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 GOLF           IN NORTH                    CAROLINA                                                  SPECIAL   ADVERTISING   SECTION

 Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

   RADICAL CHANGE IS not something
   one normally associates with Pinehurst
   Resort. Tradition and timelessness, sure.
   World-class, major championship-host-
   ing golf? Absolutely. But radical change'?
  At the legendary No.2 course'?
      Well, yes and no. Back in March, the
   new-look Pinehurst No. 2 reopened to
   rapturous reviews following a year-long
   restoration by the heralded design duo of
   Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Pinehurst
   being Pinehurst-a classic place at the
  heart of America's golfing tradition-the
  restoration's purpose was to bring back
  all of the strategic complexity and rich
  natural character of Donald Ross' origi-
  nal work of genius. Mission accomplished.
      "My mouth literally falls open when
  I see the incredible work that they've
  done," says USGA executive director
  Mike Davis, who will oversee the U.S.
  Open and U.S. Women's Open when
  the events come to No. 2 on consecu-
  tive weeks in 2014. "[The restoration]
  gets back to what golf used to be in the
  Golden Era."
      Ross' work emphasized providing
 golfers with strategic choices. Coore and
 Crenshaw were charged first and fore-
 most with reestablishing that empha-
 sis. This entailed, appropriately enough,
 several different lines of attack. Fairway
 widths were increased, allowing for more     Above: Pinehurst's famed No.2 course.
                                               Right: The historic Carolina Inn.
 options in tackling the holes from tee to
 green-28 acres of fairways is now 41.
 The 45 acres of rough were all turned         around the greens and sodding with All
 back either into fairway or restored to its A4 bentgrass are new.
 original topography of natural areas fea-         "It's one of the premier places to play
 turing sand, wire grass, pine straw and      golf in the world," says 2010 U.S. Open
native grasses. The fairways have also        champion Graeme McDowell. "When
been firmed up, with the added roll ben-      amateur golfers come here (now), they'll
efitting shots that stay on the short grass   experience the generous fairways and
while penalizing those that proceed into      experience the greens exactly as we'll
sand and other trouble-another         factor play them at the U.S. Open-obviously
players must calculate as they plan their     not as firm and fast, but similar condi-
drives and lay-ups. Many bunkers have         tions."
been refurbished or reshaped, with an             The world's best men and women
emphasis on reestablishing natural edges.     pros have to wait almost three years for
     What hasn't changed'? Eight new          their chance to tackle No.2. Thankfully,
championship tees have added less than        you don't.
100 yards to the length of NO.2. The size,
shapes and slopes of its crowned, undu-
                                                FOR MORE INFORMATION, or to make reservations, call1-800-ITS-GOLF (487-4653),
lating greens, revered the world over for
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their complexity and subtlety, remain
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unaltered. Only a few subtle changes

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GOLF          IN NORTH                CAROLINA                                                             SPECIAL   ADVERTISING   SECTION

Currituck County, N.C.

LONG FAMOUS FOR its glorious sandy
beaches, the Currituck Outer Banks area
has another draw that demands attention:
A wonderful collection of golf courses.
    The seven courses here, taken togeth-
er, suit players of all levels. Famed "U.S.
Open doctor" Rees Jones designed the
highly regarded Currituck Club. Locals
love the Carolina Club and its reliably ex-
cellent conditioning. More recreational
players gravitate to Mill Run Golf Club.
Set amidst 605 acres of Maritime forest,
the Tom Steele-designed Kilmaric Golf         The Currituck Outer Banks area offers golfers seven stellar course options.
Club matches its setting and hosted the
2004 and 2009 North Carolina Open,            overlooking the Currituck Sound.                consider the mild year-round temperature
while the Pointe Golf Club sports some            Currituck Outer Banks' accommo-             and beautiful landscapes surrounding you.
of the finest greens in the Southeast. The    dations are equally varied, from house          Including, you must remember, those
enjoyable, challenging and very afford-       rentals to cozy cottages. Away from the         great golf courses.
able Holly Ridge Golf Course and Goose        sand-oceanfront     or greenside-there's
Creek Golf and Country Club round out         a wealth of things to do, from great res-        FOR MORE INFORMATION, call
the offerings-unless you're a kid, or a       taurants and unique shopping to cul-             1-877-287-7488, visit the website at
kid at heart, in which case you'll want to    tural events and historical sites. Out- or check GOLF
play the Corolla Grass Course, a natural      side recreational activities abound, too,        MAGAZINE's Reader Service Pages.
grass putt-putt course offering 20 greens     which is an even better thing when you

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    Kiawah Island, S.C.

