Bright’s Creek December 2022 Newsletter

General Manager’s Scorecard

Our Tom Fazio designed course continues to receive outstanding reviews for design and conditions. Earlier in the year we had a USGA agronomist come out and provide recommendations on how to invest in and enhance the course. By changing some of our agronomy practices, the greens came out of the hot summer season in great shape. Our pre-emergent treatments this fall should hopefully yield better control over early spring weed growth. We continue to limb trees and clear brush to open up air and sun to key areas of the course as well as add to the natural beauty of the golf experience. We purchased additional pieces of course maintenance equipment to improve the effectiveness of our operation.

Our membership continues to grow, and we have added over 20 new Members to the club this year. We currently have multiple homes under construction and a cottage program about to go under construction. Our preferred builder program makes selecting a lot and building a new home an enjoyable experience.

Our signature project in 2022 was the construction start of our new Amenity Center. Slated to be completed in early January, this amenity will feature a saltwater pool, fitness center, two lane bowling, pool side kitchen, curated general store, full bar and Member gathering area. We expect to gradually open this exciting addition to the Bright’s Creek community over the first few months of 2023.

Our golf team continued to enhance the overall golf experience with improvements in the outside services experience, expanding our pro shop retail offerings and improvements to the range and comfort stations. We also added several new social golf events to provide new ways for Members and their guests to connect.

As we head into 2023, we will continue to invest in our club’s facility, amenities and services and look for ways to further enhance the experience.

Regards and thank you,

Steve Alden | General Manager

Seen Around the Club


Bright’s Creek Ladies Luncheon

Congratulations to our 2022 Creek Cup Champions -Jackson Mims and his guest Mr. Preston Almond!

The Amenity Center is progressing nicely. We look forward to having the new pool in 2023!

Welcome New Members!

Ann Scott-Hatcher – Member

Mike Menser – Member & Homeowner

Real Estate News


Building your home at Bright’s Creek has never been easier, and we are with you all the way. We have partnered with some of the region’s top builders who are ready to work with you to make your dream home a reality. Each of these partners knows how to maximize the gorgeous views at Bright’s Creek and take your initial ideas from concept to the perfect home situated on your beautiful property. We have carefully selected these respected builders based on their expertise and experience building homes in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Meet our Preferred Builders

We invite you to take a look at our website and check out some of our new listing and home packages.

Visit Real Estate

Stay with us!


Breathing is a vital component for motion. In fact, the more you breathe and focus the breathing before shots and workouts the more range of motion you can achieve.

See the video below from Dr. Greg Rose of the Titleist Performance Institute. They use the term distraction to create more motion or the separating of joints. Using motion, pausing and then breathing can open up room for greater range of motion.

Winter notes will have more movement and workout drills to come, so please send areas of interest to


AJ Fetsko, PGA

Bright’s Creek Club

Director of Golf

Operation 36 is officially here! See the program dates and informational flyer.

Classes are Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and Friday at 9:00 am please note which class you wish to attend when signing up. Sunday matches will start tee times at 4:00 pm.

Please sign up via email –

OP 36 Class Information 

Class Schedule & Fee Information

Upcoming Events


12/3 – Lunch with Santa

12/10 – Member Holiday Party

12/16 – Member Social/Ugly Sweater Contest

12/31 – New Year’s Eve Dinner