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.
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.”
88 golfers from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the championship using wooden clubs and wearing period attire
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – November 8, 2016 – A field of 88 competitors from 15 states as well as Toronto, Ontario, teed off this past weekend in the 13th Annual Mid Pines Hickory Open Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club.
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.
Donna Andrews is the Hall’s first female inductee
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club’s lead golf instructor Donna Andrews has been selected as one of four members named to the second class of inductees to the Virginia Golf 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.
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.
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.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club has an abundant history in women’s golf, having held three U.S. Women’s Opens, one U.S. Girls’ Junior and one U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
So when the USGA decided to create a new U.S. Senior Women’s Open, it made perfect sense to award one of the first two to the course owned by LPGA founding member and Hall of Fame instructor Peggy Kirk Bell.
The 1928 Donald Ross-designed course at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, the venue of three U.S. Women’s Opens, will be closed in the summer of 2016 to convert the greens from bent to ultra-dwarf bermuda, course officials announced.
Kelly Miller, president and CEO of the company that owns and operates both Pine Needles and Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, said the successful conversion of the greens at Mid Pines in 2013 is part of the motivation to do a similar greens resurfacing at Pine Needles. The historic resorts (Mid Pines opened in 1921) are located across Midland Road from each other.