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 Posted On Wednesday, November 06, 2019
The Hideaway was perfect! 
The Hideaway was perfect for our annual sibling mountain trip. We have been getting together for the last 5 years in Western NC or Northeast GA mountains. This home was perfect and by far the most enjoyable. The outdoor pavilion was awesome with fireplace, music via Bluetooth, and incredible mountain scenery. The house was incredibly furnished and decorated. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need. And the bedrooms were very comfortable. Sharon, the property manager was amazing to work with. She responded promptly to any questions or needs. We will be returning again next year if all goes well. Thanks for a memorable time! ~ Susan Smith, 10/21/19
Breathtaking & exquisite mountain views 
Words cannot describe how perfect this property was during our stay in Waynesville for our daughters wedding. Incredible space for twelve guests. Beds were extremely comfortable, excess of linens provided, kitchen filled with all necessary supplies, gathering rooms on each floor, excellent hot tub and sauna, great outdoor pavilion for entertaining. The most breathtaking and exquisite mountainous views we have ever witnessed. ~Betty Bowes, 10/14/19
 Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019
We definitely had the key factors in place this year to pull off a successful Men’s Member-Guest. The golf course was in excellent condition, the weather could not be beat and we hosted the largest field we have seen in over 10 years. With a big Thank You to Matthew Johnson, our Tournament Chairman, the organization including handicaps, flights, pairings, tee gifts and social activities were all in place and anticipation was high for Thursday’s practice round. Tournament action began with seven flights, each with six teams, vying to win their flight to get into the Shoot-Out on Saturday afternoon. In this final showdown, flight winners plus one additional point-winning team, battle for the chance to be crowned MMG Champions. Before that could happen, Friday night’s social activities went off with a BANG!! All MMG participants were given one shot at winning a new automobile with a hole in one on #10. We truly appreciate the sponsorship of this event by The Field Motor Company. Unfortunately, we did not have a winner, but the excitement was palpable. Members and guests were also able to win prizes at other fun contests. The Island Green was hotly contested as the following players hit the green: Mike Gaddis, Bob Holquist, Gorham Bradley, Ozzie Bradshaw, Garrett Greene, Jon Henson and Mel Gondron. The eventual winner was Mel Gondron; Jon Henson finished as Runner-Up, also taking home a cash prize. The putting challenge winners were Sam Garvin and Kim Gaddis, each winning an embroidered headcover for their skills. The Longest Drive contest was thrilling, finishing in a close race. With a great shot of 221 yards, Kate Gifford took home the ladies’ prize and our men’s winner, Chase Kress, pounded one 342 yards to beat Kate’s brother, Luke, whose shot rested at 322 yards. The Senior division was won by Phil Casso (283) and Mike Gaddis (281). Qualifying for the Shoot-out were the following Flight Winners: Richard Gerber/Don Stephenson (1st Flight); Shane Treadway/Bill Ray (2nd Flight); Don Thompson/Mel Gondron (3rd Flight); Bob May/Kenny Miller (4th Flight); Gary Lance/Ozzie Bradshaw (5th Flight); Bob Buckner/Jeff Fuchs (6th Flight); John Ammons/Brad Brookshire (7th Flight); and the wildcard team, Jerry McCarthy/Eric Gifford. The eight teams split in two waves with four teams teeing off on #9 and four on #18. After eliminating one team from each group, the wave swapped holes and one more team was eliminated, leaving four teams to play down #18 for the title. Playing before a large crowd of cheering spectators, the teams of McCarthy/Gifford, Gerber/Stephenson, Treadway/Ray and Lance/Bradshaw composed themselves for the final hole. The playoff was won by a made 8-foot, downhill putt from the team of Shane Treadway and Bill Ray. A BIG congrats to our winners, Shane and Bill, and thanks to all our competitors.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Premier Mountain Golf at Laurel Ridge Country Club For Only $49 Any Afternoon 
Extraordinary views and incredible golf shots greet our golfers on every hole! Come golf with us and see why GolfWeek Magazine stated, “Laurel Ridge is the yardstick by which all area golf courses are measured”. Call for details about our afternoon golf special!
 Posted On Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The 2019 Tennis Season Is Just Around The Corner  
LAUREL RIDGE WELCOMES A NEW TENNIS PRO Austin Hensley brings enthusiasm to the courts!
 Posted On Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Make This Summer Count For Your Kids at Laurel Ridge’s Summer Camps!  
Your children, ages 6-13, can learn the fundamentals of golf & tennis during private & group instruction from our staff of professionals! This exposure at an early age can develop into a lifelong passion! You could even have the next superstar in training.
 Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2019
Our Mission Is To Create a Vibrant Club Life Experience For Our Members & Their Guests  
The club’s Mission, Vision & Core Values have been defined to lead our team into an even higher level of service to our members.
