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 Beech Mountain Club Pickleball Center has 5 beautiful, dedicated courts with a schedule of activities during the peak summer season (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend). USAPA Pickleball Ambassadors and teaching professionals Bob and Elizabeth Higginbottom direct the Club’s program during the summer
The BMC Pickleball program includes league and tournament play, as well as special sessions throughout the week. Courts may be reserved by the hour and are free of charge. Private lessons are also available. Call the Pickleball Office to reserve court time or schedule a private lesson. Paddles are available for rent and for sale through the Pickleball Center Office.
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 excursions to popular area attractions, main street shopping forays, dinner and movie outings, secret treasure hunting adventures and of course many trips to explore and enjoy all the local beauty the high country has to offer.
The artistically inclined can take classes in oil painting, watercolors, stained glass and basket-making. The Club provides Open Studio time in the Recreation Art Room and opportunities for members to showcase their work at the Clubhouse. 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 classes to help you learn the basics through opportunities for advanced play. Day or evening, social or serious, men’s/women’s or co-ed, there is a game for you to join. Also available are such wide-ranging amusements as mah jong, canasta, 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 clubs such as the Computer Likes and Bites Club and the Yarn Club. The Club also has a Lunch and Learn series, which offers presentations by local authors, art enthusiasts and experts on other topics.
Recreation Department events include annual art shows, tour of homes, a fall golf cart tour, a patriotic pool party, cardboard boat regatta and fireworks-watching event. And, to satisfy foodies and gourmets, there are ice cream socials, Mimosa Morning, covered dish dinners, and cook-offs and culinary contests throughout the year.
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. Plates, flatware and chafing dishes also available for rent. The Art Room is our creative space located on the second floor of the Recreation Building with access to our large patio area.
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, day camp, and other family activities.
Activities available include ping-pong, croquet, cornhole, and ladder ball. An ideal venue for parties, weddings and receptions. Members may rent the Pavilion. Tables, chairs and other equipment are also availaable. Please contact the Recreation Department for details.
From late 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.
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 Friday FAM Club (designed for all family members) and Saturday Kid’s Night Out Dinners (no parents allowed). The Club’s Splash Bash is two hours of free 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 to transport members and guests on excursions on and off the mountain. The Club also offers a seasonal airport shuttle service (provided by Member Services). A new addition to the Club’s luxury fleet is a 15-passenger easy entry van. All three vehicles are available for rent. Please contact the Recreation Department for more details.
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.