is a historic upmarket golf
resort at Pinehurst
, North Carolina
, USA. It has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments.
Pinehurst was founded by Boston soda fountain magnate James Walker Tufts
. He purchased at around a dollar an acre in 1895 and opened the Holly Inn that New Year's Eve. The first golf course was laid out in 1897/98, and the first championship held at Pinehurst was United North and South Amateur Championship of 1901. Pinehurst's best known course, Pinehurst No.2 was completed in 1907 to designs by Donald Ross
, who was associated with Pinehurst for nearly half a century.
<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: -->From 1902 to 1951 Pinehurst was the home of the North and South Open
, which was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States at that time. Pinehurst is still home to the annual North and South Amateur Golf Championships
, a series of tournaments which includes a Men's Championship
inaugurated in 1901 and the Women's Championship
that began two years later.
The first PGA Tour major
staged at Pinehurst was the 1936 PGA Championship
which was won by Denny Shute
. In 1951 the resort hosted the Ryder Cup
and in 1991 and 1992 it was the venue for The Tour Championship
. In 1999 Pinehurst staged its second major, the U.S. Open
, which was won by Payne Stewart
at the #2 course. It also hosted the 2005 U.S. Open, which was won by New Zealand
's Michael Campbell
In 2011 Pinehurst #2 completed a $2.5... Read More