36-Hole Resort on North Carolina’s Stunning Lake Lure Ideal for Golf Groups, Buddy Trips
The PGA TOUR is back on the mainland, making its California and then Florida swings. The Masters commercials have already started to run on CBS during select sporting events. In short, the 2020 golf season is effectively upon us.
“We want golfers to get here, unplug, play 18 or 36 holes and shed the stress of the hurry-up, always-on lifestyle we lead,” says Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler. “Post round, they can relax over a hearty meal and a cold beverage, then retreat to the deck of their vacation rental with a cigar or night cap.”
And in that spirit, Rumbling Bald has rolled out its new golf packages for the year, customized for golf groups of any size and ideal for weekend or weekday buddy trips.
“Getting away for a weekend with a small group of golf buddies is still the most popular option at most golf resorts, and our Hole-in-One packages caters to these smaller crews,” says Golf Group Sales Manager JP Doran.
Starting at $255 per person, resort’s “Hole-in-One” package features a two-night stay, two rounds of golf on the Apple Valley and Bald Mountain courses, breakfast both days and complimentary, unlimited range balls. Lodging options include the recently updated Apple Valley Studios and two- and four-bedroom Fairway Villas. Doran is quick to point out that the golf season at Rumbling Bald is year-round, and that Bradford Pear and Eastern Redbud trees are already in bloom.
“This is a great time to lock in a trip for the spring, or for an impromptu golf getaway in February or March,” he says.
The Ryder Cup Package
Paying homage to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Destination Kohler’s famed Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, Rumbling Bald is offering a limited availability “Ryder Cup Package.” The resort’s expert golf vacation planners will design an exciting, Ryder Cup team formatted event for golf groups in search of an unforgettable experience.
The Ryder Cup Package starts at $499 per person and includes: three nights lodging; three rounds of golf scored and handicapped; complimentary replays on either course; a team shirt and resort hat; private, one-hour opening reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres included; and unlimited use of the practice facilities.
“Bias aside, this might be our coolest promotion of the year,” says Head of Golf Operations Adam Bowles. “It gets the competitive juices flowing, provides memories for a lifetime and is a solid value with all the inclusions.”
Golf Groups, Done Right
For groups of 12 or more, Rumbling Bald offers gratis golf for group leaders upon booking their first trip to the resort. The “12+ Comp” is ideal for PGA Professional-member trips, tournaments, or large golf buddy trips.
“We get it, group leaders put a lot of time and effort into planning large golf getaways and we like to provide a reward for their hard work,” Doran says.
Contrasting, yet Complementary, Golf Experiences
Located on the north end of stunning Lake Lure, Rumbling Bald is one of Western North Carolina’s only multi-course golf resorts. An hour’s drive from Asheville and less than two hours from Charlotte, it features two contrasting 18-hole layouts: W.B. Lewis-designed Bald Mountain and Dan Maples-designed Apple Valley.
Rumbling Bald’s marquee course, Apple Valley stretches to nearly 6,800 yards and features expansive views of Bald Mountain and the surrounding Lake Lure area. Maples estimated 75% of shots at Apple Valley are either level or downhill, virtually unheard for a mountain course. Shimmering mountain lakes adorn 12 holes, but water only occasionally comes into play.
Bald Mountain, at 6,300 yards, is renowned for its unique configuration of five par 5s and five par 3s. Movie buffs appreciate the 16th green, the backdrop of a scene from the movie “Dirty Dancing.” A protégé of golf course architect George Cobb, Lewis is known for his traditional approach to course design. This philosophy is reflected in Bald Mountain’s playability from tee to green.
The resort’s 150 vacation rental homes, condos and studios are ideal for golf groups of various sizes and feature golf course and mountain views. Post round, golfers can relax at Legends on the Lake, casual dining on shores of Lake Lure, or grab a hearty sandwich and cold drink at Pinnacle Southern Kitchen at the Apple Valley clubhouse.
Rumbling Bald is rich with amenities and activities, including scenic Lake Lure boat tours, boat rentals, tennis, pickleball, a full-service spa and hiking trails. It’s the perfect basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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