About The Fairwoods on 7
The Heart of Pinehurst
Late in 1982, Pinehurst Country Club hired Rees Jones to design golf course No. 7. The rolling 393-acre tract of land between Midland Road and Highway 15/501 was perfectly suited for this new addition to a roster of courses created by the who’s who of golf architects, including Donald Ross (No. 2).
“Pinehurst has been bestowed not only with dramatic changes in elevation, but also with a wide variety of trees,“ wrote Jones. “We were able to utilize this natural beauty to create No. 7 with a great diversity of features.”
Around this creation arose the community known as The Fairwoods on 7 with its own clubhouse and 210 homesites. Jones’ design meant that no fairway could be bordered by custom-designed homes on both sides, providing open vistas and privacy.
Little wonder people from around the world choose to make The Fairwoods of 7 the living heart of Pinehurst. Go to any gathering of residents and you will hear German, British, Swiss, Canadian and Australian accents intermingling with the homegrown varieties. Many are retired. A growing number are still working and raising families. All are notable for the active role they play in the affairs of Pinehurst Country Club and the surrounding community.
A short walk or golf cart ride away is the Frederick L Olmsted- designed Village of Pinehurst with its restaurants and shopping, the Given Library, and the world-class golf, tennis, croquet and swimming amenities operated by the country club. In one week, you could golf famed No. 2, attend the North Carolina Philharmonic, sign up for classes at Sandhills Community College and trail ride in the Walthour Moss Foundation.
Two international airports service the Pinehurst area at Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte. The local Moore County Airport welcomes private jets and general aviation enthusiasts. Three hours east lie the North Carolina beaches. Three hours west soar the mountains. All you can ask for. And more.
Resident Spotlight: Patti O’Day
A Woman of Parts Patricia (known to all as Patti) O’Day is a woman of many parts. Handbag maker, furniture restorer, gardener, dance enthusiast, magazine consultant.
Oh, and she also plays a fair round of golf when it is not too hot. “Don’t handle the heat as well as I used to,” shrugs the compact dynamo with the long swing and occasionally salty tongue.
Patti’s life has been a moveable feast since she left the parental home in southern California. She married very young – too young, she says – divorced young and raised her son Jeremiah for some years in San Francisco…