Nicklaus Design® Golf

 MOUNTAINTOP GOLF BY NICKLAUS DESIGN®

The spectacular, private, 9-hole/par 29 course situated along the summit of Bear Lake Reserve offers a diverse collection of strategically-designed holes, crafted by world-renowned Nicklaus Design®. The incredible views in all directions offer a truly breathtaking, one-of-a-kind golf experience. The practice facility is also well-equipped with a driving range and putting green. Golf Season is mid-April to mid-November, with exact dates varying slightly each year depending on weather. In-season programming includes special events, tournaments, clinics, leagues, individual play, private lessons for adults, and more.

Golfing green and a view, with clubs in the foreground.

 MOUNTAINTOP GOLF BY NICKLAUS DESIGN®

The spectacular, private, 9-hole/par 29 course situated along the summit of Bear Lake Reserve offers a diverse collection of strategically-designed holes, crafted by world-renowned Nicklaus Design®. The incredible views in all directions offer a truly breathtaking, one-of-a-kind golf experience. The practice facility is also well-equipped with a driving range and putting green. Golf Season is mid-April to mid-November, with exact dates varying slightly each year depending on weather. In-season programming includes special events, tournaments, clinics, leagues, individual play, private lessons for adults, and more.

Stay and Play Golf Vacations

 STAY & PLAY SPECIAL FOR GOLF-LOVERS

Unlock your dream vacation golf benefits when you stay for 5 or more nights at Bear Lake Reserve! Greatly reduced flat rate on greens fees and unlimited driving range access. Contact our Vacations and Lodging department for details or to get your booking started.

Golf perks on offer after booking a 5+ night stay.
Courtney Gunter, on-site golf pro at Bear Lake.

 MEET OUR ON-SITE PRO, COURTNEY GUNTER

Courtney was named head coach of the WCU Catamount women’s golf team in the summer of 2018.  She has over a decade of achieving numerous awards, titles and personal bests in her personal journey as a student athlete. She has also been recognized numerous times for coaching, helping teams reach new heights of skill at previous positions at both East Carolina and Coastal Carolina.

As a student, Gunter was a member of a North Carolina team that won five team titles, recorded 20 Top Five finishes, appeared in four NCAA regionals and a pair of NCAA Championships during her four-year career. Courtney holds a Masters Degree in Sport Management, and has been the on-site pro at Bear Lake Reserve since 2018.

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots—but you have to play the ball where it lies”

– Bobby Jones