North Carolina’s famed Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is starting to reopen slowly. Today, The Carolina Hotel, closed for two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, opened to guests.

Pinehurst’s two smaller properties, the Holly Inn and Manor Inn, were also closed. Some golf courses and limited food and beverage outlets on the resort property did remain open.

The Pinehurst Promise has been created, a new set of guidelines created in conjunction with those put forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the state of North Carolina.

Changes have been made to The Carolina Hotel that include a glass partition between the front desk and guests to reduce possible exposure to the virus. Another change is guests may choose full housekeeping services, a modified approach, or no housekeeping at all. Non-essential decorating items in guest rooms and magazines have been removed, and check-out is at 10 a.m. to allow staff adequate time for extra cleaning efforts.

Established in 1895 in the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is a 2,200-acre property featuring nine golf courses, a 9-hole par-3 course, 16 clay tennis courts, a spa, other recreation, and social activities for families, and accommodations across one hotel, two inns, and condos.

Widely known as the Cradle of American Golf, Pinehurst hosted more single golf championships – including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and PGA TOUR Championship – than any other site in North America.  In 2024, it will again welcome the U.S. Open.

The resort is slightly more than an hour from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 90 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and only a half-day drive from many east coast cities.

For more information on Pinehurst and the Pinehurst Promise, click here.

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