Bright's Creek

2222 Palmer Rd

Mill Spring NC 28756

Community Description

Bright’s Creek is a scenic Blue Ridge Mountain community offering unique and luxurious offerings for sports, golf, and adventure lovers. Here residents can enjoy world-class amenities including a Tom Fazio signature golf course, and an equestrian center complete with turnout and boarding facilities. With a strong emphasis on family values and community living, Bright’s Creek features beautiful homesites with elevations up to 3,200 feet and views of the championship course, lush forests, and of course, the mountains. The location and elevation of this community create an ideal, temperate climate with four seasons, allowing for year-round outdoor enjoyment.


Located just north of the South Carolina border in Polk County, NC, Bright’s Creek is nestled in the lush forests of the Green River Valley. The Green River Valley offers a verdant backdrop to life at Bright’s Creek, with natural spring-fed creeks, cold, clear watering holes, top-notch fly fishing, hiking and horse trails, and dozens of waterfalls at the community’s back door. The closest towns of significant size to Bright’s Creek are Tryon and Saluda, with the small city of Hendersonville located 28 miles away as well. Its somewhat remote location makes Bright’s Creek a countryside retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy life, but the conveniences of city life are not too far removed. Hendersonville offers many excellent options for dining, commercial and boutique shopping, arts & culture, and outdoor recreation. The city also encapsulates small town charm, with season festivals, community events, and rich history at every turn. The eclectic and award-winning offerings of Asheville, NC are just one hour away as well. Excellent medical care is available 29 minutes down the road at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, NC. For those traveling by air, County Airport Marchman Field is located 45 minutes away, the Asheville Regional Airport is also 45 minutes away, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is 1 hour down the road, and the larger hubs of Charlotte Douglas International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airports are 1.5 and 3.5 hours away. 


Covering over 5,000 acres, Bright's Creek has space to spread out and unfold into its lush natural setting. The many acres of preserved land adjacent to this community allow for incredible access to wild waterways, lush forests, and mountain views on a network of trails that connect from within the community. Bright’s Creek has several signature amenities as well, including an equestrian center that was named “Best Equestrian Community” in 2008 by Southern Style. Featuring a full boarding facility, expert horse care, lessons, and guided horseback trail rides on 12 miles of groomed riding trails, equestrians and their horses will find their every need met at Bright’s Creek. Bright’s Creek’s neighboring town of Tryon is also known for its horse competition area with events held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Some of Bright’s Creek’s amenities are still in their developement stage, but we’d be remiss not to mention these exciting plans. In development now, is the amenity center which will include a fitness center, swimming pool, and two-lane bowling alley. The Tom Fazio 19-Hole Championship Golf Course is another signature amenity of this community. This course is steadily regaining its well-deserved glory, with past recognition as one of the “Top Residential Courses in the U.S”. The layout of this course puts its namesake creek at the center, with the surrounding valley and mountain terrain integrated seamlessly to create a challenging and enjoyable golfing experience featuring up and downhill shots. The accompanying Bright's Creek Lodge is an expertly crafted, rustic structure that with 12 guest rooms, dining options, a driving range, and a golf pro shop. Future amenities at Bright’s Creek include a swim and fitness center, a wine tasting room, a kids activity area with teepee village and tree house, and an expansion of the equestrian center. Bright's Creek is proud to provide high speed internet access, underground utilities including triple play fiber optic cable, natural gas, water, sewer and electric, and 18 miles of paved roads to residents. 

Real Estate

Currently there have been 45 homes constructed within the Bright's Creek community, with nearly 450 more planned for future construction. Homes for sale at Bright's Creek feature rustic mountain architectural design and prices start in the $400,000’s and reach well over $1 million. For those seeking a spot for their golf getaway, lock and leave luxury 2 bedroom golf villas are located in the Members Lodge and are priced in the mid $600.000's. There are many homesite options available for prospective builders, with lots ranging in size from 1/2 acre to over 5 acres and available at prices under $100,000. Terrain for homesites varies as well, with gentle valley golf course lots or more rugged mountain side lots looking down onto the golf course available. Elevations range from 1,000 feet to 3,200 feet on the mountain top. 

Bright’s Creek could be your future exciting home or mountain sport getaway. Contact our luxury community real estate brokers today to find out how we can support you in your journey to owning a home at Bright's Creek!

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Community Amenities

clubhouse / lodge
  • 212 Chesterfield Drive | Bright's  Creek


    212 Chesterfield Drive Mill Spring NC, 28756

    5 bed 6 bath | 4750 sqft
  • 132 Eastman Place | Bright's  Creek


    132 Eastman Place Mill Spring NC, 28756

    6 bed 8 bath | 5806 sqft
  • 41 Deep Gap Farm Road | Bright's  Creek


    41 Deep Gap Farm Road Mill Spring NC, 28756

    3 bed 4 bath | 3720 sqft
  • LOT 297 Pierce Court | Bright's  Creek


    LOT 297 Pierce Court Mill Spring NC, 28756

    1.7 acres
  • LOT 43 Deep Gap Farm Road | Bright's  Creek


    LOT 43 Deep Gap Farm Road Mill Spring NC, 28756

    0.72 acres
  • LOT 2072 Anthony Court | Bright's  Creek


    LOT 2072 Anthony Court Mill Spring NC, 28756

    1.94 acres
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