Pinehurst Golf Resort
80 Carolina Vista
Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Airport & Transporation Information

The most convenient way to fly to Pinehurst is via Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU).  The resort offers airport shuttle shuttle service to RDU available during peak hours.

Top of hour pick up at RDU:

7am to 9pm - $94 per person one-way.

Visit https://www.pinehurst.com/travel-information/ for more information.

Schedule of Events
Monday, October 15, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Product Committee Meetings
2:00pm - 5:00pm
   Advisory Forum
6:00pm - 8:00pm
   Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm
   18 Holes of Golf on No. 1
9:00am - 12:00pm
    Sporting Clays (non-golfers only)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
    9 Holes of Golf on No. 3
6:00pm - 8:00pm
   Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:30am - 1:30pm
   18 Holes of Golf on No. 4
10:00am - 11:00am
   Pinehurst Historic Walking Tour

2:00pm - 4:00pm

   Awards Lunch

2018 Fall Advisory Forum Shirts

The 2018 Fall Advisory Forum Shirts are made by Adidas specifically for Pinehurst and feature the Pinehurst Putter Boy
logo on the chest.  The BLUE HAWK Event logo will be on the sleeve.

Men's and women's styles are both available.

  Men_s 2018 Event Shirt Women_s 2018 Event Shirt

Men's sizes: small - 3XL - $60
Women's sizes: small - 2XL - $60


Teri Ditsch, Marketing Director



2018 BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum  

Deadline to register Friday, August 31, 2018

Join us in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the 5th year of BLUE HAWK Fall Advisory Forum. 

We will have a half day Fall Advisory Forum Meeting on Monday of the event.  We encourage all attendees to participate in the advisory forum.  You can signup for just the one day portion of the event or stay and enjoy some other networking opportunities for the full three days.

Members, Vendor Partners and Solution Partners are encouraged to participate in the meeting. Following the advisory forum, we will play 45 holes of golf (27 holes on Tuesday and 18 holes on Wednesday). We are offering Sporting Clays and a historic walking tour of Pinehurst for non-golfers.

Don't wait to register.  Once the hotel and/or the optional activities fill up we might not be able to get more space.  Space is very limited.

lease register and reserve your room ASAP.  If we need more rooms, we must add them sooner rather than later because once the hotel is sold out we can not guarantee that can get more rooms.

If paying by check, we will invoice you in August.

Advisory Forum ONLY: 

$100 per attendee (Registration fee is fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)
If you would like to take part in Monday's Advisory Forum only, sign up for the Fall Advisory Forum ONLY option.  This will cover Monday's meeting and reception. If you are planning on attending the entire event (Monday-Wednesday), you'll register for the Full Conference Registration Fee option below.

Full Event Registration Fee: 
$350 per attendee
(Registration fee is fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)

The registration fee covers all 3 days of the event, including lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, snacks and beverages at the Advisory Forum, and two receptions. Receptions will include an open bar and hor d'oeuvres.

Spouse/Guest Fee: 
$250 per attendee
(Spouse/Guest fee is fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)
The spouse/guest fee covers attending all receptions and will include an open bar and hor d'oeuvres and the Awards Lunch on Wednesday. If they will be attending the Monday Meeting and Tuesday lunch, please register them as an attendee under the "Full Event Registration Fee".

Golf Fees:
$375 per player for both days - 45 holes total (Golf fees are fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)

The golf fee includes greens fee, use of practice facility, range balls, and shared cart rental. 

The BLUE HAWK Cup Golf Event will be played in a Ryder Cup style format with 27 holes on Tuesday and 18 holes on Wednesday. We will play No. 1, No. 3, and No. 4.

Practice rounds are available by calling the course directly.

Tuesday - Sporting Clays Fee:  (non-golfers only)
$235 per person (Sporting Clays is fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)

Includes transportation to and from Sporting Clays facility, targets, shotgun, cartriges, ear protection, instruction, and the course itself. If you plan on playing in the golf event, you will not be able to participate in the Sporting Clays.  This event is for non-golfers.

Wednesday - Pinehurst Historic Walking Tour Fee:  (non-golfers only)
$25 per person (The tour is fully refundable if cancelled prior to August 31, 2018)

Includes walking tour and guide.
If you plan on playing in the golf event, you will not be able to participate in the tour.  This event is for non-golfers.


Hotel: The Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst

Rooms at The Carolina are SOLD OUT.  Pinehurst is accepting resort wide reservations and will assign a property closer to the event date. They are still honoring the BLUE HAWK Rate and will move you into the Carolina if rooms become available.  Otherwise, you will be placed in The Holly, The Manor, Villas, or Golf Course/Lake Side Condominiums.

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.

BLUE HAWK Room Rate:
Standard Guest Room - $259 per night
on single or double occupancy plus tax and resort fee.

Resort fee - 10% per night
A 10% resort service fee will be placed on each package rate on a nightly basis. This includes use of the Fitness Center, on-site transportation, HSIA in guest rooms, valet and self parking, beach club and outdoor pools (based on seasonal availability), bicycles, afternoon tea in the Carolina, practice putting greens and driving range. The Resort Service Fee also includes gratuities for the bell and door staff.

If you have any problems reserving your room, please email tditsch@bluehawkcooperative.com

Reservations: You must call the hotel.  Web reservations are no longer available.
Call 855-456-9800

Group Code: BLUE HAWK

If your preferred dates are unavailable online, or if you would like to upgrade to a Premium Room or Suite, please email the Group Reservations department at group.reservations@pinehurst.com for assistance or call the hotel directly.

The hotel has a 30 day cancellation policy.  If you have to cancel, please do so 30 days prior to arrival.

Golf Information 

The BLUE HAWK Cup Golf Event will be played in a Ryder Cup style format with 27 holes on Tuesday and 18 holes on Wednesday. 

Pinehurst Course Information
The majestic pines that line Pinehurst's courses whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart and all the legends who have walked these fairways. Since 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country and they look forward to being the site of the 2024 U.S. Open Championship. BLUE HAWK will be playing No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4.  Legendary No. 2 is available to play on your own. 

Sporting Clays Information
Start off the activity with a brief safety orientation followed by instruction tailored for both the beginner and the seasoned shooter. Then, try your hand at the clays course that takes you through a beautiful woodland area with 13 different shooting fields. Each station has completely automated traps that will release targets at the push of a button. Your guests will shoot at targets simulating ducks, dove, teal, snipe, and rabbits.

Sporting Clays takes shooting one step farther than its cousin shooting sports, Skeet and Trap, by removing the predictability of the clay's path and offering the shooter variety that changes at each station. This makes the sport challenging enough to be stimulating, but it is not so difficult that it becomes discouraging. A shooter does not need to have a brillant score to get a terrific amount of satisfaction.

Pinehurst Historic Walking Tour
In 1996, the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina became a National Historic Land- mark; the first golf resort and community to achieve this honor, recognizing its unique history as a village and prominence in the development of golf in the United States. The designation included the historic old town with its cottages, the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club and several of its internationally acclaimed golf courses.

Learn about Pinehurst’s rich history and enjoy the charm of The Village with a historic walking tour. Guests will get a flavor of village culture, the early hotels, cottages and commercial buildings that have been an integral part of Pinehurst for more than a century.