Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 5/19/18

Welcome to the 2018 golf season at Laurel Ridge Country Club!  The maintenance staff is very excited to provide a great golf course this year after a very successful 2017 season.  For the first time in my 14 year superintendent career, all maintenance staff members returned from the previous season.  With the need to hire eliminated, staff is already trained and familiar with each task and hole locations.

Crews accomplished many projects over the winter and we’re excited for golfers to experience these enhancements.  Some tasks are being wrapped up this week and others will be addressed in the coming weeks.  Some of these upcoming improvements include:

  • additional yardage markers will be added
  • bunker rake handles will be refinished
  • more 150 yard stakes will be placed
  • #9 ladies’ tee stairs will be replaced
  • #17 culvert will be fixed
  • mulching will be completed
  • brush piles will be burnt
  • new locking valve box lids are ordered

We hope everyone enjoys the gorgeous annuals that are currently being planted throughout the property.  We are blessed with a greenhouse on property and grew many flowers from seed this winter.  A small amount of money made our greenhouse full with beautiful plants.

We look forward to an exciting 2018 and seeing everyone around the club!

Logan Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

Join Now At Any Level With No Initiation Fee Through May 31, 2018!

Spring has arrived along with an exciting, action-packed new season at Laurel Ridge. Whether you love golf, tennis, fitness, swimming or dining and socializing with friends,
Laurel Ridge has something for you! And for a very limited time, join on any level and you decide what your initiation fee will be:

  • Pay no initiation fee with a 3-year membership commitment
  • Receive a significantly discounted initiation fee with a 2-year commitment
  • Join for one year and pay a reduced initiation fee.
  • Already belong to a country club? Join and pay no initiation fee with a 2-year commitment when you transfer that membership or add our membership

Choose your level of membership based on your family’s interests:

  • GOLF Full access to all club amenities plus unlimited year-round golf with no green fees (pay cart fee only). Golf members also have the option to join the driving range program and the Men’s/Ladies’ Golf Associations. Classification is based on age: Lifetime, age 50+; Associate, age 41-49; Young Professional, age 21-39.
  • SPORTS: Unlimited seasonal access to the heated pool and Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Fitness center access around the clock, dining and participation in social events are
    included. Sports members can play one round of golf per month at a discounted rate.
  • SOCIAL: Year-round dining, social activities and 24-hour fitness center access. Social members can play one round of golf per month at a discounted rate

Please call the office for details or to request a tour of the facilities, 828.452.0545, ext. 131.  Many events have been added to an already full social calendar, so don’t delay!  Membership is so much more than golf!

Member For A Day!

MAY 18, 2018, 8 am-8 pm
Enjoy all LRCC has to offer from:
– Pool time
– Amazing lodge dining
– Fitness center facilities
– GOLF (of course)
$140 for a 4-some, 3-some $120, a pair is $90 and single is $50.
After golf, be sure to visit the clubhouse for a complimentary beverage (draft beer or house wine). Dining is available, 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm; reservations are appreciated.
FREE all-day access to the POOL and other club amenities!
This will give YOU a chance to walk around and soak in all the great aspects of being a member at Laurel Ridge Country Club.  This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information contact us at or (828) 452-0545 ext 131.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

The community is invited!  LRCC is growing and we are excited to reveal the newest addition to the club, our Stay & Play guest rooms, “Inn on the Green”. These newly remodeled accommodations are conveniently located at the #1 tee adjacent to the clubhouse. Our guests are able to relax on the covered front porch or practice their short game on the practice green just outside their room. The Bob Cupp-designed championship golf course and driving range offer an outstanding golf experience with breathtaking mountain views. In addition to golf, our guests are encouraged to enjoy all the private club amenities including dining, fitness and seasonal tennis and swimming.

The Haywood County Chamber and High Country Furniture are partnering with us for the event and we will open Flying Pasta Night to the community on that date by reservation. Dining hours are 5:30-8:30 pm and cost is $18.99 for adults (children age 7-12 can eat for $8; 6 and under are free).  For information or to check room availability for your guests, contact or 882-452-0545, ext. 131.

2018 Youth Summer Sports & Activities Camps At Laurel Ridge

LRCC is excited to offer three week-long Summer Youth Sports & Activities Camps for ages 6-14.   Your child or grandchild will benefit from valuable lessons from our Tennis & Golf Pros plus many other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, educational programs plus much more.  Days packed full of sports and learning activities will ensure a fun experience for all!

Camps are open to the public and space is limited.  Reserve your child’s space today or contact Mandy for details, or (828) 452-0545, ext. 131!  Camps run from 10 am-4 pm daily in the following weeks:

  • Camp I – June 25-29, 2018
  • Camp II – July 9-13, 2018
  • Camp III – July 23-27, 2018

Please click here to download the 2018 Youth Sports & Activities Camp Brochure & Registration.

Attention Golfers! Play Beautiful Laurel Ridge Country Club in the Great Smoky Mountains for only $49!

GolfWeek Magazine published, “Laurel Ridge is the yardstick by which all area golf courses are measured”.  Now you can play one of the premier mountain golf courses in WNC for only $49! This offer is available any day after 2 pm. Call for your tee time, 828-452-0545.

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