    THE GOLFING WORLD will refocus its
    attention on Kiawah Island Golf Resort's
    Ocean Course next year, as the legend-
    ary Pete Dye design hosts the 94th PGA
    Championship-in the process becoming
    only the fourth course to host all of the
    PGA of America's major championships.
    But you'll want to refocus your attention
    on this gorgeous golf getaway and its five
    award-winning championship courses                       you and your 15 best golfing buddies                            The seaside closing hole at Kiawah Island
    right now.                                               (or enemies) make your own history                              Resort's Ocean Course.
        The resort's Villa Golf Packages of-                 for less than $1,000 per person: Three
    fer your own space to relax in follow-                   nights accommodations; three rounds                             Langer would like a second chance at
    ing a day on the course-with a fully-                    of golf, including one on the Ocean                             glory here.)
    equipped kitchen, dining room and                        Course; a one-hour opening/closing re-                             With Southwest Airlines now offer-
    living room. These packages include                      ception with complimentary beer and                             ing direct flights from Houston, Chi-
    accommodations and a round of golf                       wine; daily breakfast; on-island trans-                         cago's Midway and Baltimore/Washing-
    per day (with a surcharge for the Ocean                  portation; one team hat and golf shirt                          ton to nearby Charleston, S.C., there's
    Course) starting at just $189 per golfer                 per player; and, naturally, a trophy for                        all the more reason to get here before
    per night.                                               the winning team. (Maybe Bernhard                               the pros and their fans arrive next year.
        Also, in honor of the 1991 "War at
    the Shore" Ryder Cup played here, the                       To MAKE RESERVATIONS    or reserve your tee time, call 1-800-576-1570, visit the
    resort has created the 20th Anniversary                     website at or check GOLF MAGAZINE's Reader Service Pages.
    Ryder Cup Matches Package, which lets

                                                           Tickets and event information:                PGA20I2.COM
                               5 GOLF        COURSES              BEACH            VILLAS           THE SANCTUARY                    REAL      ESTATE
                            *Based on availability. Per person, per night based on 4 golfers in a 2-bedroom West Beach Scenic View resort vilia. Minimum stay
                                 of 2 nights & 2 rounds required. Taxes & fees additional. Sanctuary hotel packages also available. Valid through 11/27/11.

   GOLF          IN FLORIDA                                                                                 SPECIAL   ADVERTISING    SECTION

   PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB                         it has for four generations, this 250-room   The short par 3 16th on the historic Ocean
   Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.                        AAA Five-Diamond beach resort wel-           Course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Florida.
                                                  comes guests with a winning combination
   OPENED IN 1928 and long revered as one         of modern comforts and timeless elegance.     Club has two excellent and handsome
   of northeast Florida's true historic land-         Set on some 300 oceanfront acres          golf courses, the Ocean and the Lagoon,
   marks, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club dates        in fashionable Ponte Vedra Beach, just       united by a distinctly links-like feel and
   back to the Golden Age of golf. Today, as      20 miles from Jacksonville, the Inn &        requiring all facets of a well-rounded
                                                                                               game. Here, an array of water hazards,
                                                                                               steep-faced bunkers, undulating fairways
                                                                                               and elevated Bermuda greens blend with
                                                                                               ocean breezes to create every kind of shot-
                                                                                               making challenge imaginable.
                                                                                                   There's plenty to do off the fairways
                                                 @CEANFRONT                                    as well, with 15 tennis courts, four heat-
                                                                                               ed swimming pools, horseback riding, a
                                                                                               fitness center, and a full-service luxury
                                                   ~CELLENCE                                   spa, plus bicycling, boating and fishing.
                                                                                               In the midst of all that activity, don't
                                                                                               forget to take in the dramatic Atlantic
                                                 The Atlantic Ocean serves as                  surf and the palm trees waving grace-
                                                 the dramatic backdrop for the                 fully in the breeze. You can also give
                                                                                               your shopping muscles a workout in the
                                                 AAA Five-Diamond            rated             many upscale boutiques and shops here
                                                 Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. 250                   or in town, and tempt your taste buds in
                                                                                               one of the four restaurants on property,
                                                 luxurious rooms and suites,                   ranging from classic to casual.
                                                 beach, golf, tennis,      fitness,                Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has spent more
                                                                                               than three-quarters of a century creating
                                                 spa, fine dining, shopping and                an unmatched tradition-one that you'll
                                                 award-winning         hospitality             be glad you chose to take part in.
                                                 since 1928. Attractive rates
                                                 and packages are available.                    TO MAKE RESERVATIONS or reserve
                                                                                                your tee time, call 1-800-234-7842, visit
                                                                                                the website at
                                                                                                or check GOLF MAGAZINE's Reader
                                                                                                Service Pages.

