The MillScape The Olde Mill Club Update Olde Mill is Changing!
Imagine the quietâ€Ś.the peace, serenity, and solitude. The only sound you hear is the whack of your driver hitting your golf ball. You watch the white dot as it flies through the air, past visions of misty mountains on an early crisp morning. Maybe a few birds chirp in applause. Itâ€™s a Zen moment, and you can have it at Olde Mill.
An 850-acre master planned club and resort, this Ellis Maples-designed golf course captures the true essence of Blue Ridge Mountain living as it should be. Golfers coming here for 20 years say this is now one of the best courses they have ever played. If you want Zen moments everyday, now is your opportunity. A team of experts has designed every aspect of this resort community. You can live here, play here, dine here and relax here. The Mountains are Calling You Home. Call Susan Verlander, the Broker in Charge, today to discuss the possibilities. Ask Susan for the information package that includes this DVD so you can see for yourself the beauty that is Olde Mill.
The Mountains Are Calling You Home
Million Dollar Course Renovation
The award-winning Olde Mill – a resort, residential and mountain lifestyle community celebrating a $12 million renovation – announces enhancements to its Ellis Maples-designed course are rapidly approaching completion. Hallmarks of the project include adding a wall-to-wall irrigation system, layout changes to several holes and aesthetic transformations by Dan and Bradley Maples. Pinehurst residents Dan (son of Ellis) and Bradley Maples (grandson) led the renovation of the family patriarch’s 18-hole, par-72, 6,833-yard championship layout and enhancements will grace almost every hole. However, the intent and shot values of Ellis Maples’ acclaimed design will remain intact. Opened in 1972, Olde Mill holds a 4½-star rating from Golf Digest magazine’s “Best Places to Play” (out of five possible stars) and features water coming into play on 16 holes. “The course at Olde Mill which Mr. Ellis Maples conceived was based in large part on his respect and admiration for the work of legendary golf architect Donald Ross,” says Hagen Giles, General Manager, who has been at Olde Mill for more than 25 years. “Dan and Bradley did a great job helping us bring the course up-to-date without losing those classical, original design principles which have made Olde Mill such a highly regarded playing experience. With our enhanced playability for all types of golfers and upgraded overall layout, we’ve ensured that Olde Mill will continue to shine for years to come.” The original Maples design stretched 6,833 yards from the tips. As part of the course renovation the back tees have been lengthened to 7,100 yards to further test better players while seniors, juniors, beginners and less-accomplished players will find the new layout more playable as other sets of tees have been adjusted to best embrace all level
“It’s so pristine. You go in there and it’s like an escape.” – Dan Maples of players. Cart paths were repositioned and bridges were rebuilt as well as all 70 sand bunkers renovated with sand from the Sandhills of North Carolina – adding to the regional flavor of the course. The Maples have been multi-generational Pinehurst residents and, of course, Donald Ross’ legacy there is well documented. Other changes to the course include the 1st hole being switched from a par 4 to a par 5, while the reverse will occur on No. 18. Fairway and greenside bunkers were reshaped, removed or added on 12 of the holes. The 9th got new tee boxes and a fairway eight feet higher in elevation with two new bunkers along the left side of the fairway. And the work on No. 15 – which will perhaps be the most dramatic change in the extensive renovation – will include removing trees and bunkers and the fairway being completely repositioned. Nestled in the serene Blue Ridge Mountains, Olde Mill’s expansive community is an awe-inspiring backdrop for golf, dining, leisure activities and relaxing at home with family and friends. Additional, extensive enhancements are ongoing at Olde Mill, including the addition of luxury yet affordable condos, manors and single-family, custom cottages and estate homes. Real estate prices range from $200,000 to more than $1 million. Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill and The Tavern at Olde Mill have been completely renovated – including the addition of acclaimed Chef Ed Badgett – and offer culinary options as well as a variety of food, family and entertainment events.
Meet Two of Our Professional Team
Head Golf Professional I was introduced to the game of golf at the age of eight at Olde Mill. Olde Mill at this time was a spectacular new golf course masterfully designed by Ellis Maples. At age thirteen Olde Mill gave me my first job working at the golf club and I never looked back. Golf became my passion and I chose it as my career. Working hard at Olde Mill and learning the game of golf blessed with a golf scholarship and the privilege of attending Concord University in West Virginia. Upon graduation with a degree in Tourism and Resort Management I started my career at The Greenbrier, one of the top resort destinations in the country. I worked as an assistant golf Professional and soon after entered the PGA PGM program. After my completion of the PGA PGM program I was recruited by a private country club, Cross Creek in Mount Airy, NC as the Assistant Golf Professional. Moving from the a resort industry to a private golf program in a country club was an exciting change.
