We are featured on Bustld of Asheville!

We remember the amazing wedding of Galen & Alex of 2018, and the artistry captured by Inspired Life Photography truly highlighted the memories this sweet couple made on their “big day”.  Here at Laurel Ridge, it’s an honor for us to be an integral part of creating the title page the their lifelong story.  Laurel Ridge was the ideal venue for their celebration, and became a special place that they will long hold in their hearts!

Bustld of Asheville also fell in love the with fantastic scenery our venue gave for breathtaking photography that Inspired Life was able to snag! We are thrilled to be featured on Bustld, and thankful for the professional work of Inspired Life Photography that showed our venue (and this amazing couple) exactly how it is- naturally gorgeous.

You can read the article here!

To inquire for information about our weddings, business luncheons, events, or membership at Laurel Ridge Country Club, please contact us at 828-452-0545 ext 131 or info@laurelridgegolf.com

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!

Laurel Ridge is thrilled to be nominated for “Best Golf Course” and “Best Wedding Venue” for 2019. Please vote!

You can click here to vote or you can read more about the “new look” of the “Reader’s Choice Awards” becoming the Best of Haywood Awards by clicking here.

We are looking forward to serving our members and folks of this local community for yet another fantastic year. Thank you to all of you who have visited us for a great game of golf, a delicious Sunday brunch, or one of our memorable events like the one we just had on New Year’s Eve!


Our Club offers family-friendly, couple, and corporate membership options that range from $100/month to $400+/month and include a variety of choices from dining, to swimming, to golf with preferred tee times. Call us for more information, we would be happy to show you around our Club. 828-452-0545 ext 131 or info@laurelridgegolf.com.


Text “LRCC” to 55222 to receive news & updates on golf & events at the Club.

See you soon at Laurel Ridge, a place to live, love, & play in all seasons.

The Snow came to Laurel Ridge!

As many of our local members & guests experienced, the December snow that came early this year, covered our area with a heavy, white, and glistening blanket. A wonderful backdrop for photography!

We enjoyed the beauty of the snow, but the weight of it took down many power lines and trees. Warmer day time temperatures led to melting, and rapid temperature drops eventually made this heaping water refreeze to the roadways and parking areas.


Our crews jumped in to help, by removing downed limbs, plowing the excess snow and allowing sunlight to get to the concrete. The forecast is in our favor, with consistent warmer temperatures for the days ahead and plenty of sunshine to melt away the threat of freeze. We enjoyed the beauty of it all, but are happy to getting things back to normal as this particular snow “derailed” many of us in WNC!


Laurel Ridge is OPEN today, and you can still catch some great snow scenery on the greens! Serving lunch today from 11:30-2:30, we would love to see you and give you a place to alleviate your “cabin fever”.

To stay up-to-date on club closings, news, and events, text “CLUBLIFE” to 55222.

Jingle & Jazz, this Wednesday, for members & their guests!

JINGLE & JAZZ – Join us as we kick off the holidays with a sensational Christmas Party for members & their guests on Wednesday, December 5th!


Live music from Justin Powell’s grooving & dancing JAZZ QUARTET

  • $5 Martinis
  • 5:30 pm Cocktails
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • Member Superlative Awards!


Chef’s menu will feature:

  • winter squash bisque
  • carved ham with stewed apples
  • herb-crusted salmon with Dijon buerre blanc & wilted spinach
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • Basmati currant pilaf
  • cauliflower au gratin
  • steamed asparagus
  • Caesar salad
  • selection of desserts

Thank you for being a member of Laurel Ridge CC this year! Please award a fellow member recognition for being “SUPER” in their own category by December 3rd, 2018 at 9pm.
***Only Members can be nominated and only members can vote, do NOT have to be present to win!***
Vote Now! https://goo.gl/forms/GDqGPyxhV6qZF7Zt1

The big reveal will be at Jingle and Jazz! Please vote, even if you cannot attend, although we hope to award these folks that evening in person! We will announce the Members who have won here on our Laurel Ridge News blog.
Thank you for your participation.

Laurel Ridge Country Club & Event Center's photo.

