Ladies Golfari

Golfari LogoA Golfari – “Safari of Golf” –  is a unique combination that represents the perfect balance between learning golf, playing golf and the relaxation that you’ll find here at Pine Needles. Each day is a mix of instruction, both on the lesson tee and on the golf course, and relaxing in the company of friends. Read more about our Golfari program.


2017 Ladies Golfari Dates

Monday, February 13 – Friday, February 17, 2017  
 Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5, 2017  
Monday, May 8 – Friday, May 12, 2017
Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19, 2017
Saturday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday, September 4 – Friday, September 8, 2017

Peggy Kirk Bell

Founded by LPGA legend and charter member Peggy Kirk Bell at Pine Needles Golf Club, the Ladies Golfari remains the most sought after golf instruction opportunity in the country. The intention was simple: create a golf retreat for women and provide an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful week of fun, relaxation and game improvement.

The Ladies Golfaris are, as expected, for ladies only. Playing golf at Pine Needles and Mid Pines isn’t a game – it’s an experience. You are surrounded by 36 stunning holes that meander lazily through the towering longleaf pine trees of southeast North Carolina. It’s golf the way golf was meant to be – traditional, beautifully designed courses to challenge your skill and take your breath away with their simple beauty.

February Package Rates:
Lodge: $2045 Master: $1945 Deluxe: $1845
May Package Rates:
Lodge: $2845 Master: $2745 Deluxe: $2645
September Package Rates:
Lodge: $2245 Master: $2145 Deluxe: $2045
February Early Arrival/Stayover Rates:
Lodge: $160 Master: $140 Deluxe: $120
May Early Arrival/Stayover Rates:
Lodge: $170 Master: $150 Deluxe: $140
September Early Arrival/Stayover Rates:
Lodge: $170 Master: $150 Deluxe: $140




Package Includes: Four nights accommodations, three meals daily, all instruction, golf fees, gifts, personalized swing analysis and video, evening activities, welcome and farewell cocktail parties, all taxes and service fees.
Golfari rates are based on double occupancy. Single surcharge applies. For information about lodging options, visit: Pine Needles Accommodations 
Note: Upon arrival, you will receive a daily agenda. In the event of inclement weather, Pine Needles’ state of the art inside facilities provide for continued instruction.


When you attend one of our famous Golfaris, you not only learn from LPGA Major winner Donna Andrews and former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Pat McGowan, but your golf game will undoubtedly improve.Our world-respected, ladies-only sessions promise a very personalized approach to learning and improving your game. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, we will work to dramatically improve all areas of your game.

Ladies Golfari

A Golfari is an unforgettable experience for women, by women, and about women. In fact, our two courses are remarkably women-friendly and have hosted three U.S. Women’s Opens, most recently in 2007. From Babe Zaharias to Kathy Whitworth, Nancy Lopez to Annika, and Lorena Ochoa to Christie Kerr, all of the greats have played here!

Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, both Pine Needles and Mid Pines were built with his hallmark passion for strategy rather than brute force. Pine Needles Golf Course is ranked number one as “Favorite Places to play for women in America” by Golf For Women Magazine.


Great Golf Is Just The Beginning

In addition to improving your game, the main purpose of a Golfari is to have fun. Once you’ve put your clubs down for the day, you can shop in the quaint North Carolina villages of Southern Pines and Pinehurst, mix and mingle over cocktails, or enjoy a seamless combination of traditional southern gourmet fare, and the genteel southern disposition that puts you at the center of the universe.

You’ll have full access to our fitness center, grass tennis courts, heated pool and whirlpool. Then wrap up your evening in the company of a good book in one of our attractive, yet comfortable guest rooms. It’s all waiting for you at The Lodge at Pine Needles.

World-Class Golf Instruction To Improve Your Game

Our Golfari instruction staff is simply the best – we have multiple LPGA and PGA Teachers of the Year, many Hall of Fame members, and most importantly, instructors who love to teach. Our main priority is to make your learning experience as rewarding as possible, whether that means hitting the ball further and straighter, mastering those troublesome fairway woods, improving pesky bunker shots, or simply loving the experience of golf.

Daily Schedule

Registration is from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Monday. The Golfari officially begins with lunch at 11:45 AM followed by afternoon instruction and ends after lunch on the last day.

      • 7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet (Dress is Casual)
      • 7:00-8:00 AM Optional Stretching Classes
      • 9:00-9:30 AM Presentation of Day’s Instruction
      • 9:30-12:15 AM Individual Instruction According to Skill Level
      • 12:15-1:30 PM Luncheon Buffet (Dress is Casual)
      • 2:00 PM Afternoon Golf Instruction On-Course
      • 7:00-8:15 PM Dinner (Dress is Casual)
      • 8:15-9:15 PM Evening Activities



While the golf and instruction is an essential part of a Golfari, what’s even more important is that you have a good time and meet new friends! Enjoy four nights in our spacious accommodations, three meals each day, range and on course instruction, cocktail parties, welcome gifts and much more!

There are many things for you to do once you put your clubs down for the day. You can shop in the Villages of Pinehurst and Southern Pines, enjoy our pool and newly renovated fitness center or mix and mingle over cocktails and fine food.

Ladies Golfari

Stay Fit and Rejuvenate Your Senses