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Champion Hills ranks 22nd in Club + Resort Business ‘Top Fitness and Wellness Facilities’ for 2023

(HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.) – Champion Hills – Western North Carolina’s premier private golf community nestled in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains – comes in at 22nd in the U.S. in Club + Resort Business’ ranking of the “Top Fitness and Wellness Facilities” in the U.S. for 2023.

A leading trade publication based in Cleveland, “C + RB” covers the operations and management staff at country clubs, city clubs, yacht clubs and resorts that operate club-like facilities. Its “Top Ranked” initiative for fitness and wellness highlights properties with the “Top 50 Fitness and Wellness” facilities and programs, as judged independently by a panel of general managers from several leading clubs.

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“We’re once again grateful and honored by this accolade from a highly respected trade publication like Club + Resort Business that has such a deep knowledge of the private club industry,” says Champion Hills Director of Wellness Mackenzie Jones. “Golf, tennis, hiking and other outdoor sports and pursuits are integral to our members and overall club culture.”

Champion Hills’ Wellness Center and Pool Complex are located next to its stunning, mountain lodge-style clubhouse complex overlooking the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Replete with the latest cardio and strength training equipment, it houses a spacious room for yoga, spin, TRX and other group classes. A hydro spa is also available and popular with members for relaxing their muscles post-workout. 


Criteria for inclusion in the Top Fitness and Wellness Center included data on fitness and spa facility size and the size of retail and/or food-and-beverage facilities related to fitness/wellness; average member usage, both on a monthly-visit basis and as a percentage of the total membership; equipment value; classes and services offered; and staff size (both full- and part-time). 

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About Champion Hills

Champion Hills is a private boutique club in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, situated just south of the acclaimed “Main Street Town” of Hendersonville and 45 minutes from burgeoning Asheville. Its Tom Fazio-designed “Mountain Masterpiece” is ranked among the top private courses in the state and country by numerous media outlets and rating services. Champion Hills is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, the world’s largest golf management company. 

Resident-members enjoy a balanced and relaxed lifestyle steeped in golf, tennis, fitness, hiking and swimming, all surrounded by the recreation, entertainment and culture of Western North Carolina. Unlike many private, seasonal mountain communities, Champion Hills offers year-round golf and activities, as well as casual and fine dining options. 

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

Shane Sharp
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