Pinehurst, N.C., Area Golf legend and Masters founder Bobby Jones is a huge fan of Pinehurst, N.C., where eight championship courses surround the posh Pinehurst Resort, which was named the world's best golf resort by Travel & Leisure Golf in three of the last four years. In fact, there are 43 courses within a 15-mile radius, generally open year-round, and 31 of them received four stars or better from Golf Digest magazine.
|There are there are 43 courses within a 15-mile radius of Pinehurst Resort.|
Signature course: Pinehurst No. 2 ($339-$410) hosted the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens.
For non-golfers: It's not for the faint-of-wallet -- lodging is $124-$204 per person in winter, $213-$357 in spring -- but Pinehurst Resort offers a beach club, kayaking, tennis, world-class spa facilities and plenty of porch rockers.
More info: The Pinehurst area visitors' bureau lists all 43 courses, many lodging options and packages. Homeofgolf.com has in-depth course guides and tons of information.