At the Pinehurst Resort, everybody is focused on the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open doubleheader coming up in the next two weeks. But clearly somebody is multi-tasking.
Pinehurst has purchased the National Golf Club, which is also in the Village of Pinehurst, for a price tag that wasn't disclosed, and is christening it Pinehurst No. 9.
The most noteworthy aspect of the purchase is that it adds the only Jack Nicklaus-designed course in the Sandhills region to the Pinehurst portfolio, which also includes courses designed by, or restored by, some of the game's most recognized names, including Donald Ross, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Ellis Maples.