There’s a 36-hole golf sanctuary on Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina offering spring and fall golf packages on weekends, as well as weekday deals for groups of all sizes throughout the year. The name? Well, it’s one that’s hard to forget – Rumbling Bald.
Rumbling Bald’s “Spring/Fall Packages” (Thursday – Sunday) start at $363 per golfer for two nights lodging in a vacation rental and two rounds on Apple Valley and Bald Mountain golf courses. Three-night, three-round and four-night, four-round options are also available for $501 and $640 per golfer. Its popular “Weekday Packages” (Sunday – Wednesday) began April 1, with rates starting at $330 per person for two nights and two rounds, $452 for three nights and three rounds, and $574 for four nights and four rounds.
Lodging options geared specifically for golfers include the Apple Valley Studios (across from Apple Valley) and two-bedroom Fairway Villas situated along Bald Mountain just steps from its first tee. Via its wide variety of spacious vacation rentals, Rumbling Bald can accommodate golf groups of all sizes. Luxury vacation homes are also available for extended stays and golf rounds can be added a la carte.
“As the days continue to get longer and sunnier, this is the peak golf season here in North Carolina and the Lake Lure area,” says Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler. “The Bermuda turf grass has greened up, especially the Champion Bermuda greens on Apple Valley installed in 2020. For many folks, it’s been a busy start to the year. We’re excited to welcome golfers to Rumbling Bald for some real rest and relaxation.”
Rumbling Bald extends complimentary golf rounds to leaders of groups of 12 or more when booking their first trip to the property. The Large Groups 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. While situated near the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rumbling Bald enjoys temperatures similar to Charlotte, the largest neighboring city.
Tucked along scenic Lake Lure and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rumbling Bald is secluded yet eminently accessible from numerous metro areas. Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh, N.C., Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., and Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C. are all one to 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 “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 115 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.
For more info on golf packages, golfers can visit www.rumblingbald.com or even directly email J.P. Doran at 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). Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (blackout dates apply).