Sunday, January 1, 2006
The Home Of American Golf
For your feet, comfortable shoes are a must, particularly if you plan to walk (as you should). As far as clubs go, grab a few hybrid woods to help battle pine needle-strewn lies. These part-iron, part-wood clubs are the perfect recipe for a bad lie. Also, pack a dozen (or two) high-performance, value golf balls. There’s plenty of forest and brush to swallow your precious spheres. No need for premium balls with the ever-encroaching pine forests so eager to empty your wallet.
How To Get There
The Pinehurst area enjoys easy access by auto from Interstates 95, 85, 40, and 73/74. Airports include Fayetteville, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte. The nearby Moore County Airport can handle private aircraft.
When To Go
December to Early February: Interesting visual contrast between over-seeded green fairways and dormant rough Bermuda. Avg. Highs: 45 to 46 degrees F.
February to Mid-March: Great opportunity to get a jump on the season with cool but mostly clear weather. Still a good idea to call well in advance of arrival (minimum of two months) to ensure your favorite tee times. Avg. Highs: 46 to 52 degrees F.
Mid-March to Mid-May: What golf is all about. Dogwoods, azaleas in bloom, Carolina blue skies, crisp clean air. Make your reservations well in advance for weekend play. Avg. Highs: 52 to 70 degrees F.
Mid-May to Mid-June: Ideal weather with a few hot days mixed in and you’ll save money compared to the spring season. Avg. Highs: 70 to 75 degrees F.
Mid-June to September: Good value, good conditions. Bermuda fairways are fully grown in. Lots of time to play early and late to avoid midday heat. Avg. Highs: 75 to 79 degrees F.
September to Mid-November: Many locals call it their favorite season. Slightly better value than in the spring. Avg. Highs: 52 to 72 degrees F.
Mid-November to December: Grab a sweater and enjoy less-crowded conditions and usually sparkling clear days. Avg. Highs: 52 to 64 degrees F.
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