Tee Gentry


The Spa At Pinehurst

I finally made the trip to Pinehurst, North Carolina. I’ve had this place on my list to visit for years, and now as I work some in Fayetteville, I decided to check it out this past weekend, and I’m so glad I did. Day Trip From Augusta: Pinehurst, NC – 3hr 30min.

Going Back In Time

The Village of Pinehurst is as beautiful as people say it is. I stayed at the Carolina Hotel, which opened on January 1, 1901. It’s like going back in time from the minute you drive up the lane to the entrance of the fabulous hotel. Inside, it’s even better. You can feel the history in every hall. The hotel is undergoing renovations now, and it’s getting close to being finished. My stay there was perfect in every way, with a remodeled room that was very comfortable.

More Than Golf

Most people who come to Pinehurst come for the golf. I just wanted to relax and see the sites, and there is plenty to do besides golf, too. The village is a great place to shop, eat, and have a cold drink or two, all within walking distance along beautiful brick-paved walkways.

I had lunch at the Pinehurst Brewery and had a flight of local beer, which was great. I got my steps in while walking through the area and ending my day at the Pinehurst Clubhouse on the veranda overlooking the 18th hole of Pinehurst #2. Sitting in one of the many white rocking chairs at the open-air bar was very relaxing.

Great Trip

It was a great trip, and I’ll be back. As I said earlier, even if you don’t play golf, this is a great place to visit for a relaxing day or two. I went I-20 and took the Camden exit and enjoyed the back roads all the way to the Village at Pinehurst.

Let me know if you go; I would love to hear what you think!