Private Golf at Pinehurst
In 1895, James Walker Tufts of Boston purchased 6,000 acres at $1.00 per acre that became Pinehurst Resort. Mr. Tufts contracted with famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, to design the Resort in the style of a New England village. In 1900, Tufts hired Donald Ross to manage golf at The Pinehurst Country Club. It began the connection of the home of golf in Scotland to the new Home of golf, here in Pinehurst North Carolina. Ross became instrumental in the construction of the country’s first major golf resort.
Today, the Village of Pinehurst is a scenic resort community with 17,100 residents. The Village, including the Pinehurst Resort, is often referred to as the home of golf in the United States. It may be best known as home to Pinehurst Resort’s world-renowned No. 2 golf course where unprecedented in history, both the U.S. Men’s Open and the U.S. Women’s Open Championships were played on Pinehurst No. 2 back-to-back in June 2014. No. 2 was also host to the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Men’s Open Championship, among many other golfing events and tournaments. The U.S. Men’s Open will return to Pinehurst in 2024.
North Carolina Country Club
In 1963, over 40 prominent businessmen from across the state came together to form and build The Country Club of North Carolina. The central state location gave the original founding members easy access for day trips for a round of golf, weekend getaways or extended vacations, the charter members came in from every major city in the state. The founders’ vision carries on to this day, as over half of the CCNC membership are North Carolina or National members. The Country Club of North Carolina is the oldest gated golf community in the Sandhills.
The club has two exceptional and challenging golf courses, which are consistently ranked in North Carolina’s top 15. The Dogwood Course is an Ellis Maples/Willard Byrd design. The Cardinal Course was designed by Willard Byrd/Robert Trent Jones. Both courses were renovated by Arthur Hills from1999-2002. The club has a large membership base of families across the state and around the world. Over 400 homes have been built over the years behind the gates, with 100 homesites remaining for future members.
The Country Club of North Carolina is proud to host the preeminent junior golf event in the country with the 73rd playing of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, being held July 19-24, 2021. This will be CCNC’s third USGA National Championship in its history. Hosted by CCNC member, 2012 U.S. Open Champion, and Honorary Chairman of U.S. Junior Championship Webb Simpson will be host to special “Patron’s Day” events, to be held in 2021.
The facility like much of Pinehurst offers rolling hillsides, towering pines, serine ponds. The club homes are placed respectfully throughout the property with a unique sense of both privacy and true feeling of family living. This is a well planned and well thought out golf living community in the beautiful Sandhills region.
The Club has eight Har-Tru tennis courts, lighted for evening play. Overlooking the tennis courts is a newly constructed Tennis Venue with indoor/outdoor patio seating for viewing pleasure. The Fitness Center, located below the Tennis Venue, has state-of-the-art exercise equipment and provides spectacular views of Lake Watson. Adjacent to the Tennis/Fitness complex is a full-size swimming pool, diving pool, kiddie pool and playground, all of which have access to a snack bar to enjoy alfresco dining during the summer months
2020 Clubhouse Renovations
Scheduled to open during the 2020 Fall season, CCNC will soon have completed the first of several planned clubhouse renovation phases. Phase I includes updates and enhancements to much of the dining areas of the clubhouse. These include the casual dining, casual bar, outdoor dining terrace, and member lounge along with a new private dining room with wine display and a relocated and new ladies locker room.
A selection of private houses that are managed by the Club are available for rental to visiting members and their guests for overnight or extended stays. Accommodations vary but all properties are fully equipped to call home for the full CCNC experience.
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