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'Tis the Season

Girlfriend-of-the-year contender gifts boyfriend dream Pinehurst round on Christmas morning

December 27, 2023

What do you get the golfer that has everything? It’s a question that’s confounded family, friends and romantic partners for generations. The answer, however, is deceptively simple:

Instead of things, get them experiences … specifically golf experiences.

Just ask Arden Jones. When she and her boyfriend first began dating, he told her that his dream was to one day play Pinehurst. On Christmas morning, she made that dream a reality and his reaction said it all.

Awww. Pinehurst No. 2 was our top-ranked course in all of North Carolina in 2023 with Pinehurst No. 4 also cracking the top ten, so we understand why this guy got emotional. He’s got a lot to look forward to in 2024, and we can only hope the giftee brings his gifter along for the ride. “Thank you” cards are nice, but a spot in the cart at Pinehurst is the best way to show your gratitude.