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Future Sandhills Station residential neighborhood reaches funding milestone following successful “Play Pinehurst No. 10…For Good” campaign

By Staff Report, posted 3 weeks ago

While the world’s greatest golfers were being tested by Pinehurst No. 2 during the U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 10 opened to those looking to build a better future for the local community.

Pinehurst Resort announced that it  partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the North Carolina Sandhills to help raise money for the building of Sandhills Station, a new workforce housing community to be located in nearby Aberdeen.

“No. 10 is Open for Good” began on June 10, 2024. That day coincided with the first practice round of the 2024 U.S. Open. Pinehurst collaborated with Habitat to offer foursomes for $3,000 apiece to play its newest golf course, Pinehurst No. 10. In addition, Pinehurst Resort will match up to $100,000 of the proceeds raised to go toward Sandhills Station.

As of June 28, 2024, all rounds had been purchased and Habitat for Humanity had also reached its fundraising goal of $3,500 reaching a minimum of $30,500 through the campaign. 

“The response from the golf community since No. 10 opened has been so overwhelming and positive that we felt like it might present a unique opportunity for us to do something special for our own community,” says Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley in a press release. “With Pinehurst sharing center stage with the U.S. Open, it is a great time not only to celebrate the present day, but to join Habitat of the Sandhills in forging a new path for our community in the future.”

Photo pulled from the Pinehurst Resort website. 

Sandhills Station will be a 100-acre neighborhood featuring 145 single family homes and 130 apartments with mixed-income and mixed-use alternatives. The neighborhood will focus on community engagement and volunteerism as a place where residents get to know their neighbors, have ample opportunity to volunteer together on the campus, and have a walkability within the community that encourages interaction with a focus on effective and inviting use of green space.

“Sandhills Station is intended to meet the needs of our local employers struggling to recruit new talent to the area due to lack of housing options,” says Amie Fraley, the Executive Director for the Habitat for Humanity of the Sandhills in a press release. “Our addition of apartments will provide immediate housing solutions and a possible pathway to Habitat home ownership or other long-term housing. This is a community that will care for the people who care for and serve our community.”

Hailed already as “hugely memorable,” “total fun,” and with “holes that are unlike anything else, not just here but anywhere,” Tom Doak’s design of No. 10 is expected to emerge as one of the best new courses of 2024. Taking advantage of the rugged dunes carved out by mining operations around the turn of the 20th century, Doak’s result is a dramatic course with more than 75 feet of elevation change that winds its way toward delivering a golf experience like no other.

“No. 10 starts out fairly gentle, then it starts going into the old quarry works where it gets downright crazy for a little bit, then the course gets up on the hill and there’s a beautiful, sweeping view,” Doak said in a press release. “All of the holes coming in are challenging, even when you move down into the gentler terrain. It’s a dramatic golf course; more than I originally thought.”

The U.S. Open returned to No. 2 for the fourth time in the Resort’s history on June 10-16.

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