Carolina Hotel
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Ultimate Golf Photo Tour: Pinehurst Resort

Carolina Hotel
Pinehurst Resort has long been considered the "Home of American Golf" for its abundance of top-tier golf options, but its amenities put the bow on any visit. Dubbed “The Queen of the South,” the majestic, century-old Carolina Hotel features 230 guest rooms and a wrap-around veranda with rocking chairs for evening relaxation and storytelling. The adjacent Carolina Villas, with private bed and bathrooms, are ideal for golf groups.

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Pinehurst No. 2 | Hole 13
The centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort is the No. 2 course, which has an illustrious history of hosting championships, including the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open. It also hosted the 1952 Ryder and is home to the prestigious North and South Amateur. Originally designed by Donald Ross, No. 2 was restored by the course architecture team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2016. No. 2 has also been selected as the first U.S. Open anchor site and will host the 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047 championships.

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Pinehurst No. 4 | Hole 11
One of the resort’s “core” courses, No. 4 was completely reimagined by Gil Hanse in 2018. Hanse and lead shaper Jim Wagner recast the layout in its original Sandhills aesthetic, with exposed sand areas, vast cross bunkers and native wire grasses. No. 4 and No. 2 paired to host the 2019 U.S. Amateur.

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Pinehurst No. 5 | Hole 14
Designed by Pinehurst native son Ellis Maples, a protege of Donald Ross, Pinehurst No. 5 is a quality course that is a bit tamer than No. 2. The course is not overly long (6.828 yards in length), its green complexes are a bit more forgiving and there are no severe carries or doglegs.

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The Cradle
Designed by Gil Hanse in 2017, The Cradle is a nine-hole short course set amid 10 acres just a chip shot away from the resort clubhouse. Featuring all par 3s, holes range from 56 to 127 yards. Music wafts from hidden speakers as golfers walk the course. The Cradle is a relaxed way to end a long day or start a casual evening of storytelling.

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Thistle Dhu
Thistle Dhu is the undulating 18-hole putting course located just steps from the Pinehurst Resort clubhouse. The course pays homage to the Himalayas Course at the Old Course in St. Andrews, and is an entertaining play for anyone who has a putter and a golf ball.
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Pinehurst Brewing Co.
Guests and locals alike flock to the Pinehurst Brewing Co. — another amenity of the resort — for expertly smoked BBQ ranging from baby back ribs and pulled pork to brisket and sausage. Fresh craft beers are brewed onsite, including the ever-popular Divot New England Style IPA.
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The Manor
The Manor, the longtime favorite boutique hotel of Arnold Palmer, was recently renovated to include a spacious lobby, larger king and double queen rooms with hardwood floors and two finely-appointed hospitality suites that accommodate groups up to 20. It also houses the new North & South Bar, serving the area’s largest selection of fine whiskies.

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