United States – Carolinas

The Umstead Hotel and Spa Refreshes Spa Menu

CARY, N.C. – Oct. 15, 2015 – The Umstead Hotel and Spa, North Carolina’s premier Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond retreat, has revealed a newly conceived menu at The Umstead Spa with a strong focus on whole body benefits and seasonal inspiration. Body treatments are now offered in 80 and 100 minute increments, affording […]

Vacation Homes: Sweet Equity

Not many real estate companies can say that the slumped economy has helped their business, but for Equity Estates, the last year has been its strongest yet. The three-year-old destination club has grown 50 percent—its highest rate to date—since December 2008. The company’s equity-based model, in which members purchase interests of a real estate mutual […]

Private Golf: The Front 10

Our process for selecting the top 10 golf communities in the United States was partly subjective—as all top-10 lists should be—and partly scientific. Each property offers everything one would expect of a premier private club and vacation neighborhood: well-designed golf courses, well-situated homes, and well-heeled members. But the communities featured on the following pages distinguish […]

Golf: Best of the Best Resorts: Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst Resort There are things to do in Pinehurst, N.C., besides playing golf. You could test your croquet prowess, ride a horse, shoot skeet, play tennis . . . but why would anyone want to do anything except play golf here? Ever since 1900, when James Walker Tufts hired a young Scottish pro named Donald […]