Starting June 12, 2014, Pinehurst will host both the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships. It will mark the first time in history that both tournaments will be played in the same year, on the same course. We reached out to the Mayor of Pinehurst, Nancy Roy Fiorella, who is poised to welcome the golf world to her town. “We’re all very excited that historic Pinehurst will be the site of both the Men’s and Women’s US Open Golf Championships in June. In conjunction with the United States Golf Association, the Village of Pinehurst is planning a number of events to expand the spectators’ experience ‘beyond the gates,’ but certainly what takes place inside the gates will be the big news. Whether you’re a ticket holder or just visiting the Village during the two weeks of the Men’s and Women’s Championships, there will be something for everyone. Please visit our website for specific event information.”
As a new (struggling) golfer, I am in a fresh love affair with the sport. Determined to improve this summer, I am planning the perfect get-away destination for golfers of all levels to Pinehurst and Southern Pines, North Carolina. They are only 5 minutes apart and there are too many golf courses to count. Imagine the excitement of walking the course, watching the greats of golf in the morning and playing yourself or taking lessons in the afternoon. The hotels are grand and the spas are state of the art. For what to pack for a long weekend of golf, we reference our 10 Steps to Panic Free Packing and pack in a color scheme that makes packing a breeze. Here we went to J. McLaughlin to put together some look that can go the distance. For golf, we love the flattering length and bit of stretch in the these shorts. For everything else, their patented Catalina Fabric is a hole-in-one for chic comfort. Why be stokes over par on the vivid greens, when you can be sporty and stylish at the same time?
Days for Playing and Watching Great Golf
For more information and to purchase, please click on the links. J. McLaughlin Gulf Sleeveless Shirt in Seabreeze $125 / J. McLaughlin Peggie Beach Shorts in White $128 / Eric Javits Champ Visor Natural-White Mix $145 / J. McLaughlin Skinny Rope Belt in Tan $58 / FootJoy StaCooler Left Glove White $16 / Walter Genuin Savanah White Taupe Shoe $229 / J. McLaughlin Betty Sleeveless Shirt in White $135 / J. McLaughlin Dock Capri Pant in Grapefruit $138
Evenings of Elegant Sophisticated Dressing
J. McLaughlin Biscayne Tunic in Deco Knot $165 / J. McLaughlin Dock Capri in White $138 / J. McLaughlin The Sophia Sheath Dress in Coral Byzantium $205 / J. McLaughlin Sardinia Top Cheetah $155 / J. McLaughlin Felicity Slim Fit Pant in White $168
Special thanks to our great friend Donna Verilli for her inspiration for this post.
Among its stately monikers, The Carolina Hotel has been dubbed the “Queen of the South” and the “White House of Golf.”
From the gourmet Southern flavors of the Four-Diamond 1895 Grille to the casual atmosphere of the Ryder Cup Lounge, dining options at Pinehurst include something for every taste. With impeccable service and a staff of more than 100 culinarians ready to create the entrée of your dreams, be prepared to overindulge and enjoy.
To work out the kinks and off the calories, Donna raves about the Spa.
Map of the area.