 Posted On Monday, February 04, 2019
A Quest To Offer Cutting Edge Golf Products To Club Members  
For over 30 years, I have attended the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando each January, looking for new and exciting products to offer our club members in the Golf Shop.
 Posted On Thursday, January 31, 2019
Valentine Dine & Dance  
We are excited to have Ballroom & Latin Dance Professionals here to demonstrate valuable techniques & offer quick tips to have you waltzing like a pro.
 Posted On Friday, January 25, 2019
Laurel Ridge Country Club’s best asset is its members! The kind of camaraderie and friendship found here is priceless, and it is why our members recommend the club to their friends and colleagues so often.
 Posted On Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Best of Haywood Awards, at Laurel Ridge in March of 2019! Vote!  
It’s a new year and the time has come to vote the Best of Haywood County through our local newspaper, The Mountaineer! As the host of this year’s Awards Banquet, we want to make sure to spread the word!
 Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2018
What a Great Mountain Golf Experience! 
What a great mountain golf experience! Every member of the staff from bag boys to pool attendants went out of their way to accommodate us! One of the friendliest clubs I’ve every visited. The rooms were great and so convenient to practice putting green which we took advantage of until dark! Shell was so helpful with dinner suggestions and every thing else! We will definitely return and have suggested it to several golfing friends for the near future! Great value and very nice course in great condition!~ Priscilla Curtis, 7/17/17
 Posted On Thursday, June 28, 2018
Great Atmosphere, Food & Service 
“We really enjoyed our bridal luncheon today. The food was great, the waitress was great, and the atmosphere was awesome. Thank you so much!” ~ Joanne Baker, 6/8/18
 Posted On Friday, May 25, 2018
Golf Course Superintendent’s Update 5/25/18 
There are many projects happening around LRCC. We continue to finish our mulch and pine needle applications. This has been especially tough this year due to our work crews being delayed three weeks and the abundant rainfall. We are working on each area when a free moment and Mother Nature allow. With the abundant rain, clumping of the grass clippings has been a problem.
 Posted On Friday, February 23, 2018
We are so honored to have our wedding featured! We absolutely LOVED having our wedding at Laurel Ridge Country Club! The staff, food and entire experience was wonderful! ~Madison Darsey, Bride, 11/25/17
 Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2018
“So your wedding day is supposed to be perfect, right? Or at least near close to perfection. I can honestly say that LRCC definitely puts their best foot forward in making it so. I had my wedding here and although it rained all morning the scenery was still stunning, Staff- still attentive, food-still delicious, and good vibes- still present. The staff are amazing and ensures you have everything you need. I did not use many of their recommended vendors but found that this little town has more than enough of what you need to celebrate successfully. Everything is clean and truly cater to you. Could not be happier with where we decided to tie the knot. Truly professional and committed people. Can’t wait to come back!! :)” ~Dani, Cooper City, FL 10/8/17
 Posted On Monday, January 08, 2018
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for a job well done! Our son’s rehearsal dinner on November 24th, 2017 and wedding and reception on November 25, 2017 could not have been carried out any more flawlessly! The staff’s attention to detail and professionalism was noted upon several occasions. Each and every encounter with a Laurel Ridge employee was a pleasant experience. From the beginning planning stages to the day of set up and then the execution of the event, I was continuously impressed. Management, coordinators, servers, ALL were exceptional and for that I am thankful. Laurel Ridge truly made the wedding weekend a beautiful event with memories to last a lifetime!~ Georgie Darsey, 12/6/17
 Posted On Thursday, January 04, 2018
Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart 
I just wanted to tell you that I am so happy with the way everything turned out at our wedding. The venue was gorgeous and the service was great…thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I think the pictures came out beautiful. Especially the ones at the top of the hill you brought us to. Thank you again.~ Cathy McCall, December 15, 2017
 Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner 
“My wife and I hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner at Laurel Ridge this past weekend. The staff took our ideas about what we envisioned for the event and made them a reality. We would like to commend the staff for their professionalism, competence, efficiency, and pleasantness.” ~Pam and Robert Pittman, 11/16/17
 Posted On Monday, November 06, 2017
Wonderful Summer At Laurel Ridge 
“Thanks to everyone for a wonderful summer at the club. The Balsam Range event was a great end of the season event. Hope y’all can do it again next year. Great service! Great staff! Great food! All summer long. Blessings.” ~Larry & Linda Flahardy, 11/6/17
 Posted On Monday, October 30, 2017
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
 Posted On Thursday, October 26, 2017
Will Definitely Return 
Can’t ask for a better time or experience. Shell Isenberg does a great job of coordinating your visit and the golf villas make you feel like you’re at home. The golf course is challenging and beautiful. Will definitely return. ~Boyd Rasmussen, 10/25/17
 Posted On Friday, October 06, 2017
Very Pleased With Family’s Lodging Experience 
“My family couldn’t say enough nice things about the rooms, the beds and bedding and all the pleasant appointments to the rooms. Shell went beyond anything I expected in providing for their every need. We were all very pleased with the the experience.” ~ Donna McCotter, LRCC Member 9/5/17
 Posted On Tuesday, October 03, 2017
I Loved Laurel Ridge! 
