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Sycamore Lodge Resort Sycamore Lodge Resort is a luxury RV resort and private North Carolina RV campground located 70 miles south of Raleigh and 90 miles east of Charlotte close to many area attractions. Close to one of the nation's legendary and historic golf communities, this NC campground is just minutes from the famed Pinehurst Golf Courses that hosted the 2007 US Women's Open and the 1999 US Open at some of its most beautiful courses.


Men, women to play successive Opens

Associated Press

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- This might be as close as golf gets to a doubleheader.

The USGA said Monday the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open will be held over consecutive weeks in 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2, the first time in golf that women have a chance to share the stage with the men.

"It's a big opportunity," said USGA executive director David Fay, who came up with the idea. "I really do think this will generate some buzz for women's golf and the Women's Open. And I think a lot of people will take advantage."

The U.S. Open already was scheduled to return to Pinehurst in 2014 for the third time in 15 years. The Women's Open has been held three times at nearby Pine Needles since 1996, but never at the fabled No. 2 course at Pinehurst.

Tiger Woods was surprised to hear the news Monday, immediately curious how the course will play.

Fay said Pinehurst No. 2 would be a perfect fit for this doubleheader, mainly because there is no rough around the turtleback greens that Donald Ross design. He said the greens would be slightly softer, and the course would play shorter for the women.

"It seems like a good move," David Duval said. "The course is already set up and ready to play. And their tee boxes will be that much more pristine."

Holding back-to-back championships on the same course should save time and money. The USGA already will have tents in place for corporate hospitality, concessions and the media. The ropes already will line the fairway. And there will be no need to tear down, transport and rebuild grandstands and scoreboards.

"It's a lot like tennis tournaments," Geoff Ogilvy said. "I think there's a lot of interest in the U.S. Women's Open. You might have people who had to choose between one or the other now stay for two weeks and watch both of them."

Even so, not even Fay knows what to expect.

He is confident the USGA can find a large enough volunteer base to devote time over two weeks to provide transportation, scoring and to work as marshals. Officials have five years to develop a creative ticketing plan for those wanting to stay two weeks.

There is some concern that grandstands won't be nearly as full for the U.S. Women's Open, or the gallery behind the ropes as large. Fay said the grandstands would remain, even if they were not full.

"Let's say you're watching a women's basketball game between Duke and Carolina," Fay said. "You can't help but see empty seats. We won't fill up the seats, but for the people watching on TV, they'll have some tight shots."

As for the practice rounds?

The U.S. Women's Open is the one tournament where women can arrive early to prepare over the weekend. That won't work at Pinehurst in 2014 with the men competing for a major.

And if there's an 18-hole playoff Monday? The women might not be able to play a full practice round until Tuesday.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press


The beautiful NC campsites of Sycamore Lodge Resort rest on 194-acres of land, with beautiful pine, sycamore, dogwood, oak and magnificent magnolia trees sprawling the NC campgrounds. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker also makes its home there nestled amongst the whispering pines. The spacious member's lodge was hand-built at the turn of the century with trees timbered from the property and contains many beautiful features, from the hand-built fireplaces in each room to the original wood-burning stove in the kitchen. No other RV park in North Carolina has the same pride in presenting guests with the finest in private campground accommodations and amenities.

We know that you will find the Sycamore Lodge Resort unique from other North Carolina RV parks and well deserving of our rating for RV camping in NC. Our amenities include such items as wireless internet in our lodge, terraced gardens leading down to the swimming pool and a Jacuzzi complex, a bass stocked lake, paddle and fishing boats, canoes, mini-golf, nature trails, a children's playground, horseshoes, cabins, a state of the art bathhouse and much, much more!

Also distinguishing itself from other NC RV parks, Sycamore Lodge Resort offers 40 theme event weekends during the year, ranging from the Hawaiian Luau to our own North Carolina style "Hillbilly Hoe-Down". Our philosophy of family, food and fun for campers visiting NC rings true today just as it did in the mid 1980's when our resort began.

Whether you are part-time or full-time RV traveler of just a fan of NC camping, Sycamore Lodge Resort is the best of any private RV campgrounds in NC that you will want to stay at to make the most out of your visit to North Carolina.

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