In July 2008 I was offered the opportunity to return to Olde Mill as the Head Golf Professional, a decision that was an easy one. This is and has always been a very special place for me and to be a part of its new growth and development is not only an honor but a responsibility I am proud to accept. Being a part of Olde mill has enabled me to return to the place I have always loved and called home.
Director of Real Estate Sales The first half of my life was spent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State, I started my journey of 20 years building my career in golf equipment sales. Eventually, I moved into real estate about five years ago. This is the third master planned community I have been fortunate enough to be a part of, and I am very excited to be back in Virginia where I laid a few roots down originally in the Shenandoah Valley. Southwest Virginia is rich with history and natural wonders such as the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and the beautiful New River.
The Wine List
Choice Filet, Rare Seared Tuna, Softshell Crab, Tomato Portabella Salad….these are just some of the mouth-watering rewards after your day spent perfecting your golf game. Chef Ed Badgett, III heads up the team at Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill (formerly Niblicks). Renamed after course designer Ellis Maples, Maples Restaurant is the perfect place to hold your family gatherings, parties, and corporate events. Its tavern, The Tavern at Olde Mill (formerly Track Iron Lounge) is the perfect spot to unwind over a tasty cold beverage at the end of a day of great play. Chef Ed and Restaurant Manager Chris Rasco have great plans to make Maples famous for its great service, unique and delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere. Surrounded by pristine mountain views and a beautiful golf course, dining at Maples is close to a divine experience. Chef Ed’s trustworthy palette pairs wine and food in delectable combinations. Besides the usual staples on the Maples menu, each night Chef Ed delivers unique dishes that will leave you dreaming of your next meal at Maples. The Seafood Buffet has already been a big draw. Concentrating on fresh choices, flavor is Chef ’s specialty. The flare, color, and eye-pleasing choices inspire one word. “Wow.” Prepare to be swept away like a golf ball taken by the wind. You will be helpless under the genius of Chef Ed’s dishes. Make your reservations for a small intimate dinner or a large crowd by emailing Chef Ed at email@example.com or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Reds Urban Uco (2007) Malbec, Argentina Les Garrigues (2006) Cotes Du Rhone, France Campus Oaks (2006 ) Zinfandel, California Hugh Hamilton (2007) Merlot, Australia Valle Escondido (2007) Merlot, Argentina Elizabeth Spencer (2006) Cabernet, CA Elderton (2005) Cabernet, Australia Hess (2006) Cabernet, California Hess (2007) Syrah, California Chateau Morrisette (2006) Merlot, VA Chateau Morrisette (2006) Cabernet, VA Villa Appalaccia “Rustico”, VA Villa Appalaccia “Rosa”, VA Villa Appalaccia “Toscanello”, VA Rosemount (2006) Shiraz, Australia Permutations (2008) Pinot Noir, Australia Dessert/Fortified Foggy Ridge “Pippin Gold”, VA Broadbent “Ruby Port”, Spain Graham’s 10 year “Tawnt Port” , Spain Featured Whites Wolf (2007) Gewurztraminer, Germany Villa del Borgo Pinot Grigio, Italy Hess (2007) Chardonnay, California Chateau Morrisette (2007) Chardonnay Chateau Morrisette (2007) Our Dog Blue Chateau Morrisette (2007) Blushing Dog Front Porch (2007) White Zinfandel, CA Villa Appalaccia “Pinot Grigio”, VA Foggy Ridge “First Fruit”, VA Foggy Ridge “Sweet Staymen”, VA Foggy Ridge “Serious Cider”, VA Arido (2007) Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina Ferraton (2007) Cotes Du Rhone Blanc, France Ponga (2008) Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Frog’s Leap (2008) Sauvignon Blanc, CA Sparkling Simonet “Brut”, France Veuve Clicquot “Brut”, France
Gather together for a delightful meal.
