IN A LITTLE MORE than a year from now the USGA will descend on the tiny village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, for an unprecedented fortnight of championship golf—back-to-back men’s and women’s Opens. Last year, the resort unveiled a stunning restoration of its famed No. 2 course, which will host both events. We figured it was time to pay a visit and see how the rest of the place was faring.
The reservations lady who took my phone call was not only cordial but ran the numbers on her list of package options to find the most economical one for my needs.