Pinehurst in North Carolina is to the American golfing public, what St Andrews is the the British golfing public.
Pinehurst has a long history of being the center piece of golf development within the United States.
It was at Pinehurst in the 1920's that Donald Ross, golf course designer, first came to work.
The Pinehurst courses constructed by Ross, was the beginning of some 500 courses that Ross would go on to
construct across the United States in the 1930's. (The golden years of golf course development in the United States).
It is also at Pinehurst, at the famed Pinehurst No 2, which Ross considered to be his best work.
(Pinehurst No 2 is always rated as one of the top golf courses in the world year after year.)
The Pinehurst region in North Carolina, is a collection of small towns which are possed by both New England architecture and
Southern charm, with the Pinehurst resort located in the middle of the area.
Pinehurst itself has some eight courses and the entire region has some thirty or so golf courses.
The Pinehurst region is characterized by white sand hills and long leaf pine trees.
It receives good wheather year round, but the fall and spring are the main golfing seasons .
The courses in and around Pinehurst have been built by the master golf course designers including
Donald Ross, Dan and Ellis Maples, Rees Jones, Robert trent Jones, Tom Fazio and Jack Nicholaus.