Thankful for Thanksgiving at Laurel Ridge Country Club

As millions of Americans prepared to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends, the staff at Laurel Ridge busily prepared for what would become a record-breaking Thanksgiving event at the club.  The total number of reservations exceeded 400 as our team worked diligently to create the ideal setting and tastes for those who would entrust their holiday meal to us.  From the fold of the napkin to the made-from-scratch offerings on the abundant buffet, our Chefs, along with the management, events and dining staff, had the joy of serving many Laurel Ridge members and their families, as well as guests from the local community and those visiting our beautiful mountains.


Now that Thanksgiving is over and the last dish has been washed, we reflect back on what makes Thanksgiving such a special day here at Laurel Ridge Country Club. It’s a time when we are able to give of our time to show club members and the local community that we are thankful for them!  We relish the moments we were able to create through our warm and welcoming environment, impeccable service, and delectable traditional flavors.  When there is great food on the table and long-time friends and family to laugh with, unforgettable memories are made!


We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as we enjoyed sharing ours with you!  We regret that some late reservations were not able to attend, so we invite all to share the holidays with us during our special Brunches each Sunday in December, and as we count down to the New Year with The Band Silver (all Sunday Brunches and New Year’s Eve event is Open to the Public)! Call to make a reservation! 828-452-0545 ext. 134.

A Fantastic College Game Day at LRCC is in the books!

A special Game Day menu was offered that featured some amazing wings, nachos, burgers, and local brews from 7Clans Brewery in Cherokee. Chef even prepared kid-friendly options for our youngest members that refueled them for the rest of their Game Day experience!

The little ones among us spent their energy playing exciting classic games such as wooden lifesize connect-4, yard bowling,  giant Jenga, football, 4 square, giant UNO, and seasonal crafts. We believe most of them will be sleeping well this evening, that’s for certain! Members please note- seasonal crafts and table top games are available for your children during brunch service, lunch, or dinner. Request them from your host or server when you are being seated. LRCC loves kids!

Laurel Ridge Country Club family football

After some of the group dwindled down, we had to snap a photo before the night got away from us.  THANK YOU to all the members who attended and brought friends out to our College Football Game Day at LRCC ! We had a fantastic time viewing the WCU Catamounts play against the UNC Tarheels  on the big screen in the Pavilion. The weather cooperated and we were able to enjoy sunshine, mild temperatures, and great company with other fellow members and guests.

Stay tuned for the next big Game Day event- perhaps College Football Semi Finals?!? Or the Super Bowl?!? Save the date and plan to bring your friends to Laurel Ridge- we would love to watch another game together!

A special “thanks” again to all who spent their Saturday evening at LRCC. We treasure nights like these and their new connections with fellow members developing into lasting memories with lifelong friends.

Have an idea for LRCC? I want to hear it! Email me at SarahS@laurelridgegolf.com.


Santa Claus Is Coming To Laurel Ridge Country Club For Brunch!

Bring your children or grandchildren on December 16th for a very special BRUNCH WITH SANTA and get a digital picture and a Christmas craft to share with family with our compliments.  To be sure, Chef Al is planning a brunch buffet that will please even the pickiest appetites. Ho Ho Ho!  This event is open to the public; Santa will be available for pictures between 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

Carved Prime Rib Au Jus
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Macaroni & Cheese
Roasted Honey-Cumin Carrots
Southern Green Beans
Mixed Green Salad
Wild Rice & Orzo Salad
Omelet Station
Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote
Bacon & Sausage
Cheese Grits
Home Fries
Fresh Fruit
Danishes & Muffins
Assorted Desserts
$25.99 Adults | $9 Ages 7-12 | 6 & Under Free

For more information or reservations, contact 828-452-0545 or info@laurelridgegolf.com.

Have you heard about the mystery couple? Now found!

This photo circulated social media with more than 20,000 shares after photographer Matthew Dippel snapped this scenic shot catching a proposal off in the distance. He was unable to find the couple that day (Oct. 6, 2018), but he quickly posted the image to social channels to locate the couple.

They have been found, as of today, and loved the moment Dippel caught on camera (of course)!

Would you pursue this couple to ensure they had this special moment caught on camera?

