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Monday, August 11, 2008

Mountain golf communities trip: Tell me where to go

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I am hoping to play the new nine-hole course at Bear Lake Reserve, sited on the top of the mountain at the four-year old community near Sylva, NC.


    I am putting together a five-day trip to the mountains of western North Carolina for the first week in September.  My plans are to visit a few golf communities within an hour or so south of Asheville, an arc roughly from the Rutherfordton/Lake Lure area to Waynesville/Sylva and including the Hendersonville/Flat Rock area.  Candidates on the list include Bright's Creek, Balsam Preserve, Cummings Cove, Queens Gap (Nicklaus golf course under construction) and possibly a round of golf at the Grove Park Inn on its famed Donald Ross course.  If time permits, I might make a stop to play a quick round at Bear Lake Reserve, whose stunning nine-hole course opened a few days after my visit in June.  
    If you are interested in golf real estate in this popular and beautiful area, let me know which golf developments you are interested in, and I will try to put it on my visit list.  Just use the Contact Us button in the tool bar above (or click here), and I promise to respond quickly.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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