Apple Valley, Bald Mountain Courses Highlight Golf Stay-and-Play
Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf retreat on North Carolina’s stunning Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville, has released shoulder and offseason pricing for its most popular golf package, the Hole-in-One, spanning Nov. 15, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
Starting at $283 per player, the Hole-in-One features a two-night stay, two rounds of golf on the Apple Valley and Bald Mountain courses and unlimited range balls at both course’s recently upgraded practice areas. Three nights and three rounds are available starting at $386, and four nights and four rounds for $493. Additional rounds are available by request (subject to availability) for $40.
Lodging options include the Apple Valley Studios (across from Apple Valley) and two- and four-bedroom Fairway Villas situated along Bald Mountain just steps from the first tee. Via its spacious vacation rentals, Rumbling Bald is able to accommodate golf groups of all sizes. Luxury vacation homes are also available for extended stays and golf rounds can be added a la carte.
“The Lake Lure area is a year-round destination with high temps in the high 40s to mid-60s from November through March with plenty of sunshine,” says Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler. “Golfers can play sweater weather golf by day and relax in a warm, cozy studio, villa or home with friends or family in the evening. As we say around here, there’s nothing ‘off’ about the ‘offseason.’”
For groups of 12 or more, Rumbling Bald offers free golf for group leaders when booking their first trip to the property. The “12+ Comp” is ideal for PGA Professional-member trips, small tournaments, or large golf buddy trips. The shoulder- and off-seasons are ideal for group play, with ample value and typically a faster pace of play than the peak spring and fall periods.
To learn more about Rumbling Bald’s golf courses and packages, visit www.rumblingbald.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To book packages directly, or to speak with a golf vacation planner, call (828) 694.3072.
Golfers are advised to call, email or check the website for course maintenance and closure schedules. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (four players in a two-bedroom villa or two in a one-bedroom studio.
About Rumbling Bald
Tucked along scenic Lake Lure and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rumbling Bald is secluded yet eminently accessible from myriad metro areas. Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh, N.C., Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. and Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C. are all between one and five hours away. The idyllic retreat 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 of 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 property’s 120+ 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 along the shores of Lake Lure.
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. Families enjoy the Trout Stream Pool and Lazy River, winding its way through the outdoor pool area where guests relax under fan-cooled covered seating. It’s the perfect basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains.