A premier golf community chiseled around the beautiful plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Burlingame, formerly known as Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes, features an 18 hole golf course complete with astonishing mountain views and a meandering stream running right through it at an elevation reaching 3,500 feet. Lawn sports available at Burlingame feature 4 Har-Tru tennis courts as well as croquet with an ever growing calendar as the sport is becoming more and more popular in the mountains. A 17,000 square foot fitness facility is available to you that offers yoga classes, personal trainers, and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls making for an inspirational workout.
The Horsepasture River is the ornament of North Carolina mountain rivers. It runs through the community offering more than three miles of scenic hiking trails and leads to 11 waterfalls. Stop along the way at Mills River Park, complete with an outdoor pavilion and children’s playground. Or journey across the bridge to Burlingame’s dog park where playful pooches have access to the Horsepasture River as well. Not only is the river great to gaze at while taking a leisurely stroll or to cool down in, it is also well known for its excellent trout fishing. Indulge in the thrill of reeling in a record size rainbow trout right out of the cool, clear mountain water. Join in on Burlingame’s Hiking & Fishing Club that tours the entire river corridor, while learning about the history of the area and the plentiful surrounding wildflowers along the way.
The social calendar at Burlingame stays busy, filling up with unforgettable events to entertain their members and guests. Bring the kids to the ever popular annual golf cart parade in celebration of Independence Day and show off your patriotism. For the swimming enthusiasts, Burlingame’s swimming pool offers shimmering blue water & magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complex also includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. After a fun filled day of the many activities to endure, this is a great place to come and relax. Or enjoy a peaceful bike ride or an exhilarating adventure of white water rafting not far from the club.
Burlingame’s highly anticipated dining experience is popular around the plateau and is known as the “best food on the mountain.” From casual cuisine to an entree on the a la carte menu, there is something for everyone here. The main dining room offers formal dining with menu specials changing weekly. The Club Room is a more casual dining experience offering a seasonal menu. Here you can shoot pool and enjoy a cold beer with no reservations required.