Balsam Mountain Preserve Selects East Coast Golf Management

Balsam Mountain Preserve Selects East Coast Golf Management to Direct Club Operations. A new ownership group has selected East Coast Golf Management (ECGM) to manage club operations at Balsam Mountain Preserve; a 4400 acre private club community located 40 minutes from Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. Chris Manning, a real estate entrepreneur based in Myrtle Beach, SC completed the purchase on June 8th, 2015 and promptly selected East Coast Golf Management (ECGM) to direct and oversee club operations. Manning says: “Having seen what the East Coast team has done in several Carolina markets, I feel very confident that they will bring the management expertise and leadership needed for our club.” Balsam Mountain becomes the thirteenth North Carolina property that shares a marketing or management relationship with ECGM. Mike Buccerone, President of ECGM, says; “The quality of the amenities and the spectacular setting are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The golf course alone has to be considered one of the finest in the Southeast. We’re extremely excited to be a part of this one-of-a-kind place and look forward to working with the members to take this club to even higher levels. Families looking for a second home in the North Carolina mountains need to experience Balsam before they make a decision – it is that special”. About Balsam Mountain Preserve The lowest density private Club community in the western North Carolina mountains, just 40 minutes from downtown Asheville, Balsam Mountain Preserve offers a concept rarely found in today’s fast paced, over-scheduled world – a true sense of place. Authentic and architecturally diverse homes nestle into this high elevation 4,400 acre private community. Created with a commitment to preserve its natural surroundings, 3,400 acres, or nearly 75% of the community, has been placed in a permanent conservation easement, ensuring it will never be developed and will always remain for future generations in its present park-like state. Members select from an impressive array of family and individual activities – from Arnold Palmer designed championship golf and soft surface tennis courts to miles of hiking trails and private family camping. The selection of Real Estate offerings include dramatic mountain view homesites with elevations up to 4,700 feet, private resale homes, a new selection of low maintenance golf cottage homes and a very special Private Residence Club.

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CONTACT: Mike Buccerone, PGA – East Coast Golf Management Phone: (843) 215-3673 Email:

About East Coast Golf Management

Headquartered in Surfside Beach, SC, East Coast Golf Management provides industry leading club management and marketing services to 24 properties. ECGM directs and coordinates all aspects of golf course and property maintenance, staff training and development, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage services, retail merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management. For more information, call (843) 215-3673 or visit