Pine Needles Announces the Passing of Matriarch Peggy Kirk Bell at Age 95


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – November 24, 2016 – A pioneer of American golf has died at the age of 95.

Peggy Kirk Bell of Southern Pines died at her home Wednesday evening, November 23, surrounded by her family. Her death ends a colorful and distinguished career as one of golf’s best-known and most popular players, teachers and ambassadors. Her many contributions to the game were spread out over more than 70 years.


Pine Needles Celebrates 50th Annual Couples Jamboree


For 50 years, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club has welcomed couples from around the globe in the ‘Quest for the Bell’ as part of our fall Couples Jamboree golf event. This year marked a very special occasion, the 50th anniversary of our couples’ golf retreat.

Thirty-eight couples gathered at Pine Needles for five days of golf, clinics, cocktail receptions, awards banquet, and entertainment. And the weather could not have been better. Warm, sun-filled days and cool fall evenings made this year’s Couples Jamboree another excellent opportunity to re-acquaint with friends, old and new.


Pine Needles/Mid Pines Resort Hosts over 200 Senior Amateurs in Society of Seniors Championship


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – November 10, 2016 – More than 200 members competed at Pine Needles and Mid Pines in the Society of Seniors Championship, a three-day, 54-hole event. 

“Pine Needles and Mid Pines proved again to be a great test for our championship,” said James Popa, Executive Director at The Society of Seniors. “The beautiful weather was only surpassed by the wonderful accommodations at both resorts. The recently renovated Mid Pines is nothing short of spectacular and the newly grassed greens at Pine Needles are as fine a surface as we’ve seen in years.”


Ulrich wins CPGA Senior Open at Pine Needles/Mid Pines


Whispering Pines resident holds off two amateurs to claim title 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – November 4, 2016 – Gus Ulrich of Whispering Pines, N.C. shot 69 in the final round of the Pine Needles/Mid Pines Carolinas PGA Senior Open to win the title, holding off a pair of amateurs. The two-day event was held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club and Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club.



Hally’s ‘Hood: My Mission to Get Peggy Kirk Bell into the Hall of Fame


Golf For Her columnist Hally Leadbetter describes her mission to get Peggy Kirk Bell into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Some of you may never have heard of Peggy Kirk Bell; others know her as the First Lady of Golf. She’s an accomplished amateur and professional player, an esteemed instructor a charter member of the LPGA. A part of the American golf fabric, she’s helped pave the way for players like me. She’s also about to turn 95 years old.


Eaton, Hollowell Awarded Top Honor in 2016 Pine Needles Club Member-Guest Tournament


Member Sean Eaton (Fort Mill, S.C.) and Guest Mike Hollowell (Charlotte, N.C.) were awarded top honor in the 2016 Pine Needles Club Member-Guest Tournament held annually at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club and Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club.

A field of 50 teams participated in the 2016 Pine Needles Club Member Guest Tournament, which featured two rounds of golf, putting contest, skills challenge, cocktail reception and awards ceremony. Over $7,500 in prizes were awarded.


22nd Pine Needles Invitational Tournament


A field of 126 amateur golfers from 13 states teed off Friday, March 11, 2016 in the 22nd Annual Pine Needles Invitational Golf Tournament at Pine Needles & Mid Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina. This is a very popular team event, which is played in early March. We offer two divisions (Open & Senior) that have become one of the most prestigious team events to kick off the tournament season in the southeast.


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

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