Early this spring I started researching and coming up with ideas for a birthday golf trip for my husband and came across so many amazing and beautiful locations that we could visit. After reading articles and looking at hundreds of photos, I decided that the place we needed to start our golf course exploration travels had to be the home of American Golf at Pinehurst in North Carolina. From everything I researched online, this trip is on any avid golfers bucket list!
We visited in early July and I have some of the best details to share with you, including the amazing Talamore Golf Resort that we called home during our visit!
The Talamore Golf Resort has earned a positive reputation within the community because of the delightful and convenient amenities offered to guests. If you want to feel at home while having access to amenities that can make anyone’s day, be sure to book a stay at this resort. Some of the things you’ll get to enjoy when booking a room at the resort include:
- Cable Television with a DVD Player
- Full Kitchen
- Spacious Bedrooms with Full-Size Beds
- Wireless Internet Access
- Washer and Dryer
- Free Local Calls
- Daily Maid Service
- Spacious Covered Porch
- Breakfast delivered to your room
- Pig Pickin Dinner
When you enter the Talamore villa, you’ll feel right at home. Besides the various amenities that will make you feel comfortable, you’ll have quick and easy access to Talamore’s magnificent 2.5-mile jogging trail. The trail is perfect for walking or jogging, whichever you prefer. You can head out on a walk with loved ones while exploring the area even further.
Our Villa had a spacious porch on the back of the unit where we spent a couple of our evenings enjoying the weather and having a drink together. It was the perfect end of our day.
Pig Pickin Dinner
One of my favorite parts of staying at the Talamore Golf Resort was the complimentary Carolina-style BBQ buffet they offer on Monday and Thursday night for all overnight guests! We were able to enjoy a Southern-style BBQ whole roast pig with all the sides and drinks! The best part was this was just steps outside our door!
Finest Golf Accommodations
If you enjoy a good game of golf, you’re in luck. The Talamore Golf Resort provides various golf packages for guests to choose from when booking a reservation. You can go golfing with a small group of people, couples, or even celebrate a tournament with a large group of friends to enjoy a competitive game of golf.
We enjoyed an afternoon just the two of us. I rode along to take photos and enjoy a couple drinks while my husband played his first round of golf. We flew in from Cedar Rapids to Charlotte and drove the easy couple hour trip to Talamore, we made our tee time of 2 pm without a problem.
Home to the World Famous Llama Caddies
Talamore’s Resort Course, designed by Rees Jones, opened its doors in 1991 with tons of press and media coverage. While everyone was excited for the opening of this beautiful resort, it was the lovable llama caddies that ended up stealing the show.
The Talamore offers llamas as caddies while you golf, this fun feature proved to be an instant hit, especially with the press. Over 5,000 articles were written and published all over the world, putting the Talamore on the international golfing map!
Things to Do During a Stay at the Resort
You’re probably wondering if there are a few different things for you to do outside of the resort. While the resort offers incredible golf courses, a spacious trail for hiking and jogging, and some of the finest hospitality around, there are plenty of other things to do in the area. So you can keep yourself busy while getting in on all the fun provided.
One of the things people love most about staying at the resort, aside from the excellent customer service, is that it’s close to numerous hiking trails. If you’re an outdoorsy person who loves spending time exploring new areas, this is a great spot to say. You’ll have quick and easy access to lengthy hiking trails that allow you to test your abilities while you explore. Be sure to bring your phone to take pictures of your experiences as memories when you get back home!
If you love fishing just as much as you love exploring hiking trails, this is a great place to stay. You can find several great lakes and rivers to go fishing in the area. And, some companies will allow you to rent their boats to ride in the water for a relaxing day out in the sun for fun. Knowing that you can ride in a boat, go fishing, and enjoy a comfortable experience is a good enough reason to want to stay at the Talamore Golf Resort that provides you with access to these great opportunities.
Enjoy Good Food at Different Restaurants
The Talamore Golf Resort isn’t far from many top-rated restaurants known for their delicious meals and courteous customer service. Some of the top restaurants in the area worth visiting include:
- Ironwood Cafe
- Carolina Dining Room
- Drum & Quill
- Betsy’s Crepes
These are only four of the great options you’ll have when you want to enjoy an excellent dining experience. While you’ll have a kitchen in your room at the Talamore Golf Resort, there may come a time during your vacation where you won’t want to cook a meal. If you’d like to relax, take it easy, and enjoy local cuisine, be sure to stop at some of these local restaurants to support them. Not only can you try new foods, but you can meet new people and experience the fantastic ambiance offered at many of these hot spots in the area.
Other Things to Do While You Stay at the Talamore
Along with the activities mentioned above, you can do a few more things while in this area of North Carolina. A trip to Weymouth Woods is one of several activities you can complete alone, with your partner, or with the entire family. It provides a relaxing nature experience to see trees, plants, flowers, and birds in nature. In addition, it’s a great spot to take pictures of nature to bring back home with you.
The Reservoir Park is another hot spot. It has numerous trails and a lake that provides the perfect opportunities for boating, fishing, and relaxing. If you like spending time by the water, you’ll love taking a trip to this wonderful, well-maintained park.
Enjoy Your Stay at the Talamore Golf Resort
Staying at the Talamore Golf Resort is an enjoyable experience that will leave you wanting to come back for vacation as often as possible. Not only does the resort offer convenient and enjoyable amenities that will make you feel right at home from the minute you get there, but they also have a massive golf course on the premises for guests to enjoy. Let’s be real – if you’re visiting Pinehurst you’re probably there to golf so this is the perfect location for you to stay and play!