Infrastructure Improvements

Driving around the Preserve, you may have wondered what the areas marked with small red and blue flags are for. If you haven’t noticed them, just glance occasionally off the main roads at ground level. Continue Reading

The New Balsam Mountain Club — Double Top Cottages

February 2017 — The Doubletop Village will also see the introduction of 23 single family cottages…2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes surrounded by lawns and within easy walking distance to the club amenities. Designed by the renowned Harrison Design architects from Atlanta, these efficient but gracious homes will be “turnkey offerings” that include optional, fully equipped interior design packages. Continue Reading

Balsam Mountain Preserve Partners with Leading Residential Architect to Design Distinctive Cottages

February 2017—Balsam Mountain Preserve, a conservation-oriented residential community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has hired Atlanta-based architectural firm Harrison Design to design a collection of 23 cottages that will serve as the residential component of a planned mixed-use improvement called “Double Top Village.” The firm Founder and Principle Bill Harrison and Project Architect Emily Tuttle are designing the cottages, which will range from one to four bedrooms. Continue Reading

Arnold Palmer Design to Begin Course Improvements at Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, NC, February 01, 2017—Balsam Mountain Preserve, a conservation-oriented retreat set on 4,400 acres in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, has engaged Arnold Palmer Design Company to design and execute renovations on the Preserve’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course. The main focus of the renovations will make the course more playable while remaining faithful to Palmer’s original design. Vice President and Senior Architect for Arnold Palmer Design Company Thad Layton is overseeing the master-plan. Continue Reading

The New Balsam Mountain Club — New Amenities

February 2017 — Work is scheduled to commence this spring on delivering much-needed amenities to Balsam Mountain, which will not only enhance our own enjoyment of the mountain, but make Balsam more competitive with other mountain communities in attracting new homebuyers—which in turn enhances our property values. Continue Reading

The New Balsam Mountain Club — Overview

February 2017 — The new Balsam Mountain Club will be a North Carolina, not-for-profit corporation with member ownership. It will be governed by a Board of Directors initially made up of representatives of the current Club owner and property owners. The current Club owner, BMP Operating LLC, will absorb the Club’s operating deficits for the next 5 years, or the sale of 225 Equity memberships, whichever is sooner. Major decisions during this period—including approval of the annual budget and setting of annual dues—will require a majority of the directors’ approval. Continue Reading

What’s New? — February 2017

February 2017 — This spring, Balsam Mountain property owners will have the opportunity to write a new chapter in their community’s history: one that will allow the construction of long-awaited amenities, vest ownership of the club in their hands, and ensure a long term, sustainable future for this extraordinarily beautiful place. Continue Reading

Update from the General Manager

December 2016 — Jay Manner and his team welcome Michael Devane back as the Golf Course Superintendent of Balsam Mountain Preserve. Michael was Balsam’s original Superintendent. As Arnold Palmer said to Michael on opening day, “What you’ve achieved here is nothing short of a miracle.” Continue Reading

What’s New? — December 2016

December 2016 — Plans for your new Double Top Village and Ruby Valley Wellness Center continue to advance. Since the October 15th presentation of conceptual plans to property owners, architect Mark Diedrich of Kuo Diedrich and land planners Steve Wyda and Ryan Blau of Vision Design have continued to refine their designs, and have created an animated, 3-D presentation to test functionality and spatial relationships of buildings. Continue Reading