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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
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
visit the website at www.pinehurst.com. follow Pinehurst Resort on Facebook or
their complexity and subtlety, remain
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unaltered. Only a few subtle changes
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CURRITUCK OUTER BANKS
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- www.visitcurrituck.com. 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 GOLF RESORT
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 www.kiawahresort.com. 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 www.pontevedra.com.
or check GOLF MAGAZINE's Reader
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Oceanfront. Just 20 minutes from Jacksonville· 800.234.7842 • www.pvresorts.com
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Rated among the
"Best Golf Resorts"
in North America
Four Championship Courses
SANDESTIN GOLF AND
SANDESTIN GOLF AND
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 www.sandestin.com. or check GOLF MAGAZINE's Reader Service Pages.
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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 www.pearlriverresort.com or www.dancingrabbitgolf.com, or check GOLF MAGAZINE's
steakhouse and casual Italian dining Reader Service Pages.
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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-
resort.com, or check GOLF MAGAZINE's
Reader Service Pages.
WintergreenResort.com For reservations, call 800-266-2444 .
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