Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Pinehurst, NC, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Pinehurst, NC, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
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PINEHURST, N.C. (WNCN) — A handful of members at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst have a rich history of Scottish ancestry.That connection led a few of them to strike up a friendship with members of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and through that friendship, a yearly golf event was born.“We’ve gotten to know each other over a long period of time it’s like seeing old friends and it’s so much fun,” said CCNC Captain Ralph Ronalter.The three-day event is similar to a Ryder Cup...
PINEHURST, N.C. (WNCN) — A handful of members at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst have a rich history of Scottish ancestry.
That connection led a few of them to strike up a friendship with members of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and through that friendship, a yearly golf event was born.
“We’ve gotten to know each other over a long period of time it’s like seeing old friends and it’s so much fun,” said CCNC Captain Ralph Ronalter.
The three-day event is similar to a Ryder Cup match only much more friendly. The teams play singles, foursomes, and four-balls with the home squad usually standing tall at the end of the competition.
“I don’t think we’ve ever managed to win it away from home,” said Royal Dornoch member Struan Robertson. “We’ve managed to retain it in Dornoch on a few occasions. If memory serves me there was one occasion when CCNC actually won it in Dornoch to their credit. But the style of golf we get here is completely different from links golf that we play back in Scotland.”
So what is the American’s excuse for not doing well when the event is held in Scotland?
“I think it has to do with the whisky,” said Ronalter.
That can certainly be a problem.
“The most competitive bit is who’s still standing in the bar after the games,” said Hamish Macrae. “Apart from that, it is very competitive.”
And everyone, it seems, wants to join in on the fun. And while some of the original members of the event are getting up there in age, don’t think for a minute the competition is about to come to an end.
“Yes, we set an age limit on it to get guys like me out at some point.” Said Ronalter. “The young guys all want to come in and play and they (Royal Dornoch) have young guys coming onto their team so yeah, we’ll keep it going as long as we can.”
But for now, those who were instrumental in getting the competition going in the first place, don’t seem to want to give it up just yet. There’s still more stories left to be told.
“Yes the whole thing is social golf and making friendships and maintaining them with our friends from across the pond,” said Macrae.
Pinehurst voters made a strong statement for neighborhood protection from short-term rentals and excessive growth with resounding victories Tuesday night for Pat Pizzella as the new village mayor and John Taylor and Barb Ficklin for the Village Council.Pizzella captured 2,477 votes for mayor compared to fellow Council member Jeff Morgan’s 1,892 and 765 votes for former Council member Kevin Drum.Pizzella is no stranger to government policy. Initially working for the Reagan administration, Pizzella has held positions at the...
Pinehurst voters made a strong statement for neighborhood protection from short-term rentals and excessive growth with resounding victories Tuesday night for Pat Pizzella as the new village mayor and John Taylor and Barb Ficklin for the Village Council.
Pizzella captured 2,477 votes for mayor compared to fellow Council member Jeff Morgan’s 1,892 and 765 votes for former Council member Kevin Drum.
Pizzella is no stranger to government policy. Initially working for the Reagan administration, Pizzella has held positions at the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. General Services Administration, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and currently sits on the Pinehurst Village Council where he serves as mayor pro tem.
Pizzella began traveling to Pinehurst in the 1990s for regular golf trips before becoming a homeowner in 2012. At the Pinehurst candidate forum, Pizzella said, “I believe Pinehurst has a bright future to even exceed its storied past, and I believe I have the knowledge, skills and ability to guide the government for the next four years.”
With 18,000 residents, Pizzella sees the mayoral position as more of a full-time role and not merely a part-time job. Pizzella said his leadership style is to “lead, follow or get out of the way…There will be situations that require leadership, situations that require following, and there’ll be times that I need to get out of the way.”
While on the village council, Pizzella was pivotal in establishing the short-term rental ordinance, allowing existing rentals to continue operating, and establishing a non-conforming use certificate for rental owners who wish to secure one.
