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Talamore Golf Resort 48 Talamore Drive Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 692-5884, Option 2 Web E-Mail Toll Free Reservations & Information (800) 552-6292, Option 2

Table of Contents

The Talamore Golf Resort management and staff thank you for choosing Talamore Golf Resort and extend a warm welcome to you!

Property Info....................................................................1 Check In / Check Out...........................................................4 Fire Safety.................................................... ....................5 Talamore Family of Clubs....................................................6 Llama Pen & Dollie’s Breakfast........................... ....................8

Known for our unsurpassed “Southern Hospitality,” the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is our foremost priority. If there is anything we can do to assist you during your stay, please feel free to ask. We sincerely hope that you feel at home here and invite you to return to Talamore Golf Resort again in the future.

Pig Pickin’ & Talamore Pavilion.............................................9

In this book, you will find information about the Resort, the Talamore Resort Course, the Mid South Club, the history of the storied Village of Pinehurst area, local golf and attractions. Please contact the Talamore Golf & Travel Office for additional details.

Talamore Resort............................................ ...................22

Talamore Resort Pool...................................... ...................11 Talamore Maps.................................................................12 Mid South Maps........................................... ...................14 Sandhills Area Map...........................................................16 “Payne Stewart” ...............................................................18 Area Dining....................................................................20 Pinehurst History..............................................................21 Mid South History............................................................23 Annual Area Events........................................ ...................26 Places of Worship.......................................... ...................27 Entertainment & Area Activities......................... ...................28 General Phone Numbers.....................................................31 Talamore Llamas..............................................................33 Real Estate Information.................................... ...................34 Golf Instruction ...............................................................36 “2024 U.S. Open”...............................................................38 Pinehurst Golf Courses.................................... ...................40 Partner Course Information.............................. ...................43 “Designer Style”.............................................. ...................60

General Welcome


Villa Management Office

Our Villa Management office is open seven days a week. If you have a question during our normal business hours, please call (910) 692-5884, option 2. Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday-Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm *Subject to seasonal hours


SHORT TERM STAYS – Most stays less than 14 consecutive nights includes light daily housekeeping. As part of your stay, our maid service will come in each day and change your towels out for fresh ones, make the beds, take out the trash and do a light cleaning service around the rest of the unit. LONG TERM STAYS – Any stay of 14 consecutive nights or more does not include daily housekeeping. For our lengthier stays, we do offer Mid Stay Cleans for our guests at an additional charge. Prices vary, so please contact someone in the Villa Management Office for details. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about housekeeping, please contact the Villa Management Office at (910) 692-5884, option 2, and someone there will be happy to help you.

Lost & Found

All lost and found items can be turned in to or located at the Villa Management Office. If you are missing something or would like to turn something in, please visit the Villa Management Office located on the back side of Building 12 in the Talamore Villa Complex.


Complimentary mailboxes are available for our month long renters. Please see the Villa Management Office to get your mailing address and corresponding mailbox.


All of our accommodations come with a stacked washer and dryer. No laundry supplies (i.e., laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc.) are provided.

Internet Service

To access the wi-fi at the Talamore Villas, the wi-fi network name is ‘Talamore Wi-fi’ and the passcode is: talamorewifi2016. To access the wi-fi at the Mid South Lodges, the wi-fi network name is ‘Mid South Wifi’ then your Lodge number (for example: Mid South Wifi 11). The passcode for all Lodges is: talamorewifi2016.


Complimentary editions of our local paper, THE PILOT, are available at the Talamore Villa office. Supplies are limited and they are available on a first come first serve basis.

Protect your Valuables

Please help us protect your property. We suggest that you do not leave any valuables such as cash, jewelry, traveler’s checks, etc., laying out in your Villa or Lodge. Talamore Golf Resort cannot assume any responsibility for any stolen articles. Safe deposit boxes are not available at this time. Security and your safety are our highest priorities. Please make sure that your outside doors are securely locked when you leave. Do not open your door to anyone, unless you know who it is. If you see any suspicious persons on either Resort Property, please contact the Villa Management Office immediately at 692-5884, option 2. If it is after hours, please call our onsite caretaker at (910)692-9083. If it is an absolute emergency, please call 911.



On Property Amenities - Talamore

Talamore Pro Shop

Our fully stocked Pro Shop offers our guests the ability to go shopping for that special gift for yourself or to take home to that someone special. From golf balls to clubs and golf shirts, Talamore’s Pro Shop has it all. We even have miniature stuffed Llamas!!!

The Llama Pen

Need something to tide you over before enjoying dinner at one of our partner restaurants? Maybe you’re making the turn and need something quick before the back nine. The Llama Pen is the perfect stop. Snacks, cold drinks, hot dogs and sandwiches are always available. May we suggest our “famous” Western Carolina pulled pork sandwich? It has always been a Dollie favorite.

Talamore Pool – Located just steps from your

Talamore Villa and adjacent to the Talamore Clubhouse is the Talamore Pool & Cabana. The Talamore pool is a fantastic place to relax after your round of golf. For access to the Pool, please contact the Pro Shop at (910) 692-5884, Option 1.

Talamore Cabana/Hospitality Suite

The Cabana / Hospitality Suite is located next to the pool and offers our guests an indoor facility where you can come inside and turn on one of the three televisions to catch up on the day’s news and sporting events. For our larger groups (12-40 people), the Cabana / Hospitality Suite offers a great space to gather to enjoy a couple of beverages and discuss the day’s round of golf. The Cabana / Hospitality Suite space is complimentary to our guests staying in the Talamore Villas and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A fully refundable $100 deposit and $50 cleaning fee must be made to secure the Cabana / Hospitality Suite. If you would like to see if the Cabana / Hospitality Suite is available for your group during your current stay or the next time you come down, please call the Villa Office at (910) 692-5884, option 2.


Mid South Welcome


On Property Amenities - Mid South Mid South Pro Shop

Located in the Mid South Clubhouse just a few steps away from the Mid South Lodges, the Pro Shop at Mid South provides its members and guests with a well-stocked golf shop offering everything from the latest and greatest must have golf equipment to the simple souvenirs to remember your visit. Please remember the professional golf staff is always ready to talk golf. If you need a swing tip or directions to the area’s best pubs our pros are there to help.

Mid South Tennis Courts

Located next to the pool complex are the Club’s tennis courts. Courts times are not reserved, and play is based on a first-come, first-play basis.

Palmer’s Bar & Grill

Overlooking the wonderful Mid South Member’s Course, Palmer’s Bar & Grill offers a nice selection of light and refreshing salads and sandwiches for an enjoyable, casual lunch before heading out for a day of golf. After golf, the patio of Palmer’s is a perfect place for your foursome to relive the day’s golf experience while watching others try their luck on Mid South’s challenging 9th & 18th finishing holes. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Mid South Pool

Located just a short walk from the Lodges, the Mid South Pool is the perfect place to relax. The complex offers a Junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and kiddie pool. Pool hours are seasonal; please check with the Clubhouse for dates and times.



Check In & Check Out CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 PM CHECK-OUT TIME: 11:00 AM Please adhere to these times.

Anyone still occupying a Villa after 11:00 AM on the day of departure will be billed a late check-out fee on the group leader’s credit card. A $40.00 late check-out fee applies. When checking out, please drop the keys at the Office or put them in the mail slot in the Villa Office door. Please do not forget to leave your Villa keys as there is a $25.00 charge for lost keys. All music, stereos and other loud activities are to be ceased by 10:00PM out of respect for other tenants and guests. In case of an emergency during regular business hours, please call (910) 692-5884, Option 2 or come by the Villa Management Office. We do have an on-site caretaker for after business hours. The on-site caretaker can be reached at (910) 692-9083 or (910) 690-4637. Please always try (910) 692-9083 first and please do not call these numbers unless it is a true emergency. If your call is deemed not to be an emergency by Talamore Golf Resort management a $25.00 charge will be added to your credit card. Please note that itinerary questions should be asked during normal business hours.

TV Listings

See In-Room TV Guide.


Phone Service We are happy that you choose to stay with us. At this time we would like to inform you that each of our Villas and Lodges have their own unique 10 digit phone number. If you need to be reached by someone from home or work, you must give them your individual number. For your convenience, the number has been posted on the actual phone itself. (No area code is required for local call.)




