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Unlimited Pinehurst golf... for a year?

Posted by Ron Driscoll, Globe Travel Staff  March 13, 2009 07:58 PM

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The Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina is home to one of the revered courses in the United States, Pinehurst No. 2, which legendary architect Donald Ross tweaked and prodded for pinehursthotel2%20copy%20copy.jpgdecades after he first built it in 1907. The course hosted US Opens in 1999 and 2005, and the event will return in 2014. But Pinehurst’s roster of courses is numbered 1 through 8, the largest collection of holes at any resort in the country, and much golf history has been written there, including Ben Hogan’s first win as a professional and Payne Stewart’s victorious putt in 1999. It has also topped the annual Travel + Leisure Golf magazine reader poll as the best golf resort in the country three of the past four years. Where better, then, to gorge oneself on an unlimited golf package? Pinehurst, located in the Sandhills region of the Carolinas, is offering as much golf as you can play for $515 per day, per person, double-occupancy, the typical daily rate for 18 holes. The package requires a minimum two-night stay and includes breakfast and dinner (including on the evening of arrival), unlimited play with cart, a sleeve of golf balls, club storage, and use of the practice range, beach club, and fitness center. The special runs through May 30, and visitors who book the package for Sunday through Wednesday receive a $300 gift card per room for use anywhere on the property. The No. 2 Course requires a $175 upgrade fee, and the unlimited golf offer is subject to availability. In addition, golfers can enter a spring sweepstakes to win unlimited golf at Pinehurst for an entire year. Register here for the opportunity to play unlimited golf with a friend between June 1 and May 31, 2010, on any and all of the eight on-site courses, four of which were originally designed by Ross, with other layouts crafted by Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, and Ellis Maples. Pinehurst is just under a two-hour drive from the Greensboro and Raleigh/Durham airports, and just over two hours from Charlotte. For more information, call 800-487-4653, or go to www.pinehurst.com.
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