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Cedar Rock Country Club Welcomes Coves Residents


Did you hear? If you live at The Coves Mountain River Club, you’re cordially invited to join Lenoir’s storied Cedar Rock Country Club.  Whether you choose a full membership or one of several other options, you’ll be part of local history that stretches back more than fifty years.

Known as the “Showcase of the Foothills”, the club and the village of Cedar Rock were created in 1965 by a group of businessmen.  They saw Hibriten Mountain as the perfect centerpiece for their vision, and they commissioned Ellis Maples to design the 7,153-yard course.  Featuring lush, carpeted Bermuda tees and fairways and beautifully manicured bent grass greens, Cedar Rock has hosted countless state and local tournaments, charity events and member functions.

Of the many things to do in Lenoir NC, golf is certainly high on the list.  Our year-round mild weather and breathtaking surrounding are ideal motivations for getting out and working on your game.  Cedar Rock has five sets of tee markers to accommodate all levels of play and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.  There’s also an excellent practice facility, with two practice tees, a chipping, pitching, bunker area and a large putting green. 

Located at 2065 Cedar Rock Estates Drive in Lenoir, the Clubhouse is a popular gathering place.  For meals, The Grill is open Tuesday through Sunday, with breakfast on weekends and lunch and dinner six days a week.  Upscale dining is available year-round in the Lounge, Main Dining Room and Fireplace Room.  Members can enjoy dinner each Thursday night, and food and beverage service is provided for local organizations, civic groups, weddings and parties.  Culinary Institute of America graduate and long-time chef John Deschler oversees the operation.

With its breathtaking mountain views and spacious meeting rooms that can accommodate more than three hundred guests, Cedar Rock Country Club provides a setting like no other for weddings and receptions.  And their dedicated, experienced staff works hard to meet and exceed your expectations.

From the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Cedar Rock offers swimmers a large pool with racing lanes and a diving board.  A kiddie pool is also available. The deck has lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas and a 20′ x 20′ covered cabana.  You can play tennis on four lighted composition courts, and tennis pro Adam Smith offers clinics and private lessons.

Cedar Rock Country Club expands your list of things to do in Lenoir NC with events such as February’s Red Dress Dance, a popular fundraiser for the Wig Bank of Caldwell County.  Chef John creates a special Valentine’s Buffet menu each year.  There’s a Birthday Night every other month, with half-price meals and complimentary desserts for anyone who celebrated a birthday during the previous sixty days.  They also host Ladies’ Wine Nights, bridge groups, garden clubs, a brush and palette club, a book club, an investment club, and local organizations.

It’s easy to see why our homeowners at The Coves see Cedar Rock Country Club as a local treasure.  You can learn more about the many advantages of becoming a member by visiting their website.

Of course, there’s a wealth of things to do in Lenoir NC – many more than you might imagine.  Moving here can be the start of a whole new life, with options you’ve never had or never had time to pursue.  And our natural surroundings promote a healthy new lifestyle.  You can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, bike riding, photography, exploring, and of course plenty of golf.

Visit us soon at The Coves Mountain River Club.  We’d love to show you around, answer your questions and tell you more about Cedar Rock Country Club and other opportunities to make living here in the Blue Ridge Mountains the very best years of your life.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 70 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

Exploring the area for the first time?

Let us know & ask for our 70 page Complimentary Magazine.

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