It’s a new day at Elk River Club—for miles and miles, mother nature sends an unmistakable message—this beautiful region is made for exploring and enjoying. Confirmation comes from the Magnolia Warblers’ whistled weta, alternating between higher and lower pitches before reaching a confident slide. The North Carolina High Country offers an abundance of treasures, whether you are looking for a challenging mountain hike, time to perfect your golf game on a breathtaking course or the chance to make new connections with neighbors. Our roots take us back to 1982 when brothers Harry and Spencer Robbins had a vision to create an exclusive High Country community with exceptional mountain golf. Keep reading for more about what you can expect when playing golf at our Luxury Golf Course Community in NC.
One of America’s Premier Clubs
As North Carolina’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, the Elk River Club experience stands above the rest. Our community encompasses more than 1,200 magnificent acres, Blue Ridge style with altitude ranges from 3,450 feet to 4,650 feet on the course. We have long held our position as one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Golf Courses since opening day in 1984—no surprise to those who experience our club in person. As you would expect given the attention to detail poured into this community, our course is meticulously maintained. There are 35 acres of fairways, 19 greens, 75 tees, 51 bunkers and more, and all receive pre-dawn care by a staff of 20. You’ll return again and again to this pristine course set against the ever-changing Blue Ridge backdrop.
Blue Ridge Beauty
The soothing sounds of the Elk River create an idyllic soundtrack on the green. As you make your way through the course, feast your eyes on shimmering lakes, tree-lined fairways and natural North Carolina beauty. A Links Magazine article about our club reads: “The front nine has an open, meadow-type feel with tall native grasses lining the holes, while the back is a more traditional tree-lined mountain design, with greens cut into hillsides, downhill tee shots, and small streams wandering into play.” Within the piece, playing golf here is described as “easily one of the best mountain courses in the Southeast.”
Upgrading Your Golf Game
It’s not out of the ordinary for touring pros to dedicate time to visiting our Director of Golf Davis Ambrose at “The Bear’s Den.” The Den is a part of the practice range with two dedicated hitting bays and the most advanced Trackman® measurement and training equipment. David is a Class A PGA member, and he and his team offer a season full of club-sponsored major and social tournaments for men, women, juniors and couples. No matter your skill level, access to world-class instruction is available.
Elk River Club is a private mountain golf community in Western North Carolina with the first signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the state. Residents and guests enjoy surrounding views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. Amenities include an Equestrian Center, a private, on-premise airport, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool complex, spa services, Clubhouse, fishing, events and more.