(HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.) – Champion Hills – Western North Carolina’s premier private golf community in the Blue Ridge Mountains – is 21st in Club + Resort Business’ “Top Ranked Clubhouses” in the U.S., with the full list available in the January 2022 issue.
A leading trade publication based in Cleveland, “C + RB” covers the operations and management staff at country clubs, city clubs, yacht clubs and resorts that operate club-like facilities. Its “Top Ranked” initiative highlights clubs’ category-leading facilities, including clubhouses, fitness and wellness, pro shops, patios, culinary experiences, and aquatics and pools, as judged independently by a panel of general managers from several top clubs.
The rankings reflect the judges’ scoring of data provided for total clubhouse square footage, which specifically includes the following: locker room(s); event space and seating capacity; bar area(s); dining(s); availability of outdoor dining; wine room/cellar; total dining and bar areas seating capacity; kitchen(s); pro shop; fitness and wellness; and whether a dedicated youth space is offered.
“The clubhouse is such a key component of the member experience, and we’re honored to have been included on Club + Resort Business’ prestigious list,” says Champion Hills General Manager Alan Deck. “Our mountain lodge-style clubhouse sets the stage for the Champion Hills experience, which also includes our nationally ranked, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, wellness center, tennis courts, hiking trails and so much more.”
Just steps away from clubhouse dining is Champion Hills’ Wellness Center and Pool Complex. Replete with the latest cardio and strength training equipment, it houses a spacious room for yoga, spin, Pilates and other group classes. Two lit, Har-Tru courts await tennis lovers, and a quaint outdoor pool beckons members to relax and stay a while. A hydro spa is also available and popular with members for relaxing their muscles post-workout.
The club’s true centerpiece, however, is its Fazio-designed Mountain Masterpiece. Fazio’s former home course and club, and the legendary golf course architect devised a brilliant routing through the heavily forested hills, deep ravines and cool mountain streams of its Blue Ridge Mountain setting. He and his team of shapers pulled ridges into valleys and filled hollows to create “playing platforms” providing golfers with level lies amid 350-feet of elevation change. The result is one of the most playable mountain-style courses in the entire region.
For more information, visit www.championhills.com or call (828) 696-1962.