Western North Carolina’s Premier Private Club Responds to Demographic Shift
Champion Hills, Hendersonville’s premier golf community, is responding to a seismic demographic shift in private club demand with its new ‘Equity 55,’ a full golf membership for those 55 and under. With Equity 55, Champion Hills’ $40,000 initiation fee is divided into four equal payments over four years, dues and replacement reserve fund contributions are reduced by 50% and the club’s $800 annual food and beverage minimum is prorated for new members.
Offering complete access to the club’s amenities and activities, Equity 55 members enjoy Champions Hills’ mountain-style Tom Fazio designed golf course, clubhouse with pub and fine dining, wellness center, tennis and bocce courts, pool and hydro spa, and more. Like the club’s social and full golf memberships, Equity 55 members’ vertical family can also experience the club without being accompanied by a member and do not incur golf green fees when playing Fazio’s masterpiece. Since 2013, property ownership is no longer a requirement for membership
Member-owned Champions Hills is managed by Troon Prive’, the private club operating division of Troon. Through Troon Prive’ Privileges, members of TP-managed clubs receive extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits throughout the world. Qualified Champion Hills members enjoy access to 100+ golf courses, opportunities to experience more than 150 Troon Golf resort and daily fee locations at preferred rates; access to amenities at participating private clubs(fitness facilities, tennis, aquatics and dining); and preferred benefits at participating Cliff Drysdale Tennis clubs and resorts.
“The corridor between Greenville, S.C. and Ashville, N.C. is one of the fastest-growing and most-desirable regions in the Southeastern U.S.,” says Champion Hills General Manager & COO Dana Schultz. “People of all ages enjoy the safety, sanctuary, camaraderie and amenities that private clubs can offer. Equity 55 meets the upswell in demand by a younger demographic in search of both a club and community to call home.”
The Club is the centerpiece of the Champions Hills community, which boasts a broad array of residential options-luxury homes, low-maintenance cottages, lock and leave villas and a limited number of building lots–suiting a wide variety of buyers. Lots range from 1/2 to 1.5 acres, with prices from $50,000 to $300,000. Move-in ready luxury residences range from $500,000 to $3 million featuring golf course and mountain views and wooded lots.
Champion Hills was the former home course of Tom Fazio and his family, and the legendary golf course architect devised a brilliant routing through the heavily forested hills, deep ravines and cool mountain streams of its Blue Ridge Mountain setting. Said Tom about his mountain masterpiece, “Six holes play slightly uphill on the entire course, but only six despite 350 feet of elevation changes. Overall the majority of holes play downhill. We did it through grading and transition areas from the green to the next tee.”
Surrounded by the recreation, entertainment and culture of Western North Carolina, Champion Hills is unlike many private, seasonal, mountain communities. The Club offers the best in year-round golf, amenities, activities, casual and fine dining. Come For A Day, Stay For A Lifetime. For more information visit ChampionHills.com or call 828-696-1962.