Finally, the Carolinas Golf Association will get to build its own building, not just an office but also a museum.

The 105-year-old association was started in Charleston, S.C.; has been relatively nomadic: Pinehurst, N.C.; Clemmons, N.C.; Seven Lakes, N.C.; and, now, on the Pine Needles property in Southern Pines, N.C. The CGA purchased an existing building in the Seven Lakers village in 1991 and quickly outgrew out, expanding from a four-person staff to 14 in…

St. James Plantation: Doing it the Wright Way

By DAVID DROSCHAK Golf course communities hit the accelerator button in the 1990s as North Carolina became a focal point for the booming retirement and second-home market. Couples flocked to these communities, lured by over-the-top promises of lavish amenities and lifestyles. When the economic crash came in 2008, however, many of these developer promises had…