There is a unique passion for the game of golf in Pinehurst. We live it, we breathe it, it's a part of our way of life. Our love for the game was founded in the traditions forged by Donald Ross—the man responsible for igniting America's passion for this sport —and has grown with the championships played on the courses here: the 1999, 2005, and 2014 U.S. Opens, The U.S. Amateur, The North & South Amateur, and Pinehurst #2's latest addition, the U.S. Kids World Championships.