Bright’s Creek January 2023 Newsletter

General Manager’s Message

Happy New Year! 2022 was a great year for the club. We grew our Membership, expanded our services and experience, and continued to invest in the future of Bright’s Creek.

Our biggest project is the continued construction of our new Amenity Center. As we move into 2023, we will complete this project, including a saltwater pool, two-lane bowling alley, pool side grille and bar, member social area, and fitness center. We anticipate starting a phased opening of the facility in late February and expect to be fully operational by our summer golf season. This new building will be a perfect way for current and future Members to enjoy a full slate of amenities and services at the club.

The golf course gets better every year regarding turf health and green quality. We continue to work on key areas of the course to improve our views and open up more air circulation across our turf, critical to grass health. We finished our first full year of turf review by the North Carolina Chapter of the United States Golf Association Agronomy staff and identified some key items that are part of our long-term strategy for the health and maintenance of the course.

We hope you will take a moment to take a look at Bright’s Creek as a place for your family to enjoy for many years to come.

Regards and thank you,

Steve Alden | General Manager

Seen Around the Club

Congratulations to our Ugly Sweater Winners
1st Gross- Eric and Lisa Kurjan 31
1st Net- Dan Wood and Jessica Justice 30
Closest to the Pin #16- Jessica Justice 24′
Closest to the Pin #19- Lisa Kurjan 7′ 7″
Best Sweaters: Daniel and Robin Duncan

The Amenity Center is progressing nicely. We look forward to having the new Pool and Bowling Alley in 2023!

Welcome New Members!

Francis & Jenise Clancey

Matt Schlichenmaier

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

Water Wheel Grille

Golf Update

Purposeful practice is a necessity for improvement. Hitting balls blindly with no area of focus or intent is WASTING your time. This would be considered “regular” practice, while purposeful or deliberate practice is systematic and has a GOAL.

Ben Hogan is a perfect example. When he retooled his swing, he engaged in deliberate practice. He “found” it in the dirt by having goal-oriented practice, not rapid-fire range sessions. Pick a target, envision the shot, and focus on your goal. Whether the goal is to hit a high sizzling draw or just get the ball airborne.

Be sure to have a goal when you practice and make more rehearsals and slow-motion swings versus hitting balls on repeat…This approach will pay dividends in your progression. Keep in mind tour pros spend 75-80% of their practice sessions with clubs used 100 yards and in…


AJ Fetsko, PGA | 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

January 2023

01/13 – Bright’s Creek Ladies Luncheon

1/19 – Family Night Dinner

01/20 – Members’ Social

01/25 – Book Club Meet & Greet

February 2023

02/11 – Valentine’s Dinner

02/11 – Cupid Bowl 9-hole Golf Event

02/16 – Family Night

02/17 – Member Social

02/24 – Gardner Webb Collegiate Tournament