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With high praise and accolades from some of the most respected golf publications in the nation,  and the name of one of the country’s most accredited course designers, David Johnson, attached to its beautiful 18 hole layout in Rocky Mount NC, the Belmont Lake Golf Club right here on site at Belmont Lake Preserve is truly a “masterpiece” among North Carolina golf communities just outside your front door.

The pro shop at the BLP Golf Clubhouse has all your needs to go out and hit 18

The pro shop at the BLP Golf Clubhouse has all your needs to go out and hit 18

With a classic setup featuring a front-nine out and back-nine in routing, the spectacular course design of David Johnson was selected by the North Carolina Golf Panel as one of the state’s “Top 100 You Can Play” among North Carolina golf communities. In addition, with its great blend of variety and contrasts taking you from holes that play through scenic woodlands, as well as several that do not, where the wind and weather conditions will come into play, the Belmont Lake Golf Club was named in 2012 as one of the top ten North Carolina golf communities to play in Eastern NC.

Boasting an array of hole lengths, doglegs to either side, and greens which are both large and small, the course has drawn rave reviews for its overall balance from golfers of all skill sets. Making for an enjoyable round regardless of a players handicap, the strategic design of the course offers up the challenging demands of an advanced player from the back tees, which greatly lessen for the more inexperienced players that are teeing off from the front. Examples of this see many holes where when teeing off from the back tees, cross-bunkers or forced carries will come into play, where as many of these hazards are not a factor for those hitting from the front tee area.

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Special events for golfers both young and old take place at Belmont Lake Golf Club regularly

Course designer, David Johnson’s website praises this gem among North Carolina golf communities saying, “The Belmont Lake Golf Club course is a masterpiece… the course takes full advantage of the gently rolling terrain in offering a unique golfing experience.” Speaking further to the playability of the course for those with any skill set, from beginner to pro, the site concluded, “Belmont Lake Golf Club is a challenging, fair test of golf that provides interest, variety and excitement for players of all abilities.”

To learn more about the spectacular 18-hole Belmont Lake Golf Club, including membership information, upcoming events, and so much more visit


With the award winning 18-hole David Johnson Golf Design championship course sitting just minutes outside your door at Belmont Lake Preserve, it is not a stretch for the competitive nature of some golfers to at times get the better of oneself. However, if you always remember these Golf Etiquette Tips, it is easy for one to still enjoy the thrill of competing, while being respectful to others on the course and staying true to the “spirit of the game.”

Golf Etiquette Tips

A breathtaking overhead view of  Belmont Lake Golf Club

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has offered up Golf Etiquette Tips in four different areas which anyone, regardless of skill set or experience level should abide to from the point they set foot on the first tee, until they stride off toward the clubhouse leaving the 18th green. These categories include safety, consideration for other players, pace of play, and care for the course. The Golf Etiquette Tips are courtesy of the USGA Members Program, and are listed as follows:


  • Players should not play until the players in front are out of range
  • Alert greenkeepers nearby or ahead prior to making a stroke that might endanger them
  • Shout a warning if your ball may hit someone

Consideration for Other Players

  • Do not move, talk, or stand close to a player making a stroke
  • Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course will not distract others
  • Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole when a player is about to play
  • Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players have holed out
Golf Etiquette Tips

Golfers at Belmont Lake Golf Club enjoying a round on as sunny afternoon.

Pace of Play

  • Always play without delay and keep up with the group in front
  • If a player believes his ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, he should play a provisional ball
  • Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found

Care for the Course

  • Repair all divot holes and ball marks
  • Before leaving a bunker, smooth over all holes and footprints
  • Replace the flagstick carefully in an upright position
  • Leave the course in the condition in which you would like to find it
  • Local notices regulating the movement of golf carts should be strictly observed

By following these simple Golf Etiquette Tips, you can make both your group and those also playing the course for the day’s round much more enjoyable with very little effort and simply by displaying common courtesy for the course and those around you playing on it. For more tips and further information on the USGA, visit their website at For more information on the spectacular Belmont Lake Golf Club, including setting up tee times and current specials, visit here.


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Over the weekend of September 19, on site PGA professional at Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community, Tim Wilke, teamed up with PGA Area 10 representative, Buddy Lawrence, to give a group of area children ages 2-18 an afternoon they won’t soon forget, calling on some of their fellow pros and the North Carolina Wesleyan golf team for instructional help, as a wonderful time was had by all at the first annual Carolina PGA & Area 10 Youth Golf Instructional Day hosted by the Belmont Lake Golf Club .

A youngster takes a shot out of the "Bunker Station" at the Belmont Lake Golf Club during the Instructional Day

A youngster takes a shot out of the “Bunker Station” at the Belmont Lake Golf Club during the Instructional Day

Wilke, who first envisioned, and then organized the one day camp at Belmont Lake Golf Club, set his sights in planning the event on allowing some local children who may not ordinarily have the opportunity to learn from himself and the other PGA professionals on hand to assist him in making the day a success. Attendees were taught the fundamentals in all aspects of golf, starting with etiquette and basic rules and moving through stations set up throughout the course to instruct them on using different irons, putting, and even bunker play.

Working hard and completely volunteering his own time, Wilke sought out businesses and members of the Rocky Mount community to help in generating the revenue needed to give the kids this special day at Belmont Lake Golf Club. For his thoughtful efforts, Wilke was pleased to see local sponsors step up and generate $5,000 to turn his idea of the Junior Golf Camp into a reality. In a further show of unity within the Rocky Mount community, food was also donated for the event as well, allowing for all 90 children who participated to enjoy a nice lunch on top of the free hat that each were given thanks to the sponsorship funds raised.

Tim Wilke addresses the kids at the Belmont Lake Golf Club’s Youth Golf Instructional Day

Speaking to Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper on the success and overall great time had by all at the event, Wilke noted, “We’ve recognized that there’s a need to get more kids in the area involved with the game.” He added, “Golf is a great game from a character standpoint… I love the youth, and it’s important that we get them interested at a young age.”

With the resounding response from the participants, the sponsors, the NC Wesleyan team, and the PGA pros, all of whose generosity all made the Belmont Lake Golf Club Junior Golf Camp possible, and the wonderful time that was had throughout the day by all, Wilke has already began preparations to make the event an annual function at Belmont Lake Golf Club as he has started the planning process for next years event.

For more information on upcoming events, memberships, arranging one on one instruction time with PGA pro, Tim Wilke, and so much more that is going on at Belmont Lake Golf Club, visit their website at Also, to see the beautiful new homes as well as both golf course and non-course lots at Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community, visit