Meet Chef Ed Badgett, III
Bon Appétit! What’s more exciting and induces more passion than a fine wine that offers a connection to the collective soul of past ages, or a meal so scrumptious you remember it with fondness years down the road? Introducing and educating members on just such passions is a rewarding part of my career as Executive Chef at Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill. A twenty-year journey has led me through the southeastern corner of the United States. I started cooking while in college to earn some money and it turned into a lifelong career! I enjoy all aspects of the field including catering, private home parties, and ice carving. Trust me when I say I know how to feed your discriminating tastes! I have been a private chef in several cities in south Florida for Northern Trust banks, while teaching culinary classes at night at South Tech in Boyton Beach, FL. I have enjoyed many rewarding positions with
different resorts and restaurants: Executive Chef of Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, SC; Executive Chef of American Accents and 309 State Bistro in Greensboro, NC; Working Chef Trillium Golf Resort in Cashiers, NC; Executive Chef of Asheboro Country Club in Asheboro, NC; Working Chef at Cross Creek Country Club in Mt. Airy, NC; and Executive Sous Chef at the Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro, NC. I have also assisted in several restaurant openings, as consulting chef at Jordan’s, Fresco’s and Misty Mountain Bakery in the Greenville, SC area. I was a personal chef for furniture companies at the High Point Furniture Mart for the spring and fall international furniture markets. I look forward to serving the patrons at Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill and hope to create many wonderful dishes that will quench your thirst for great wine and feed your hunger for great food! Chef Ed
Delicious Meals - Discriminating Tastes
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Master Planned 800-Acre Mountain Golf COmmunity, Club and Resort 2,700 ft Elevation, Mild Virginia Four Seasons 3 Miles from Blue Ridge Parkway Underground Utilities Mountain Craftsman Architecture & Protective Covenants 2 Hours from Charlotte, 1 hour from Winston-Salem, 1.5 hours from Roanoke 18-Hole Championship Maples Golf Practice Facilities--Driving Range & Putting Green Indoor Swiming Pool, Jacuzzi & Workout Room, Tennis Courts 4,000 Sq Ft Clubhouse with 2,000 Sq Ft Outdoor Deck Full Service Infoor and Outdoor Dining Guided FIshing, Hiking, Biking, Rafting, Tubing, and Kayaking Festivals, Theater, Shopping, Antiquing, Concerts, Wineries, Medaery, Cidery Nearby
So Many Amenities!
New Neighborhoods Created for Olde Mill
It’s 6 AM. You can’t help that you’re an early riser. You left the bustle of the city behind you for a stay at your dream of a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, fully intending to sleep in till 9AM. That would be a late start for you. Laying there, the sun peaking through the curtains fills you with a sense of true awakening. You decide to go ahead and make a cup of coffee and slip out onto your deck while you watch the sun come up over the velvety greens of the golf course. A mama and her baby deer nibble peacefully on the edges of the grass in your back yard. Birds chirp and tweet a bright good morning. This is living. You take a deep sip of your coffee, prop your feet up and lean back a bit. What will this beautiful mountain day bring to you? A day of golf ? A night of fine dining? Perhaps a dip in the pool? An outing to a nearby shop or outdoor excursion? This is living with the most beautiful of life’s choices at your fingertips. And
they’re all yours. A team of talented designers spent many hours determining lifestyle plans of the newly renovated and growing Olde Mill, creating the perfect community for buyers seeking serene mountain getaways. It’s Blue Ridge Mountain living as it should be. Olde Mill showcases mountain craftsman architecture, well-thought out floor plans, open space, executive retreats, gourmet kitchens, and upscale baths. Outside, the homes, cottages, and manors display a quaint mountain mystique. Imagine you had stumbled upon a lovely cottage in the woods. That is the Olde Mill style. You’ll not find the 80’s era shine. It’s all subtle and quaint, nestled in the woods with great mountain views and undisturbed landscape. Call Susan Verlander today an exclusive appointment.