Fire Safety Welcome When you check into your room: 1. Examine the layout of your Villa to determine the best ways to reach an exit. 2. Familiarize yourself with the windows of your unit to ensure you can open and close them. 3. Choose a place in your Villa to always leave your key. If there is a fire: 1. If the fire is small, you can use the fire extinguisher that is located in the kitchen, on the top of the refrigerator. 2. If the fire is uncontrollable, call 911 immediately. 3. REMAIN CALM. Panicking can cause you to not use your best judgement. 4. Leave the Villa immediately and firmly close all doors behind you. 5. If your room is smoky, crawl to the door. The air is fresher and there is more oxygen near the floor. 6. If your fire alarm sounds and the fire is not in your room, feel the door before opening it. If the door is hot, do not open it! If it is cool, open your door just enough to check the next room. Be prepared to quickly and firmly close the door if there is fire or heavy smoke on the other side of the door. Leaving your room and/or Villa: 1. Take the key with you, if possible. 2. Keep a wet cloth over your nose and mouth. 3. Close the door behind you. 4. If there is much smoke, crawl. This will help you to have fresher air. 5. Once outside your Villa, knock on other Villa doors to warn other people in the same building. If you have to remain in your Villa: 1. Wet a cloth and tie it over your nose and hold or tie it over your mouth in order to allow for easier breathing. 2. Fill the bathtub and sink with water. 3. Seal your room by wetting towels, sheets and clothes in the bathtub and placing them around cracks in the door and windows if fire is outside. 4. Turn off the air-conditioner/heat. 5. Open the windows if there is no smoke outside. Do not break the window unless necessary, as you may need to close it later. 6. Throw water onto hot surfaces (walls, doors, etc.) by using a trash can. 7. Wave a wet towel in the room to clear possible smoke. 8. Signal for help. Use the telephone (if still working), hang a bed sheet out of a window, or do whatever you can to attract attention to your location. Remember: 1. Be prepared by understanding this information. 2. Have an escape plan ready. Pre-planning always helps in a stressful situation. 3. Most importantly, DO NOT PANIC.

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Talamore Country Club • Applecross Country Club Talamore Resort Course • Mid South Club In an era when private clubs are ceaselessly pining for ways to attract new members, the Talamore Family of Clubs trumps the competition with an astounding array of enticing options. While many private clubs are limited to an 18-hole golf course and its accompanying amenities, Talamore offers golfers infinitely more. It begins with Talamore Country Club in Ambler, Pa. and an award-winning layout that combines impeccable course conditions with an environmentally diverse setting to provide a truly unique golf adventure.

ion, featuring a 10,000 sq. ft. cardio/weight training center with personal training and specialized exercise and wellness classes. Talamore and Applecross offer exceptional practice facilities including full-length driving ranges with bent grass practice tees, full-size, bunkered target greens, as well as additional chipping and putting greens. Talamore offers an outstanding five-acre short game center as well as the Lou Guzzi Golf Academy, where Guzzi, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America and two-time Philadelphia Section PGA Teacher of the Year, uses the latest technology and a spacious indoor/outdoor training facility to provide golf instruction to players of all ages and ability levels year round. Eric MacCluen, another former Philadelphia Section PGA Teacher of the Year as well as a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher in America, leads a talented team of instructors at Applecross, which also features a stateof-the-art, year-round teaching facility and multiple short-game practice areas.

Roughly 45 minutes southwest and set amongst the endless acres of rolling farmland in charming Chester County is Talamore CC’s perfect complement, Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, Pa. Recently named one of the Top 25 Best New Courses in the country for 2011 by Golfweek, Applecross CC, offering the Philadelphia area’s only Nicklaus Design, mirrors Talamore in its superior conditioning, challenging layout, and unrivaled amenities, highlighted by The Grove. The Grove is a family-friendly area chock-full of year-round recreational options including an outdoor resort-style swimming pool, a kids’ splash pad, a year-round indoor pool and Jacuzzi, two lighted tennis courts, and the state-of-the-art Sports Pavil-



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But the impressive package doesn’t end there. In the heart of arguably the top golf destination in the United States stands the Talamore Golf Resort, a 36hole golf retreat boasting two of the top venues in the entire Pinehurst, N.C. area. The Resort Course at Talamore is a Rees Jones design that was quickly named “Best New Course in the South” by Golf Digest when it opened in 1991. Not only does it offer an excellent shot maker’s course that is carved out of the North Carolina Sandhills and features refreshing elevation changes, but thanks to the world-famous llama caddies, it also offers an unforgettable golf experience. Conveniently located across the street from the Resort Course is Talamore’s Mid South Club, an Arnold Palmer design that was ranked only behind the famed Pinehurst No. 2 on Pinehurst Magazine’s list of the top-ranked golf courses in the Pinehurst area.

Mid South houses 16 luxury condominiums, each of which offers 1,800 square feet of living space, including a full kitchen adorned with granite and stainless steel, a plasma TV, daily maid services, washer/ dryer, queen size beds, front and rear porches, and, of course, breathtaking views of the Mid South Club.

Providing eye-popping views of the Resort Course as part of their exquisite accommodations, the Talamore Golf Villas are an ideal place to rest and rejuvenate in between rounds. Visitors staying at the villas can take advantage of a full kitchen, washer/ dryer, two bathrooms, spacious living room and dining room areas, daily maid service, access to the Talamore pool and cabana, and much more in these two- or three-bedroom condominiums. For those looking for even more lavish lodging, the Lodges at

So whether you take advantage of the Philadelphia area’s premier multi-club membership network - a variety membership programs are currently available and more information can be found at www. - or you book your next golf vacation at the Talamore Golf Resort (, you’ll be basking in the best golf has to offer.

While Talamore members receive full access to the expansive Talamore Golf Resort in addition to the two private facilities in the Philadelphia area, vacation packages to the resort are available to the public. These include access to both the Resort Course and the Mid South Club as well as more than 20 partner courses including the decorated Pine Needles and Mid Pines, both highly-regarded Donald Ross designs which have hosted numerous USGA championships, Tobacco Road Golf Club, one of America’s toughest courses, Dormie Club, and North Carolina’s only Coore/Crenshaw design.



Llama Pen


The Talamore Clubhouse got a huge face lift and added the Llama Pen! We enclosed the back porch and created a great atmosphere for pre or post golf fun. Lots of TV’s, all your favorite sporting events, comfortable seating, a great bar menu and expanded hours right at home! “TV’s abound with sports, sports and more sports in a comfortable setting overlooking Rees Jones’ famous finishing hole. It doesn’t get much better than this! The Llama Pen adds to our guests’ list of options providing a “walking distance spot” to hang out and simply relax,” said Director of Golf, Matt Hausser.


Dollie's Breakfast

It features the best southern and traditional breakfast favorites. The centerpiece to the breakfast is the famous Dollie Llama waffle station with toppings galore. Talamore Golf & Travel Guests may enjoy this service Every day of the week!

Guests of Talamore Golf & Travel will have complimentary access to the Southern Style Breakfast Bar.



Pig Pickin’ Welcome




Mondays & Thursdays, April - October

Complimentary for all Talamore Golf & Travel Guests!

The crew at Talamore is serving up a classic Carolina-style barbecue buffet and as a Guest of Talamore Golf &’re invited! Enjoy a Classic Southern-style BBQ whole roast pig…slathered with a secret rub, hickory smoked for nine hours and topped with spicy Carolina barbecue sauce. Add slaw, potato salad, rolls and soft drinks and you have a delicious dinner, compliments of Talamore Golf Resort. Cash beer and wine are available or bring your own. Served in the spacious, new Talamore Pavilion, you can dine in or fill a to go.

Talamore Pavilion & BBQ GRILLING STATIONS!

Perfect for the traveling golf group, the new Talamore Pavilion is centrally located within the Talamore Villas Complex. Our brick pavilion features a concrete floor, hewn wood ceiling beams, ceiling fans, flat screen TVs, four gas grills, a dual-sided fireplace, and a variety of bistro, high-top and picnic tables. Corn hole boards are available for some heated competition off the course. The Pavilion is open 7:30AM – 10:00PM daily and is available for use by all Talamore Villa guests free of charge.








