Experience Mile High Fun
Beech Mountain is a mile high haven for those desiring peace and quiet. If you are looking for serious fun, Beech Mountain Club offers activities to suit most any interest.
Spend your days playing our 18-hole championship golf course or enjoying our tennis or pickleball facilities. Swim in our outdoor heated pool. Take a class or join one of the many activities offered by the Club’s recreation program. Relax and savor gourmet cuisine with family and friends in our main dining room or at one of our more casual cafés.
Beech Mountain’s spectacular 18-hole, ridge-top golf course boasts magnificent views of mountain ranges in Tennessee and Virginia. Originally designed by Willard Byrd, the course has undergone a renovation over the last 10 years using a master plan developed by noted Golf Course Architect, Tom Jackson, providing several sets of tees and new greens while extending the course to 6,250 yards in length.
The course ranges over elevations between 4,200 and 4,700 feet, so the average summer temperature rarely exceeds 72 degrees.
For those looking to improve their game, there is a practice facility staffed by professionals with teaching expertise. Members have an opportunity to join various golf associations, which conduct weekly tournaments, annual championships and inter-club events.
There are member-run programs for women, men and nine-holers, and couples can compete and socialize with other couples during Twilight Thursday evenings.
With 10 Har-Tru composition clay courts, Beech Mountain is home to the high country’s premier tennis facilities. Members of the active tennis community participate in a lottery system for court reservations, with the courts filling daily.
Lessons and clinics are available for all ages, and skills are demonstrated during inter-club competition. Three teaching professionals grow their program with afternoon youth clinics, tennis camps and individual lessons.
The BMC Pickleball Center opened in the Spring of 2014 and features 3 beautiful courts. The Pickleball Center is located next to the Pool and behind the Wellness Center. Pickleball is a paddle sport invented in 1965 by two Seattle-area friends. It is now widely considered one of the fastest growing sports in the country.
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
It is played on a court approximately 1/3 the size of a tennis court, and uses a paddle that is hard like a ping-pong paddle (but larger) and a plastic whiffle ball. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for more experienced players. People of all ages can enjoy the game.
The Recreation Department operates programs, activities and special events that incorporate something for every taste. For those who like to stay on the go, there are day trips, nature ventures and guided hikes.
The artistically inclined can take classes in oil painting, watercolors, stained glass and basket-making. For the socially inclined the Beech Mountain Art Guild and a Garden & Herb Society welcome new members.
If bridge is your game, you’ll find willing partners in Friday, Ladies’ Duplicate, Men’s and Good Timers bridge groups. Also available are such wide-ranging amusements as mah jong, social bocce ball, a bocce league and line dancing.
For the less active or more curious, the Recreation Department has book discussion groups, Bible study, and classes on Understanding Acupuncture, Healing with Herbs, Inner Healing, and Art History for Everyone. There’s even a class on Facebook for Grandparents.
Recreation Department events include annual craft and art shows, a health fair, tour of homes, sunset golf course walks, a fall golf cart tour, Beech bonfires, Movies on the Mountain, a patriotic pool party, and a cardboard boat regatta. And, to satisfy foodies and gourmets, there are ice cream socials, Mimosa Morning, covered dish dinners, and Walk for Wine.
The center of all this action is the Recreation Building, where the Elm Room is used for Club-sponsored groups, private meetings and activities such as classes and card games.
A multi-functional Recreation Activity Room (RAR) is used for board meetings, private parties and amusements such as line dancing and card games. With a fully stocked kitchen, the 1,673-square-foot area is ideal for social and Club-related pursuits and can be rented for $75 a day, with plates, flatware and chafing dishes also available for rent.
Also located in the Recreation Building is a massage room, where a licensed massage therapist offers massages, body wraps and scrubs.
Beech Mountain Club’s heated outdoor pool incorporates lap lanes, zero entry and play features. Weather permitting, it is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Lifeguards are always on duty when the pool is open, and located within the pool gate are locker rooms with showers for men and women.
The open-air Pavilion covers 2,866 square feet with an additional 1,400 square feet of uncovered wood deck and retractable plastic flaps to protect against the weather. A large gas grill is located on the deck, and there is an expansive yard, a giant fire pit, and a full kitchen and restrooms. The Pavilion, which overlooks the pool, is used in summer for art classes, Zumba, Basic Boot Camp, and day camp’s “Kids Night Out.”
Activities available include ping-pong, croquet, cornhole, and ladder ball. An ideal venue for parties, weddings and receptions, the Pavilion rents for $75 a day, including the use of tables and chairs, which also may be rented separately.
From mid-June until the end of July, Beech Mountain Club members and their qualified guests can take advantage of a day camp program for children ages 5 – 12. Campers enjoy the use of the Club’s Recreation Campus which includes an 110,000 gallon outdoor heated swimming pool, 1,600-square-foot open air pavilion, playground and bonfire area, Imagination Station Gazebo, Butterfly Garden, pickleball and basketball courts, Family Fun Zone and Mini Arcade and two arts and crafts huts.
Lake Coffey is just a short walk away for fishing and canoeing fun and once a week campers hit the links on the Club’s golf course. Campers enjoy hiking and field trips on Beech Mountain as well as trips off the mountain to some of the area’s most interesting attractions. Families can sign up for additional programs including Kid’s Night Out (no parents allowed) and TGIF Movies and Munchies (designed for all family members). The Club’s Splash Bash is two hours of organized pool fun every Saturday. For more information about day camp, please contact the Recreation Department at (828) 387-4208, ext. 5.
Bocce Ball Courts
Just below the clubhouse deck and overlooking the back nine of Beech Mountain Club’s spectacular golf course are two regulation-size clay bocce ball courts. Members are welcome to join the Bocce League, which plays on Tuesdays, or the Social Bocce group, which plays Mondays and Wednesdays. Members also may play on their own when the courts are not in use, and dinner may be ordered from the Fairway Café.
Beech Mountain Club’s 24-passenger bus is used for nature ventures, day trips and hikes. In addition, the club has two 10-passenger vans used primarily for transporting campers and for airport shuttle service (provided by Member Services). To provide safe transportation for special events, all three vehicles are available for rent.
Everything you need to work on your strength and conditioning, open and available 24 hours a day. Staffed by a certified personal trainer who is available by appointment to provide that added incentive and/or develop a program to help you achieve your personal goals.
A new classroom has been added this year (2015) and a full schedule of fitness/aerobic classes are offered for members and guests.