Main Office: 828.743.6161

Club House: 828.743.4157

Pro Shop: 828.743.4251

Boat Rental: 828.743.1610


Guest Information

The Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association (USGA) together with the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the USGA shall be the rules of the Club, except when in conflict with local rules.

 All players, especially children and beginning golfers, are expected to learn and observe the fundamentals of golf etiquette.

“Cutting-in” is not permitted at any time. All play shall start at #1 tee unless otherwise directed by the Golf Shop personnel. Under no circumstances are players permitted to start play from residences without permission from The Golf Shop staff.

Practice is not allowed on the golf course. The practice facilities must be used for all practice.

Slow play is not tolerated. In the interest of all, golfers should play without delay. Rangers are provided to monitor the speed of play. No player should play until the players in front are safely out of range.

Foursomes should complete an eighteen-hole round in four hours and thirty minutes. If a foursome or other group of players is unable to maintain adequate speed of play and fails to keep their place on the course, they must allow the following group to play through. Golf Shop personnel have the authority to stop a slow playing group to allow the following group(s) to play through or to request the slow playing group to pick up their balls and move forward to catch up with the group ahead.

Continued slow play by players will be noted and The Golf Shop staff will attempt to improve such player’s skills to enable them to complete play within four hours and thirty minutes. If such efforts do not result in the required completion time, the Club may limit the play of such players to times other than prime playing time.

All players who stop after playing nine holes for any reason must occupy the next tee before the following players arrive at the tee or they will lose their position on the golf course.

Players are requested to pick up tees after driving. Players should be careful in discarding broken tees since the tees damage mowers and puncture golf cart tires.

While playing on the course, each player must use a separate set of golf clubs.

Children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult while playing golf unless playing in a Club-sponsored tournament. Golfers between fifteen and twenty-five years of age may be required to complete the Junior Development Course, if they, in the view of the Golf Professional, do not posses adequate knowledge of golf and its rules of etiquette.

Four-somes control the speed of play. Two-somes and threesomes should not expect to play through foursomes and should not exert any pressure on the groups ahead. Foursomes shall have the right of way. Two-somes and singles will be grouped with other players, if available, at the discretion of the Golf Shop. Singles shall have no priority on the golf course and shall be permitted to play only at the discretion of The Golf Shop staff. Five-somes are not permitted on the golf course without prior approval of Golf Shop personnel.

“Course Closed” or “Hole Closed” signs are to be adhered to without exception.

Golf Attire

Appropriate golf attire is required for all players on the golf course and golf practice facilities. Members and designees are expected to ensure that immediate family members and guests adhere to such rules. Members should remind their guests of the dress policy prior to arrival at the Club to avoid embarrassment for the member and guest.

  • Gentlemen:  Shirts with collars and sleeves must be tucked in, slacks and golf shorts up to four inches above the knee are considered appropriate attire. Tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, jams, sweat pants, jeans, bathing suits, gym shorts, tennis shorts, or other athletic shorts more than four inches above the knee are not permitted.
  • Ladies:  Dresses, skirts, slacks and golf shorts up to four inches above the knee and golf shirts are considered appropriate attire. Halter tops, tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, bathing suits, sweatpants, jeans, short shorts, tennis skirts or tennis shorts are not permitted.
  • Children must wear clothing similar to that required of  adults. This dress code is mandatory for all players. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the Golf Shop before starting play.
  • Shoes:  The use of soft spikes or other spike-less golf shoes are requested on the golf facilities to maintain a quality and consistent playing surface. Use of shoes other than soft spikes or spike-less golf shoes must be approved by the Golf Shop.
  • WARNING – soft-spikes and other spike-less are made from material that can cause slipping and falling under certain circumstances. To reduce the risk of injury, exercise caution when walking on wood, steep slopes, dead grass and on hard surfaces such as rocks, concrete, tile, marble, ice and hardwood floors. Worn cleats should be replaced promptly.
Golf Course Etiquette

Persons using the golf facilities should do their part to make a round of golf at the Club a pleasant experience for everyone. Here are some suggestions:

  • Do not waste time. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If a player is delayed in making a shot, it would be courteous for such player to indicate to another player to play.
  • The time required to hole-out on and around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same. Be ready to putt when it is your turn.
  • Players should ensure that greens are not damaged by putting down bags or the flagsticks and that the hole is not damaged by standing close to it or by removing the flagstick or the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the green.
  • No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.
  • When approaching a green, park your golf cart on the cart path on the best direct line to the next tee. This can save about twenty minutes per round. Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back to get it, while the following players wait for you to get out of the way.
  • When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Do the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
  • If you are not holding your place on the course (see General Golf Rules #7), allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
  • Repair your ball marks on the greens. If you see ball marks that need repair them also. Remind your playing partners to observe this courtesy.
  • Enter and leave bunkers at the nearest level point to the green. Carefully rake bunkers after use and place the rake outside the bunker.
Course Designer

Regular players at Trillium Links understand perfectly why Golf Digest magazine designated Trillium Links a 4 1/2 star course. It also comes as no surprise to people who know the reputation of course designer, Morris Hatalsky.