• “WARNING NO LIFE GUARDS” The Club’s pool facility does not have lifeguards on staff. • Membership ID cards or Talamore Resort Guest Keys are required when visiting the Talamore Pool. • The pool areas are staffed with employees for member and guests check-in purposes only. • The Club’s pool facilities are owned & operated by Mid-Tal Golf and use of the facilities are restricted to the following: • Talamore Resort Pool is open to Club Members, Member’s Accompanied Guests & Talamore Resort Guests renting a Talamore Villa or a Mid South Lodge. • Club Members visiting the pool must present a current membership photo ID card. • Junior Club Members visiting the pool facility must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult. • Member’s guest visiting the pool facility must be accompanied by a club member at all times. • Members may accompany no more than 3 guests per day’ *This is limited to 3 guests per membership (not 3 guests per member). • Accompanied guests are limited to “six” pool visits per year. • Lodge & Villa Guests must be Club members or guests renting from Talamore Golf & Travel. • The Club’s Pool Facilities shall be open on the days and during the hours as established by the Club. Pool areas of the Club may also be closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs. • Group activities (cookouts, party, etc...) will be permitted only with advance approval of the Club Management. • The club does not serve food or beverages at the pool facility. • Food & beverages although allowed, are not permitted to be consumed in any manner that is prohibited by state or local law. • The Club reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove from the facility any member or guest when that member or guest appears to be intoxicated. • No glass containers of any kind are permitted in the pool area. • Dogs or other pets (with the exception of those assisting persons with disabilities) are not permitted on the Club’s Pool Facilities. • The Talamore Resort Pool facility is a SMOKE FREE area. • Use of the Talamore Resort Pool may be restricted or reserved from time to time by the Club. • All members and guests must follow the posted pool rules at all times. Violations of any of these rules or conduct in a manner prejudicial to the best interests of the Club will subject the person in violation to disciplinary action by the Club in accordance with the Club’s Rules & Regulations. • The Club’s staff will have full authority to enforce these Rules & Regulations. All infractions will be reported to the management of the Club. *The Club’s Rules & Regulations are established to protect the facilities and to promote the health, safety, welfare and enjoyment of the club members, their families and guests using these facilities. The Rules & Regulations are intended to be guidelines for the use of the Club’s Pool Facilities and are not intended to deal with all conceivable issues that may be presented for governance. The Club may amend these Rules and Regulations from time to time as it determines appropriate in its sole discretion. All complaints, criticisms or suggestions relating to any of the operations of the Club or its employees must be in writing, signed and addressed to the Club Manager.




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Payne Stewart

By Brad King

His legacy continues to grow with time Who will ever forget the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2; the incredible drama that played out on the 18th green, where Payne Stewart rolled in an uphill, 15-footer to hold off his playing partner, Phil Mickelson, by a single stroke? Who doesn’t remember the searing image of Stewart’s exuberant, flailing-legged fist pump that punctuated the cool mist, or the bear hug he shared with his caddie, Mike Hicks?

— Payne Stewart became a man of the people. With a pure swing, and gracious and gentlemanly yet passionately competitive conduct, Stewart stood for the common man’s golfer. His deep character and indomitable spirit tinged by his untimely death have turned Payne Stewart into an American legend.

Who can forget Stewart gently gripping Mickelson’s face in his hands, peering into his eyes, reassuring his vanquished foe with intense sincerity, “Don’t feel bad. You’re going to be a father.”

“Everybody remembers that picture of him, grabbing Phil Mickelson after he beat him on the last hole of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in 1999,” said Steve Stricker. “Telling Phil about how great an experience he was about to have, becoming a father for the first time. The next day. Very classy.”

Given time and, of course, the circumstance of Stewart’s unimaginably tragic death just four months later — his chartered Learjet lost cabin pressure soon after departing Orlando, Fla., and flew on with all aboard deceased until running out of fuel and crashing in a South Dakota farm field — a moment captured in time has become as iconic as it was poignant. Stewart’s second national championship and third major title occurred in the final U.S. Open of the millennium. With time and circumstance, it may go down as the best.

Not surprisingly, Stricker, known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve, choked up recalling Stewart. The 45-yearold gentle Wisconsin native was accepting the 2012 Payne Stewart Award during the Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club. For 12 years, the annual award has been given to a player sharing Stewart’s respect for the traditions of the game, his commitment to uphold the game’s heritage of charitable support, and his professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.

With time, too, has Stewart’s legacy grown. While he was still alive and thrilling golf fans around the world with perpetual vibrancy — beyond his trademark knickers and old-time, ivy tam o’ shanter cap

Since the inception of the award in 2000, the PGA Tour has bestowed it upon recipients truly worthy of an honor roll: names like Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Nick Price and Ben Crenshaw.




A two-time comeback player of the year, Stricker knows all about the ups and downs of the game. But during good times and bad, he remembered the lessons he learned about respecting the game from Payne Stewart. “I was playing terribly for a while, driving the ball all over the place,” Stricker said. “I was burning up inside. I even thought of quitting at one point. But I tried to still treat people right. I didn’t know Payne that well. I played with him a few times. And I thought about him, because he had some down periods, too. He fought his way through it while conducting himself like a professional.”

The day after that ’99 Open, Mickelson’s wife, Amy, gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Amanda, who is 13 now and has a younger sister and brother, too. And Mickelson now owns four major titles and three green jackets, but is still searching for his first national championship. Nevertheless, he will always have an important part in one of the U.S. Open’s most unforgettable moments. Mickelson said he is often asked about Stewart’s words to him on the 18th green that day. “I think about what a great heart Payne had,” Mickelson said. “It was very touching that when he just had one of his greatest triumphs in his career, he was thinking about somebody else.”

In 2001, Stewart was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Today, many companies are committed to preserving the Payne Stewart legacy including Pro Tour Memorabilia, Golfolio, Kids Across America, Sports Images International, Saunders Group, Branson Hills Development Company, Golfingly Yours, Sanderson Enterprises, The Golf Channel and The First Academy. Stewart’s widow, Tracey, has never remarried, telling people, “you can’t replace a Mercedes.” Aaron Stewart was only 10 years old when his father passed away, but still carries fond memories. He attended his father’s alma mater, Southern Methodist University in Dallas and played for the SMU golf team. Daughter Chelsea, now 26, graduated from Clemson and has worked for the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Then there’s the Payne Stewart Golf Club, a tribute course in Branson, Missouri, honoring Stewart’s life and legacy. And, of course, there is Mickelson, who was still searching for his elusive first major championship when Stewart consoled him on Pinehurst’s 18th green. He is an elder statesman of the game, now, and Stewart’s words proved prophetic: For Mickelson there would indeed be bigger and better things.



Area Dining Local Flavor







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Aberdeen • (910) 692-4413

Pinehurst • (910) 215-0775

Southern Pines • (910) 246-2024

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Pinehurst • (910) 295-1005


Pubs & Sports Bars

Pinehurst • (910) 215-9800



Pinehurst • (910) 235-3850

Southern Pines • (910) 255-0000



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Pinehurst • (910) 295-6121



Pinehurst • (910) 295-3400

Southern Pines • (910) 725-1621




Pinehurst • (910) 255-1085

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Dining at Pinehurst

National Chains KICK BACK JACK’S

91st HOLE

Southern Pines • (910) 246-3333

Pinehurst Clubhouse • (910) 235-8139



Southern Pines • (910) 695-7000

The Holly Inn • (855) 235-8507



Southern Pines • (910) 692-1131

Carolina Hotel • (855) 235-8507



Pinehurst Clubhouse • (910) 235-8139

Aberdeen • (910) 944-7444



Pinehurst Welcome AREA HISTORY

The Most Historic Place in American Golf

No other place in the United States shares the rich golf history of the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Golf is not a separate feature of the town - it’s part of the culture and way of life. The Village of Pinehurst and Southern Pines area is considered the cradle of American golf and has a long history of hosting some of the most important tournaments in the United States. Each year thousands of avid golfers flock to Pinehurst to play an array of outstanding golf courses – over 40 in Moore County alone. Pinehurst Resort’s #2 course has hosted more major competitions than any other course in the nation. The 1999 and 2005 US Opens were held in Pinehurst and it is scheduled to return in 2014 alongside the Ladies US Open which will be held in its first ever ‘back to back’ format at the Pinehurst Resort. The 2007 Women’s US Open was held at the Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines, the third time the event was held there. The regularity of top competitive golf combined with excellent resort options are sure to make Pinehurst/Southern Pines one of the most popular golf destinations in the United States for years to come. The Town of Pinehurst is an historic town, with the entire town center on the National Historic Register. Today, the Village of Pinehurst and surrounding area continues the rich tradition of outstanding golf. Every major golf architect has left his stamp on the Sandhills area, including Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Gary Player, Mike Strantz, Ellis and Dan Maples, Davis Love III, Gene Hamm, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Quite simply, the Village of Pinehurst area has more top-ranked courses within a 10- minute drive than any other area in the country! Since the 1930’s, champions from every generation have played their way through this golfing mecca in such events as the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and the Ryder Cup. Come walk in their footsteps and make your own golf history.

The Sandhills’ Golf Vacation Experts

Talamore Golf Resort is a respected author of lasting golf memories. Stay in the area’s finest golf course accommodations and tee it up with greatness. Talamore Golf Resort has it all and looks forward to sharing the best golf experience in the Country with you and your golfing friends! The travel professionals at Talamore Golf Resort know golf. And when you offer access to some of the greatest golf courses in the Country and exquisite accommodations, it sets the stage for one of the finest experiences found anywhere in the world. Talamore can customize trips that include our 36 championship holes, as well as golf at 30+ partner courses in the area. Planning your vacation could not be easier! Call our staff of experts to get started today or visit us online for special offers and more!



Talamore Resort What’s in a Name? The word “Talamore” is a Gaelic term meaning “land of great value.” Great value is exactly what Talamore properties and golf courses have embodied ever since the Talamore Resort Course opened in 1991. What Makes Talamore Golf Resort Special In 1991, famed golf course architect Rees Jones linked his name forever with the great golf of the North Carolina Sandhills when he debuted Talamore Golf Club. Since receiving the designation as Best New Course in the South by Golf Digest, Talamore has been consistently ranked at the forefront for outstanding courses in the Village of Pinehurst area. Talamore’s clubhouse, pool and cabana are all conveniently located next to the Talamore Golf Villas, which were constructed shortly after the club’s opening. The Talamore Golf Villas have long been a favorite among golfers vacationing to the area for their wonderful amenities and panoramic views of the Resort Course’s signature finishing hole. The second facility added to Talamore Golf Resort was the Mid South Club, originally known as Pinehurst Plantation. A private club, Mid South features a fantastic layout designed by “The King” Arnold Palmer. In 2005, the Lodges at Mid South opened, offering the most well-appointed amenities in the Sandhills and giving the Resort more than 200 rooms of luxurious and comfortable accommodations, most featuring expansive golf course views. One Trip and You Become Family Talamore Golf Resort has grown to be the premier golf vacation in the Sandhills. More than 90% of our customers repeat or refer new business. That is unheard of in the resort industry and is a tribute to Talamore’s unwavering commitment to the total customer experience.

Talamore’s Awards & National Recognition Twice awarded North Carolina Golf Course of the Year - NGCOA Top 100 Courses in America - Best New Golf Course in the South - Golf Digest Top 5 New Courses in the Country - Golf Digest 4-1/2 Stars - Golf Digest One of America’s Best Courses - Golfweek Top 3 Resort Courses in the Village of Pinehurst Area - Pinehurst Magazine



Mid South Welcome CLUB HISTORY

Located across the street from the Resort Course at Talamore, the exclusive Mid South Club was started in the late 1980’s with a vision to be one of the Village of Pinehurst area’s premier private clubs. The rolling terrain allowed the legendary Arnold Palmer to put his stamp on the fabled Sandhills area with a design many say is simply his best work ever. Pinehurst Magazine ranked the Mid South course the #1 Private Course in the Area and second overall only to Pinehurst #2. Complementing the course is the 25,000 square foot clubhouse that provides sweeping golf and water views of the 9th & 18th holes.

Mid South’s Awards & National Recognition #1 Private Club in the Village of Pinehurst Area - Pinehurst Magazine Top 20 Best Courses in North Carolina - Golf Digest Top 18 US Newest & Best Golf Communities - Robb Report Top 100 Courses in America - Top 100 Courses to Play - Golf Magazine 4-1/2 Stars – Golf Digest Host to Qualifiers for the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open & U.S. Amateur





Talamore Golf Resort


No ordinary golf course receives the kind of acclaim and international praise that has been given to Talamore since it’s opening in 1991. Recently ranked in the Top 100 Courses in America by, Talamore offers 18 exciting holes by highly acclaimed architect Rees Jones. Talamore is also home to the famous llama caddies.

Golf Course Architect Rees Jones

Tees Gold Blue White Red

48 Talamore Drive Southern Pines, NC



Yards Rating Slope 6830 73.2 140 6522 70.9 131 6021 68.7 126 4913 68.7L 120L

Mid South Welcome

Located just minutes from the historic village of Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, the Mid South Club is one of the Carolinas’ most attractive private residential golf communities. Five hundred forty five acres of longleaf pine forests, lakes and gently rolling hillsides provide a backdrop for a place of beauty and serenity. The Mid South Club Arnold Palmer signature golf course offers it’s members a challenging yet enjoyable championship layout on which to test their skills. Tees Yards Rating Slope Gold 7003 73.8 144 Blue 6577 71.9 134 White 6170 69.9 128 Red 4773 63.5 111

Golf Course Architect Arnold Palmer 1 Palmer Drive Southern Pines, NC



Annual Area Events January

- The Pipe Opener Dressage & Combined Test


- Camellia Festival



- Southern Pines Horse Trials I & II - St. Patrick’s Day Parade

- Farmers’ Day Festival - Fine Arts Festival - House in the Horseshoe Re-enactment - US Kids World Championships


- Annual House & Garden Tours - Springfest - Pinehurst Harness Track Spring Matinee Races


- Malcolm Blue Farm Festival



- Cameron Spring Antiques Street Fair - Carthage Buggy Festival - Area Carolina 500

- Cameron Fall Antiques Street Fair - Holly Arts & Crafts Festival



- North/South Amateur Golf Tournaments - Potter’s Summerfest

- Seagrove Pottery Festival - Turkey Trot - Festival of Trees & Lights - Sunrise Blues Crawl



- 4th of July Celebrations

- Pinehurst Village Tree Lighting



Places of Worship Welcome Baptist




First Baptist Church 200 East New York Avenue Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-8750 Sunday Worship: 11 AM

Our Savior Lutheran Church 1517 Luther Way Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-2662 Worship Service: 8:30 AM, 11 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church NC Hwy 211 & Dundee Road Pinehurst, NC (910) 295-6550 Sunday Mass: 8 AM, 10:45 AM Saturday Mass: 4:30 PM

Southern Pines United Methodist Church 175 Midland Road Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-3518 Worship Service: 8:30 AM, 11 AM Pinehurst United Methodist Church 4111 Airport Road Pinehurst, NC (910) 215-4559 Worship Services: 8:30 AM, 11 AM

St. Anthony of Padua E. Vermont & N. Ashe Streets Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-6613 Sunday Mass: 8:30 AM, 11 AM Saturday Mass: 5 PM



Grace Church 1519 Luther Way Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-6711 Worship Service: 9 AM, 11 AM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church 350 E. Massachusetts Avenue Southern Pines, NC Holy Eucharist Rite I: 7:30 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II: 9 AM, 11 AM



Brownson Memorial Church May Street & Indiana Avenue Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-6252 Worship Service: 8:45 AM, 11:10 AM

The Village Chapel The Village Green Pinehurst, NC (910) 295-6003 Worship Service: 11 AM

Community Presbyterian Church Everette & Kelly Roads Pinehurst, NC (910) 295-6848 Worship Service: 9 AM, 11 AM

Jewish Temple Bethel 580 New Hampshire Avenue Southern Pines, NC (910) 692-6995 Call for Service Times





Arts & Entertainment Artist League of Sandhills (910) 944-3979

Art Council of Moore County (910) 692-2787 Carolina Philharmonic (910) 687-4746 North Carolina Symphony (919) 733-2750 Sandhills Cinema (910) 695-1100 Sunrise Theater (910) 692-3611 Temple Theater (919) 744-4155 Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities (910) 692-6261 Gyms FirstHealth of the Carolinas (910) 715-1800

Children’s Activities Home of Golf for Kids North Carolina Zoo (Asheboro) • (800) 488-0444 Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics Fun Gym • (910) 295-0724 *Friday Night 6:30-9:30 – $5 per hour, per kid Paint Your Own Pottery Colors ’N Clay • (910) 692-4656 The Ninth of September • (910) 695-9063

History Airborne & Special Operations Museum (910) 643-2766 Bryant House & McLendon Cabin (910) 692-2051

Malcolm Blue Farm (910) 944-7558 National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame (910) 528-2383

Carthage Historical Museum (910) 947-2291

North Carolina Pottery Center (336) 873-8430

House in the Horseshoe (910) 947-2051

Tufts Archives (910) 295-3642

JFK Special Warfare Museum (910) 432-4272

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities (910) 692-6261

Gold’s Gym (910) 693-1400



Entertainment Welcome


Shopping Aberdeen Commons - 15/501 Aberdeen. Shopping includes Best Buy, Petsmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Panera Bread, and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Aberdeen Historic Downtown - Off US 1 and NC 5 between South and Maple Streets. Aberdeen is a “main street” community and historic district, featuring antiques, collectibles, handicraft and unique gift boutiques. Cameron Historic District - US 1 North. Listed in the National Register, Cameron includes three blocks of antique shops, vintage homes and churches housed in structures dating back to the 1870’s. Enjoy lunch at Miss Belle’s Tea Room or Dewberry Deli. Carthage - Martin Street, downtown Carthage. Our county seat has shops with local wares and handcrafted gifts. Farmer’s Market - 450 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines. Produce. Open seven days a week, year round. Serves lunch, as well. Olmsted Village & Camellia Park - Hwy 211, Pinehurst. Upscale shops as well as several local eateries, Lowe’s Foods, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Mac’s Convenience Store. Pinehurst Plaza - US 15/501 & Morganton Road. A modern shopping center with department stores, dress shops and other specialty stores. Pinehurst Village - Pinehurst. Created as a Southern version of a quaint New England village, Pinehurst offers fine restaurants and shopping, including fashion, jewelry, gifts and much more. Sandhills Women’s Exchange - 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. Local cooperative shop in historic log cabin offers early American crafts and baked goods for sale. Tearoom serves lunch. Seagrove Pottery Country - Hwy 705. 100+ potters in a 15 mile area Southern Pines Historic Downtown - Broad Street. Trees, flowers, and courtyards grace the specialty shops, galleries, and cafes along Broad Street, to create a lovely village atmosphere.

