The Pinehurst No. 2 experience just got even better.
The Deuce, a new 5,000-square-foot tavern overlooking the 18th green on the famous golf course, opened Sept. 1, providing an ideal spot for savoring a day at No. 2.
“It is now the fitting end to a round on Pinehurst No. 2,” Pinehurst Resort president Tom Pashley said. “Before, we didn’t quite have it. We had found ways to serve you a drink at the end of your round but we didn’t have a fitting end.”
The Deuce changes that.
It’s open for lunch and serves appetizers and refreshments through the afternoon and early evening, catering to golfers and non-golfers, offering a comfortable spot to watch players finishing their rounds on No. 2.
With indoor and outdoor seating just a few yards from the 18th green, it has a bit of what players get hitting their tee shot at Merion’s first hole and playing the 18th on the Old Course with townspeople stopping to watch.
The Deuce has been in the works for more than a year, initially imagined as a pub before expanding to become more than that. It looks and feels as if it’s been there for years, blending contemporary touches with a classic club feel. It even has the sleeves Payne Stewart cut off his rain jacket before the final round of the 1999 U.S. Open framed on a wall.
Guests walking down the clubhouse hall will come through the bronze plaques detailing the history of the many championships Pinehurst has hosted and find themselves at a new trophy case just outside the entrance to The Deuce.
The menu offers plenty of options ranging from crab hushpuppy beignets to pimento cheese/country ham sliders to meatball hoagies. The specialty cocktail list is long and there’s even a Pinehurst Ale available.