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Brights Creek2222 Palmer Road, Mill Spring, North Carolina
The former host of the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, Bright's Creek has been named one of the Best New Golf Courses in Western North Carolina by GolfWeek Magazine. After playing the Tom Fazio Signature designed golf course, the beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding you is a continuous distraction. Seated in a valley, the fairways, greens, and deep white sand bunkers challenge players of all skill levels. The golf pro shop and casual grill are located at the members lodge overlooking the 18th hole. A swim and tennis center are planned at this gated North Carolina mountain community near downtown Hendersonville, considered one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina.
BRIGHTS CREEK AMENITIES:
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Tom Fazio
- Members Lodge with dining
- Full Service Equestrian Center
- Training and Jumping Arena
- 12 Miles Walking Trails
Spread over 5,000 acres, Bright's Creek has an excellent equestrian center and has been named Best Equestrian Community in 2008 by Southern Style. This full boarding facility provides expert horse care, lessons and horseback trail rides on 12 miles of groomed riding trails. Lush pasture, a dressage training arena and jumping arena are located at Bright's Creek. The neighboring town of Tryon is a well known horse competition area with events held at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. Waterfalls, the Green River and natural spring creeks are beautiful watering holes along the hiking and horse trails. The Cliffield Mountain trail climbs 1,000 feet up to a 70 foot waterfall. Whether you enjoy easy or challenging hikes, Bright's Creek offers both. Buyer's searching for Hendersonville NC real estate can find an outdoor paradise here.
In the planning stages at Bright's Creek is a Sportsman Club providing fishing and shooting opportunities. 12 shooting stations are planned to provide sportsmen target practice from trap, skeet and sporting clays. For the more serious hunter, the 14,000 acres of state-owned game is adjacent to the property. The Green River borders Bright's Creek and is filled with mountain trout, perfect for fly-fishing. A post and beam lodge with 25 rustic cabins and a dining room are planned to be built at the Bright's Creek Sportsman Club.
Approximately 45 Bright's Creek homes have been built to date of the 500 planned. Homes for sale at Bright's Creek start in the $400k's and reach well over $1 million. Lock and leave luxury 2 bedroom golf villas are located in the Members Lodge and are priced in the mid $600k's. Lots for sale at Bright's Creek range from 1/2 acre to over 5 acres and can be found under $100k. Gentle valley golf course lots or mountain side lots looking down onto the golf course are available. Elevations range from 1,000 feet to 3,200 feet on the mountain top. Bright's Creek was the 145th fiber to mountain home development in the country and is proud to provide high speed internet access to property owners.
Tryon and Saluda are the closest towns to Bright's Creek, where you will find quality medical care and shopping. Downtown Hendersonville NC is about 28 miles from Bright's Creek on the highway but is much closer as the crow flies. Bright's Creek is more of a destination retreat, found in the countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of the South Carolina state line. If you are looking for Hendersonville NC real estate, Bright's Creek is worth taking a look. North Carolina continues to be one of the best states to retire because of the mild weather, low cost of living and higher quality of life. For families with young children, Saluda Elementary, Polk County Middle and Polk County High School are the closest best schools to Bright's Creek.
Our real estate score for Bright's Creek in Mill Spring North Carolina is 71.
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Developed by N. Barton Tuck, the Bright's Creek equestrian community began in 2003. Tuck developed Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst North Carolina. Bright's Creek has been in a holding pattern of development as many others during the real estate recesssion. Then in the summer of 2011, Alexander Salgado and Gabrielle Barragan of Protex Investment Group Inc purchased Bright's Creek, a gated North Carolina mountain community.
UPDATE: Bright's Creek informed us Alianza Trinity Holdings LLC acquired the community in 2013. The principals are Omar Botero, Gilberto Iragorri and Pasquale Giordano.