World-Renowned Putting Instructor David Orr Returns to Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

Orr credits his years at Pine Needles working under the late Peggy Kirk Bell as the foundation of his career.

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.—David Orr, who went from teaching golf at Pine Needles from 2000-04 to coaching some of the top players in professional golf a decade later, is returning to the venerable Sandhills-area resort and relocating his putting and short-game teaching business and on-line Flatstick Academy there.


New Partner Joins Bell Family in Mid Pines Ownership

The Tharani Family through its investment company has joined the Bell Family as a new partner in owning and operating Mid Pines.

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, a hallmark in the Sandhills area golf and travel industry for nearly a century, is under a new ownership partnership following the purchase on Dec. 1 by the Tharani family of the shares previously owned by three Triad area individuals.


The Pilot: Golf Collectors Find Fringe Treasures in Southern Pines

This article originally appeared in The Pilot on November 14, 2017.

By Jaymie Baxley, The Pilot

Collectors of vintage golf memorabilia traveled from across the country to participate in a trade show Tuesday in Southern Pines.

Sponsored by The Golf Collectors’ Society, the event drew nearly 70 exhibitors to the reception center at Pine Needles Resort.


Staff Spotlight: Cody Self, Assistant Superintendent


Better known on Instagram as @sigepturfguy, Cody Self has established quite the following on social media with his beautiful photos of the course, insight into day-to-day golf maintenance and tips on surviving Donald Ross’ famed designs.

Staff spotlight chats with Cody about transitioning from the farm to the golf course, dealing with Mother Nature and raising awareness for the next generation of golf course maintenance. 


Pine Needles & Mid Pines Announce Staff Additions


Resort adds Food & Beverage Manager and Assistant Golf Professional

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – November 3, 2017 – Pine Needles & Mid Pines Resorts recently announced the addition of Kodie Engel as Mid Pines Food & Beverage Manager, and John Vasquez as Assistant Golf Professional.



Loren Forney Joins Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Operations Team


Rifle, Colo. native played Division I Women’s Golf at Portland State

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – September 29, 2017 – Pine Needles & Mid Pines Resorts recently announced the addition of Loren Forney to its Golf Operations team. Forney has joined the team as an Assistant Golf Professional.



1996 U.S. Open, Annika Sorenstam Annika Sorenstam & Peggy Kirk Bell, 1996 U.S. Women's Open

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