After hearing that he would be the next mayor of Pinehurst, Pizzella said, “I’m humbled, I’m happy and I’m exhausted.”
Pizzella said that he needed a “good night’s sleep” before getting into the business of representing Pinehurst.
In the Village Council election, political newcomers John Taylor and Barb Ficklin emerged as the top two vote-getters. Taylor received 2,727 votes to Ficklin’s 2,412. In comparison, prior village council member Claire Berggren received 2,161 votes, incumbent Lydia Boesch 2,124 votes, and Cara Mathis, who officially resigned her candidacy last month but was too late to have her name pulled from the ballot, received 336 votes.
Taylor may be preparing to serve in his first elected position in Pinehurst, but he is undoubtedly a veteran of managing high-stakes organizations. A graduate of Brown University, Taylor has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Taylor has been a Pinehurst property owner since 1993 and a full-time resident for 11 years. Most recently, Taylor has spent the last six years on the Historic Preservation Commission.
Taylor looks forward to serving on the council and said in a previous interview, “I think financial expertise will be helpful, and obviously, that bleeds over into budgeting and tax policy, and not just thinking about the next year, but what do we need in the next five years.”
Taylor draws his perspective on future village growth from the 2019 Comprehensive Plan. “We have to be careful if we are to stay true to this stated principle…people who come here to live, not just to play golf…it’s because it’s unique, it’s because of the feel of this place. If they wanted to live in Charlotte or Kiawah Island or Palm Beach, they would.”
On election night, Taylor said, “Having put in the time and effort, it is very gratifying to come in first, and I look forward to representing Pinehurst.”
Taylor attributed his ideas on the future of Pinehurst as the lynchpin of his election. “I was approached late in the process; I had no staff at all…The people have spoken, and obviously, the things I have said have resonated, and now it is time to follow up on those things.”
Ficklin and her husband retired from the corporate world to the Clarendon Gardens neighborhood in 2004, and while they were initially drawn to the golf and tennis retirement route, they quickly decided to refocus their efforts on service.
Before Covid, Ficklin spent 12 years running the Bethesda Presbyterian Church food pantry, serving 125 families weekly.
Short-term rentals put a run for village council on Ficklin’s radar. Ficklin wants to see ordinances enforced. “It would be fine with me if we could just enforce what we’ve got, and that’s not really happening.”
First and foremost, on Ficklin’s docket is maintaining the spirit of Pinehurst.
“It means protecting the neighborhoods by ensuring that the current zoning laws are enforced and making sure that we don’t have additional commercial enterprises seeping into our single-family residential neighborhoods.”
Ficklin said of the results, “I think that number one I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the residents of Pinehurst…They have made their preferences known.
Ficklin said she plans to promote the enforcement of village ordinances, particularly the short-term rental ordinance.
All election results will not be official for 10 days.
Pinehurst No. 2 has once again secured the top spot as the best golf course in the state as determined by the North Carolina Golf Panel.The results are published in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine, which is owned by The Pilot.The Dogwood Course at The Country Club of North Carolina and Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club flipped the third and fourth positions. Southern Pines Golf Club moved up 13 spots to the 75th ranked course in the state as the recently renovated design by Kyle Franz continues to garner vote...
Pinehurst No. 2 has once again secured the top spot as the best golf course in the state as determined by the North Carolina Golf Panel.
The results are published in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine, which is owned by The Pilot.
The Dogwood Course at The Country Club of North Carolina and Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club flipped the third and fourth positions. Southern Pines Golf Club moved up 13 spots to the 75th ranked course in the state as the recently renovated design by Kyle Franz continues to garner votes from panelists. Sixteen courses from the Sandhills area are listed in the Top 100 rankings with the lowest being Talamore Golf Club at No. 77.
The North Carolina Golf Panel was founded in 1995 and is recognized as the most authoritative statewide source of golf course rankings in a state that arguably boasts some of the nation’s best courses.
The 185-member panel is composed of golf media, club professionals and general managers from many outstanding courses, accomplished amateur players and college golf coaches, and others who play an active role in promoting golf in North Carolina.