Spa Treatments The Spa at Pinehurst Resort Firstspa


(910) 295-6811 (910) 715-1811

Carolina Horse Park at Five Points (910) 875-4310 Dewitt Outdoor Sports Clay Shooting (910) 652-2926 McClendon Hills Equestrian Center (910) 673-4971 Prancing Horse www.prancing (910) 295-3220 Raeford Parachute Center (910) 904-0000 Rockingham Dragway (910) 582-3400 Sandhills Bowling Center (910) 295-9610






Mid South Club Pool - Open May to September for Mid South Lodge Guests.   Please call Villa Office for code. Talamore Resort Pool – Open May to September for Talamore Villa Guests.   Please call Villa Office for code.


Mid South Club - Open year round to our Mid South Lodge Guests.   Please call Mid South Pro Shop for details. Lawn & Tennis Club

(910) 692-7270


Kirk Tours (910) 295-2257 Sandhills Transportation (910) 944-5710

The Great Outdoors

North Carolina Zoo (800) 488-0444 Rainbow Cycle (910) 692-4494 Reservoir Park - Fitness   Trails & Fishing (910) 692-2463 * The Fitness Trail can be picked up at the far end of Building 9 in the Talamore Villa complex. *Fishing licenses are available at WalMart (910) 692-1255. River Jack Outdoor Trading Company (910) 692-JACK Sandhills Horticultural Gardens (910) 695-3882 Weymouth Woods - Sandhills (910) 692-2167   Nature Preserve

Disc Golf

- It’s free and it’s fun. All you need are your own Discs!!! Reservoir Park - Southern Pines. Located just behind the Talamore Villas Hillcrest Park - Carthage Just minutes away on 15/501

Sandhills Parks Aberdeen Lake – US 15/501 South Campbell House Recreational Area – Southern Pines Cannon Park / Camelot Colonial Heights Park Downtown Southern Pines Park Hillcrest Park Martin Park Memorial Park Morgantown Road Sports Complex



Rassie Wicker Park Rounds Park Sandhurst Park

General Phone Numbers Welcome Emergency Numbers

Police/Fire/Rescue 911 Poison Control (Charlotte) (800) 222-1222 AAA (800) 274-3115 AAA Emergency Road Service (800) 477-4222 Alcoholics Anon (910) 692-1759 Friend to Friend (rape/domestic violence) (910) 947-3333 Help-Line (local info) (910) 695-HELP Hospital Emergency (910) 715-1111 Moore County Social Services (910) 947-2436 Register of Deeds (910) 947-6300 Sandhills Urgent Care (910) 692-5555

ABC Stores (alcoholic beverages) 1810 N. Sandhills Blvd. - Aberdeen 1500 Hwy 5 - Pinehurst 275 NE Broad Street - Southern Pines

(910) 692-6887 (910) 255-3014 (910) 692-8193


Charlotte-Douglas Intl Fayetteville Airport Moore County Airport Raleigh-Durham Airport Terminal A Terminal B New Terminal

(706) 359-4000 (910) 433-1621 (910) 692-3212 (919) 840-2123 (919) 840-2116


Bank of America: Southern Pines BB&T: Pinehurst First Citizens: Southern Pines PNC Wells Fargo: Southern Pines

(910) 692-3153 (910) 215-2600 (910) 692-8067 (910) 695-1700 (910) 692-9000

Business/Economic Development Economic Development Moore County Chamber of Commerce

Catering Companies Elliott’s on Linden Jordan’s Catering Co. Talberts BBQ & Catering

(910) 692-4222 (910) 692-3926

(910) 215-0775 (910) 673-4571 (910) 692-5214



General Phone Numbers Child Care

Child Care Connections (910) 692-6123


Dr. Kuhn & Associates (910) 692-4450

Dry Cleaners

American Cleaners (910) 693-1552 Olmstead Cleaners (910) 246-0069

Grocery Stores

Food Lion - Pinecrest Plaza - US 15-501, Southern Pines Fresh Market - 155 Beverly Lane, Southern Pines Harris Teeter - 1804 Center Park Plaza, Southern Pines Lowes Supermarket - 244 Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst

(910) 692-2000 (910) 695-0587 (910) 692-7029 (910) 235-0150


Rite-Aid (910) 295-1330 Town Center Pharmacy - 610 S. Bennett Street, Southern Pines (910) 692-7158

Places of Worship

(see church listings, separate page)


Guidelines (guide) (910) 692-4179 Pinehurst Magazine (910) 295-8899 Pinestraw (magazine) (910) 692-7271 The Pilot (newspaper) (910) 692-7271

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (910) 692-3400 Hertz (910) 692-5858 Rent-A-Wreck Aberdeen (910) 944-9444

Towing (24 hour)

Bulloch’s, Southern Pines (910) 692-4788 Rockwell (910) 944-8188



Talamore LLAMAS

The World-Renowned Talamore Llamas Talamore’s Resort Course opened its doors in 1991 with significant press coverage. Yes, the opening of the exciting Rees Jones design was highly anticipated in the Sandhills, but it was the lovable llama caddies that stole the show. Offering llamas as caddies proved to be an instant hit, especially with the press. Over 5,000 articles were written and published all over the globe. Suffice it to say, the Talamore llamas put the club on the international golfing map.

Today, our llama caddies are available for your round throughout the cooler months. Although not required for your round at Talamore, one trip around the links with Dollie, Tallie or any of our other special friends makes for great memories. Also, see Dollie’s special offers and words of wisdom on Facebook and Twitter!





Birkdale Village

Champions Ridge

New construction homes by H & H Homes in Mid South Club offering 3,000+ square feet starting under $300,000. Golf-front lots available. Developed by H&H Homes.

Champions Ridge is a 32-home cottage-style neighborhood inside the Mid South Club. Built by Mark Stewart, Champions Ridge offers six original designs from 2000 to 2800 sq. ft. in a maintenance-free, golf front development. Starting at $350,000.

Camden Villas

Hadley Court

Camden Villas is a comfortable neighborhood of 2 & 3 bedroom ranch-style homes built by G 90 Companies with modern amenities, private fitness club and attached two-car garages. Panoramic views of holes #1, 2, 8, 9 & 18 on Mid South Club. Prices from the upper $200,000’s. Offered by Group 90/Camden Villas Mid South LLC.

Hadley Court is a two-story 3000-3500 sq. ft. Craftsman-style neighborhood within Mid-South offering incomparable quality and value. Choose from thirteen models starting in the low $300,000’s. Prices include memberships to the Mid South and Talamore Golf Clubs. Developed by H&H Homes.

Plantation Ridge

Estate homes and lots are available in both Talamore and the Mid South Club. Interior wooded, golf-front and water view available. Single family home prices from $300,000 to $1,000,000+ and lots start at $40,000.

Estate Homes & Lots

Plantation Ridge golf front homes located on the Mid South Club 1st hole. Beautiful views of the course from every angle. 7 different plans to choose from and up to 3600 sf. Prices starting in the upper $300,000’s. Developed by H&H Homes.

Talamore Properties • (910) 692-7207, Ext. 126 • (800) 552-6292, Ext. 126 Kim Strange: (910) 315-9995




Unparalleled Value. The Finest Clubs & The Best Amenities. The Most Relaxing Lifestyle. Interested in relocating to the beautiful Village of Pinehurst area? Perhaps you are looking for a second home in a golf community that can also serve as a rental property. No matter your real estate need, Talamore Golf Resort has it all. Choose from luxurious, low-maintenance lodges and golf villas, beautiful single family homes, or that perfect lot for your future dream home. As a Talamore property owner you will enjoy Pictured: The Lodges at Mid South 36-holes of golf, swimming, tennis and miles of nature trails through a special Club Membership program. We invite you to explore Talamore Golf Resort. Contact a Talamore real estate professional for a tour of our wonderful lifestyle. Talamore Properties, Inc. is a full service Real Estate Firm specializing in the sales of lots, homes, patio homes and condos in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. Our real estate professionals can guide you through the process and assist you with all your real estate needs. Please contact Kim Strange at 910-692-7207 x126, or 910-315-9995 for more details.