Norris Mitchell’s Vision
Olde Mill owner Norris Mitchell talks to us about his vision behind developments and Olde Mill “We try to develop golf courses and facilities that are very good and that they include the means to pay for themselves forever (amenities, attractions and services for members which create demand). “This means people have to pay their dues because we are not going to be there forever; we try to develop the financial infrastructure so that our developments can be financially self-sufficient. To that end we try to get staff and managers who are the best available, such as Bo from the Greenbrier and Chef Ed from the private country club in the Western NC mountains.” Who is Norris Mitchell “I’m 72 and I came from there (near Olde Mill). Mom was a schoolteacher, Dad a farmer. I grew up on a cattle farm and we ran a sawmill. The reason I went to college is because Dad bought a tractor with headlights. Norris laughs when he tells that tale. “The town I grew up in is 20 miles from Olde Mill on the other side of Hillsville. The nearest town name is Mitchell’s Crossroads, but Sylvatus is the postal name of the town, which is the name of one of our family’s ancestors. “I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1958 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. I spent 15 years in the missile business, first going to California, then back to Douglas Aircraft in Charlotte, NC. I helped work on the Nike, Hercules and Ajax projects. The SoCal/LA area was not for me. “I got out of the missile business with a friend who worked with me at Douglas. His wife worked in Real Estate and I started to buy land and houses—they were doing the same. We’ve been partners now for 41 years. My friend died in the fall of ‘08 but I still partner with his wife Betty. We never had a written contract or even a handshake…we just went to work together. “We started buying apartments together, working nights and weekends on the Real Estate projects in Arlington and other local areas; we own a Comfort Inn on Glebe Road. We developed three hotels, two of which we sold; we did a housing development in Delaware, but we’ve mostly worked in the DC area, though we do own some apartments in Roanoke (Harttown by Valley View Mall and the airport), and a couple over on the southern side (Yorktown and The Ridge), and some Lynchburg townhouses. “We’ve been in Olde Mill about two years now. I go
to a couple (Virginia Tech) football games a year. I endow an engineering professorship. Frank Beamer is from Hillsville. About 18-19 of my college friends still go to a football game each year and we’ve been doing it ever since we graduated. Our numbers are down since some have died or don’t feel well enough to go anymore, but we still have a fair sized group and it’s a lot of fun. “Part of our motivation to go with Olde Mill is it’s a beautiful place and it seemed like a good investment, although I don’t play golf. We approached the local hospital when we heard they were having trouble hiring doctors, so the Human Resource folks came down here to scout the area. There’s an urgent care center in Laurel Fork and the nearest hospital is in Galax. “I’m not interested in anything but value at Olde Mill, though I probably won’t live to see it finished. We’re building for others to come and it will do a lot for the area. It is a great economic development engine for the area, preserving the area in a responsible way. “We’re good for the area because we will bring in a lot of taxes but not generate the need for a lot of services (such as schools, since this likely won’t be a place where young families grow up, rather, it will attract Baby Boomers, retirees, and Virginia Tech grads who want a getaway or second home or mountain retreat). “I own a second home about 20 miles from Olde Mill. I bought farmland in the area over the years. Olde Mill sits on about 850 acres and I probably have another 800 acres in the area.”
Notes from a Luncheon ...July 23, 2009
Membership Has its Privileges
As a member of The Clubs of Olde Mill you will be a member of the Golf Club, Social Club, Fitness Club, Outfitters Club, Tennis Club, and Swim Club. Each with its own events, programs and lifestyle. The Clubs of Olde Mill has a multi-generational dimension that will have something for every member of the family. Membership is a lifestyle decision that offers the rare luxury of time... time to enjoy life, social activities, new friends and self-discovery. Featuring a recent renaissance the new Clubs of Olde Mill makes your time even more enjoyable. With superb new amenities, extensive golf course enhancements and stunning mountain real estate, Olde Mill offers its members and guests a rich and engaging quality of life. Perhaps best of all, is Olde Millâ€™s location. Less than 3 miles from the famed Blue Ridge Parkway in the Virginia mountainside there is always something to do or explore in the mountains. Life here is good and the people are warm and welcoming. Membership has its privileges and the mountains make this privilege even better. Thereâ€™s never been a better time to make The Clubs of Olde Mill your Mountain Club and Home. As a member of The Clubs of Olde Mill you will be a member of the Golf Club, Social Club, Fitness Club, Outfitters Club, Tennis Club, and Swim Club. Each with its own events, programs and lifestyle.
privileges are included with Community Gold Membership offering unlimited range balls with no additional charge. b. Deposit $0 c. Annual Lease Fee $250 d. Annual Dues $2880 e. Annual Dues Billed Monthly $240 National Membership a. Description of Privileges - National Membership is available to persons who do not own property in The Olde Mill community and whose residence(s) is located outside a 100mile radius of the Club. A National Membership entitles the Member and their immediate family to 12 rounds of golf without greens fees from April 15th to October 15th and unlimited rounds of golf without greens fees outside of this time period. b. Membership Deposit $5,000 c. Incentive for Early Purchase $1,000 d. Net Membership Deposit $4,000 e. Annual Dues 1,200 f. Annual Dues Billed Monthly $100
Call Susan Verlander today to discuss the wonderful priveleges of membership as a property owner!
Lease Community Membership a. Description of Privileges - A Lease Community Membership entitles the Member and their immediate family to 20 rounds of golf without greens fees from April 15th to October 15th and unlimited golf without frees fees outside of this time period. Cart fees apply. b. Deposit $0 c. Annual Lease Fee $250 d. Annual Dues $1680 e. Annual Dues Billed Monthly $140 Lease Community Gold Membership a. Description of Privileges - Lease Community Gold Members and their immediate family may play unlimited round of gold without greens fees. Cart fees apply. Practice range
A great place to belong....
