In the Shadow of Cold Mountain
First there were 9 holes... and then there were 18.
In 1968, Fred Tingle purchased 550 acres in Western North Carolina with dreams of building a nine hole golf course and retiring among the mountains and the fairways he would create.
The land was the former site of the Springdale Farm and had, in the early 60’s, been a girls camp connected with Columbia University. The camp kids spent their summers harvesting vegetables, milking cows, collecting eggs and hiking the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains and tubing the cool waters of the Pigeon River. After building nine holes, Fred and his wife Eunice felt it was only half complete.