Pinehurst Resort offers first ever golf package with two rounds on famed No. 2
On the heels of the announcement that Pinehurst No. 2 will host both the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open on back-to-back weeks, the Pinehurst Resort is offering their first ever golf package that provides two rounds on No. 2.
I haven’t played No. 2 personally, I’ve only seen the viciously crowned Donald Ross greens on TV. But I would assume this is a golf course that few people are going to have career rounds on the first time out.
The package is valid from Sept 9th-November 7th and includes two nights accommodations (with some meals), two rounds on No. 2 and a third round on another course. starts at $1,265, but if you book mid-week, you’ll receive a $300 resort gift card. Click here for more info.
Playing major championship courses like this most certainly require another go-around. I recently had the chance to play the Old Course in St. Andrews a second time, and it hardly felt like the same golf course. I noticed so many new bunkers and swales in the green, it really becomes all that much more complicated, especially in a different wind.
I always tell people the great curse of the job I have traveling around playing golf courses, is that I see a lot of great golf courses once. It’s obviously a privilege, but it’s also a tease, because you miss a lot of things about a golf course the first time around, especially if you don’t have someone from the club pointing things out to you. It’s also impossible to ever shoot really low.
One of our contributing bloggers, Shanks, goes on buddy golf trips on a yearly basis and is adamant about booking repeat rounds on many of the golf courses they play, because the memories last longer that way. I couldn’t agree more.
Here’s a few golf courses I’ve only played once, somewhat butchered, and am itching for a mulligan:
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