Club Events Golf Events
Sept. 28th Sept. 13th 11am 20th 11am 27th 11am Oct. 3rd-4th Oct. 5th Oct. 9th Oct. 16th Oct. 18th Oct. 11th 11am 18th 11am 25th 11am
Peidmont District Tournament Member Play Day Member Play Day Member Play Day Groundhog Cup Regional High School Tournament Serv Pro Tournament Couples Golf @ 5pm Tough Day Member Play Day Member Play Day Member Play Day
Check the website, www.oldemill.net for dates! This fall, come out for our seafood nights, half-price wine nights with all-you-can-eat porterhouse steaks. We are planning a possible casino night in November and be sure to sign up for cooking classes with Chef Ed. Each cooking class will have a wine theme.
Real Estate Events
Open Homes Each Weekend this Fall! Come out for a tour of your new resort property!
Olde Mill Facts: * Est. 1972 * Located in Southwestern VA * 18-hole Ellis Maples Design * 2008-09 Updated by Dan Maples * Golf Practice Facilities * 800 Acre Golf Resort Community * Elevation 2,700 * Four Season Climate * Newly Renovated Golf Shop * Dining, Private Event Rooms * Tennis Courts, Indoor Pool * Outfitters Services * Memberships Available!
Join us for the fun! Dining....Playing...
Stay & Play Packages $96 Mountain Golf At Its Finest! October 13 - November 30 Known as one of the best golf courses in the Friday & Saturday country Olde Mill has a long history of great $101 golf and great accommodations. Stay a While! March 1 - April 19 April 20 - October 12 $145 October 13 November 30 $101 Fairway Lane - Two Bedroom Units Sunday – Thursday Gallery at the 18th - Top Floors March 1 - November 30 $129 to $189 Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday March 1 April 19 $116 March 1 - November 30 $149 to $219 April 20 - October 12 $145 October 13 - November 30 $116 Fairway Lane - Four Bedroom Units Friday & Saturday Sunday – Thursday $121 March 1 - November 30 $258 to $378 March 1 - April 19 April 20 October 12 $165 Friday & Saturday $121 March 1 - November 30 $298 to $438 October 13 - November 30 Gallery at the 18th – 1st Floor Sunday – Thursday March 1 - November 30 $199 to $259 Friday & Saturday March 1 - November 30 $219 to $289
Above rates are for one night including Lodging, Green Fees and 18 Hole Cart, Breakfast, and Overnight Bag Storage. Based on quad occupancy. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Twosome Golf Packages Gallery at the 18th – Top Floor Fairway Lane Sunday – Thursday Sunday – Thursday March 1 - November 30 $249 to $309 March 1 April 19 $111 Friday & Saturday $140 March 1 - November 30 $269 to $339 April 20 - October 12 October 13 - November 30 $111 Foursome Golf Packages
Friday & Saturday March 1 April 19 $116 Fairway Lane April 20 October 12 $150 Sunday – Thursday $116 March 1 - April 19 $86 October 13 - November 30 April 20 - October 12 $115 Gallery at the 18th - 1st Floor October 13 - November 30 $86 Sunday – Thursday March 1 April 19 $121 Friday & Saturday April 20 October 12 $150 March 1 - April 19 $91 October 13 November 30 $121 April 20 - October 12 $135 October 13 - November 30 $91 Friday & Saturday March 1 April 19 $126 Gallery at the 18th - 1st Floor April 20 - October 12 $160 Sunday – Thursday $126 March 1 - April 19 $96 October 13 - November 30 April 20 - October 12 $125
Gallery at the 18th - Top Floors Sunday – Thursday March 1 - April 19 $141 April 20 - October 12 $170 October 13 - November 30 $141 Friday & Saturday March 1 - April 19 April 20 - October 12 October 13 - November 30
$146 $180 $146
Above rates are for one night including Lodging, Green Fees and 18 Hole Cart, Breakfast, and Overnight Bag Storage. Based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to change without notice. Daily Golf Rates Monday – Thursday March 1 - March 31 April 1 - April 19 April 20 - October 12 October 13 - October 31 November 1 - November 30
$45 $49 $60 $49 $45
Friday & Sunday March 1 - March 31 April 1 - April 19 April 20 - October 12 October 13 - October 31 November 1 - November 30
$45 $49 $75 $49 $45
Saturday March 1 - March 31 April 1 - April 19 April 20 - October 12 October 13 - October 31 November 1 - November 30
$45 $49 $79 $49 $45
Everyday after 2pm $45 Above rates include Green Fees and 18 Hole Cart. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Can you fit it all in?
2258 Stone Mountain Road Laurel Fork, VA 24352 Toll Free: 1.800.753.5005 Direct: 276.398.2211
Published on Sep 13, 2009