Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
Southern Pines, USA
Packed with southern hospitality, the Mid Pines Inn is full of tradition and home to an internationally acclaimed golf course. It feels like stepping back in time as you go into Mid Pines Inn as this Georgian-style accommodation is bursting with charm and history. The Mid Pines golf course is a Donald Ross masterpiece, nestled in the rolling landscape and defined by the huge pine trees that hug the edge of the fairways. Across the road from the Mid Pines Inn is the equally impressive sister course, Pine Needles (also a Ross-design).
Golf courses at The Inn at Mid Pines
Designed in 1921 by the famous architect Donald Ross, the layout remains in its original shape to this day. Visually stunning, each hole is carefully crafted into the natural rolling landscape and winds its way through the huge pine trees that dominate the land. Initially, the course was designed for friendly competition among members and guests of the club, however, in recent times it has hosted national competitions challenging some of the best in the game and creating huge acclaim among avid golfers.
Just across the road from the Mid Pines Inn is the sister property Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. The Pine Needles course, also a Donald Ross-design is the first course in the country to host four U.S. Women’s Opens. Ross created the course in 1927, with Kyle Franz making some advancements in 2007. Franz added some length while keeping the overall feel in line with the original Ross design. Rolling hills, strategic fairway bunkering and huge pines define the course. Voted by Golfweek as the #4 course in the state it is truly a ‘must-play’.
Accommodation at The Inn at Mid Pines
It can feel a little like stepping back in time as you enter the Mid Pines Inn, the Georgian-style accommodation is bursting with charm. Original antiques scatter the 103 rooms along with the modern comforts expected in the current era. Choose from golf view rooms to suites, or alternatively a short walk from the main hotel are several private lodges that can house 6 to 12 guests.
Restaurant & Bars at The Inn at Mid Pines
Open daily The Terrace offers breakfast and lunch buffets overlooking the 18th green. The Dining Room is a more elegant affair with a menu that varies daily, and Sunday brunch is a big favorite with both guests and locals.
Pop’s Lounge is a casual setting ideal for a post-round drink or bite to eat. When the weather allows you can step outside and watch golfers play into the 18th hole with a drink in hand. Boxed lunches are available on request to take out onto the course.
Where is the resort located?
The Inn at Mid Pines is located just minutes from the historic areas of downtown Southern Pines and Pinehurst Village. Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) is the closest airport, located less than 70 miles to the north.
What else is there to do?
It really is a golf retreat at Mid Pines Inn, if you are not out on the course playing then take the opportunity to fine tune your game at the first-class academy across the road at the sister property Pine Needles. State-of-the-art technology and a wealth of knowledge from the onsite team will have your game improving in no time. Also available across the road at Pine Needles Lodge (away from golf) is a grass tennis court, heated outdoor pool and fitness center.
Where to go post-round?
Pop’s Lounge is the best place for a post-round drink and bite to eat, step outside and watch golfers play into the 18th or on a colder day pull up a chair next to the open fire in the Mid Pines lounge.
What is the signature hole at The Inn at Mid Pines?
Feature holes at Mid Pines include the short par-4 4th hole, just 330-yards in length but the approach is full of danger as you play to a green that falls dramatically on the right side. On the back-nine, the finish is excellent. The 17th is a doglegged par-4 and the 18th plays downhill off the tee but then slightly uphill for the second into the green which is back-dropped by the magnificent looking Mid Pines hotel.
Golf courses near to Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
Tobacco Road Golf Course
Tobacco Road is arguably one of North Carolina’s best courses away from Pinehurst and will exceed any expectations you may have.
Pine Needles Golf Course
Rolling hills, strategic fairway bunkering, and huge pines define the Donald Ross-designed Pine Needles course. Voted by Golfweek as the #4 course in the state it is truly a ‘must-play’.
Mid Pines Golf Course
The Donald Ross Mid Pines course is visually stunning, each hole is carefully crafted into the natural rolling landscape and winds its way through the huge pine trees that dominate the land.
The New Course
Designed by Rees Jones, The New Course at Talamore is a fine example of golf in the Sandhills area; towering pine trees, wetlands, lakes, and sandy wastelands, plus elevation changes of over 150 feet.