Talamore Golf Villas

The Lodges at Mid South

Offering fully furnished 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,350 to 2,100 square feet, many overlooking the beautiful Talamore golf course and Reservoir Park.Convenient walking trail and club amenity access. Prices from $140,000’s to $250,000+.

Offer 1,800+ square feet of pure luxury. All units are fully furnished and feature beautiful built-ins, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, flat screen tv, covered porch and more! Prices starting in the $300,000’s.

Palmer’s Preserve

Offers one of the best family area’s in all of Moore County. Private cul de sacs, wooded lots and unmatched privacy. Golf front lots overlook the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes. Gated community that is convenient to all things Pinehurst/Southern Pines.

Eagle Pointe


Located on the 9th fairway and also along the lake on #18, the cottages will feature maintenance free living with several plans to choose from ranging from 1,600 sq ft to 2,300 sq ft. Offers single story living and stunning community setting in all of Mid South.


Golf Instruction


Lou Guzzi We are proud & excited to announce that Talamore’s Lou Guzzi has been named NATIONAL PGA TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

PGA Teacher of the Year The PGA National Teacher of the Year Award was inaugurated in 1986 to honor outstanding teachers of golf among the ranks of The PGA of America Membership. This Award is based on the professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs the professional has initiated or played a key role in implementing; articles published in books and magazines; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed. Lou is the first Philadelphia PGA Professional to be named PGA Teacher of the Year. Lou is no stranger to accolades for his teaching prowess. Other awards on Lou’s Wall of Fame include: • GOLF Magazines Top 100 Teachers in America • Two Time Philadelphia Section PGA “Teacher of the Year” • Golf Range Association of Americas “Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals” • Golf Digest “Best Teachers in State” for PA • 2014 PGA Horton Smith Award - Philadelphia Section • ongoing presence with “Lou’s Lab”

Lou began his love for golf as a youth, designing a makeshift course near his family home. Lou’s first experience on a golf course came at age 17, when he and his future wife had a date to play 18 holes at Twining Valley Golf Club in Dresher, Pa. He turned professional in 1991, but had been giving golf lessons as an amateur long before entering the golf industry. Today, Lou’s extensive student base features more than 30 men and women PGA Professionals from throughout Greater Philadelphia; many of the highest-ranked junior tournament players in Pennsylvania; and many adult players who have won club championships. Lou was elected to PGA membership in 1997, produces weekly instruction tip videos, presenting them on “Save Strokes by Saturday,” for He is an advisory board member and Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional of the Golf Range Association of America and the PGA Magazine Advisory Board: Instruction.



Golf Instruction IN THE NE WS

Prior to arriving at Talamore, Lou served as Flourtown Country Club head professional from 1991 to 2000, and as PGA director of instruction from 2001-06 at Experienced Golf Center in Fort Washington, Pa. He is the director of instruction for the Golf Talk Live Radio Show and Inside Golf TV Show on Comcast Sports Net. From 2009 through 2012, Lou was a member of the PGA Instruction Committee and currently is chair of the Philadelphia PGA Section Teaching Committee. Lou deserved the finest digs to match his teaching abilities and found them at Talamore in 2007. From the back of a napkin Lou and our Talamore owner developed a state of the art teaching center at Talamore. Lou himself rolled up his sleeves and spackled, pasted and painted and was the true inspiration and life for the teaching center. As our owner has said “take Lou out of the equation and we’d have nothing more than a 2,000 sq foot lifeless box on our driving range. Lou’s teaching center is all about golf and is a living breathing example of what one man can do to give back to the game which he loves so much. He wanted to teach so bad in the winter time that he put a Wood Burning Stove in the teaching building to keep it warm for our students to learn. Quite simply you would be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded and down to earth individual, golf instructor and PGA professional than Lou”. Lessons by Lou and his staff are given at the state-of-the-art Teaching Center which opens out onto the Talamore range and has special areas for video golf instruction and, based on weather, full indoor teaching capabilities. The Lou Guzzi Golf Academy & Talamore Country Club have a serious yet simple mission with their golf instruction; to make the golf experience the best it can possibly be by providing each student with solid fundamentals that have been proven to stand the test of time by the greatest players in the world. Whether it’s the full swing, putting, chipping, bunker play or course management, golf lessons with Lou are fun and easy to understand. Lou and his wife, Laurie, live in Glenside, Pa., and are the parents of two daughters: Amber and Crystal.

To see the entire library of Lou’s video lessons visit or for some real entertainment, golf knowledge and maybe a chuckle or two go to Lou’s lab on 37


2024 U.S. Open

By Nate Oxman

With last summer’s announcement that Pinehurst Resort will host its fourth United States Open in a 25-year period in 2024, it may be a little hard to fathom that for more than 100 years, from 1895 to 1998, Pinehurst didn’t hold a single one.

Stewart’s dramatic victory, combined with recordsetting ticket and corporate hospitality sales, returned Pinehurst to golf prominence and just six months later the USGA announced the Open would return in 2005. The six-year span between visits was the shortest for the event in 60 years.

Although the resort served as a premiere golf destination and championship site for the first half of the 20th century, it wasn’t until 1984 when new Pinehurst owner Robert Dedman Sr. resurrected the resort from decades of dormancy and CEO Pat Corso and then Director of Golf Don Padgett sketched out a championship golf map, that bringing our country’s greatest championship to the “home of American golf ” became at all possible.

“The 1999 U.S. Open gave Pinehurst back its rightful place in the game of golf,” Corso told The Pilot of Moore County, N.C. A much-less heralded champion was crowned the second time around in New Zealand’s Michael Campbell, who earned a spot in the 2005 field through sectional qualifying, then leapfrogged third-rounder leader and two-time winner Retief Goosen, and finally fended off Tiger Woods for a two-shot win.

But after Pinehurst proved profitable under Dedman and company, the village’s population spiked, and Donald Ross’s famed No. 2 course breezed through a handful of national tournament tests from 19891994, anticipation was brimming for the village’s first major golf event since the 1951 Ryder Cup.

Attendance records were broken once again and profits for both the area and the USGA were high, supplanting Pinehurst as a fixture in the unofficial Open rotation. Pinehurst welcomed the spotlight once again in 2014 when the USGA staged an unprecedented spectacle in the Carolina sandhills, the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks, on the same golf course.

The 1999 U.S. Open did not disappoint, evidenced by the bronze statue of champion Payne Stewart celebrating the 15-foot putt he made on the adjacent 18th green to secure a one-shot win over Phil Mickelson.



Welcome “I think we’ll look back on the 114th U.S. Open and the 69th Women’s Open and say that in a lot of ways, it was a seminal moment in the game of golf and championship golf and sustainability of the game,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis told writer Lee Pace. These two weeks will rank right up there with the best ever.” The back-to-back Opens made Pinehurst No. 2 the only course to host all five USGA majors and the Ryder Cup.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer grabbed all of the headlines at the start of the show by opening the men’s Open with back-to-back 65s to set a 36-hole scoring record at 10 under par. Kaymer wrapped up his wire-to-wire win with a final-round 69 for a four-day total of 271, the second-lowest in Open history. A mere four days later, Stacy Lewis opened the U.S. Women’s Open with a 3-under-par 67 to take a oneshot lead over Michelle Wie, who posted another 68 in round two to enter the weekend all alone at the top. Wie wavered a bit in round three with a twoover 72 and then nearly washed away all hopes of winning her first major by making a double-bogey on the 16th hole on Sunday only to rebound with a miraculous 25-foot birdie putt on the penultimate hole to give one of the game’s most mesmerizing figures a long-overdue major championship.

“There’s nobody else in the world that can lay claim to that collection of championships,” Padgett told The Pilot. “I don’t think anyone is ever going to come close to matching that.” The village of Pinehurst and the surrounding area reaped rewards as well as the dual Opens generated a $238 million impact locally according to a 2015 Forbes article. That number is bound to balloon in 2024. Pinehurst’s unparalleled tournament resumé will expand in the years leading up to 2024 when it hosts the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and the 2019 U.S. Amateur. While those amateur events will feature fields of lesser knowns, it’s a safe bet that eight years from now Spieth, McIlroy, Fowler, Day and the stars of today will still be on top of the Tour and teeing up at Pinehurst. Perhaps one of them will join Stewart, Campbell, Kaymer, Wie, as well as Hagen, Nelson, Snead, Hogan, Nicklaus, Miller, and Watson among the decorated list of past champions at Pinehurst.

