Bald Mountain’s original W.B. Lewis-designed mountain-style golf course in Lake Lure, N.C., will open April 1 after undergoing a series of enhancements this past January and February to beautify its surrounds, increase overall playability and restore original shot values.
Throughout the 6,300-yard par-72 layout, tree canopy coverage was reduced, allowing for more sunlight to penetrate areas around tee boxes and green complexes. On several dogleg holes, tree lines were restored to their original borders, providing golfers more options on approach shots into greens. New turf was installed on several tee boxes and in fairways running up to green complexes.
As part of an ongoing investment in the property and golf physical plant, new signage has been installed on each of the Bald Mountain and Apple Valley courses and throughout the entire 3,000-acre Rumbling Bald Blue Ridge Mountain retreat. Each course also features new E-Z-GO cart fleets, bag drop areas and water coolers.
Rumbling Bald recently rolled out its 2021 golf packages. Starting at $345 per person, the “Hole-in-One” package features a two-night stay, two rounds of golf on Apple Valley and Bald Mountain, breakfast both days and complimentary, unlimited range balls. Lodging options abound, including the recently updated Apple Valley Studios and two- and four-bedroom Fairway Villas.
Paying homage to the 2021 Ryder Cup at Destination Kohler’s famed Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, Rumbling Bald also is offering a limited availability “Ryder Cup Package.”
The Ryder Cup Package starts at $589 per person and includes: three nights lodging; three rounds of golf scored and handicapped; complimentary replays on either course; a team shirt and hat; private, one-hour opening reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres and unlimited use of the practice facilities.
For groups of 12 or more, Rumbling Bald offers gratis golf for group leaders upon booking their first trip to the property. The “12+ Comp” is ideal for PGA Professional-member trips, tournaments, or large golf buddy trips.
Photo Courtesy Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure