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.
Guests have the opportunity to play golf at Beech Mountain Club, gaining access through rental of qualified lodging. Discounted rates are in effect each day of the season with time of day restrictions and advanced/guaranteed tee time reservation opportunities. Details are available at beechmtn.com/summerof79.
A knowledgeable professional staff offers lessons and conducts clinics, and members and their guests have access to a full practice area with practice balls. A 1,300-square foot pro shop is well-stocked with clubs, balls, clothing and accessories. An active tournament schedule features a mix of golf association and club-sponsored events.
The Beech Mountain course is open seven days a week from mid-May through mid-October. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with closing extended to 6 p.m. from June through August. There are seasonal rates for members, in addition to daily fees for members and their guests.