Restaurant: The Deuce
Golf Course: Pinehurst Resort & CC
Location: Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
For years, golfers and guests gathered on
the veranda of the Pinehurst Resort clubhouse that overlooks the 18th green of
Pinehurst No. 2 to watch golfers ;nish the
famed course. ;e resort has ;nally taken
advantage of that view with the addition of
;e Deuce, a new bar and restaurant.
“Even when you are sitting inside ;e
Deuce, you are literally a ball-toss from
the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2,” said
Tom Pashley, the resort president. “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 or two seats on the
veranda, or even sitting at the bar.”
;e historic resort went all out to bring
“If you make a putt, you’re going to get
a roar; you’re going to light up the place,”
he said. “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.’ It puts you in the
shoes of what it’s like to play in the U.S.
Pinehurst No. 2. ;e bar has large custom-
made windows designed to open onto the
;e 5,000-square-foot ;e Deuce serves
lunch and appetizers into the evening,
including crab hushpuppy beignets, lobster mac ’n’ cheese and loaded tater tots.
“It’s not your typical bar food,” said
;ierry Debailleul, executive chef at
Pinehurst Resort. “It’s fresh, inventive and
original food, and it all comes with a spectacular view. It’s made-from-scratch cuisine in a relaxed, comfortable setting that
we feel will become the best lunch spot you
can imagine anywhere.”
;e bar features specialty cocktails and
North Carolina cra; beers, including
Pinehurst Pale Ale.
Pashley believes the new restaurant and
bar will add to the drama of the game.