Morris Hatalsky started playing golf at age 10 after his brother gave him a set of clubs. At 17, he won the Mexico National Junior Championship and in 1969 was the San Diego High School Golfer of the Year.

Hatalsky joined the PGA Tour in 1976 and has since played over 489 tournaments. Along with his four wins he has finished in the top-ten 32 times and earned the distinction of "Putter of the Decade."

Hatalsky retired from a successful 20-year career in the PGA Tour in 1996 and put his talents and artistry to work designing and overseeing the construction of Trillium's 18-hole championship course.

Golf Lessons

Trillium members enjoy the many aspects of golf on and off the course. Our experienced PGA Pro Staff offers a variety of junior, intermediate and advanced golf clinics as well as private and group lessons.

To arrange lessons and tee times, or get more information please call our Golf Shop at 828-743-4251.


Clubhouse Hours

May 9 – 26

Thursday - Sunday:  Grille Room Service 12 pm – 6 PM,  Reservations Only

May 28 – September 1

Tuesday - Friday:  Lunch 12 pm – 2:30 PM, Bar Service 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm – 8 pm, Reservations Only

Saturday - Sunday: Brunch 10:30 am – 2:30 PM, Bar Service 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm – 8 pm, Reservations Only

September 4 - October

Wednesday - Sunday Lunch 12 pm – 2:30 PM, Bar Service 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm – 8 pm, Reservations Only

The Landings Hours

The Landings is Currently Being Rebuilt

Dining/Event Reservation Policies

The Landings does not accept reservations and is first come first served

The Clubhouse requires reservations for all tables. Bar stools do not require reservations.

All event reservations will be confirmed and billed 72 hours before the event, with no refunds.

Al Carte dining reservations can be made through the dining reservations tab on the member-only portal. Event reservations must be made through the events calendar on the member-only portal.

Boat Rental

Boat and Slip Rental Policies

Boats may be reserved online a minimum of 48 hours in advance

The person responsible for renting a boat must be familiar with boat operation and safety. A person younger than 26 years old who is unaccompanied may operate a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater on North Carolina waters only-if he or she completes and passes a boating safety course that is approved by NASBLA and is accepted by the Wildlife Resources Commission. The North Carolina boater safety certification card must be made available upon request. The boating safety course is offered online at boat-ed.com/nc/index.

The responsible party renting the boat is liable for damage due to misuse, negligence, and loss or damage to equipment. In cases where exceptional abuse is noted, the responsible party may be charged additional cleaning or repair fees.

Trillium offers 24 boat slips for rent each season from May 1 – September 30.

Trillium members may request Boat Slips on February 1st and Links and Lake Members may request on March 1st.

Trillium does not offer any dry storage for boats or trailers.

Boat slips are for members only. Houseguests, guests of members and Bluegreen owners may not use the boat slips.


Weddings & Events


What is the timing for my wedding? The start time for your ceremony is flexible based on your desired program of events. Amplified music must be turned off with guest departure by 11:00 pm.

Do you allow decorations? Yes! We welcome decorations, such as flowers, candles, and lighting. We do not allow anything to be applied to the walls or building that will cause damage. If you choose to use candles, we require that they are in containers or on a stand to prevent damage to surfaces or linens.

What type of music is permitted? Our venues are designed for everything from DJs to full dance bands. 

What is the difference between a Wedding Planner and Venue Coordinator? The Venue Coordinator is employed by Trillium Links and Lake and is responsible for the day to day operation of our event spaces. They’re here to answer any questions about the property, offer suggestions for planning leading up to the day of the event, and then assist your Wedding Planner with the coordination of vendors and events during your wedding at no additional cost to you. The Wedding Planner is hired directly by you and their fee is not included in the price quoted by Trillium. We’re happy to offer our approved planner list upon request. Based on your needs, they’ll assist with everything from design/color palette selections to caterer selections, floral arrangements, photography scheduling, and many of the other details that make for a seamless and stress free wedding.

What is included with the venue rental? The venue, tables, and white folding garden chairs to accommodate 200 guests.

What additional rental equipment do you have? In addition to the venue, tables and chairs, we offer a dance floor, stage, heaters, lights, reclaimed tables, and barrels to use at your event.

Tennis & Croquet

Tennis Reservation Policies


Men’s Tennis Double – Thursdays and Saturday at 10 am

Ladies’ Tennis Doubles – Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Tennis Clinics – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 10 am

Men’s Pickleball – Sundays 9 am

Ladies Pickleball – Saturdays 9 am

Mixed Pickleball - Fridays 9 am

  • Members may reserve tennis and pickleball courts online up to 7 days in advance
  • Clay Tennis courts require flat soled shoes, no fil-flops, boots or hiking shoes
  • All courts require shirts
Croquet Lawn Reservations and schedule

Members may reserve the lawn up to seven days in advance

The croquet lawn requires all whites during play

Croquet Schedule

Wine & Wickets – Monday and Thursdays 3 pm – 7pm

Men’s Croquet – Wednesdays at 2 pm

Ladies on the Lawn – Fridays at 10 am

Coffee, Croissants & Croquet – Every other Saturday at 10 am


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