The Pinehurst Area
… locally known as the “Sandhills” – is the home to the most dazzling area of golf courses in America and maybe in the world. Just look at the numbers: at last count, there were 43 handsome golf courses within the area. The US Open Championship returned to the famed Pinehurst Number Two in 1999 (remember Payne Stewart?), again in 2005 and most recently in 2014 hosted both the Men’s and the Women’s Opens — the first time that has ever happened.
Additionally, Pine Needles hosted the Women’s US Open Championship in 2007. The famous “North-South Amateur” is the longest continually operating tournament in North America. Pinehurst also is home to U.S. Kids Golf, and the annual tournament which brings 4,000 pint-sized golfers to battle on some of the most challenges tracks in the world (yes, they move the tees forward, but don’t let them trick you: these kids are good!).
You might ask, why is all this golf at one spot? It’s the sand. The Sandhills region is a strip of ancient beach dunes formed when the ocean level was higher. The beach deposits were formed principally during the Miocene Epoch, about 20 million years ago. Because they are porous and generally rock-free, the sandy soils quickly drain away moisture. They are perfect for golf, for equestrian activities, and for peach farming because peaches need a well drained soil.
Prior to the arrival of golf in the late 1800s, most of the Sandhills were forested with the unique longleaf pines, loblolly pines, turkey oak and blackjack oak. These trees have unusual root systems that allow them to dig deep for water and survive the request drought that pestered early farmers. Today, huge pines and oaks still line our fairways and are the a charming characteristic of this unusual terrain.
2017 Destination Guide
… is home to some of the greatest golf in the world. The US Open Championship returned to the famed Pinehurst Number Two course in 2005. Additionally, Pine Needles hosted the Women’s US Open Championship in 2007. Links are provided to these and other golf websites below. There are 43 of North Carolina’s finest courses to choose from in the local area. Both the Men and Women’s US Open Championships were held in Pinehurst in 2014!
Cameron is the home of the twelve (12) antique shops. This quaint little village has become the destination for the serious collector, tradesperson, and those just interested in local history.
– Cameron Antique Dealers Association
Golf and Tourist Information
- Pinehurst Resort
- Pine Needles/Mid Pines Golf Resort
- Hampton Inn
- Homewood Suites
- Holiday Inn Express
- Marriott Springhill Suites
- Marriott Residence Inn
- The Magnolia Inn
- Best Western Inn
The Pinehurst/Southern Pines area offers a diverse array of accommodations ranging from the traditional name recognized Hotel/Motel chains to resort accommodations offered by the many excellent golf resorts located in the area.
A complete list of Hotels/Motels and more can be found at the Convention and Visitors Bureau
Red Tie Transit
Hertz Rent-A-Car is available located on-site
at the Moore County Airport.
Normal hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: (910) 692-5858
The Hertz Corporation