenge for the mid and high handicap club members.
• Golf Academy - Pine Needles Learning Centre
Pinehurst | Southern Pines Golf
Blessed by a mild climate year round, the Sandhills area of North Carolina is a paradise for the avid golfers and the twin resorts of Pine Needles and Mid Pines a perfect base to explore the region. The area is home to no less than 43 golf courses within a radius of 15 miles, seven of them laid out by the legendary Donald Ross.
Ross' affection for North Carolina's Sandhills stemed out the fact that the area reminded him of his Scottish homeland, where he studied the art of golf course design from Old Tom Morris. The topography talked to him and Ross listened, letting the contours of the land dictate the routing of the holes. Its maximum exponents are Ross' classic designs at Pinehurst #2, Pine Needles and Mid Pines. Other local gems include Fazio's masterpieces at Pinehurst #4 and #8, and Jack Nicklaus' modern layouts at Legacy Golf Links and National Golf Club.
PINEHURST RESORT 1895
Pinehurst features 8 unique golf courses, making it the largest golf resort in America. Ross, Fazio, Maples, Jones and most recently, Coore & Crenshaw have made each course a unique test of golf. Pinehurst # 2 8 and 4 are consistently ranked among the world's best, while # 1 & 3 reflect Donald Ross's most original Pinehurst works.
• Pinehurst No. 1
Various Architects, inc. Donald Ross (1898) 18 holes - 6,093 yds - 68.5/117
Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Ross's touch that you feel on Pinehurst's first golf course. Don't let this short par 70 fool you - it's more of a challenge than its lenght might hint. Stray balls off the tees or a sloppy game on the green can cause a lot of trouble. As with any Ross' layout, it is ultimately very playable without losing its challenge.
• Pinehurst No. 2
Donald Ross (1907) + Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2011) - 18 holes - 7,491 yds - 75.9
The most famous of all the Pinehurst courses and known the world over. The course was laid out by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” who would remained associated with the course for nearly a half-century, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world. After an extensive restoration by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, the course has regained Ross’ original feel and intention. Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and will make history again, becoming the first to serve as host to the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in consecutive weeks in 2014.
• Pinehurst No. 3
Donald Ross (1910) 18 holes - 5,682 yds - 67.5/118
The greens of this classic Donald Ross layout were recently renovated, making putting accuracy even more crucial on this short, yet challenging course. Ben Crenshaw defined the course best in the 1970's: "I just don't think people understand how good those holes are. They're filled with interest. They're shorter, but there's plenty of character to them."
• Pinehurst No. 4
Tom Fazio (2000) 18 holes - 7,117 yds - 74.2/135
Alhtough No. 4 out of 8 in chronological order, this is Pinehurst’s newest venue. Officially inaugurated as a brand new course, this layout still kept the majority of Ross’ original routing - Fazio’s Tribute to Pinehurst. Co-course of the 2008 U.S. Amateur, number 4 and offers a championship challenge to the daring, including over 140 pot bunkers dotting the fairways and green sides. It also offers some of the most picturesque holes at Pinehurst, such as the 13th and 14th water holes.
• Pinehurst No. 5
Ellis Maples (1961) 18 holes - 6,848 yds - 73.2/135
Opened in 1961, No. 5 holds true to a key Ross philosophy - let Mother Nature take the upper hand in golf architecture. The course has more water hazards than any other at Pinehurst and there is a lot of variety in the layout stretching uphill and downhill, left and right bent fariways and a mix of long and short par fours. Ellis Mapples delviered a very playable and enjoyable layout.
• Pinehurst No. 6
George/Tom Fazio (1979 - renovated 2005) 18 holes - 6,990 yds - 74.4/139
Tom and George Fazio began work on Pinehurst No. 6 in 1975 and the course was inaugurated in 1979. In 2005, his nephew Tom returned refersh the layout, carving new bunkers, softening angles and seeding faster greens. Much more rugged and undulating than the first five courses, No. 6 deliver a demanding test of golf.
• Pinehurst No. 7
Ress Jones (1986) 18 holes - 7,216 yds - 75.5/149
Pinehurst No. 7 is one of the boldest and most dramatic golf courses at Pinehurst. The Rees course uses mounding to assist as well as to challenge the golfer., from tee to green. The wetlands that dot the layout, the bunkering and the undulating greens, all provide for a visually stimulating as well as challenging course.
• Pinehurst No. 8
Tom Fazio (1996) 18 holes - 7,092 yds - 74.1/138
No. 8 opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst's Centennial. Fazio incorporated Ross signature features into its design, including slumps around the sloping greens and false fronts. The combination of beautiful rolling terrain, natural wetlands and proximity betwee greens and subsequent tees make htis course a pleasure to walk. As the site of two PGA Club Pro Championships, it is a proven championship course that will daunt and challenge players of all handicaps. Pinehurst No. 8 Centennial Course was the first project in North Carolina to receive certification of the Audubon International Signature Program.
Pinehurst Area, North Carolina
PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA
Built by Frederick Law Olmsted - the architect-landscaper who planned New York's Central Park ! Pinehurst has retained its New England village flair, with quaint tree lined shaded streets and peaceful green residential area. Year-round greenery is provided by pines - some with 15 in. long needles and stately magnolias, while the mild temperatures rpvoide colour at all seasons with blossoming camellias, azaleas, wisteria and summer-blooming flowers. Aside from golf, Pinehurst offers a hosts of recreational facilities ranging from tennis to more than 200 miles of riding trails, boating on a 200-acre lake and 9,000 acres of woods to explore through well marked pathways, not to mention boutiques shopping. But golf is definitely king, with the nation’s highest concetnration of first calss golf courses.
Stretching from the wooden ridges of the Appalachian Mountains in the west to the sea banks and inlets of the Atlantic in the east, North Carolina is a state of large diversity. A trip the southern states involve wild beaches American, rich farmlands, deep forests, scenic mountains, historic cities and award-winning golf.
Address & Contact
Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resort
1005/1010 Midland Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Toll Free: +1 (800) 747 7272
Pine Needles: +1 (910) 692 7111
Mid Pines: +1 (910) 692 2114
Pinehurst/Southern Pines area (Sandhills), central North Carolina. 71 miles SW of Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham Int'l Airport (RDU), 70 mi.
Pinehurst- Southern Pines Regional Airport (SOP), 5 mi.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Subtropical climate with short, mild winters and hot, sultry summers