Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst

Carolina Hotel, 1895


In 1895, James Walker Tufts of Boston purchased 6,000 acres at $1.00 per acre that became Pinehurst Resort.  Mr. Tufts contracted with famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, to design the Resort in the style of a New England village.  Although it was established in 1895, the Village of Pinehurst was not incorporated as a municipality until 1980.

Today, the Village of Pinehurst is a scenic resort community with 15,763 residents (2014 estimate) and is the largest municipality in Moore County.  It may be best known as home to Pinehurst Resort's world-renowned No. 2 golf course where unprecedented in history, both the U.S. Men’s Open and the U.S. Women’s Open Championships were played on Pinehurst No. 2 back-to-back in June, 2014.   No. 2 was also host to the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Men’s Open Championship, among many other golfing events and tournaments.  The U.S. Men's Open will return to Pinehurst in 2024.

Pinehurst Resort, which includes the beautiful Carolina Hotel and luxurious Spa at Pinehurst, features golf courses No. 1 through 9.  In 1996, the Village of Pinehurst and Pinehurst Resort were given National Landmark status for their significant role in U.S. golf history.  This is the only golf-related designation of its kind in the United States.


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The Village of Pinehurst has been named the “#1 Safest Community in North Carolina” for 2014 and the “#2 Safest Community in NC” for 2015 by SafeWise, and the “Safest Place to Live in North Carolina” in 2014 by Movoto Real Estate.


The heart of the Village is a unique array of shops and bistros that offers something for everyone.  Residents and visitors alike notice and appreciate the special ambiance and natural beauty that is Pinehurst.



2015 Population: 16,123 estimate
2016 Tax Rate: $.295 per $100 valuation
Village Contacts: Nancy Roy Fiorillo, Mayor
Jeffrey Sanborn, Village Manager (Colonel, US Army – Retired)
Address: 395 Magnolia Road
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Phone Number: 910-295-1900