North Carolina Funeral Directors Annual Educational Conference and Exposition

Join us May 21 & 22, 2018 at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst for the NCFDA Annual Educational Conference and Exposition.

This promises to be a conference unlike any you have attended. Social hours, dinner and games on the west lawn with the vendors, The Band of Oz, Continental Breakfast, tabletop exhibits, lunch on Tuesday, the Service of Remembrance, General Session and continuing education opportunities, all included in your registration. Oh, we forgot to mention that for NCFDA members, there is no registration fee this year. Convention attire is casual. Leave the suits back at the funeral home, relax, enjoy and have fun.

On Monday, our annual golf tournament will take place on Pinehurst No.5. The fees will be announced soon. For our golfing friends, Pinehurst has just opened a new Par 3 course at the Members Club, just a short distance from the hotel. (Complimentary shuttle service is available to hotel guest). Come early or stay longer and take advantage of the best golf courses in North Carolina. No. 5 was designed in 1961 by Ellis Maples, a protégé of Donald Ross, and part of North Carolina’s first family of golf course design and construction.Like Ross, Maples believed that it was the designer’s job to find the golf course that resided in the land’s structure, and his fealty to the land is evident in No. 5’s variety—holes meandering up and down, left and right, and over water. The combination of water carries, elevated greens and overall greater yardage favors longer hitters.
One of Pinehurst’s most picturesque holes, the par-3 15th, is here. Known as the Cathedral Hole, it’s fronted by a pond and encircled by a stand of ancient pines, the tops of which resemble the pipes of an organ.

The Carolina Hotel is our host hotel. Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista Drive. This majestic century-old hotel with its sweeping verandas makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” The Carolina has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.

Other accommodations are available on the resort property.
The Holly Inn, built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst’s first hotel and is located in the heart of The Village. The Four Diamond Holly features 82 guest rooms and suites each as unique as the hotel itself. Every detail has been attended to. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images, reminiscent of times gone by. You’ll see the fine touches in every nook, from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps, to the reading selection in the library, and to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room.

The Manor Inn, located a short walk from the Carolina Hotel is the casual Manor Inn. Built in 1923, the intimate Manor features 42 guest rooms including suites and adjoining rooms. As with all resort accommodations, guests of The Manor enjoy access to resort restaurants, pools, spa, fitness center, golf and more. Complimentary shuttle service is provided throughout the resort.

The Condos at Pinehurst are perfect for families and groups who want to enjoy the intimacy of a private residence without sacrificing the comfort of resort living. Featuring views of pristine fairways and Lake Pinehurst, each of our two and three-bedroom condos is located a short distance from the center of the Resort.

For the spouses who don’t care for the exhibits and continuing education, The Spa at Pinehurst is adjacent to the hotel. Fill your senses, renew your spirit and feel the healing power of nature invigorate your body. You’ll feel tension fall away as you enter The Spa at Pinehurst. Whether you choose one treatment or a full day package, we invite you to relax in one of our comfort zones and take as much time as you have to enjoy complete tranquility.

The quaint Village of Pinehurst is just a short walk from the Carolina Hotel. Stroll back in time as you meander the streets of the Village. A wide variety of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants await you.

Location: Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst 80 Carolina Vista Dr Pinehurst NC 28374 USA
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Gary Overcash