Our family became members of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in June 1995. It was an unbelievable bargain then and still is today.
I often thought that PCC must not be aware of what other country club memberships went for. With two teenagers we took full advantage of the pools, marina, tennis, golf and clubhouse facilities. We never felt neglected in favor of resort guests.
The low fees and dues members pay would not be realized if not for the big bucks paid by the nonmembers.
Those bucks are what is financing the major renovation to the members-only clubhouse. For most other clubs there would be a big member assessment.
I have met a lot of Pinehurst members in the past 17 years. There is not much complaining of their membership status in the club.
Where does John Nagy get the impression that members did not matter (“Pinehurst Country Club: New Era Taking Shape,” Jan. 25).
Did he get it from Sandy Smith, the board of governors? Why does she feel that members have been ignored in the past? “Pinehurst is a resort, and members were just here.”
John Nagy and Sandy Smith have taken a very positive story and used it has an opportunity to portray a negative impression of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club’s treatment of its members. It is unwarranted.
But that is why they call it an opinion page.
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