Whether it be a buddies golf vacation or a corporate group looking for a team-building and customer appreciation event, Pinehurst Resort tops the list of great USA golf destinations.
For starters, the lodging options at Pinehurst Resort masterfully meet the needs of any group size venturing out on their bucket-list golf vacation. Starting with the main hotel—The Carolina Hotel—offers four room types, each of which perfectly hit the mark—Traditional & Premier Rooms and Carolina & Presidential Suites. Furthermore, The Carolina Hotel is also the most popular with groups that work with the team at Golf Trip Junkie. Other fantastic and popular lodging options at Pinehurst Resort are The Holly Inn, The Manor Inn, The Condos, and The Carolina Villas, the latter of the two are ideal for groups that want to continue with the comradery under one roof.
PINEHURST NO. 2— BUCKET-LIST GOLF DEFINED
From a golf course perspective, Pinehurst is top-notch with nine golf courses PLUS the newly designed Cradle Short Course. Leading the way is Pinehurst No. 2—the famed Donald Ross design renovated by the great architectural team of Coore & Crenshaw prior to the 2014 Men’s & Women’s U.S. Open. From the opening tee shot to the final putt, Pinehurst No. 2 will please all golf senses while testing every facet of a golfer’s game.
The other golf courses at Pinehurst Resort are not complimentary sideshows by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, a couple of which are highly ranked, namely Pinehurst No. 8 and No. 4, the latter currently being renovated by Gil Hanse, re-opening September 2018, and fully expecting to further climb the golf course rankings. Both of these championship golf courses offer their own unique individual styles and challenges. The remaining championship golf courses—Pinehurst No. 6, No. 7, and No. 9 are all must plays as well! Meanwhile, the Classic courses at Pinehurst Resort—Pinehurst No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5, are often underrated and overlooked, however, simply put, the layouts are pure golf fun. At Golf Trip Junkie, our Pinehurst golf packages always ensure the best overall golf experience, one that will meet your budget and fulfill your golf needs.
SHORT-GAME SKILLS TESTED ON THE CRADLE SHORT COURSE
Pinehurst Resort opened The Cradle Short Course—a 9-hole, par-3 course with the shortest hole of 56-yards and the longest at 127-yards. Designed by Gil Hanse, this fun test of short-game skills is perfect to grab a few clubs and your buddies to finish off a day of golf before retiring to the Ryder Cup Lounge to reminisce about the day over a couple of beverages. Since it’s opening, the golf vacation specialists at Golf Trip Junkie always suggest an optional round on The Cradle Course, and those that have taken this suggestion have been more than happy they did. The Cradle Course is a massive hit!