Golf Course Overview: Bald Mountain
Insights From An Insider With Mark Eades, Marketing Director
By Brian Weis
Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Mark Eades who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.
How Does Your Course Differ From The Others In The Area?
Bald Mountain is one of two course we offer here at Rumbling Bald Resort. Bald Mountain has a unique five par 5 and five par 3 layout that provides greater opportunity for the elusive birdie or eagle. It's a shot makers course meaning on some holes you are playing for position only with certain shots. Even though the course is within a community it has limited visual distractions of homes and buildings. The front nine has numerous opportunities to go low, but the start of the back nine you better be prepared and take your pars.
For someone who has not played the course in awhile, has there been any new changes/renovations to the course or property?
The basic layout has not changed throughout the years. However, we are currently undergoing select tree removal on the entire course. We are either removing or pruning trees that are starting to effect playability on certain holes as they were designed to be played. This has really opened things up and visually and also allowed for better growing conditions for our fairways, tee boxes and greens. We have also been enhancing the landscaping throughout the course with plants, flowers, and mulch to really help each hole pop.
What is your course's answer to Amen Corner? (Describe your best/hardest 3 back/back/back holes)
The hardest three holes really depends on your game. Most would say #10, #11, and #12 and the hardest and walking away with par is a good thing. I would agree, but it does not get much easier on #13, #14 or #15. Things tighten up on the back nine at Bald Mountain, so have your game ready.
What is your course's claim to fame, or is there a little known fact that golfers should know about the property?
Bald Mountain's 16th hole is a par three that was a scene location in the original hit movie "Dirty Dancing". Nobody puts baby in a corner.
What tournaments/events have you (recently) hosted or will be hosting?
We have numerous annual tournaments each year at both courses. The range from Golf Member specific to local Charities and Organizations.
Besides golf, what other amenities do you offer if a golfer wants to spend most of the day at your facility?
We are more than a 36-hole golf destination. Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure is the preferred Blue Ridge Mountain vacation home for families from across the country. Our picturesque community takes its name from the 3,200 foot mountain, Rumbling Bald, with it's towering cliffs perched high above the beautiful Lake Lure. Spread over 3,000+ acres, this resort community offers activities and amenities for the entire family including two 18-hole championship golf courses, over 150 resort vacation rentals, private white sand beach, three unique dining options, tennis, spa and salon, wellness center, swimming, boating, hiking, and much more. We are also the premier wedding destination in Lake Lure.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Rumbling Bald Resort offers a variety of vacation rentals, whether you're looking for something intimate, or a place where everyone can gather at once. Look out on the mountains, the lake, or on the exquisite greens of the golf courses, and experience the luxury of a heartfelt welcome and exquisite service.
Signature sandwich or drink?
Legends on the Lake is the restaurant most golfers visit at this course and the Legends Burger is one of the best in the area. Fresh house-ground meat, never frozen, and prepared to your exact specifications with an abundance or topping options. Bring your appetite.
162 Mountains Boulevard
Lake Lure, NC, 28746
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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