I live in Southern Pines and it’s as others have stated: perfect for horses and for golf.
The Moore County Hounds is a fantastic hunt, with a good mix of members from young/old, ammie/professional and dedicated hunters/vs people who also show in other related disciplines. I’ve capped with them before and joined for the first time this year, and everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
If you do more than fox hunt, the eventing scene is fantastic, and there are some very good dressage and H/J programs in the area as well. There are also paso finos, western riders, endurance competitors, and carriage drivers, to name a few. With the diversity of disciplines, we have a wealth of good vets, farriers, bodyworkers, barn builders, clinicians, etc to choose from.
I’m not a golfer but friends who are rave about it. The US open is held her regularly, there are several public and private courses to choose from, and winters are mild to golf all year (and ride all year, even if you don’t have access to an indoor ring)