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Which resort featured the first miniature golf course in America?

Hint: This resort is well-known for its championship golf.

If you guessed Pinehurst Resort (1895) in Pinehurst, North Carolina, you guessed correctly!

Pinehurst is known for championship golf and will host the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships. Perhaps less well-known is its fame as the home of the first miniature golf course and practice facility in America. And yet, the resort’s founder James Tufts never played the game.Towering pines and mild Southern breezes inspired Fredrick Law Olmsted when he designed Pinehurst Resort as a health retreat. The hotel buildings feature wide verandas perfect for afternoon tea. The nearby village offers shops, galleries, and more, all accessible via the bucolic pathways that traverse it.The four-star, AAA, Four-Diamond full-service property has 428 luxurious guestrooms, including 21 suites and ten 4-bedroom villas. Additional accommodations include condominiums and a sportsman-style lodge. All are equipped with living areas, kitchens/kitchenettes, dining rooms, and private bathrooms.

Learn more about Pinehurst Resort and book your next stay.

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