You can read more about this story here:



#laurelridgeweddings #finallyfound #mysterycouplerevealed

Frost Quickly Followed Fall’s Arrival to Laurel Ridge Country Club Golf Course

Hello all! Just a quick update on the status of the golf course as we inch closer to November. Frost has made its arrival to the area as evident of the late starts golfers have encountered. Please remember to not walk or drive on frost covered turf as this will stun and most likely injure the plant. Turf growth is slowing rapidly as we get colder nights and cooler, cloudy days. Brown areas in the turf are evident of the weed type grasses dying off, but the turf will begin to regenerate as we move forward. Early season applications of select herbicides will be most beneficial to our fight against weedy grasses.

Our greens continue to heal after the aerification in September. The final fertilizer of the year has been applied and we will now put them to “bed” for the winter months. I will be raising mowing heights in the coming days to alleviate any cold stress. This in turn may cause a slow down in green speed. You will also see us verticut the greens with a possible needle tine aerification to alleviate thatch build up that has occurred through the years. Rest assured, you will not notice any aerification holes. Please help us to maintain quality putting surfaces by repairing your ball mark.

Tees have been fertilized and sprayed for late season Dollar Spot disease. You’ll notice some brown areas in some tees, again this was Kylinga that is dying out. I’m sure most of you have noticed that we also sanded the tees to fill in divots. Please help us by continuing to fill your divots on tees and fairways.

Fairways are recovering well from summer heat stress. They too have been fertilized and sprayed for Brown Patch/Dollar Spot. Again, weeds are dying out and new turf is coming in. If weather permits, we may attempt an aerification in the fairways to help with regrowth. As many may have noticed, drainage work has been completed on #5 top and bottom fairway. Since then, the upper #5 fairway has dried a considerable amount. Over time, the bottom should follow suit. The lower part of #2 has been repaired and is draining very well. We look to do more areas on #2 in the future. Newly sodded areas will be seen as we move forward and try to raise some dips that are contributing to wet areas in the fairways.

Again, leaves will become a problem. They are late to fall this year but make no mistake, they will. Please be safe on cart path slopes with any leaves on them. Wet leaves can be as slick as ice, and cart accidents could result from excessive speeds. We will make every attempt to clear leaves from playing surfaces and paths at the beginning of each day.

Please continue to observe and obey the “No Carts” signs and or roped off area. These areas are closed to cart traffic to help avoid more costly repairs to the turf. We are working feverishly on getting those certain areas dried up and hope to have them reopened soon.

Paving of asphalt areas is slated to begin around November 1213. Be aware that we will be rerouting cart traffic on #8 and #17 on those days so that our cart paths can be repaired.

Tree work is about to begin at the putting green. We will be taking down five dead trees around that area. Be aware of any cones blocking entrances for parking areas.

Thank you for all the great comments and support that I have received from each of you. You have truly made me feel at home here at LRCC and I will strive to continue to produce a quality golf course for everyone to enjoy. Together, we will make 2019 a fantastic year at Laurel Ridge. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any comments or concerns.

Thank you,

Steve Akers, GCS


Let Us Cater Your Thanksgiving Dinner

If you prefer to entertain in the comfort of your home, we’ve got that too! Order a complete meal “To Go” to feed 10-12 people for one low price or pick and choose from our a la carte selections. Call Danielle at 828-452-0545, ext. 138 to place your order no later than Saturday, November 17th to pick up on Wednesday, November 21st between 3:00-6:00 pm.  Download our Thanksgiving catering menu, Thanksgiving Catering 2018.

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast, $64 (9 lbs. feeds 10-15)
  • Butternut Squash Bisque,  $19/quart
  • Turkey Gravy with Sage, $12/quart
  • Cranberry Relish, $8/pint
  • Garlic-Herb Mashed Potatoes, $31 (½ tray feeds 10-12)
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé, $31 (½ tray feeds 10-12)
  • Vegetable Casserole, $31 (½ tray feeds 10-12)
  • Cornbread Dressing, $31 (½ tray feeds 10-12)
  • Freshly-Baked Pie, $15 (feeds 8-10; choose pumpkin or pecan)

ORDER ALL FOR $240 (includes 2 pies!)