                                    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Oceanfront. Just 20 minutes from Jacksonville·   800.234.7842   •

                                                         SPECIAL   ADVERTISING   SECTION
                                                                                                Rated among the
                                                                                               "Best Golf Resorts"
                                                                                                in North America
                                                                                            Four Championship Courses

Destin, Fla.

Beach Resort stretches
across 2,400 acres of
the Gulf Coast, from the
beach to the bay. It is truly
a treasure, with every-
thing a golfer could need
or want within the gates
of this beautiful property.
    Four immaculately maintained golf         Top: The Raven Golf Club's 4th hole. Above:
courses also showcase Sandestin's di-         The 9th on The Links Course at Sandestin
                                              Golf and Beach Resort.
versity, with layouts to delight players
of all levels, all year round. Champions
Tour legends have taken on Raven Golf         nis courts, 19 swimming pool~, a 98-
Club-and that isn't even the most her-        slip marina, a complimentary fitness
alded design here, an honor that falls to     center and even the resort's own Vil-
Rees Jones' gorgeous Burnt Pine. In ad-       lage. The Village of Baytowne Wharf
dition to the risk-reward Links Course,       is a lively pedestrian village flush with
with five holes along the stunning bay,       restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
there's Baytowne, a great resort course       With fall packages starting at $118 per
with multiple tees, where in the after-       person per night (quad occupancy),
noon children of golfers can play for free.   Sandestin has made visiting and golf-
    Off-course, there's seven miles of        ing here a more attractive proposition
pristine beaches and bay front, 15 ten-       than ever.

   TO MAKE RESERVATIONS or reserve your tee time, call 1-800-622-1038, visit the
   website at   or check GOLF MAGAZINE's Reader Service Pages.

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 GOLF          IN MISSISSIPPI                                                                                   SPECIAL   ADVERTISING   SECTION

