Apologies for not updating all on the trip. It went very well. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend. It was in the 70s and 60s. My buddies were awestruck by the Pinehurst courses, the tall pines, beautiful old courses and enjoyed it thoroughly and want to come back for more next year. We played 5 rounds - UNC Finley, Pinewild -Magnolia and Holly, Mid-Pines and Pine Needles.
We played Pinewild -Magnolia on Sunday morning and Pinewild -Holly in the afternoon. Had to cancel out Dormie since they said no carts due to all the wet weather earlier. Talamore alerted us about it and credited back the green fees. We paid $50 pp to pay Holly. Pinewild -Magnolia is a great course with wide fairways and huge greens. We practically had the courses to ourselves. Fairways were a little wet due to all the rain. But we ddint mind. The least favorite was Pinewild-Holly, somehow didnt like the layout very much, except the holes around the lake were nice. That stretch reminded me of Greensboro National. Playing cart path only golf we could not complete the back nine.
Monday we played Mid Pines in the morning. It was a beautiful sight in the morning. Every hole looked like a picture postcard. We could not figure the greens until the back nine. Lot of cursing DR ! Also playing around the green is tricky, thinking back should have putted more from off the green. We then went across to Pine Needles for the afternoon tee time. The course was in great shape. The fairways were greener than the others and well drained i think. It is a very engaging golf course. Always kept it interesting and played fair. I actually played my best 9 of the weekend in the back. We picked up lunch at Pine needles club. Sandwiches were expensive but very good.
We started the weekend earlier on Saturday afternoon at UNC Finley. It is a monster of a course. My buddies loved it. It was too long for me.
The Talamore Villa was great. Clean and quiet. Overlooking the golf course. Due to our early and back to back tee times we did not enjoy it very much. We picked up wood fired Pizza and wings one night from Etalia restaurant. It was good. I have never tasted better wings !
Overall a great outing ! Playing back some of the holes in my head still. Thanks for all the recommendations here. Definitely planning to go back with my buddies. Pine Needles, Mid Pines and Pinewild-Magnolia will still be on top of the list to play.
Will post some more pictures later.