Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure - Apple Valley Course

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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6756 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 6756 yards 72.7 140
White 72 6297 yards 70.7 131
Yellow 72 5484 yards 66.8 121
Red 72 4617 yards 67.3 117
Scorecard for Apple Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.2/144 361 531 152 387 388 505 340 194 423 3281 428 330 376 367 168 558 390 165 562 3344 6625
White M: 70.7/135 333 505 117 364 350 450 325 188 368 3000 400 300 341 338 150 534 357 148 532 3100 6100
Yellow M: 67.1/124 W: 72.3/133 313 427 106 330 338 420 310 141 349 2734 323 275 312 330 128 507 338 123 507 2843 5577
Red W: 67.0/120 289 376 80 298 244 405 250 80 256 2278 245 222 282 257 81 416 289 90 413 2295 4573
Handicap 13 3 17 11 7 5 1 15 9 6 14 12 10 18 4 8 16 2
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 17 11 9 5 3 15 7 14 12 10 4 18 6 8 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April - November
Architect Dan Maples (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.8
6
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fabulous Course and Facility

A gem of a course. Rolling terrain. Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Great bent grass greens. Back nine could not be any scenic. A pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Masterpiece

A very challenging, yet fair course. Plays longer than noted yardage. Course conditions are as good as they get. Greens impeccable, with a lot of undulation. Need to play at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun

Played in off season so no backup- course in excellent shape considering rain the previous day - Par 5's felt like par 8's due to length and elevation changes but was worth it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Elephant burial grounds

Apple Valley is a lovely track whose greens have dramatic undulations. 3 putts is not uncommon if you are not on the proper part of the green. The course is fun to play, There are some interesting elevation changes, doglegs, water hazards and the like to keep you thinking. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The new BBQ restaurant closes at 8.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

apple valley

Apple valley at rumbling bald....is probably my favorite course for the area now. Was definitely challenging. Bad part of my day was the fact it was cart path only due to all the rain they had the past few days. So was difficult for a true yardage and picking right club. The fact they had grass on the fairways to hit the ball off of was a shock becaude almost 99% of courses ive played this yr hasn't had any. The gps on carts were accurate and definitely easy to operate. Pace of play was average. It was 2 of us and a 2 some went off in front of us and we waited on every hole. Luckily by hole 10 they left. Will def play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Apple Valley

Staff provided great hospitality. Fairly easy golf course from tee to green, but a lot of undulations on the putting surfaces as well as difficult pin placements make it challenging to score. Golf course was well conditioned, and fun to play. Even though I played on a holiday pace of play was great. Rumbling Bald is a must stop for anyone in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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$145 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
4 days/ 3 nights with unlimited golf, starting at $145 pp/pn
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