While Kaymer and Wie hoisted U.S. Open hardware for the first time in 2014, another champion defended its title. Pinehurst No. 2 and its freshly unveiled Coore & Crenshaw restoration back to its Donald Ross roots, without a single blade of rough, came out of the consecutive Opens able to stand as tall any among the world’s greatest championship venues.

“Pinehurst has elevated itself to one of the great and historic places in golf in this country,” said USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “Some say it’s our St. Andrews – it’s certainly something special, and that’s why we’re going back there for the 2024 U.S. Open.”




Pinehurst No. 1, No. 3

Pinehurst No 1 - Step back in time to a classic layout that’s stood the test of time. Don’t let the short 6,093-yard par 70 fool you - it’s more of a course than it first appears.

Pinehurst No 3 - Test your game on the rolling terrain of this classic Donald Ross short course. A great course to start your stay at Pinehurst, No. 3 is the perfect warm up for your next championship round.



Pinehurst Welcome GOLF COURSES

Pinehurst No. 5, No. 8

Pinehurst No 5 - Pinehurst and the Maples family are indelibly intertwined, and more so with this Ellis Maples design. Opened in 1961, No. 5 holds true to a key Ross feature - Mother Nature as the best guide in golf architecture. The course has more water hazards to negotiate than any other course at Pinehurst.

Pinehurst No 8 - Opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst’s centennial year. Tom Fazio incorporated signature Ross features into the design of No. 8, including dips and swales around the greens and false fronts. The greens and tees are close together, making it a pleasure to walk.




Pinehurst No. 9

Pinehurst No. 9 - Legendary in his golf achievements and golf course designs alike, Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the longleaf pines of Southern Pines. Each hole has been customized to create a great diversity in the way it can be played. An intriguingly well balanced course which, according to Golf Digest, “has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities.�



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The mission of Longleaf Golf & Family Club is simple: implement the best practices that make golf enjoyable, practical, and affordable to all members of the family. As part of Longleaf’s mission to help every family enjoy golf more, we’re currently developing hole yardages from multiple tee locations based on a player’s average driving distance. Golfers of all ages will get tested in all facets of their game but still be able to have fun, and have more opportunities for pars and birdies. At Longleaf, you can expect that the pace of play will be fair and brisk, the course will be optimally designed to be both challenging and enjoyable, par will be attainable for all levels of play, and the facilities will be found in outstanding condition. Tees Yards Rating Slope Red 6592 71.6 128 Purple 6022 68.9 123 White 5365 66.0 110 Orange 4853 63.7 105 Green 4311 61.4 98 Gold 3731 59.6 94 Blue 3255 58.1 90

Golf Course Architect Dan Maples 10 N. Knoll Rd, Midland Rd Southern Pines, NC



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This classic Donald Ross course was completely restored in 2004 and has hosted the 1996, 2001 and 2007 U.S. Women’s Open. Ranked #1 by Golf for Women Magazine in “50 Best Courses for Women” and ranked #43 by Golf Digest in its list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and #30 in its list of “Best Resorts.”

Tees Yards Rating Slope Medal 7015 73.5 135 Ross 6436 70.6 126 Regular 5985 68.5 120 Executive 5513 66.8 115 Forward 4936 68.6 119

Golf Course Architect Donald Ross 1005 Midland Road Southern Pines, NC



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Classic golf is found at this Donald Ross designed course, with a personality of an “everyman’s course”. Established in 1921, Mid Pines holds the unique distinction of being the only remaining Ross course in the Sandhills area with its original design still intact. Mid Pines is truly a reminder of the times when life was simpler and golf was golf. Come play Mid Pines and re-live the tradition of this historic Ross layout.

Tees Yards Rating Slope Blue 6528 71.0 126 White 6114 68.7 122 Green 5454 65.9 116 Red 4921 68.8L 119L

Golf Course Architect Donald Ross 1010 Midland Road Southern Pines, NC



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• Golf course renovation in 2011 featuring brand new greens • 4½ Stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play Guide • Golf World’s Top 50 Public Courses to Play • Golf Digest’s Top 50 in the Country for Customer Service • Pinehurst Magazine’s Best Finishing Hole in Moore County Tees Yards Rating Slope Black 7004 73.9 133 Blue 6495 71.4 127 White 6021 68.9 123 Gold 5551 66.9 112 Green 4946 68.7L 120L

Golf Course Architect Nicklaus Design US Hwy 15/501 Aberdeen, NC



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Little River is widely know for its fine greens all year round and first class customer service. The Dan Maples-designed course incorporates unique terrain and natural features, including nearly 200 feet of elevation changes. The par 72 championship golf course offers full sets of tees for golfers of all skill levels, measuring from 4,850 to 7,018 yards. Little River is rated 41⁄2 Stars in the Golf Digest Best Places to Play rankings and is listed in North Carolina’s Top 100 Golf Courses. After playing Little River, you’ll agree that you have experienced one of the area’s finest and fairest tests of golf.

Tees Yards Rating Slope Blue 7018 74.2 140 White 6430 70.9 132 Gold 5516 66.1 121 Red 4800 67.9 120

Golf Course Architect Dan Maples 500 Little River Farm Blvd. Carthage, NC



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Dormie is Coore & Crenshaw’s only original design in North Carolina. Dormie is ranked the #3 Best Course in N.C. by GolfWeek and the #43 Best Public Modern Course in the US by GolfDigest. Nestled within 1,028 acres of pristine pine forest with lakes, wire grasses and sandy waste areas, Dormie is known for its world class attention to detail and service. Wide, firm and fast fairways with immaculate greens provide plenty of playing challenges for a Great Golf Experience!

Golf Course Architect Coore & Crenshaw

Tees Yards Rating Slope Black 6988 74.0 140 White 6355 70.9 132 Red 5189 70.4 126

6033 Beulah Hill Church Road West End, NC 27376



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HGC aims its energy and resources at taking the popular layout, designed for all players, to a level that consistently impresses its patrons. The “lasting GREAT golfing experience is created thru an accommodating staff, superb playing conditions and the social component for all who choose it”… and our staff gets it! Come to Hyland for unmatched appreciation of you and yours. Tees Yards Rating Slope Blue 6823 72.1 141 White 6337 69.5 133 Gold 5894 67.0 124 Red 4784 66.8 123

Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson 115 Fairway Avenue Southern Pines, NC


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The CCWP theme involves using the open, hardpan rough, sparsely covered with the native pine straw and “love grass�, to create the elements that appealed to the late, great Donald Ross.

Golf Course Architect Ellis Maples (Pines & River Courses) 2 Clubhouse Blvd. Whispering Pines, NC

PINES Yards Rating Slope Blue 7094 73.9 132 White 6409 70.6 126 Gold 5948 68.7 120 Red 5540 72.5L 124L


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RIVER Yards Rating Slope Blue 6521 70.4 124 White 6044 69.0 119 Gold 5534 67.2 110 Red 5140 70.4L 117L

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The Southern Pines Country Club was established in 1906 with the beginning construction of nine holes designed by the worldly-renowned golf course architect, Donald Ross. The additional nine holes were added in 1912 to complete this links-style layout. This layout has been largely untouched to this day. Also, we have NEW forward tees and NEW black tees...6 sets to accommodate all levels of players.

Tees Yards Rating Slope Blue 6268 69.9 127 White 6005 68.6 122 Red 5318 70.8 124 Black 6523 71.0 134 Gold 5701 67.6 120 Baby Blue 4015 60.5 105

Golf Course Architect Donald Ross 290 Country Club Circle Southern Pines, NC


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Traditional golf at its best. Come experience two of the finest layouts the Village of Pinehurst area has to offer. You will fall in love with both of our superbly conditioned Gene Hamm-designed classics the Grey and the Red courses.

Golf Course Architect Gene Hamm (Grey Fox & Red Fox Courses) 9 Foxfire Blvd. Foxfire Village, NC

GREY FOX Yards Rating Slope Blue 6851 73.1 131 White 6286 70.4 128 Yellow 5864 68.4 121 Red 5256 66.3 114


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RED FOX Yards Rating Slope Blue 6743 72.8 132 White 6339 71.1 128 Yellow 5574 67.4 122 Red 5275 65.8 114

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At Beacon Ridge you’ll discover a picturesque championship course winding its way through the North Carolina Sandhills. Accented by narrow rolling fairways and small undulating greens, Beacon Ridge demands an array of wellplaced shots. Not withstanding, Beacon Ridge is accessible to all skill levels.

