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.



Mid Pines Hosts 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational


Ninety junior amateurs competed in the two-day, 36-hole tournament

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – August 25, 2017 – A field of 90 amateur golfers representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia teed off last weekend in the 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

The junior tournament is open to boys in grades 1-12 and features a two-day, 36-hole tournament in three divisions (High School, Middle School and Boys 11 & Under). Hosted at one of the resort’s two signature Donald Rossdesigned golf courses, the tournament annually attracts a strong field of local amateur golfers.


Day Trip: Mid Pines a Sandhills Classic


This blog post originally appeared on the on August 8, 2017. 

By Mike Purkey,

Designed in 1921, Mid Pines just might be the most underrated Donald Ross course in the N.C. Sandhills. Located across Midland Road from its more highly-regarded sister, Pine Needles, Mid Pines deserves every bit of praise it gets from golf insiders.


Krystal Quihuis wins 87th Women’s TRANS National Amateur Golf Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in one-hole playoff


Tucson, Ariz. native makes par on the first playoff hole to win the 72-hole Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – July 14, 2017 – Krystal Quihuis (Tucson, Ariz.) won the 87th Annual Women’s TRANS National Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club Friday, making par on 18 in a one-hole playoff with runner-up Sarah Burnham (Maple Grove, Minn.).

The 72-hole stroke play Championship teed off on Tuesday, July 11 with amateur golfers from 10 countries and 29 universities competing on the classic Donald Ross course.


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

Your Home Away From Home