Golf is perhaps one of the most popular mountain activities in the warmer months. There are several area golf courses and many championship golf courses in the area.
In Banner Elk, there are some of the best golf courses in the state. The Elk River Club’s course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, however it is a private club and membership is by invitation only. The Grandfather Golf and Country Club is also a private club, but boasts two championship courses designed by Ellis Maples. The Mountain Glen Golf Course in Newland is a semi-private course that has been around since 1964. The towns of Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain also have golf clubs that many residents and visitors to the area find the time to enjoy throughout the warmer months.
In Boone and Blowing Rock, golfers love to play at the Blowing Rock Golf Club and the Boone Golf Club. Hound Ears Club has immaculate greens and a challenging layout for everyone to enjoy.
Many visitors and residents will love being able to see beautiful long range views and scenery from the courses in the area. The climate of the High Country areas makes golfing even more enjoyable. With mild summer temperatures in the 70’s and low 80’s, the High Country weather is perfect for golfing. Hit the greens and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer!