About Moore County

Known to many as The Home of American Golf®, Moore County boasts more than 40 golf courses and attracts visitors from around the world. Forest Creek Golf Club is home to two of the area's award-winning courses.  The history of Pinehurst is long and storied since its early days modeled from a New England village to its cast of famous characters who have walked among the pines. The Tufts Archives will provide a glimpse into the Village of Pinehurst, but perhaps soon you will want to see for yourself!

Golf not your game? Moore County's 'Horse Country' is nationally recognized as a major hub of equestrian activity. A short drive from the Town of Southern Pines will take one through the area's most expansive and picturesque horse farms. Those who enjoy tennis, cycling, lawn bowling, fishing, gardening and a number of other activities also will find company in the Sandhills.

The serene quality of life has drawn families for generations to the region. From the Village of Pinehurst to the lively boutiques and restaurants of Southern Pines to the quaint railroad town of Aberdeen, there's so much to see and do. Explore virtual highlights here.

Community Resources
A Top 100-ranked hospital in America,
FirstHealth/Moore Regional Hospital offers an entire medical community of specialty services, oncology, rehabilitation and community wellness programs that put citizens at ease.  Moore Regional is a 385-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the referral center for a 15-county region in the Carolinas.  The sophisticated medical capabilities available at Moore Regional are usually found only in much larger metropolitan areas.

Sandhills Community College (SCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. SCC offers a strong undergraduate program, vibrant continuing education offerings and year-round entertainment. The region frequently hosts musical groups such as the North Carolina Symphony, and community gatherings for outdoor festivals, concerts, live theatre, farmers' markets and more.  

Moore County's educational system also encompasses 23 public schools, 2 charter schools and 8 private schools. The area also is less than 1.5 hours’ drive from well-known educational and health institutions such as Duke and North Carolina State Universities, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here are a few quick links to get you acclimated to living in our region, but there is so much more.

Transportation & Lodging
Moore County Airport
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Guest Suites at Forest Creek
Pinecrest Inn
Carolina Hotel

Equestrian Interests
Events & Activities
Pinehurst Harness Track
Five Points Horse Park

  Parks, Trails and Nature
The Village Arboretum
Greenway Walking Trail Systems/Reservoir Park
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
NC Zoo

Arts, Antiques & Shopping
Sunrise Theater
The Arts Community
Cameron Antiques
The Pottery Area