Tournament Info

For 20 years, the Irene Wortham Center has hosted a golf tournament to benefit children with developmental and socio-economic challenges.

This event is run by volunteers who recognize that making an investment in young children can help them lead happy and independent lives.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, May 8th at the Mount Mitchell Golf Club in Burnsville, NC. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, less than an hour from Asheville, this course is right at the base of Mount Mitchell with breathtaking mountain views from every hole!

Date

May 8th, 2020

Time

10am - 5pm

Location

Mount Mitchell Golf Club

Goal

$50,000

Mount Mitchell Golf Club
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, an hour from Asheville at the base of Mount Mitchell, Mount Mitchell Golf Club is a 4.5-star rated Golf Digest “Places to Play” course. Golfweek Magazine ranked it #11 in 2016 – NC “Best in State”.
Course
Our course is a player-friendly par 72, with no blind shots and scenery that makes it hard to keep your mind on golf. It features bent grass tees, greens and fairways. It is in the Toe River valley and is virtually flat.

The club house offers fine dining and relaxation in Hawtree’s Pub. The Pro Shop is well stocked with stylish golf attire.
Dining
After a fun-filled day on the course what better way to celebrate than enjoying a nice snack, meal or drink! Hawktree's Grill and Pub will provide dinner services in its spacious dining facilities, plus outdoor dining available with entertainment.
Lodging
Coming in from out of town? Why not stay awhile at one of our luxurious on-site rental properties? Two and three bedroom town homes are available on the 18th fairway. Private homes are available throughout the golf community – from two to five bedrooms. We offer One, Two, and Three bedroom fairway villas directly on the course.
Shopping
Shoppers will be delighted by the unique local shops in downtown Burnsville. Local craftsmen produce some of the finest glassware, woven goods, wood products and pottery in the country. Burnsville is the perfect destination for a day-trip.
Climate
From April to November, morning temperatures range between 55 and 60 degrees. Daytime hovers around 80. This mild climate produces blooming wild flowers in March. It has been said that this is where springtime spends the summer.
Region
Hiking to waterfalls, cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway, gemstone mining and abundant craft studios and shops are all close to the golf course in and around Burnsville. Mt. Mitchell State Park and Historic Altapass Orchard are just a 20 minute drive away.
Fishing
In addition to golf, the fisherman will be delighted by the South Toe River that runs through the course. It is brimming with trophy native brown and rainbow trout. Fishing guide services and permits are available for guests to purchase.
Contact
We at Mount Mitchell Golf Club look forward to seeing you at the Irene Wortham Center's 20th Annual Golf Tournament! If you have any questions about our course or other services offered, please call us at
(828) 675-5454, or (828) 675-4923 for lodging.
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Getting Started

Boxed lunches are available for everyone. If you do not pick on up at registration, please stop by the Clubhouse to get one.

After the tournament, turn your carts in, then bring your scorecards to the Pro Shop. Please stay for a fabulous Barbecue Buffet prepared by Broadmoor. During dinner, we will announced the prize winners and have drawings for prizes.

If you have questions or need help during the event, ask any volunteer or call Sydney Reichert, events coordinator, at 919-717-4338.

Schedule

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

Bag Drop, Registration Opens

Lunch, Hear from CEO on mission

Shotgun Start

Dinner, social hour, prize winners announced, giveaways distributed

Don’t forget to grab your free Bluetooth speaker!

Rules

Select best ball from foursome on each shot and all play from that position. Place ball within one (1) club length of original ball position no nearer to the hole. Do not change condition of play (i.e., do not move ball from rough to fairway, bunker to rough or fringe to green). Men play from blue tees; women play from green tees. Senior Men (over 65) may play from white tees, except on prize holes.

Record one (1) low score per hole on scorecard. Turn scorecards in to the Golf Pro at the Pro Shop immediately after play. Team handicaps will be deducted from the gross score. Team handicaps are calculated based on a percentage of each player’s handicap weighted more heavily to the A player.

May be used any time during the round except on contest holes. A player may not use a mulligan to win a hole-in-one prize.

Contests

  • Hole-in-One #5: 2 yr lease of Mercedes 2018 C-300
  • Hole-in-One #9: iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB)
  • Hole-in-One #14: $250 Pro Shop gift certificate
  • Hole-in-One #17: A Club Glove golf travel bag
  • Closest to the pin high handicap (11+ handicap)
  • Closest to the pin low handicap (0-10 handicap)
  • Prizes for Par 3 Holes (#’s 2,5,14, and 17)
  • 2 tickets to Biltmore House
  • Round of 4 at Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Round of 4 at Broadmoor Country Club
  • Charcoal Grill provided by Blue Ridge Pharmacy
  • Gift certificate to Carrabbas
  • 2 Jump passes to Launch
  • Gift baskets provided by Yesterday’s Tree & Bee Charmer
  • 2 3 Wood Warrior golf clubs
  • Golf gloves
  • Golf umbrella

Fees

We have options for both players and non-players to participate in the tournament. Click the options below to register! You will be taken to a separate page for registration where you will add your package to your cart and be taken through the checkout process.

If you cannot play in the tournament, please consider sponsoring a hole or making a donation by clicking the “Donate Now” button below.  If you have any questions about the event or Irene Wortham Center in general please contact Sydney, the Development and Marketing Director, at 828-274-6053 or sreichert@iwcnc.org.