Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Putter Boy
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Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Putter Boy
The famous Putter Boy statue watches over the five courses that operate out of the main clubhouse at Pinehurst. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - Holly Inn
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - Holly Inn
The charming Holly Inn, owned by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, sits within the village. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst No. 4 golf course - pot bunkers
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Pinehurst No. 4 golf course - pot bunkers
Tom Fazio's pot bunkers add a unique twist to the No. 4 Course at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst No. 2 - Payne Stewart statue
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Pinehurst No. 2 - Payne Stewart statue
Payne Stewart's 1999 U.S. Open win on Pinehurst No. 2 is immortalized by a statue near the final green. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 - patio
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Pinehurst Resort & C.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 - patio
Golfers love to sit in rocking chairs on the clubhouse patio to watch golfers finish their rounds on the historic Pinehurst No. 2. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - croquet
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - croquet
Lawn games like croquet are as much a part of life at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club as golf. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Pinehurst No. 2 - hole 1
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Pinehurst No. 2 - hole 1
The first hole introduces the new look of Pinehurst No. 2, a Donald Ross classic restored by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2011. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - Carolina Hotel
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - Carolina Hotel
The Carolina Hotel is one of the treasures of the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst No. 7 golf course
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Pinehurst No. 7 golf course
Hitting over wetlands and approach shots to elevated greens are the norm on Pinehurst No. 7. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst No. 8 golf course
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Pinehurst No. 8 golf course
Pinehurst No. 8 might be the most visually pleasing layout at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst - Padgett Learning Center
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Pinehurst - Padgett Learning Center
The Padgett Learning Center runs an excellent teaching academy at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst - Thistle Dhu putting course
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Pinehurst - Thistle Dhu putting course
A golfer practices putting on the new Thistle Dhu putting course at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - main clubhouse
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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club - main clubhouse
Looking at photos, quotes and old articles hanging on the wall is a must when visiting the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Pinehurst - lawn bowling
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Pinehurst - lawn bowling
Lawn bowling is a staple at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor

Home of the U.S. Open, view Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in pictures

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. -- Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is so in tune with its history, it's almost as if this iconic golf resort lives in a time warp. Every move toward the future is made with a nod to the past.

Look no further than the evolution of Pinehurst No. 2 . Its 2011 restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw actually took the golf course back in time. They used old photographs from the 1940s to bring back the "sandscapes" lining the fairways. The new ultra-dwarf mini-verde bermuda grass scheduled to be installed on the greens of Pinehurst No. 2 after the back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open is also a return to the glory days when the greens were blanketed with bermuda grass prior to the 1970s.

Pinehurst, which dates to 1895 when the charming 82-room Holly Inn opened, is a 2,000-acre tribute to Americana. The modern touches -- the fantastic Spa at Pinehurst built in 2002, the flat screens in the remodeled rooms and the opening of Pinehurst No. 8 in 1996 -- have seamlessly been introduced without disturbing the fabric of the resort.

Like a supermodel, the 230-room Carolina Hotel, dating to 1901, continues to age gracefully. The menus have all changed over the years, but The Tavern and the 1895 Grille at The Holly Inn and the Carolina Dining Room and the Ryder Cup Lounge inside the main hotel continue to serve wonderful food with a side helping of Southern hospitality.

The years roll by, yet the core mission remains the same. Pinehurst will always be the holiest of grounds for those who worship the game of golf.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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