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The Duce at Pinehurst

Pinehurst Resort Debuts New Bar and Restaurant Overlooking No. 2

September 9, 2016

Historic Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, the 2,000-acre resort established in 1895, recently opened The Deuce, a new bar and restaurant overlooking the the 18th green of the legendary No. 2 Course.

Offering the best of view of No. 2’s famous finishing hole, the bar area at The Deuce opens onto the veranda.

“Even when you are sitting inside The Deuce, you are literally a ball-toss from the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2,” says Pinehurst President Tom Pashley. “When the windows are open, you can hear the sounds of the game, whether it’s a roar for a made putt or the groans for one that just lipped out. You feel like you’re part of the event, whether in one of the seats on the veranda, or even sitting at the bar.”

Appointed with vintage photos and other memorabilia highlighting the storied and colorful history of No. 2, the 5,000 square-foot Deuce has custom-made windows designed to open onto the veranda. The Deuce serves lunch every day as well as an array of appetizers throughout the afternoon and evening. The eclectic menu features items like Crab Hushpuppy Beignets and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Croquettes.

The bar, which is open to the public, has an assortment of specialty cocktails and North Carolina craft brews, including the Pinehurst Pale Ale, brewed specifically for Pinehurst by the Highlands Brewing Company, as well as selections from the nearby Southern Pines Brewing Company.

Pashley believes the bar and restaurant will take the No. 2 course experience to another level, both for patrons and golfers coming up 18.

“I think it’s going to lend a lot of drama as a player comes up 18 because the butterflies are going to begin to stir,” Pashley says. “If you make a putt you’re going to get a roar; you’re going to light up the place. But if you’re sitting in that front bunker and you’ve got to hit a shot to the back pin, now you’re thinking, ‘All of these people are watching me, and if I hit this thin…’ It’s going to make the final hole on No. 2 that much more dramatic.

“You hope to make the putt or hit the shot because you know you’re going to get a reaction. It puts you in the shoes of what it’s like to play in the U.S. Open. You’ve got a gallery, and it will make your finish that much more exciting.”