Play our iconic Bald Mountain and Apple Valley Courses

Golf at Rumbling Bald

Located on the north end of stunning Lake Lure, Rumbling Bald is one of Western North Carolina’s only multi-course golf destinations. 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.

Our Courses

Rumbling Bald is home to 36 holes of the finest golf in North Carolina. Our Bald Mountain and Apple Valley courses wind through our property and act as a connective feature of our community. Enjoy sweeping views of the mountains and lake as you tee off and get to know our renowned courses. There’s no such thing as a bad day on the golf course and that’s especially true here.

Apple Valley

Designed by noted golf course architect and Pinehurst native Dan Maples, Apple Valley stretches to nearly 6,800 yards and features expansive views of Bald Mountain and the surrounding Lake Lure area. Maples estimated that 75% of all shots at Apple Valley are either level or downhill, virtually unheard for a mountain course.

Hours of Operation: Closed January 1st – February 29th, 2024

  • Five sets of tees starting at 4,617 yards. 
  • Eminently playable for golfers of all skill levels. 
  • Named one of Golf Digest’s “Place to Play”

Bald Mountain

With its varying elevation changes and challenging mix of up and downhill shots, Bald Mountain is a true North Carolina mountain course. The W.B. Lewis designed course clocks in at 6,300 yards and has a unique configuration of 5 par 5’s and 5 par 3’s. Bald Mountain is the ideal complement to Apple Valley offering a decidedly different, yet unforgettable, golf experience.

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 4:00pm (daily)

  • Five sets of tees starting at 3,550 yards. 
  • Small greens and narrow tree-lined fairways. 
  • The 16th green is home to a scene from “Dirty Dancing”.

Green Fees
and Tee Times

APPLE VALLEY

  • Monday – Thursday: Member $65 • Guest $82
  • Friday – Sunday: Member $74 • Guest $92
  • Senior Rate Monday & Tuesday: Member $44 • Guest $55

BALD MOUNTAIN

  • Monday – Thursday: Member $57 • Guest $72
  • Friday – Sunday: Member $63 • Guest $82
  • Senior Rate Monday & Tuesday: Member $44 • Guest $55

ADDITIONAL RATES

Active Military: Monday & Tuesday $40
Wednesday – Sunday $5 OFF green fee
9 Holes: Member $35 • Guest $40 (7 Days a week)
Juniors (17 and under): 18 Holes $30 • 9 Holes $20
After 2:00pm junior plays for no charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
Rider: 18 Holes $25 • 9 Holes $16
Replay Round: 18 Holes $55 • 9 Holes $32
Rental Clubs: 18 Holes $30 • 9 Holes $25

To schedule a tee time or check availability, call the Pro Shop directly.

Lessons
& Clinics

Book some time with our local golf pro to hone in your game before you hit the links. Get dialed in with a quick lesson before your round or set up a schedule to really work on your form.

LESSONS

  • 1 Hour Lesson $50. Spend an hour on the tee or at the short game area to sharpen our skills.
  • Playing Lesson $150. Spend two hours of one-on-one instruction out on our Apple Valley Golf Course. Includes Greens Fee.
  • Package of Three $100. Purchase three 30-minute lessons for $100. Spread out your time with Greg or Adam and get some quick, effective tips to get you on your way.

Groups & Packages

Rumbling Bald offers the most extensive variety of Lake Lure vacation rentals ranging from attractive private mountain homes to spacious condominiums or comfortable studios. Each of our vacation rental properties comes with its unique qualities, whether a stunning mountain view or just a few steps to the golf course location.

During your round at Bald Mountain, golfers can grab a fresh Starbucks® coffee and a hearty sandwich at The Bear’s Cup Café Bar. If you’re playing at Apple Valley, the Eagles Nest offers quick “grab-n-go” beverages, sandwiches, and snacks during your round. Post round, golfers can relax at Legends on the Lake, for a casual dining experience on the shores of beautiful Lake Lure.

Whether it is a tournament, large overnight group, or small buddies trip, Rumbling Bald’s golf vacation planners are available to assist every step of the way. If it is for business, we can design custom corporate packages including meeting space, catered meals, golf instruction, and off-site activities.

To make arrangements for your group or to work with one of our planners, please contact Group Sales at 828.694.3072 or click below to learn more.

 
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Golf Membership Opportunities

Golf Membership allows you to participate in all golf events such as the Club Championship, Member-Guest, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Member-Member, and many more! Golf Members will also receive special additional discounts throughout the season, but always receive 20% OFF merchandise in either Pro Shop.

Enjoy Exclusive Member Only Events

  • Quarterly Shopping Sprees – Each member may purchase up to $750 in merchandise and only pay cost plus 10%.
  • Season Kickoff Event
  • Summer Fling
  • Turkey Shootout

2024 Golf Membership Opportunities

Individual Golf Membership

  • Only good for one family member. Membership includes unlimited golf at either golf course for a 12-month period. Includes all Green Fees and Cart Fees. A complimentary Range Plan is offered with this membership. Monthly dues: Resident $259 • Non-Resident $355

Family Golf Membership

  • Only good for an individual, their spouse or significant other, as well as any children still living at home under the age of 24. Membership includes unlimited golf at either golf course for a 12-month period. Includes all Green Fees and Cart Fees. A complimentary Range Plan is offered with this membership. Monthly dues: Resident $439 • Non-Resident $575

Seasonal Membership

  • The seasonal membership is valid for a 6 month period from the agreement date. Monthly dues: Resident: $359 • Family $479

For more information, please call the Pro Shop at 828.694.3042.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Non-Residents may acquire the Individual or Family Membership. All membership categories require a 12-month promissory note to bypass an initiation fee. *Includes cart and greens fee. Unlimited golf is subject to available tee times.
  • Join our Golf Membership Program will not provide access to Rumbling Bald amenities. Amenities are for Property Owners and Lodging Guests only.
2024 Member Schedule Of Events

Tournaments

Stay tuned to the latest events, outings and tournaments for the Bald Mountain and Apple Valley Golf Courses on Rumbling Bald.

FAQs

Questions you may have about golfing at Rumbling Bald, answered.