Pinehurst History and Area Information
To assist in developing Pinehurst as golf retret, Tufts hired Donald Ross, a Scottish golf course architect, to design golf courses and run the golf operations. Ross designed several local courses in the Pinehurst area
including the world ranked Pinehurst #2 course, host of the 1999 and 2005 US Opens and Pine Needles, host of several past ladies US Opens. In addition to designing Pinehurst 1-5, Ross designed over 400 golf
courses worldwide. The Ross home, located off the 3rd hole of Pinehurst #2, and the Pinecrest Inn that was owned and operated by Donald Ross, are both Pinehurst landmarks. Today Pinehurst is nationally rated
as a premier golf resort offering public access to several of the top rated courses in the Carolinas.