My son just had his destination wedding at Laurel Ridge. The grounds are beautiful. The staff did a great job and made sure the day was perfect! The food for the reception was delicious and everyone did a great job 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
 Posted On Friday, September 08, 2017
It Was A Pleasure To Stay & Play at Laurel Ridge  
I had a great time at Laurel Ridge. The golf course was tough being in the mountains, but it has many interesting holes and it was in excellent condition. The rooms were excellent too. Spacious, clean, well designed and tastefully furnished. The service – including the staff, the rooms, the dining room and the pros shop was excellent as well. And Waynesville has several good restaurants which are easily accessible. I have already recommended Laurel Ridge to several of my golfing buddies. It was a pleasure to stay and play golf at Laurel Ridge. ~ Frederick Kogut, 9/7/17
Truly A Nice Experience 
Truly a nice experience. The staff are wonderful, rooms exceptional and the golf course one of the nicest in the state. ~Nicholas Bischof 9/8/17
Wine Dinner Was Awesome! 
The Schug Carneros Estate Wine Dinner at Laurel Ridge was awesome! Chef Al’s menu was innovative and well executed, paired with excellent wines. ~Pat Janke, 9/7/17
 Posted On Tuesday, September 05, 2017
2017 Mixed Member/Member Golf Tournament  
Bragging rights were on the line during the 2017 Mixed Member-Member. The 2-day event, better known as the “Divorce Open”, kicked off play on Saturday, August 26th with a 2-person Better Ball event, followed by a 2-person Scramble format on Sunday. Teams competed for both Gross and Net Championships. Most of the teams were comprised of spouses, but there were 8 teams competing with someone other than their better half.
 Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Fun Event! 
Pre-Eclipse Social with entertainment by Balsam Range was wonderful! Kudos to management for this fun event! ~ Brenda Grady, 8/22/17
Superb Accommodations & Great Golf Course 
“My husband and I spent the best 2 days of our lives at Laurel Ridge staying and playing golf. Our accommodations were superb and the golf course was in great condition and a real challenge.The staff was exceptional, friendly and went over and beyond to treat us with great care. The town has many excellent restaurants and a lot to do in the downtown area. Our host and main contact, Shell,was most attentive and saw to all our needs. I would recommend Laurel Ridge to anyone wanting to play golf or tennis in a relaxing atmosphere with great rooms (only 4) and beautiful scenery.”~ Lynn Bumgardner, 8/22/17
 Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Laurel Ridge Is A Special Place 
Please tell Shell how much I appreciated his efforts, the beautiful club, the wonderful dinner and night of entertainment with the comedian, and our ability to talk with the members at the party. Laurel Ridge is a special place.”~Bill Strubbe 8/21/17
 Posted On Friday, August 04, 2017
Impressed With Rooms & Golf Course 
Marie and I were impressed with the rooms and the golf course, but what really stood out was how nice every one was. It is our intention to return and stay a few days next year. Thanks again. ~Marie & Nick Bischof 7/29/17
 Posted On Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wonderful Rehearsal Dinner  
I would like to thank you for the wonderful rehearsal dinner at Laurel Ridge. The food was excellent, the service exceptional, and the venue warm and lovely. The staff did such a great job tending to our small dinner! We are so pleased with every detail of the event. Again, many thanks. We will remember the event in memories and pictures for a very long time!~ Susan Crowell 7/20/17
 Posted On Thursday, June 29, 2017
Looking Forward to Returning 
We cannot thank you enough for your very professional and detailed care of our family during the lovely stay at Laurel Ridge Country CLub. Every member of your staff was wonderful! It shows the fine management of your club! Michele is lucky to be a new member and we all look forward to returning some day and enjoying once again the fine cuisine, friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings! Fondly, Bea Wallace 6/27/17
 Posted On Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Stay & Play! 