“North Carolina has some of the best golf courses in the country and the epicenter is right here in the Pinehurst area,” said Phil Werz, president and CEO for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Golf is a major driver of our economy in Moore County and the demand for our product is higher than ever. This once again validates that we are the Home of American golf.”
Among the 2023 rankings of the Top 100 Courses in North Carolina, a total of 16 are located in the Pinehurst Area. Those rankings include:
The panel also ranked the Top 50 Courses You Can Play and the Pinehurst area once again dominated the list with 14 locations, or nearly 30 percent of the clubs, including the top seven and eight of the top 11.
The top seven include Pinehurst No. 2, Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst No. 8, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Pinehurst No. 9 and Mid South Club. Pinehurst No. 7 is eleventh.
Other golf clubs among the Top 50 include Southern Pines Golf Club (#20); Talamore Golf Club (#21); Pinehurst No. 6 (#32); Tobacco Road Golf Club (#38); Legacy Golf Links (#40) and Longleaf Golf and Family Club (#41).
“The specialness of the Sandhills as the premier golf destination in perhaps the world, is reflected every year in our rankings. What sometimes get lost is how many outstanding course designers, following in the footsteps of Donald Ross, have worked in the region,” said Kevin Brafford, executive director of the N.C. Golf Panel. “Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus all have original designs. Then came the work of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw on Pinehurst No. 2, followed by Gil Hanse with No. 4. Tom Doak will be the next to leave his mark when the tenth course opens next year.”
Pinehurst area golf courses are no strangers to the national and global stage as well when it comes to major championships. The U.S. Open will be back at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024, marking the fourth such major championship to be played at the iconic club over the course of 25 years (1999, 2005, 2014 and 2024), the most to be played over the course of a quarter century than any other location in the country.
Pinehurst No. 2 will host additional U.S. Open championships in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. In 2029, Pinehurst No. 2 will once again host back-to-back men’s and women’s U.S. Open championships, a repeat of the only course in America to host that tandem of historic events in 2014.
For more information about all golf courses in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area, visit HomeofGolf.com. For the complete list of the Top 100 Courses for 2023, Top 50 Courses You Can Play and other rankings, visit NCGolfPanel.com.
1. 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
2. 2. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
3. 4. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
4. 3. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines
5. 5. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
6. 6. Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers
7. 7. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
8. 12. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem
9. 9. Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro
10. 10. Old North State Club, New London
11. 11. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
12. 8. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
13. 17. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
14. 14. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
15. 13. Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers
16. 15. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst
17. 16. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
18. 18. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
19. 19. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
20. 23. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary
21. 22. River Landing (River), Wallace
22. 21. Mid Pines Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines
23. 24. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
24. 20. Dormie Club, West End
25. 26. Rock Barn Country Club (Jones), Conover
26. 27. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
27. 29. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
28. 25. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
29. 28. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
30. 31. Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst
31. 34. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington
32. 30. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary
33. 32. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
34. 37. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro
35. 39. Champion Hills Club, Hendersonville
36. 36. River Landing (Landing), Wallace
37. 38. Mid South Club, Southern Pines
38. 35. Linville Golf Club, Linville
39. 46. The Club at Longview, Waxhaw
40. 33. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst
41. 40. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
42. 41. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville
43. 45. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
44. 42. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point
45. 51. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit
46. 43. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest
47. 44. Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro
48. 47. Finlay Golf Course, Chapel Hill
49. 52. Grandover (East), Greensboro
50. 49. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville
51. 50. Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst
52. 55. The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro
53. 60. Hound Ears Club, Boone
54. 57. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh
55. 53. Gaston Country Club, Gastonia
56. 48. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
57. 54. Duke University Golf Club, Durham
58. 56. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
59. 58. The Currituck Club, Corolla
60. 59. Occano, Merry Hill
61. 65. Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro
62. 66. Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton
63. 63. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte
64. 75. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
65. 62. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary
66. 70. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro
67. 64. Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach
68. 61. Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst
69. -- Carolina Country Club, Raleigh
70. 78. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
71. 72. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash
72. 69. Alamance Country Club, Burlington
73. 67. Bright’s Creek Club, Mill Spring
74. 68. Jefferson’s Landing, Jefferson
75. 88. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
76. 71. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis
77. 81. Talamore Golf Club, Southern Pines
78. 73. River Run Country Club, Davidson
79. 74. Tiger’s Eye, Sunset Beach
80. 75. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte
81. 80. Providence Country Club, Charlotte
82. 79. Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach
83. 83. Grandover (West), Greensboro
84. 77. Croasdaile Country Club, Durham
85. 84. Tanglewood park (Championship), Clemmons
86. 87. Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock
87. 89. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane
88. 85. Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point
89. 86. The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh
90. 91. Crystal Coast Country Club, Pine Knoll Shores
91. 90. Linville Ridge, Linville
92. 82. The Peninsula Club, Cornelius
93. 92. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway
94. 93. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
95. 96. Morehead City Country Club, Morehead City
96. 95. Bermuda Run Country Club (East), Bermuda Run
97. 97. Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett
98. 94. St. James Plantation (Reserve), Southport
99. 98. Brook Valley Country Club, Greenville
100. 99. Rumbling Bald Resort (Apple Valley), Lake Lure
New golf course at ‘The Cradle of American Golf’ slated to open in 2024Jan 04, 2023(VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C.) – Pinehurst Resort will break ground on its first new golf course in nearly three decades this month, and it will be designed by Tom Doak, one of the most respected and decorated golf course architects of the modern era.Located four miles south of the main resort clubhouse, Doak&rs...
Jan 04, 2023
(VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C.) – Pinehurst Resort will break ground on its first new golf course in nearly three decades this month, and it will be designed by Tom Doak, one of the most respected and decorated golf course architects of the modern era.
Located four miles south of the main resort clubhouse, Doak’s 18-hole routing is expected to open late spring of 2024, coinciding with the return of the U.S. Open to Pinehurst No. 2. The new course – the resort’s 10th – will incorporate rugged dunes mined at the turn of the 20th century accented by native sand and wiregrass. With natural ridgelines, intriguing landforms, towering longleaf pines, streams and ponds, Doak envisions a course that complements the resort’s other courses through its contrasts.
“The site is topographically distinct and drastically different from anywhere in Pinehurst,” Doak says. “It’s bigger, bolder and more dramatic. There’s about 75 feet of elevation change, and we’ll work our way up to it around the mid-point of the layout. You’ll have expansive views from this apex over the rest of the course. It will be an unforgettable experience for golfers.”
Doak recalls first visiting Pinehurst more than 40 years ago and playing and touring No. 2. He rated the storied Donald Ross design a perfect “10” in his famed book “The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses,” and was one of the most vocal supporters of its restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2010 prior to the 2014 U.S. Open.
“Tom Doak builds incredible golf courses on sand, and we’re excited to see what he’ll create in the North Carolina Sandhills,” says Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley. “We’ve worked with some amazing golf architects who’ve embraced our natural aesthetic and believe Tom will do something fantastic on this site.”
Landscape architect Angela Moser will serve as Doak’s lead design associate for this project. Moser’s impressive credentials include work at the Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course, Streamsong Black in Bowling Green, Fla., St. Patrick’s Links in County Donegal, Ireland, Te Arai Links in Tomarata, New Zealand and Ohoopee Match Club in Cobbtown, Ga.
“The number one thing that excited us about the project is working with the beautiful sand that’s native to this region,” Doak says. “The sand, the wiregrass, the bluestem grass, and other native grasses that grow around the Sandhills create a fabulous texture for golf. It’s something most places just don’t have.”
In addition to Doak’s routing, Pinehurst envisions the potential for more growth in the area, which encompasses 900 total acres in Aberdeen. A variety of development opportunities will be evaluated with town officials, including additional golf, short course, clubhouse, guest cottages and other lodging.
