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Play 3 Rounds of Golf at Donald Ross Designed Courses in the Sandhills of North Carolina Plus Private Tufts Archives Pinehurst Tour and Lunch with Chris Buie

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A one of a kind experience for a group of golf architecture enthusiasts. Take a personalized tour through the Sandhills of North Carolina and golf history both on and off the golf course.

You and three guests will enjoy a round of golf at Donald Ross designed Hope Valley CC (Durham, NC), Highland CC (Fayetteville, NC) and Pinehurst No. 2 (Pinehurst, NC).

During your trip, you will enjoy a private tour Under the Archives at the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst, NC with Donald Ross historian and author, Chris Buie followed by a private lunch (or dinner) at the Holly Inn with Chris. Chris will provide a personalized copy of his latest book, The Life & Times of Donald Ross for recipients.

About Hope Valley CC
One of Donald Ross’ most hands on projects – he not only made on-site inspections during construction, he shared in planning its surrounding roads and buffer land, and had a personal acquaintance with the club architect. Equally unique, the course of today is almost identical to the original 1926 layout. Members and their guest are reminded on the score card, “When you play Hope Valley, you are part of golf history.”

About Highland Country Club
Highland Country Club is a private member club located right outside the historic district of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Members come to the club to relish in the best southern hospitality in the area. Highland offers a traditional atmosphere but modern amenities including golf, tennis, private dining, and a year round social calendar. Walker Bender, Richard Player and Vardell Williams founded Highland Country Club in 1945 to promote social recreation among its members, their families and guests. Many decades later, Highland continues to uphold their legacy to promote southern customs and traditions for current and upcoming generations. 

About Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014. The U.S. Open will return in 2024.

About Chris Buie 
Chris Buie has has been playing the Donald Ross courses of the Pinehurst area for over four decades. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing Ross and is a frequent contributor to Golf Club Atlas.

About Tufts Archives 
A non-profit organization that preserves and displays the unique history of Pinehurst, North Carolina from 1895 to present. Located adjacent to the Village Green in Pinehurst, the facility is open to the public, researchers, media and scholars. The Tufts Archives is a contributor to the North Carolina Digital Heritage website. Winners of this package will participate in an “under the archives” tour of Donald Ross including over 200 original sketches from golf course architecture.

About Holly Inn
Opening on New Year’s Eve in 1895, twenty guests paid $3 for a night’s stay to welcome the first New Year in Pinehurst History.  Private dinner spaces hearken back to Pinehurst’s roots as a genteel retreat. Most rooms have their own antique fireplace for decoration yet are equipped with all modern amenities. Part Queen Ann Revival, part Arts and Crafts, the Holly was designed to reflect its natural surroundings. A Four-Star dining experience awaits in every way, straight from Carolina Farms to your table.

  • Under the archives at the tufts archives tour and lunch expires on May 24, 2019.
  • Under the archives at the tufts archives tour and lunch blackout dates: Based on availability of Chris Buie schedule.
  • Golf rounds expires on May 24, 2019.

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  • 3 rounds of golf are valid for 4 people.
  • Under the Archives at the Tufts Archives and lunch is valid for 8 people.
  • Experience to be scheduled over a period of 3-4 days.
  • This is a private tour and lunch with Chris Buie.
  • Tour and lunch approximate duration: 4-6 hrs.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • The winner can take something small to be signed.
  • A meal is part of the event.
  • The meal cost is included.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included.
  • Gratuity is included.
  • Includes 3 rounds of golf (1 round per course).
  • Carts are included for each round of golf.
  • Caddie fees are not included.
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