Where to Stay and Play at the U.S. Open
This week, the golf world will turn its attention to Pinehurst, North Carolina, where the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Opens will be held in consecutive weeks at the famous Pinehurst Resort.
As the game’s top professionals – and amateurs – tee it up on No. 2, thousands of lucky fans will file into the region to see what’s sure to be a historic two weeks. With so many fans and limited golfing and lodging options in the area, here’s our guide on where to stay and play while at the U.S. Open.
Southern Pines Golf Club – One of Donald Ross’ best designs, Southern Pines is a true shotmaker’s course. Checking in at 6,300 yards, it will test your accuracy and short-game and leave you wanting another round.
Broadmoor Golf Links – The only links-style course in the region, Broadmoor stretches to more than 7,100 yards and is a challenge very different from the region’s other top courses.
Whispering Pines – The River Course at Whispering Pines is another shot-maker’s paradise with plenty of Ross accents. Developed by Ellis Maples, a Ross prodigy, Whispering Pines is the perfect mix between high-quality and accessibility.
Talamore Resort – Also noted for its lodging options, Talamore is a fantastic golfing destination, as well. Opened in 1991, Talamore has been consistently ranked among the region’s best. In an area with so much golf history, that’s saying something. Plus, the Talamore is famous for its llama caddies.
Midland Country Club – If you’re a golfer and you like quirky, then this nine-hole track is a wonderful experience. Walking is encouraged and conditions are supreme. Definitely a fun experience that’s worth the trip.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club – Host of three U.S. Women’s Opens, the Pine Needles club screams southern hospitality. Guest lodges border the course with terrific views of the 18th green and easy access to the putting green for some pre- or post-round practice.
Talamore Golf Resort – With the Golf Resort Villas, the Talamore Resort is a favorite among visitors to Southern Pines. Not interested in a villa-type stay? Try the resort’s new Mid South Lodges for a home away from home feeling. Located just minutes from the Pinehurst Resort, the Talamore is a terrific place to stay and play.
Little Rivier Golf & Resort – For a spacious place to stay, try the Little River Golf & Resort. Villas include views of the course, each with two bedrooms with two queen-size beds.
The Magnolia Inn – It doesn’t get anymore charming than the Magnolia Inn located in downtown Pinehurst. Close to Pinehurst shopping, dining and more, the Magnolia has 10 private guest rooms with a rich history in the area.
Mid-Pines Inn & Golf Club – The sister property to Pine Needles, Mid Pines was built in 1921 and offers the feeling of southern hospitality. Many of the 103 guest rooms feature original antiques and all the comforts of home.
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