“This exceptional property is a place where many of our dreams of the future can be contemplated,” says Pinehurst Resort CEO Bob Dedman Jr. “How those dreams play out will be determined over time, the same way the path forward revealed itself through recent additions like The Cradle, Thistle Dhu and the redesign of Pinehurst No. 4. Adding a Tom Doak design to our collection is another historic chapter in the story of Pinehurst. We can’t wait to read it.”
About Pinehurst ResortEstablished in 1895 in the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is a 2,200-acre property featuring nine outstanding golf courses, The Cradle nine-hole par-3 short course, 75,000-square-foot putting course (Thistle Dhu), clay tennis courts, an award-winning spa, 60,000-square-feet of function space, other recreation and social activities for families, and elegant accommodations across six distinct lodging units: The Carolina Hotel, Holly Inn, The Manor, villas, condos and The Magnolia Inn.
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. Golfers enjoy layouts designed by the game’s greatest architects, including Donald Ross, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Gil Hanse, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Tom Fazio and Ellis Maples.
In concert with the United States Golf Association (USGA), Pinehurst Resort was recently selected as the first U.S. Open Anchor Site and will host the championship in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. 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. To book tee times and golf packages: www.pinehurstresort.com, 855.235.8507.
Moore County is attracting yet another big-box retailer as the Sandhills rides a wave of development.A Pinehurst-based LLC, West End Development Group, is seeking to rezone roughly 6 acres at the intersection of N.C. highways 211 and 73 to clear the way for a new Tractor Supply Co. (Nasdaq: TSCO) store, according to documents submitted to the Moore County Board of Commissioners.The land, located in the unincorporated area of West End about 10 minutes west of Pinehurst, consists of four parcels, with one zoned for commercial use...
Moore County is attracting yet another big-box retailer as the Sandhills rides a wave of development.
A Pinehurst-based LLC, West End Development Group, is seeking to rezone roughly 6 acres at the intersection of N.C. highways 211 and 73 to clear the way for a new Tractor Supply Co. (Nasdaq: TSCO) store, according to documents submitted to the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
The land, located in the unincorporated area of West End about 10 minutes west of Pinehurst, consists of four parcels, with one zoned for commercial use and the other three zoned for residential agricultural. West End Development Group is seeking for all parcels to be zoned for commercial use.
Tractor Supply spokeswoman Tricia Glenn told Triangle Business Journal the new store will have 15 employees, with at least half of them being full-time. Glenn declined to provide estimates for when construction will begin and when the company hopes to open the store.
West End Development Group's managers include a David A. Long of Arizona and Thomas Gavin Melia, according to filings with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office.
According to the documents submitted to the Board of Commissioners, the proposed store will be newly constructed and stand at 22,321 square feet.
"This new location is part of Tractor Supply's larger growth strategy," Glenn said. The Tennessee-based company plans to open 3,000 stores nationwide as it continues to grow in popularity with consumers — net sales in the second quarter rose 7.2 percent year-over-year to $4.2 billion, per the company's most recent quarterly earnings report.
The company currently has 2,200 stores, including roughly 100 in North Carolina and one in Moore County located at 5601 U.S. Highway 1 north of Southern Pines. That location is located roughly 15 miles east of the new proposed location.
Tractor Supply isn't the only big-box retailer looking to capitalize on Moore County's steady population growth. The county's population increased from 88,247 in 2010 to 105,531 in 2022, according to US Census Bureau estimates.
Target (NYSE: TGT) is planning to build a 148,000-square-foot store at the Morganton Park South development at the intersection of Partner Circle and U.S. Highway 15-501 in Southern Pines. It will be the first Target store in Moore County. And BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) is also potentially eyeing a 101,840-square-foot space in the development.
Ben Tobin covers real estate and economic development in the Greater Triangle, focusing on the counties outside Wake and Durham. Have a tip? Reach him at [email protected] or (919) 327-1012.