Founded by James Walker Tufts as a health resort in 1895, Pinehurst has grown into one of the world's golfing meccas. Despite the large volume of visitors each year, Pinehurst still retains the village charm and ambience of its early beginnings.
Pinehurst has presented North Carolina with another first. The famed golf capital of the United States opened its new nine holes in October, giving its country club four 18-hole courses; no other club in the country can make that claim.
Less leisure time, financial struggles of the middle class, and lukewarm interest from millennials are cited as factors for golf becoming stagnant. Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is employing innovative efforts to appeal to all demographics.