5 Places to Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift in Haywood County

If television sitcoms are to be believed, dads are not much more than bumbling blockheads who need their level-headed wives to get them out of the pretty pickle they’ve found themselves in. But we know better. Dads helped us learn to ride bikes, change a flat, and grill up the perfect hot dogs. They were […]

3 Fun Ways to “Spring Forward” in Hendersonville

After dark and dreary winter days, the coming of spring weather and sunlight is always a welcome sight! There is much to look forward to, from bright daffodils to pleasant bird songs. But one thing looms over it all, threatening to ruin the first truly nice weekend of the year: Daylight Saving Time. We won’t […]

Swing for the Hills at Rumbling Bald

Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler can only shake his head when asked about the reopening of the resort’s Apple Valley Golf Course just three months after it closed for the installation of new Champion Bermuda greens in the summer of 2020. “There was a time [in the spring] when we considered shuttering this project […]

Play the Best Courses in WNC with this Complete Golf Course Guide

Here in Western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to have so many options to live an active lifestyle. One of the most popular activities is golf. WNC boasts dozens of golf courses to choose from, both public and private, for a wide range of skill levels and price points. We even have courses designed by legendary […]

Champion Hills Sits on Top of the World

You might’ve seen Scooter Buhrman on the course when he was Lead Golf Assistant at Champion Hills, meeting and greeting members and attending to their needs while they enjoyed Tom Fazio’s Mountain Masterpiece. Maybe you’ve met him since he assumed the title of Golf Professional after Mike Steele’s departure in February 2020. (Scooter says Mike […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Golf Courses in WNC?

This Father’s Day, gift dad a round at one of Western North Carolina’s scenic and challenging courses. There’s nothing like playing a round of golf at high elevation to quicken the blood and make you feel alive! But with more than 45 public, private, and resort golf courses in WNC, how do you know which […]

5 Awesome Attractions within 5 Minutes of Haw Creek

Just to the east of Downtown Asheville is the scenic neighborhood of Haw Creek. Named for the majestic valley where it lies, homes within Haw Creek are surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by trails, yet is still conveniently located near one of Asheville’s main centers of commerce along […]

Omni Grove Park Inn is the Tasty Gumdrop on Top of a Historic Neighborhood

Like the top tier of a decorative cake, the historic and nationally-renowned Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa sits on a mountain overlooking the equally fine Grove Park historic neighborhood district. Guests and visitors have flocked to the hotel for generations, attracted by its grandeur, fine dining, and long distance views of the Asheville […]

Swing for the Smokies: Golf at the Omni Grove Park Inn

  “You go onto the course and you see quotes from Bobby Jones. You go into the locker room and see a name label with Ben Hogan. The history that’s here is phenomenal.” —Frank Holly, Omni Grove Park Inn assistant golf professional   Frank Holly aims to find the pieces that fit. “Every swing is […]

Two Fantastic Courses Make Rumbling Bald a Golf Destination

Location and Lodging Tucked along scenic Lake Lure and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rumbling Bald is secluded yet eminently accessible from several East Coast population centers. Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh, N.C., Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. and Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C. are a half-day’s drive or less.  Rumbling Bald approved a five-year, $8.5 million […]