PEARL RIVER RESORT                                      Dancing         Rabbit
Choctaw, Miss.                                      boasts two gorgeous and
                                                    challenging layouts, the
AS ITS NAME suggests, Pearl River Re-               Azaleas and the Oaks,
 sort is a cultured getaway for golf, gam-          results of a unique one-
 ing and everything else under the sun              time collaboration be-
 and stars. No less a luminary than two-            tween Tom Fazio and
 time major champion John Daly recently             1976 U.S. Open cham-
 decided to make the resort's two courses           pion Jerry Pate. Named
 at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club his home               for the dominant land-
tracks, proudly appearing on Dancing                scape feature of their re-
Rabbit's behalf in television, print and            spective settings in this
digital advertising. The courses appear             rolling hills region of
in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can                 east central Mississippi,
Play" ranking with the same consistency             the designs are united        TOp: The tranquil fountain at holes 7 and 8 of the Oaks
that Daly rates in popularity among fans            by their famously ex-         Course at Dancing Rabbit. Above: The Silver Star Hotel &
of pro golf.                                        ceptional conditioning.       Casino at Pearl River Resort.
    The Pearl River Resort comprises                Broad, rolling, carpet-
Dancing Rabbit, Golden Moon Hotel                   like fairways fuse plush Bermuda tees           is reserved exclusively for Golden Moon
& Casino, Silver Star Hotel & Casino,               and pure bentgrass greens. Five miles           and Silver Star guests, while the Oaks is
Geyser Falls Water Park and the new                 of spring-fed streams wander through-           open to public play. For the golf-centric,
4,000-seat Arena at Golden Moon Hotel               out the layouts-a potential hazard for there is the option of staying in one of the
& Casino, which is already drawing big-             your shots but a lovely sight for your         eight guest rooms in the plantation-style
time acts such as Tim McGraw and Sug-               eyes. Each course also sports five sets of clubhouse, all overlooking the golf facili-
arland. The arena is the latest amenity             tee boxes to let players decide how much       ty and with access to the second-floor ve-
for a place full to bursting with them.             challenge they wish to tackle.                 randah. Southern charm doesn't get any
On top of its hopping casinos, Pearl                    The Azaleas course, dubbed by Golf more charming than this. Just ask John
River features mote than 1,100 hand-                Magazine "the Augusta you can play," Daly-or anyone else who's been here.
some rooms, a topnotch spa facility and
a state-of-the-art fitness center to work             FORINFORMATION or to make a reservation at Pearl River Resort and Dancing
off the indulgences from the resorts'                 Rabbit Golf Club, cal! 1-866-44-PEARL (447-3275), visit their websites at
restaurants, including the superb Miko       or, or check GOLF MAGAZINE's
steakhouse and casual Italian dining                  Reader Service Pages.
hotspot Remo's.

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 GOLF            IN VIRIGINIA                                                                                         SPECIAL   ADVERTISING   SECTION

                                                                                                          WINTERGREEN RESORT
                                                                                                          Wintergreen, Va.

                                                                                                          IF YOU'RE LOOKING for majestic
                                                                                                          mountain golf, look no further than
                                                                                                          Wintergreen Resort, with its two dis-
TOp & Right: Fall colors on view at Wintergreen Resort, which includes the IS-hole Devils                 tinct courses providing remarkable vari-
Knob layout and the Rees Jones-designed 27-hole stoney Creek.
                                                                                                          ety. Devils Knob offers golf on high-in
                                                                                                          fact, at an elevation of 3,850 feet, this
                                                                                                          mountaintop design is the highest in the
                                                                                                          state (and ranked among the highest,
                                                                                                          too). The layout provides all the shot-
OUR GOLFERS AGREE: THE BREATHTAKING                                                                       making and visual thrills you'd expect
   VIEWS AND COOL CRISP AIR ARE                                                                           given its dramatic setting, with 50-mile
                                                                                                          views of the incomparable Blue Ridge
                   welcome distractions.                                                                  Mountains.
                                                                                                              Below, in the historic Rockfish Valley,
     Come \~sit Virginia's     ideal golf getaway,      to refine        your game on our links-style
                                                                                                          Rees Jones' 27-hole Stoney Creek wends
     where awe-inspiring     Blue Ridge Mountain        valley course, at our golf academy and on
     views provide the perfect     setting   for you
                                                                                                          gracefully through a serenely beauti-
                                                        Virginia's        highest mountaintop   course.
                                                                                                          ful landscape, using the mountains as
                                                                                                          backdrop. The combined effect is like
                           Stay & Play            $9        9~:estrictionsAPPIY                           playing golf in two different parts of the
                                                                                                          state-a feeling as delightful and unique
                                                                                                          as the resort's wintertime Ski & Tee Op-
                                                                                                          tion, where you take your morning runs
                                                                                                          and then bring your lift ticket to Stoney
                                                                                                          Creek and play golf in the afternoon.
                                                                                                          The Winter Escape Package starts at
                                                                                                          $79 per person; for now, the Fall Stay &
                                                                                                          Play package starts at $99-prices that
                                                                                                          are hardly a mountain to climb. •

                                                                                                           TO MAKE RESERVATIONS or reserve
                                                                                                           your tee time, call 1-800-266-2444,
                                                                                                           visit the website at www.wintergreen-
                                                                                                 , or check GOLF MAGAZINE's
                                                                                                           Reader Service Pages.               For reservations, call 800-266-2444 .

                                  WintergFeen Resort                 ~      fW;

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