But that’s where both courses stepped in to help.

On Friday, Pinehurst opened an online fundraiser in response to several public inquiries, offering a series of “one-of-a-kind” experiences at the resort. In all, there are a few dozen golf-based deals up for auction, ranging from a round with Pinehurst No. 4 architect Gil Hanse to a six-night, stay-and-play on all 10 courses on Pinehurst property.

Thus far, the most popular offering is a vacation package at Dornoch Cottage, legendary course designer Donald Ross’ former home. The top bid to stay at the cottage, which rests a stone’s throw from the 3rd green on No. 2, is currently just shy of $20,000. The Pinehurst fundraiser ends on March 30 at 8:30 p.m., and all proceeds will go toward a fund to support recently displaced workers.

At Riviera, a crowd-funded campaign for the club’s caddies started by Larry David (of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame) has raised close to $125,000. More than a hundred people have donated to the campaign over the past week. The fundraiser is zeroing in on its initial goal of $150,000, aiming to help the course’s caddies survive financially until the course resumes play.

If you’d like to participate in either campaign, you can do so at the links provided below.

Pinehurst (ends 3/30/20 at 8:30 p.m.): https://go.rallyup.com/pinehurst

Riviera Caddy Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/riviera-caddy-fund

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