“We could not have been more welcomed anywhere than the welcome and care received from all of you. Thank you” ~ Ted & Lynne Miller, 6/27/17
 Posted On Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Father’s Day Brunch 
“Absolutely fantastic! My in laws took me there for Father’s Day! The absolute best food and service I’ve had in a long time! I could cut the prime rib with a fork.” ~ Eddie Stahlnecker 6/19/17
 Posted On Thursday, February 23, 2017
Susan Hale 
Can’t wait to get back to NC to have Chef Al’s famous She Crab soup and his shrimp ‘n’ grits!~ Member, Susan Hale 2/20/17
 Posted On Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Jeanne Hays 
Our family of eight was there for the Flying Pasta Night and appreciated the flexibility and creativity offered by the chefs. We enjoyed every bite of our dinner and dessert! We were the “clean-plate clubbers” that night! So glad we dined with you!~ Member Jeanne Hays, 1/6/17
Jeanne Hays 
Our family of eight was there for the Flying Pasta Night and appreciated the flexibility and creativity offered by the chefs. We enjoyed every bite of our dinner and dessert! We were the “clean-plate clubbers” that night! So glad we dined with you!~ Member Jeanne Hays, 1/6/17
 Posted On Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Best Place in WNC 
“The absolute best place in WNC for a wedding. Inside, outside, or a combination of both, the venue is amazing coupled with award winning catering for hundreds. The staff is professional and courteous, leaving a lasting impression.” ~Todd Dionne, November 5, 2016
Absolutely Beautiful 
"An absolutely beautiful place for a wedding! We had a great time with family and friends celebrating my son and my daughter-in-law’s wedding.” ~ Mother of the Groom, Vickie Stamey, 1/3/17
 Posted On Friday, December 02, 2016
Rick DeGraff 
The November birds of prey program Hunters in the Sky, was a great show and well attended. Thank you for putting this on! Rick, Nanc and family.
 Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Asheville Wedding Photographer  
“It was so great working with you. We loved being a Laurel Ridge this past weekend and would absolutely love to work together again! Thanks so much!” ~ Ariel & Matt, AMW Studios, Asheville, NC,
 Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Spectacular Event 
I want to thank you for making Kayla and Matthew’s wedding such a spectacular event. Everything was expertly planned and the club was beautiful. Several people told me it was the best wedding they had ever attended. You did a fabulous job and we couldn’t be more pleased. ~Marilyn Dorinson, Mother of the Groom, 9/10/16
 Posted On Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce 
“The food was amazing for Women In Business!” ~ Office Manager, Craig Day 8/30/16
 Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2016
Perfect Place For Us 
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and could not of been any better. Laurel Ridge was so beautiful and the perfect place for us.” ~ Shelby Pressley Harbin, July 30, 2016
 Posted On Monday, July 18, 2016
Great Choice!!! 
Our grandson’s wife chose Laurel Ridge as their wedding venue…great choice!!! Everyone was so nice, accommodating and friendly. The food was well prepared and delicious! A really wonderful choice for any “special”occasion!!!~Kay Vinson, 7/18/16
 Posted On Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Brunch was just lovely! 
The food was delicious, the dining room was beautiful and the service was fantastic!~Barbara Szczpanski, 7/5/16
 Posted On Monday, July 04, 2016
My husband and I held our wedding reception in the pavilion at Laurel Ridge on March 19, 2016. The entire evening was exceptional from the food to the staff! The event was exactly what we had hoped for and Laurel Ridge provided the most picturesque and warm environment for our party with many friends and family!~Molly McClure Stanley, August 23, 2016
 Posted On Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Exactly As We Imagined 
“We were married at Laurel Ridge April 16, 2016. The ceremony & the reception were both exactly as we imagined. All the staff were extremely helpful, welcoming & very attentive. I would recommend Laurel Ridge for your special occasion!” ~ Alisha Ladowski, May 31, 2016
 Posted On Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Karin McLelland 
Wanted to compliment the staff on a lovely afternoon at the pool yesterday- the kids had so much fun playing games and the pool looked great! So clean and the water temperature was wonderful! 5/31/16
 Posted On Friday, April 22, 2016
Wonderful Atmosphere 
I would like to thank the entire staff for making everything perfect for Brook & Karl’s wedding. Everything was just wonderful – atmosphere, ceremony, food, just everything. Thank you. Missy Gentry, Mother of the Bride 3/26/16
 Posted On Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Paula Eachus 
I am enjoying Strick’s fitness class targeting the muscles I need to play golf. His workouts are fun and well paced, so I know I’ve worked out, but I’m not sore the next day. Strick varies the workout, so we’re always doing new exercises. We are learning how to use the weight room to full advantage. He has a great sense of humor and takes care to see everyone in class is comfortable with the level of the exercise. I recommend more members benefit from his class. I see steady improvement in my stamina on the golf course. I look forward to enjoying my golf game more this year and knocking a few strokes off my game as a result of Strick’s training. 3/21/16
 Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thank you so much for all of your hard work throughout our wedding. Words can’t even describe how thankful Drew and I are for putting everything together. Brooke Bruton, Bride August 2, 2014
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