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 […]

Laurel Ridge Country Club has Mountain Golf with a Lot to Offer

Laurel Ridge was originally settled by the family of Edward Hyatt shortly before the American Revolution. Over a century later, Hyatt’s great-grandson, Jefferson D. Hyatt, built what would eventually become the Piedmont Inn in the exact spot where Laurel Ridge’s pavilion stands today. Over a short period of time, the Piedmont Inn became a beehive […]

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 […]

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 […]

Golf is Big Business in WNC

There’s nothing like playing a round of golf at high elevation to quicken the blood and make you feel alive. Golf courses in Asheville and Western North Carolina have attitude, as well as altitude, challenging golfers in the most gorgeous of settings. More than that, local golf courses mean big business for their communities. Our […]

Golf in the Mountains

Real estate is about so much more than just four walls and a roof: it’s about all the ways a community really lives—and thrives! Here in Western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to have so many options to live an active lifestyle. One of our most popular activities is golf, and our area boasts dozens of […]

First look at house on Tiger Woods’ NC golf community

From WCNC ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Tiger Woods’ first U.S. golf course is under construction near Asheville. The owners of the first home in the community just closed on the house. The couple from Charlotte gave NewsChannel 36 an exclusive tour of the house. “You’ve got a panoramic view of western North Carolina,” said Kathy Levy, […]