USGA Moving Operations to Pinehurst

In what can be seen as a major economic impact to the Sandhills, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will move parts of its operations to Pinehurst beginning in 2023. The announcement was made at a Village of Pinehurst Public Hearing Tuesday evening and at a special meeting of the Moore County Commissioners earlier in the day.

“This is a very significant economic incentive package and some very interesting news,” said Pinehurst Mayor John Stickland as he opened the public hearing. “Not only for the Village of Pinehurst but for the state of North Carolina. We have been engaged in a multi-faceted development process with significant economic impact for the State of North Carolina, Moore County and the Village of Pinehurst. There will also likely be a significant impact on the world of golf. This opportunity has been titled Project Woodpecker.”