Year-Round Fitness Classes Offered at Laurel Ridge Country Club

Why wait for New Year’s Day to resolve to stay in shape? You can start now with these outstanding fitness classes at LRCC year-round. Our instructors need member support to continue to provide these quality classes at Laurel Ridge.

CORE/POSTURE/BALANCE DEVELOPMENT: Mike Simonson stresses technique during this class on Tuesdays at 10 am. Mike is a personal fitness trainer and can help you improve functional mobility, maintain good posture and strengthen your core. He has had success teaching his techniques to patients with Parkinsons, fractures and those recovering from joint replacement surgery. He instructs members as he teaches his students at the Fitness Connection to use good form and body mechanics for the most benefit.

PILATES MAT: Erin Owen already has a great following at Laurel Ridge. She teaches how to improve flexibility and balance in this well-rounded, challenging and invigorating class on Mondays at 5:45 pm. Erin is owner of Waynesville Pilates.

BASIC/INTERMEDIATE PILATES: Erin Owen prioritizes safety so this class is very appropriate for low bone density and all levels of fitness. The class is offered Friday mornings at 10:30 am and has a deliberate pace that can be catered to fit each individual’s needs.

TRX: Eileen Corbin, also from the Fitness Connection, holds a weekly class on Wednesday mornings at 9 am. TRX is a new and different approach to fitness for men and women, also known as Suspension Training, that is safe regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Space is limited to 4 participants per class. Please call Eileen to pre-register, 828-421-8566.

 

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 11/3/17

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful color on all our trees.  We have had a very late leaf season due to above-average fall temperatures.  Many trees are simply turning from green to brown and the leafs fall off.

Our Hispanics finish their season at the club today.  They have been wonderful to work with and wonderful for the golf course.  Having the same trained guys back from 2016 was a major boost to start the 2017 season off quickly.  Our winter season staff will consist of two men on the course, our mechanic, and myself.  We will continue to clean up leafs and mow turf that is still growing.

My goal for the off season is to send out a monthly update, so please be looking for these.  My staff thanks each of you for a very successful 2017 golf season.

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

WCU Golf Tournament Was A Success!

Thank you so much for hosting “The Mutt” Catamount Football Classic golf outing in October.  A great time was had by all our donors and fans!  We truly appreciate the time and effort you made to make the event a success!  The success of these golf outings in terms of fundraising dollars directly impact our Student-Athletes at WCU and the mission of the Catamount Club.

We loved being able to set up in the pavilion for registration and then dinner.  Everyone said the greens were in great shape and that they enjoyed the course.  They also loved the coffee, lunch and dinner!  Thanks again for all you do! ~Miffy Henley, Assistant Director, Catamount Club, WCU Athletics, 11/2/17

Beautiful Location!

“Beautiful location! The setting was perfect for a mountain wedding. I especially enjoyed watching the deer crossing the fairway while waiting for the ceremony to start.”~Jessica Erin 10/30/17

Hollywood Is Coming To Laurel Ridge Country Club & You’re Invited!

Join us at LRCC for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017! The Hollywood Band will perform at our DANCE PARTY beginning at 8:30 pm. For a cost of only $75/couple inclusive, members and guests will enjoy live music, lite hors d’oeuvres & a champagne toast at midnight. Plus, all our nite owls will be eligible for a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING after midnight, but you must be present to win!

If you prefer an early evening with a nice celebration dinner at the club, we have an option for you also! Chef will offer one seating for dinner at 7 pm (cocktails at 6:30 pm) with a plated meal including filet, lobster & crab cake, twice baked potato, asparagus, salad & dessert for $50/person inclusive. After dinner, you can stay for the party for an additional $25/person inclusive.

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us!!! As always, your friends and guests are welcome. The choice is yours: dinner only, just the party…or both! Don’t miss this memorable night!

LRCC Tennis Pro Competes at World Cup Competition

LRCC Tennis Pro, Larry Turville, won the deciding #1 singles match against Austria to help the USA win the 65 & over Division, Britannia Cup in Lake Nona, FL recently. The USA also beat Argentina, Croatia, Great Britain, and Australia along the way to win the championships. There were in all 22 countries represented.

