Our Towns: Pinehurst
Form of Government: Council/Manager
Mayor: George Lane
Village Manager: Andrew Wilkison
Phone: (910) 295-1900
Address: 395 Magnolia Road, 28374
Web site: www.villageofpinehurst.org
Dreaming of developing a health resort for Northerners, Boston philanthropist James Walker Tufts bought 5,000 acres of pine barrens near Aberdeen in 1895.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed a village for him, and 226,000 trees and shrubs were planted.
By the early 1900s, the estate covered 10 square miles, with four hotels, 50 cottages, two excellent golf courses and a 35,000-acre shooting preserve. Trolleys transported guests to and from the Southern Pines train station along Midland Road.
Scotsman Donald Ross designed more courses, including the famed No. 2.
Soon the resort was hosting several national amateur golf tournaments. Today, Pinehurst is legendary throughout the golf world.
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