North Cove Leisure Club aims to provide the best outdoor recreation facility in Western NC with a focus on providing opportunities to our local communities for a healthier and active lifestyle. The project combines many of our passions such as inclusivity, sustainability, conservation, live music, and the great outdoors. We offer a restaurant & bar, wedding venue, hiking and biking trails, live music, and world class disc golf in a scenic park-like setting with more outdoor amenities planned in the near future!
1. How did you come up with the multipurpose concept for the North Cove Leisure Club?
In grad school at App State. During my time in Boone, I fell in love with the outdoors, music, and disc golf.
I had to write a business plan for a class and I decided to keep updating and refining the idea after graduating. I happen to believe we live in one of the most beautiful places in America and we saw an opportunity to create a business that could provide those activities at a world class level.
2. In what ways can OBA members get involved with NCLC?
Between the professional disc golf tournaments and the music series, there will be a ton of sponsorship and vending opportunities for all OBA members. Looking into the future as we expand our proshop and general store on property, we hope to sell everyone’s gear in our shop!
3. What made you choose WNC and Marion, in particular, for your home base?
I grew up in Mt. Airy, NC only a couple hours away so this region has always been my home. After spending the last 16 years between Boone and Asheville, there is no place I’d rather call home than the mountains of Western NC. The world class recreation, thriving entrepreneurial community, and the culture make WNC a one of a kind place to call home.
4. Which Future Developments at NCLC are you most excited about?
The music venue. During the fall we broke ground on a 3,000 capacity venue that we can’t wait to share with WNC! WNC has a rich music culture and we believe a venue that celebrates both music and the outdoors is something this region has needed and wanted for a long time.
A close second would be our addition to the Disc Golf Pro Tour in only our 3rd year of business. The Blue Ridge Championship will feature top pros