If you are lucky enough to play by the lake, you are lucky enough! The 5400-acre Lake Baden is home to Old North State Golf Club. This Tom Fazio designed course has been awarded as one of the top private courses in North Carolina. In fact, it is annually one of the top private courses in the U.S. Fazio likens the property to a familiar golf location in Monterrey California. Old North State has the pines, maples, and birch surrounding the spectacular fairways as the course flows past statuesque homes and shoreline of Lake Baden. Regularly hosted championship events including the ACC Golf Championships, are a testament to the challenge and beauty. The closing holes of 16, 17, and 18 all border the lake for a dramatic finish to an impressive offering of golf.
As part of McConnell Golf, the largest single owner of private courses in the Carolinas, memberships are available with access to all of McConnell’s ten private courses located throughout North
and South Carolina. These include the recent addition of The Country Club of Asheville, the oldest private club in North Carolina, dating back to 1894, located seven miles from the Grove Park Inn. “Many of our members vacation and attend conferences each year at The Grove Park Inn,” said John McConnell, founder and president of McConnell Golf. “The Country Club of Asheville acquisition gives us three Donald Ross courses, which is the same number of layouts he designed at the Pinehurst Resort. We hope our members can enjoy all our clubs as they travel throughout the Carolinas for business or pleasure. These are quality venues that will only get better. With the zero cost that members enjoy playing these other courses in our network, this is the best value of any competitive offering.”
Serving as a beacon for luxury and relaxation with endless southern charm, the massive clubhouse at Old North State blends golf’s time-honored customs with modern amenities to create an atmosphere enjoyed by all who reside there. The club’s outstanding facility includes a grand terrace and veranda with panoramic views of the lake, along with members’ lounges and casual or upscale dining areas. A full service Club Marina provides dry and wet dock facilities. The aquatic center has ample room for families and guests with a private adult only area. The tennis courts and fitness center complete the lifestyle one would expect in a private setting. Lake Baden serves as the backdrop for the opulent gated community located on what is known as the Uwharrie Point. Located within an hour of downtown Charlotte, it is ideal for young entrepreneurial families or upscale retirees. If you are ready to live on the lake today, they have beautiful homes built for move-in or home sites available to build your own dream house at Uwharrie Point. Lots range from 1/3 to one acre and estate lots from three to five acres within a wooded area, lakefront, or golf course setting. You can arrange a Discovery Tour to experience all that Uwharrie Point has to offer. They say come for a visit and stay for a lifetime in serenity unspoiled. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mcconnellgolf.com http://www.oldnorthstateclub.com