Weekly Top 3 – Stephen’s All Time Favorites

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” Arnold Palmer My favorite courses all have two things in common:  one, they are full of challenges and two,…

Beyond the Greens: Restaurant Picks for Your Trip

Sure, golf is one of the main drivers (see what I did there?) of tourism for the Sandhills area, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a whole lot more to offer.  The area continues to grow thanks to young families seeking a small town vibe with plenty of options in entertainment and dining.  That…

Weekly Top 3 – Area Courses

My whole life I’ve lived with some of the most prestigious golf courses in my backyard.  Most would consider it pretty lucky to have grown up playing these courses, and I’d have to agree.  For the Downing family, golf has always been a preferred sport–it’s the reason my family moved to the Pinehurst area in…

2017 Most Beautiful Women in Golf

It’s that time of year again!  Time for Golf.com to name the “Most Beautiful Women in Golf 2017.”  This fourth-edition list includes plenty of well-known beauties, including quite a few Crenshaws. And yes, even Tiger Woods plays a part.  It is golf, so you know Tiger is bound to show up… According to Golf.com, some…

NC Golf Packages

Customize your NC golf packages | Call (910)690-2071 When you are looking for the perfect NC golf packages for your golf group, you want help from someone who knows golf.  Golf in the Pinehurst Sandhills area is Stephen Downing’s specialty.  Growing up in Pinehurst, Stephen quickly picked up the game.  Now, creating custom NC golf…