The High Country has award-winning private and public golf courses so that you can tee off in cool temperatures with picturesque views. These courses boast prime real estate in their communities, as well as many other amenities. Click on the titles for more information.
Private Courses & Communities
Tucked quietly into one of the most coveted resort communities in the southeastern United States, Blowing Rock Country Club calls the vast and wondrous Blue Ridge Mountains its home. At the heart of the Club property sits the only Seth Raynor golf course you’ll find in North Carolina, to which golfers from across the country have been flocking since 1915 — a truly classic mountain golf experience.
Members of the private club also enjoy beautiful amenities, excellent dining services, comprehensive fitness and recreation programs, an active social calendar, and a community of fellowship that feels like family. Learn more about our Club today and find out why our members feel right at home in Blowing Rock.
The man most responsible for defying private-club convention—while running a first-class operation—is John McNeely, who partnered with Wayne Huizenga to found Diamond Creek in 2003. (Huizenga also owns Frederica, on St. Simons Island, Georgia.) In his previous life, McNeely was a golf professional at a number of top private clubs, including New York’s Winged Foot (where he was tutored by the legendary Claude Harmon), Thunderbird in the California desert, The Floridian, River Oaks in Houston, and Grandfather Golf and Country Club, just a few miles from Diamond Creek in the verdant mountains of western North Carolina.
Nothing quite compares to the quietness of a cool evening spent gazing out across the majestic mountain landscape, set aglow by golden rays peering down upon the signature Jack Nicklaus golf course. The evening presents itself amidst the rising smoke of a crackling fire and the familiar sounds of friends and family gathered round to laugh and share stories late into the starry night. This is Elk River. And for many, it just feels like home.
Grandfather’s breathtaking location, diverse amenities, and core values continue to elevate their family experience. Designed by Ellis Maples and considered his architectural masterpiece, Grandfather Golf and Country Club offers a renowned Championship Golf Course that has been ranked by the North Carolina Golf Panel as the second best course in North Carolina after Pinehurst #2.
An unrivaled golf experience with panoramic views of Blue Ridge Mountains, golf at Linville Ridge elevates the game to an art form. At 4,949 feet above sea level, the golf course is the highest elevation golf course east of the Mississippi River. The bragging rights extend far beyond mere altitude.
In 2007, Bobby Weed added his special magic to the look and playability of the course with a scenic ruggedness that truly enhances your enjoyment of each and every round. Golfweek Magazine is among the many publications that have ranked Linville Ridge highly and placed this course among their favorites. With the course renovation by Bobby Weed, Golf, Inc. Magazine honored the Linville Ridge golf course with a Renovation of the Year Competition award.
Designed in 1959 by Ellis Maples, Boone Golf Club is one of the top rated public courses in the area. Our course utilizes the High Country’s beautiful landscape and spectacular scenery. Ranked #46 of The top 50 you can play in North Carolina! – North Carolina Golf Panel Ranked #4 in Hidden gems of the North Carolina Mountains – North Carolina Golf Panel. Ranked #2 by Derbyshire in Best Public Courses to Play in North Carolina Mountains!
Designed by US Open and two-time PGA Champion, Larry Nelson, Jefferson Landing's award-winning 7,110-yard, par 72 Course has a reputation of being challenging yet fair. Since its opening in 1991, the course is best known for its superb conditioning, outstanding playability for players of all levels, comprehensive practice facilities, and of course, its spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Master the course and hone skills with expert instruction from Jefferson Landing's golf professional, Dean Spainhour. These one-on-one lessons focus on any aspect of the game and are typically one hour in duration. Sign up for one lesson or develop a comprehensive instruction program designed to build skills and enhance performance through a series of sessions.
The beautiful, semi-private, member-owned mountain golf course boasts 18 challenging holes of tree-lined fairways, manicured greens, and several streams and ponds. The course layout follows the natural contours of the land, which creates a perfect setting for a challenging golf course with breathtaking views.
18-hole (Public) Mountain Aire Golf Club is continuously involved in making your golf experience the best that it can be. Offering a newly remodeled 18 hole championship golf course with spectacular views and reasonable rates. The Club features a challenging round of golf for all skill levels and every hole presents the golfer with awe-inspiring beauty. This mountain course’s main challenge is the wind, although the many sand bunkers can present equal problems at times. Overall, water hazards come into play on eight holes. The small greens are undulating, and the fairways are tree lined.
Looking to find great homes for sale in any of our golfing communities? Leslie Eason is an expert realtor in the NC High Country, and can search for the perfect place to call home. Contact Leslie at 828-406-0828 or LEason@Boone.net.