Just as Balsam Mountain Preserve has set a new standard in private mountain living, our Arnold Palmer Signature Course is setting a new standard for mountain golf. The course rests on Palmer’s belief that a course must be both truly beautiful and serve the game in an unrivaled experience – the end result is a mountain golf course in a class of its own.
At elevations reaching 3700’, this scenic gem requires golfers of all skill levels to use every club in their bag. Rather than having one signature hole, Balsam has 18. No other mountain course offers such breathtaking views, incredible wildlife, and outstanding level of service.
Palmer Practice Park
Sitting beneath the Cottages at Doubletop Village, the innovative Palmer Practice Park lives up to the legend behind its name. The cutting-edge design represents the evolving nature of golf today, providing a more casual, brisker playing alternative to Balsam’s full-length Signature 18-hole course. Palmer Practice Park will open the game to more community members with opportunities for night play, junior golf, and golf clinics.
Bentgrass teeing surfaces
Target fairways and target greens
A short game complex featuring a chipping/pitching green, practice bunker, and a fairway approach area (approximately 40 yards long)
A 3,500 square foot putting green
“Mountainous terrain, spectacular distant views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful streams are what make Balsam Mountain Preserve different from any course I have ever designed.”