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On January 1, 2001, the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst turns 100. The hotel now has 210 rooms and 12 suites and employs 320. It has attracted notables from all over the world, and numerous American celebrities and golfers have roomed there. James Walker Tufts considered it the centerpiece of his golf course when it opened in 1901, and it is still considered the \"queen of the south\" among hotels.
Pinehurst was founded in 1895 by Yankee James Tufts. For Christmas one year, Tufts hosted a dinner for everyone who worked at the Holly Inn in Pinehurst. In 1897, the hotel guests gave a party for Tufts and his work force. \r\n