Werewolf Open August 13

Under the light of a full moon, golf members will venture into the night with lanterns, glow necklaces and glow golf balls for this special event after a special "Ghoulash" dinner. The format is 4 person scramble net best ball playing holes 1-6 and 9 with holes shortened to accommodate glow balls (75% distance of regular balls), yardage from 90 (#2) to 200 (#9). Only golf carts with lights allowed.
Players must carry flashlights or lanterns. Glow sticks will be at teeing areas, 100 yard marker and either side of green. Flags will be topped with glow globes and golfers will wear glow necklaces. Prizes will be awarded including closest to pin on #5. Tall tales, dessert and prizes will end the evening. It should be a howling success!

ARMED FORCES TRIBUTE

On ARMED FORCES DAY, May 21, Cummings Cove pays tribute to the U. S. ARMED FORCES. To thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country, Cummings Cove invites active duty members of the military to play golf FREE ON May 21 and also on Memorial Day, May 30, when we honor those members of the military who sacrificed their lives in service to their country.

Call the Golf Shop at 828-891-9412 for tee time.

Twilight Golf Special Starts April 18 at Cummings Cove

The weather is beautiful with temperatures in the 70’s, flowers are blooming and sunset is around 8:00 p.m.–ideal for Twilight Golf.

From Monday through Friday, after 2:00 p.m. the Twilight Golf rate for Seniors is $25.00, Non-Senior is $35.00. Please call the Golf Shop for rates on other days and times and to book your tee time. Call 828-891-9412 or 800-958-2905. 

March–In Like a Lamb

February ended much like it began. The Groundhog Day weather map showed North Carolina temperatures in the 60’s-70’s, and near record-breaking highs continued throughout the month. The golf course has been humming with activity while crocus, daffodils  and forsythia confirm the early arrival of spring. In downtown Hendersonville, sidewalk cafes are serving customers in shirtsleeves enjoying the balmy weather.

 

In our news article about Hendersonville "City of Four Seasons,"  we quoted the lyrics to “Camelot” where–"winter is forbidden ‘til December, and exits March the second on the dot.” We’ll see if Hendersonville weather continues to emulate Camelot this March. So far, it’s as gentle as a lamb.

Historic Hendersonville Gallery Stroll

Historic Downtown Hendersonville offers art lovers an evening stroll through its many and varied galleries on the first Friday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m. Wickwire Art Gallery hosts a “Meet The Artist” reception on Friday, August 7, 330 North Main Street, 6 – 9 p.m. Guest artist Mary Brummett will discuss “Color Notes”–oil paintings portraying a non-literal rendering of a scene while capturing the artist’s emotional, immediate reactions to what is before her. Live music is also featured on First Fridays. Visit www.historichendersonville.org for more details on upcoming events.

Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club to Participate in Third Annual Patriot Golf Day September 4 – 7, 2009

Patriot Golf Day donations will support the families of military service members who have been injured or perished in the line of duty.

Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club will participate in the third annual Patriot Golf Day, a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. Golfers across the country and at Cummings Cove have the unique opportunity to donate $1 or more to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation (FoldsofHonor.org), which provides post-secondary educational scholarships to families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty.

Cummings Cove will request at least an additional $1 for each green fee that is processed September 4 -7. Garry Sherrill, Director of Operations, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for golfers in our community to give back to those who have given everything.” In addition, Cummings Cove invites any active duty member of the military to play a round of golf free between September 4 – 7.

The inaugural Patriot Golf Day was held Sept. 1, 2007, and resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities. In 2008, more than $2.1 million was raised at more than 3,800 golf facilities nationwide. In the last two years, more than 550 educational scholarships have been given through the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Patriot Golf Day was inspired by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and USGA member from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Rooney has served three tours of duty in Iraq as an F-16 pilot in the 125th Fighter Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Individuals interested in contributing to the Folds of Honor Foundation, and those applying for scholarships should visit Foldsofhonor.org.

Folds of Honor Foundation
The Folds of Honor Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. (Foldsofhonor.org)

Golfers Enjoy a Beautiful Challenge

New York Times Subsidiary – Hendersonville Times News – June, 2007 – A beautiful challenge

ETOWAH – Nestled among the mountains of Western North Carolina are various and sundry coves and crannies where mountain peaks converge, leaving a sliver of bottom land once used for farming by the early settlers. Many of these have been converted into housing developments in recent years.

The lure of mountain scenery, with the creeks and lakes that are created have become an attraction to those relocating into the area.

One of the most scenic of these in the Henderson County area is Cummings Cove.

Located some seven miles west of downtown Hendersonville on Highway 64 near Etowah, Cummings Cove is easily accessible to both Hendersonville and Brevard residents.

In addition to the residential community, Cummings Cove also has one of the most picturesque golf courses in the area. Carved out of the landscape is an 18-hole, par 71 course that can be challenging as well as possessing many beautiful mountain scenes that are enjoyed by those playing the course.

Cummings Cove is described by Jim Fagan, an assistant in the pro shop, as a semi-private course.

“You don’t have to be a member to play Cummings Cove, but we’re moving in that direction,” Fagan said. Currently there are some 160 members.

One of the most challenging and beautiful scenes on the course is No. 10, a par 3 hole that requires a drive across Dam Boulder Lake. The hole plays from 135 to 210 yards. The green juts out into the lake, where two water fountains have been placed creating a beautiful scene for the golfers.

There are five levels of play on the Cummings Cove course. From the orange tees, preferred by most of the ladies, the course plays 4,775 yards. The silver tees, used by most seniors, is 5,123 yards. From the white tees, the course is 5,850 yards. The Carolina Blue tees makes the course play at 6,146 yards, and the gold tees raises the yardage to 6,415.

The back nine at Cummings Cove was renovated two years ago to add more scenic mountain views, a project praised by many of those who play the course, according to Fagan.

“Our course is not just a straight shot to the green,” Fagan said. “We have used the natural terrain to incorporate the many streams and lakes, and several dog legs that wind around the hills and small mountains.”

Another unique feature of Cummings Cove is the rest rooms, ice machines and water fountains that dot the landscape for the convenience of the players.

Fagan reports the course to be in excellent condition, although it could use some rain. The fairways are Bermuda grass, and the greens are of Bent grass.

In addition to the golf course, Cummings Cove also has a full restaurant and club house. Lunch is served each day in the restaurant and dinners on Friday and Saturday.

During the summer, the golf course is open from 7:30 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., seven days a week. The only day the course is closed during the year is on Christmas Day.

In operation for 22 years, Cummings Cove has become a course recognized for excellence by area golfers. There are several fee options, including senior rates, first time player rates, etc. It is suggested to call 891-9412, ext. 1 to get the current rates and tee times.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area wanting to get in a game while on vacation, Cummings Cove is one course you might want to check out.