Best Golf Courses Near Southern Pines, NC
If you love golf and its history, you must come to Southern Pines and Pinehurst, a golf Mecca par excellence known as “The Home of American Golf.” Ever since the Scottish golf architect Donald Ross moved here and started building golf courses, Southern Pines/Pinehurst has been a revered place for golf. Separated by six miles of almost wall-to-wall golf courses, these two golf-crazy communities share an aura and history that makes this storied North Carolina Sandhills’ locale the closest thing to an American St. Andrews. With Donald Ross’s beloved No. 2 course headlining the bill, Pinehurst Resort boasts nine 18-hole courses plus a tremendous nine-hole par-3 layout and an adjacent putting course. But don’t think the area’s great golf is just limited to the iconic resort. Courses such as Pine Needles, Mid Pines, Southern Pines, Talamore and Longleaf and numerous others offer tee times (sometimes at a discount) that can be just as rewarding as the Pinehurst courses. You’ll want to stroll through Southern Pines and Pinehurst after your golf round and relax at one of the area’s resorts, restaurants, or watering holes. Chances are the other people there will have also played golf that day. That’s the way it is everyday in Southern Pines/Pinehurst.