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More Than Just a Golfer’s Paradise

The Pinehurst/Southern Pines area is the perfect vacation spot for anyone that loves golf, culture, fine dining, and southern charm. It’s the perfect getaway from the busyness that seems to overtake our lives. It’s a place where you can just breathe, relax, and indulge.

If golf is your game, you’ve come to the right place. Dubbed the “Home of American Golf,” the Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen area offers over 30 courses to choose from. Avid golfers can play championship courses designed by golf greats such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Davis Love III. Click HERE for more information about the local golf courses.

But this area is more than just golf. Enrich yourself in culture and history. Wander around the Malcolm Blue Farm or Shaw House and learn what it was like to live in the early 1800s. Surround yourself with literary inspiration at the Weymouth Center, as great authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Sherwood Anderson, and its founder, James Boyd, once did. Or visit the Tufts Archives and learn more about the history of Pinehurst. Other historical and cultural destinations include the Fair Barn, the oldest exhibition hall in NC still standing; Sunrise Theater, where you can watch indoor & outdoor films and live performances; the Rankin Museum of American Heritage, a museum that documents local history, natural history, and Native American culture; and the North Carolina Pottery Center, where you can learn about the development of pottery in NC and see the works of current local potters.

Crafty souls can try their hand making their own pottery at 9th of September. Learn to paint masterpieces at Wine & Design, where they provide everything you need except the drink. Burn off extra energy at one of the many fitness centers around town, then off to get your tipple at one of the many local micro-breweries or wine shops.

If you’re an outdoors person, consider visiting one of the many parks & gardens in the area, such as the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, or Cardinal Park. Enjoy a carriage tour ride through the Village of Pinehurst or tubing & kayaking on the Cape Fear River. Try your hand at Disc Golf in Reservoir Park; or get a day pass to the National Athletic Village, and enjoy their obstacle course, bike rentals, archery, walking/running trails, or life-sized games.

End your day with some boutique shopping in downtown Southern Pines or the Village of Pinehurst, then move on to fine dining at a locally owned restaurant such as Ashten’s, Curt’s Cucina, or Elliott’s on Linden. An after-dinner stroll into Pinehurst’s haunted past with ThE Village Paranormal Ghost Walk will complete your day and give you lots to dream about all night!

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