Tees Yards Rating Slope Blue 6414 71.3 136 White 6143 70.4 131 Gold 5354 66.6 119 Red 4693 67.7L 123L

Golf Course Architect Gene Hamm 6000 Longleaf Drive West End, NC


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Two classic 18 hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Lake Course features ultra dwarf Mini Verde Bermuda greens and over seeded fairways, the Creek Course features Crenshaw Bent Grass greens. Both courses have hosted numerous events including the U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional qualifier, Men’s ACC Golf Championship and the Lee County Amateur Championship.

Golf Course Architect R.T. Jones Sr. (Lake & Creek Courses) 2100 Country Club Drive Sanford, NC

Lake Yards Rating Slope Black 6861 74.3 139 Blue 6283 71.7 134 White 5774 69.7 126 Gold 5271 67.0 120 Red 4880 70.0 124


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Creek Yards Rating Slope Black 6845 73.7 132 Blue 6315 71.5 128 White 5778 68.5 125 Gold 5357 66.5 120 Red 5021 70.3 124

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The Best Value in Golf! 7 Lakes Golf Club offers an all-inclusive experience unlike any other in the Sandhills, with complimentary Lunch, Two Draft Beers, and Range Balls included with your round of golf. Enjoy every luxury of a resort without the resort price tag at the most exciting new experience in the Sandhills. Designed in 1976 by Peter Tufts III, godson of Donald Ross, 7 Lakes has a history and a heritage of excellency in course design. A favorite among traveling and local golfers alike, the highly acclaimed course has been consistently rewarded a 4 Star rating and a Top 100 courses in the state. As Golf Digest says, you can “plan your vacation around it.� Tees Yards Rating Slope Black 6869 74.0 142 Blue 6530 72.2 139 White 6121 70.4 131 Gold 5211 66.4 119 Red 4952 70.2 122 Green 4098 65.0 120

Golf Course Architect Peter Tufts III 124 Devonshire Avenue Seven Lakes, NC


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The world-class facilities include two championship golf courses, the Magnolia and the Holly, which are both stunning and challenging to golfers of all skill levels. The Magnolia, a “traditional masterpiece”, was designed by Gene Hamm, and has played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School, the LPGA’s ‘s Pinewild Championship, numerous Carolinas PGA events, as well US Open Qualifying. The Holly, a Gary Player Signature Course, is fast becoming an area favorite, due to its’ panoramic beauty, “risk reward” layout, and some the best greens in the Sandhills. The Holly has played host to many USGA Qualifying events, as well as Carolinas PGA Championships.

Golf Course Architect Gary Player (Holly Course) Gene Hamm (Magnolia Course) 1 Glasgow Drive Pinehurst, NC

HOLLY Yards Rating Slope Black 7021 73.9 141 Blue 6388 70.5 131 White 6000 68.5 125 Gold 5340 66.1 114 Red 4484 62.4 103


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Black Blue White Gold Red

7446 76.4 135 6835 73.4 129 6234 70.3 123 5666 67.0 119 5181 64.9 112

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Deercroft Golf Club is a Semi Private golf club located 18 miles south of historic village of Pinehurst. It is carved from magnificant pine forests, with a 70+ acre lake on property. Deercroft offers one of the most scenic and challenging tests in the North Carolina Sandhills. Golf Digest has described Deercroft as the “Best Kept Secret in the Pinehurst area�. Tees Yards Rating Slope Black 6595 72.6 135 Blue 6210 70.7 128 Yellow 5739 68.3 125 Green 5076 65.1 115

Golf Course Architect Gardner Gidley 3000 Deercroft Drive Wagram, NC


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The Cradle is a nine-hole short course with holes measuring from 56 to 127 yards. Placed just steps from the clubhouse, it features more contour than you might expect from the softly rolling landscape, with lily-pad-like greens popping up along the surface, their flagsticks standing at attention. “The directive from Pinehurst was, ‘Hey, let’s give players the landscape that was so wonderfully restored on No. 2 and give players the chance to practice hitting shots out of wiregrass or scrubby ground and hit some putts on turtleback greens,’” says Hanse. “But it wasn’t intended to be a knockoff of No. 2.”

Golf Course Architect Gil Hanse 80 Carolina Vista Pinehurst, NC 28374

Tees Yards Par Hole 1 113 3 Hole 2 85 3 Hole 3 66 3 Hole 4 127 3 Hole 5 56 3

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Designer Style

By Brad King

Former U.S. Open Champs provide Sandhills area some of their finest design efforts. Anyone for whom golf runs through the soul must make a pilgrimage to the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area in the famed Sandhills of North Carolina. Among other things, the area provides residents and visitors the artistic design genius of history’s most renowned golf course architects, a pantheon of names that starts and finishes with Donald Ross, naturally, but which reads like a virtual Who’s Who.

During a recent appearance at Sandhills Community College, Nicklaus thrilled a packed Owens Auditorium on campus discussing numerous topics including golf in and around Pinehurst — and, of course, Arnold Palmer. Earlier, Nicklaus had been in Washington as Palmer was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded a citizen by Congress.

Also represented with works of art in the region are renowned, modern-day architects like Tom Fazio, the late Mike Strantz and “The U.S. Open Doctor,” Rees Jones, and even a few golf course designers who chose to call the Sandhills area home, including Ellis Maples and his son, Dan Maples.

The two old rivals still remain close friends. Nicklaus said he and wife, Barbara, engaged in numerous bridge matches while taking jet trips through the years with Palmer and his late wife, Winnie. “But when we played on the golf Jack Nicklaus course, [Palmer] wanted to kill me and I wanted to kill him,” Nicklaus said.

Of course, there is also a trio of renowned former U.S. Open champions who have all done some of their best golf course design work in and around Pinehurst: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, three legends who not only chalked up quite a few Masters tournament victories between them, but also possess plenty of groundbreaking ideas about golf courses. Their design creativity is on full display around the Sandhills. If you want to get in the heads of these legends when you come through the Sandhills, The Carolina, Legacy Golf Links, Mid South Club, National Golf Club, Pinewild Country Club and Woodlake Resort & Country Club are all strong representative works. While a green jacket may not be waiting for you at the clubhouse, knowing you’ve seen golf through the vision of some of the masters will add to your own history of the game.

Nicklaus came to the Pinehurst area as part of the Pauley Lecture Series at the request of Dr. William E. Smith, who had once been pastor at Nicklaus’ church in Columbus, Ohio, and fielded questions from local resident Jaime Diaz, senior writer for Golf Digest and Golf World. Nicklaus, who designed National Golf Club in 1989, also mentioned he may soon be involved in another Pinehurst project.



Welcome “I’d love to come back to Pinehurst and do something else,” Nicklaus said.

lake in North Carolina and a full-service clubhouse, The Historic Oates House. The Carolina-Palmer course, proclaimed by many as one of Arnie’s best designs is just minutes away, near the historic village of Pinehurst, NC. Woodlake truly provides the perfect setting for the ultimate golf experience and all three golf courses are on the “Must Play” list when visiting the area.

At National Golf Club, Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the longleaf pines of Southern Pines with a commitment to provide the finest in recreational amenities, including the area’s only Nicklaus Signature golf course, an 18-hole championship layout features classic Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions, and undulating putting surfaces that test a golfer’s mind and ability. National has blended golf’s two greatest legends — Nicklaus and the Sandhills — into a secure, gated residential community of superior quality with a relaxed and easy lifestyle including diverse amenities and member activities.

As for that other former U.S. Open champion, the great South African, Gary Player? Well, Player’s name in Pinehurst is attached to Pinewild Country Club, which he helped open in 1996. One Player design, The Magnolia, has undergone a comprehensive renovation and is a more “traditional masterpiece” meandering through the longleaf pines. Player also designed Holly, which is a more of a classic, “risk-reward” layout. Both are complimented by beautifully wooded terrain, rolling hills, ponds and streams. Pinewild has hosted the PGA’s Tour School Qualifying, the LPGA’s Pinewild Championship, and continues to play host to various USGA Qualifying Events.

Not to be outdone by his famous father, Jack Nicklaus II put his name on Legacy Golf Links in 1991, one of only three courses in the Sandhills that has played host to a USGA National Championship. A design featuring just over 7,000 yards of golf from the longest tees and a par of 72, Legacy Golf Links features four of the finest par-3s in the area and a challenging variety of holes, wide fairways and wise use of water hazards. As for the Golden Bear’s favorite rival, that fella they call The King? Palmer and his renowned golf architecture associate, the late Ed Seay, designed the popular Mid South Club & Lodge (formerly known as Pinehurst Plantation), which opened in 1993 and features 6,577 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.

Arnold Palmer

Meanwhile, Woodlake Resort offers 54 holes of golf designed by Palmer and Ellis Maples. Both the Woodlake-Maples and Woodlake-Palmer courses play around the largest privately owned man-made