Two-riffic: Famed Pinehurst #2 course on sale

         For those contemplating a home in the Pinehurst area, or just looking for a winter golf vacation, the folks at Pinehurst have just made it a little easier to do both.  For just $222 per person now through February 25, you can spend a night in one of the Pinehurst Resort's comfortable rooms, play a round at Donald Ross' famed Pinehurst #2, and dig into the hotel's overflowing breakfast buffet.  Additional nights are $255 per person and include room, dinner and breakfast, and one round of golf on a choice of the other Pinehurst courses (or play #2 again for a $175 surcharge).

         The Pinehurst area overflows with golf communities of the private and resort variety, with prices generally in the $300,000 to $1 million+ range and with transferable golf memberships included with some properties.  I scanned some listings today and found scores of interesting homes across a wide price range.  For example, a 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath custom home with views of water and the fairway at Pinehurst #6, designed by Tom Fazio, is listed at $650,000.

         For more information about the special No. 2 for $222 deal, visit  For more information about Pinehurst real estate, or any golf communities in the southern or northeastern U.S., please contact me.