Golfers will love the "Pinehurst Perfecta"

The "Pinehurst Perfecta," valid from March 7 and throughout 2010, features unlimited rounds of golf at the resort’s eight courses, including at least one round each on its three top-ranked courses: No. 8, No. 4 and No. 2, site of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. Play the No. 2 course with a caddie and Nos. 4 and 8 with forecaddies. Use provided yardage books as additional information or as a keepsake.

The Perfecta experience extends beyond the course. At $1,995 per person for three full days (inclusive of all taxes and service charges), it includes two nights in the Carolina Hotel, a $100 gift card, preferred 20% discount on airport transportation from RDU, Tranquility Pass for a soak or steam at the Spa at Pinehurst and choice of the humidor and Macallan Scotch in the new Ryder Cup Lounge.

Also included is daily breakfast and dinner, featuring at least one night in the 1895 Grille or steaks in the Carolina Dining Room.

With the recent $15 million renovation of its guest rooms and a new executive chef, Pinehurst has positioned 2010 as a banner year for the return of the great golf vacation.

This 2,000-acre historic resort in the North Carolina's heartland also features a spa, tennis facilities and family recreation. It will serve as the site of both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014 in back-to-back weeks.

For more information about the package or to make a reservation, visit http://www.pinehurst.com or call 800-487-4653.

Choose from a number of ways to reach Pinehurst.

The drive from Atlanta is about 343 miles, or about 7 hours.

Better yet, the Fayetteville Regional Airport is a 48 mile drive; Raleigh/Durham International Airport is 74 miles away and Greensboro's Piedmont Triad International Airport is a distance of 87 miles.

Round-trip airfare to Fayetteville or Greensboro on Delta is $240 with a 21-day advance purchase notice and a Saturday night minimum stay. One-way rates to Raleigh average $85 throughout the year with frequent sale rates from $69.

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