Is there anything to do besides golf in Pinehurst?
For those who may not want to play golf every single day of their trip or may have travel companions who are looking for non-golf activities there are a variety of options in the Pinehurst area. In fact, among my family and friends Pinehurst is probably the most popular destination for groups traveling with non-golfers. The quaint little villages of Pinehurst and Southern Pines offer the opportunity to spend an afternoon strolling the quiet streets soaking in the Southern Hospitality and perusing a variety of cozy little shops and boutiques. Visitors staying at the Pinehurst Resort will have tennis, croquet, bicycles and a top notch spa offering a plethora of services at their disposal.
For those who wish to stray a little further out of town there the Black Rock Winery in Carthage which is roughly 15 minutes away from Pinehurst. About an hour away in Fayetteville is the Airborne and Special Operations Museum which is pretty amazing to see.
Lastly we have the non-golf . . . but still kind of golf category. The options here include making a visit to the Pinehurst Resort’s Carolina Inn to view the incredible collection of golf memorabilia that lines the main hallway there. Everything from vintage hickory shafted clubs to old photos of the games very best are on display here. The porch there is a pretty darn good spot to enjoy a cocktail as well. There is also the Tufts Archive which is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Pinehurst from its founding in 1895 all the way up to today. Pretty fascinating stuff, but probably better for golfers than non-golfers.
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