There’s access, and then there’s…access.
As the golf calendar marches toward the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, InsideGOLF is offering an exclusive bucket-list opportunity to its members: a trip to Pinehurst that includes a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the iconic U.S. Open venue, the No. 2 course, just two weeks before the Open, paired with a Pinehurst playing-staying-and-dining experience you’ll never forget. (Not yet an InsideGOLF member? Join here for access to this amazing trip plus a slate of other great benefits.)
The three-day-two-night event — called the Countdown to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst — is set for May 28-30, 2024, and costs $7,000 per person, or $10,500 for double occupancy. Bring along your golf buddy or spouse for half-price! Here’s what’s included:
— Pinehurst No. 2 walking tour with GOLF editorial talent and course-architecture experts, which will provide guests an up-close look at how the U.S. Open’s setup whizzes get a course ready for golf’s toughest test. No. 2 is the only course to have played host to all five of the USGA’s biggest events: U.S. Open (1999, ’05, ’14), U.S. Women’s Open (2014), U.S. Amateur (1962, ’08, ’19), U.S. Women’s Amateur (1989) and U.S. Senior Open (1994). The insider knowledge gained from walking the course just two weeks before the Open is guaranteed to make you the most tapped-in fan in your grill room (or living room).
— Round at Pinehurst’s newest attraction: the No. 10 course, a Tom Doak design set to open in spring 2024. Doak told GOLF.com earlier this year that the site “is topographically distinct and drastically different from anywhere in Pinehurst. It’s bigger, bolder and more dramatic.”
— Round at Pinehurst No. 8, a highly regarded Tom Fazio design
— Two-night stay in the newly renovated Carolina Hotel, which offers not only luxurious accommodations but also one of the best breakfasts spreads in golf
— Dinner at the charming Dornoch Cottage, the historic former home of No. 2’s designer, Donald Ross, which sits just off No. 2’s 3rd green
— Driver fitting from True Spec Golf
— Tour of the all-new Golf Pride Retail Lab and Global Innovation Center at Golf Pride HQ in Pinehurst
— Gift bag, giveaways and contests, including a putting challenge with a Miura putter prize
— Top 100 Teacher instruction
— Interviews and conversations with GOLF personalities
The full schedule of events is still being finalized and subject to change, but here’s the working agenda:
—Welcome gifts delivered to guest rooms (GolfLogix green book, Fairway Jockey gift card, Pinehurst merchandise)
—Welcome reception on West Lawn
—Morning tee times on No. 8 with forecaddies
—Lunch at the Gun Club Room following play
—Behind-the-scenes tour of 2024 U.S. Open site Pinehurst No. 2
—Dinner at Dornoch Cottage
—Morning tee times on the all-new Pinehurst No. 10 with caddies
Act fast! Availability won’t last!