Balsam Mountain Preserve Named Top 5 Mountain Golf Course in North Carolina

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Best Mountain Golf Courses in North Carolina.

Each year Business North Carolina Magazine names the Top 100 Golf Courses in America. This year, Balsam Mountain Preserve’s golf course designed by Arnold Palmer has been recognized again as one of the Top 5 Mountain Golf Courses in North Carolina. A panel of forty or more judges who have played the course qualify to vote for the Top 100. At elevations reaching 3,700 feet, playing Balsam Mountain Preserve’s course is both a challenging and sensory experience. The mountainous terrain borders narrow fairways and generous putting greens with distracting jaw-dropping mountain views. Rushing streams and echoing wildlife amplify the golfing experience.

Real Estate Scorecard honored Balsam Mountain Preserve in January with its 2013 Bliss Award for Best Golf Community of the Year. Their Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course reopened for the season in April. There are 14 golf tournaments planned for this year which include a Memorial Day Scramble, the Ruby Valley Cup, and Club Championship. Drew Marshall has been Balsam’s Head Golf Professional for more than four years. His passion for the sport and his consciousness drive the club’s meticulous care of their award winning amenity.

Balsam Mountain Preserve is a low density gated North Carolina mountain community spread across 4,400 acres yet only 400 families will call Balsam home. The majority of the community is protected as a nature preserve. Other amenities at Balsam include an award winning equestrian center, The Boarding House mountain top restaurant with guest cottages, 30 miles of hiking trails, Ruby Valley Sports Complex with a fitness center, tennis courts and resort-style swimming pool. Elevations rise up to 5,400 feet along their Doubletop Mountain hiking trail.

This gated North Carolina mountain community is located 30 minutes southwest of Asheville and is only five minutes from a Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. Waynesville is considered one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina and is located 15 minutes to the north. Approximately 73 mountain homes have been built to date of the 400 planned. Thanks to strict architectural building guidelines, homes blend in perfectly with the landscape. Only a handful of homes can be seen from Balsam Mountain Preserve’s golf course.

There are dozens of mountain golf courses in Western North Carolina. Balsam has been on the list of Top 100 Golf Courses in America since 2008. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private non-equity club. Golfers searching for a friendly gated North Carolina Mountain community won’t want to miss exploring home options at Balsam Mountain Preserve and previewing the golf course. Home prices average above $1 million.

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