Larry represented the USA and Laurel Ridge very well! Congratulations to Larry on a very successful World Cup competition.

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 10/20/17

According to the Park Service, this weekend will be the peak for leaf lookers on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The foliage has been beautiful this fall.  Leaf drop is always a tough task for maintenance crews since leaves continue to fall after we have already completed morning tasks, necessitating cleaning the leaves off greens again after lunch.  Hopefully this has helped keep the putting surfaces clean for afternoon play.

Fairway aerification began this week, but the rental machine is having a few issues.  We hope to have a replacement Monday afternoon to continue this process next week.

The following tasks were performed this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed T,C,A twice
  • Mowed fairways twice
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed clubhouse
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Raked bunkers twice
  • Changed pins 3 times
  • Interseeded clubhouse grounds
  • Added 2 additional sprinkler heads on #5
  • Partially aerified #5 and #12 fairways
  • Leaf cleanup
  • Started brush blading native areas

Have a wonderful, colorful weekend!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

 

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 10/13/17

So far, fall has been a continuance of summer for 2017.  We almost reached record high temperatures on Wednesday and expect above average temperatures through the weekend.  It has been excellent growing weather for the grass seed that we have around the golf course as well as a beautiful leaf season.  The hurricane rain on Sunday and Monday were wonderful since the course was very dry from a couple weeks of limited rainfall.  The hurricane wind was pretty intense blowing small branches and leafs down throughout the property; however, we only lost one tree on number 7.  Wet conditions limited golfers to ‘cart path only’ rulings all the way through Thursday and changed to ’90 degree’ ruling for Friday.

Next week we will start fairway aerification.  Crews will pull a 1 inch core, drag the cores to bust them up, and then blow the remaining debris into the rough or woods areas.  We will possibly have 1-2 holes closed at a time to keep the process moving as quickly as possible.  The following tasks were performed this week:

  • Mowed greens 5 times
  • Mowed T,C,A twice
  • Mowed fairways twice
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed clubhouse
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Turbine blow leafs 5 times
  • Changed pins 3 times
  • Weedeated bunkers
  • Raked bunkers 3 times
  • Brushbladed native areas
  • Sprayed greens
  • Edged sprinkler heads
  • Mulched hole signs
  • Overseed DR tee

Have a wonderful weekend!

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 10/6/17

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  Our weather has been extremely dry lately, however, rain is forecasted starting Saturday night.  We have some grass seed around the course that would appreciate the additional moisture.  With the annual Piedmont Cup currently going on, I want to say thank you for obeying the signage around the course.  Signs/rope/stakes are added to keep the conditions balanced throughout the property.  The green kyllinga is yellowing out around the golf course.  The frost on Monday hurt the kyllinga enough to yellow before it turns brown.  We will continue spraying this grassy weed throughout next week.  Also, we plan on doing some fairway aerification next week, weather permitting.  We will be pulling a large core similar to greens aerification, dragging the material in, then blowing the excess off.  No sand will be added and conditions should be very playable.  We will be closing 1-2 holes at a time to keep the process moving.

This following tasks were performed this week:

  • Mowed greens 6 times
  • Mowed T,C,A 3 times
  • Mowed fairways 3 times
  • Mowed rough twice
  • Mowed DR twice
  • Mowed clubhouse
  • Changed pins 4 times
  • Weedeated bunkers
  • Raked bunkers
  • Slit seeded #14 fertilizer damage and added straw matting temporarily
  • Weedeated waterways

Logan H. Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

I Loved Laurel Ridge!

My son just had his destination wedding at Laurel Ridge. The grounds are beautiful.  Leshall did a great job and made sure the day was perfect!  The food for the reception was delicious and staff did a great job also and were so nice. I would recommend Laurel Ridge for the perfect wedding venue! I am wanting to come back and visit the area again. It is just such a pretty place. ~ Michelle Vaught, 9/26/17