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Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure NC

Rumbling Bald Resort is located in the area of Lake Lure, in the foothills of Western North Carolina. This is a resort of over 3,000 acres, surrounded by cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain. There are two championship golf courses.

Rumbling Bald hosts 150 resort vacation rentals, two golf courses,racquet sports, spa and salon, wellnesscenter, swimming, boating, and hiking. It is a popular wedding location, with the mountains providing a beautiful backdrop for any wedding, made so popular by hosting the movie 'Dirty Dancing'.


Located on the north end of Lake Lure, Rumbling Bald is unusual in being a Western North Carolina multi-course golf resort. Rumbling Bald is an hour's drive from Asheville NC and Hendersonville NC and about half an hour from Black Mountain NC. It features two 18-hole layouts: W.B. Lewis-designed Bald Mountain. Movie buffs will enjoy the 16th green, the backdrop of a scene in the movie “Dirty Dancing.” Elevation changes, particularly on the back, offer a beguiling mix of uphill and downhill shots amid a variety of doglegs and straight fairways.

Second, Dan Maples-designed Apple Valley. Maples estimated that 75% of all shots at Apple Valley are either level or downhill, virtually unheard for a mountain course.

Getting to Rumbling Bald

Please note that the roads to the Lake Lure area tend to be curvy mountain roads, and GPS directions may not take into account the most direct route.From Raleigh / Greensboro / Winston-Salem via I-40 West

Approximate driving times

  • Charlotte, NC 90 miles (2 hours)

  • Atlanta, GA 211 miles (4 hours)

  • Raleigh, NC 225 miles (4 hours)

  • Richmond, VA 365 miles (6 hours)

  • Columbus, OH 504 miles (8 hours)

  • Pittsburgh, PA 529 miles (9 hours)

  • Tampa, FL 615 miles (10 hours)

Covenants and Restrictions at Rumbling Bald


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