Blind Shots Podcast Episode 18 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable – Mid Pines and Pine Needles

The Mid Pines Inn lies above and behind the 18th green, creating a small stadium to watch golfers come in.

It’s Round Two of The Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable, and in this episode we visit one of my very favorite golf courses in the world, Mid Pines Golf Club, and it’s worthy brother across the street, the Pine Needles Golf Course.

I’m a sucker for a period piece, and Mid Pines has the vibe of vintage cool practically oozing up through its firm, sandy turf and sandy, native grass waste areas.  And it’s a perfect walking course, to boot. Gentle slopes that lead to some of the most subtle yet captivating reveals that you’re going to find on Bermudagrass anywhere.

Pine Needles is, in many ways, what Mid Pines is not, a perfect compliment within the sphere of the North Carolina Sandhills. It’s a big, beautiful championship course with a championship pedigree to match. Where Mid Pines is intimate, Pine Needles is hulking, playing long while winding through the forests, within a perimeter of houses which in no way interfere with the golf experience. Enjoy!


The closing hole at Pine Needles.

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