Is there a more exciting time of year than spring? This year especially, we are all eager for a period of rebirth and renewal. As the days grow longer, temperatures climb and the school year wanes, we at Elk River Club are preparing for a season of togetherness. One in which we all shake off the cobwebs from the past year and return to that sense of normal we miss so much. So, what does “normal” look like at our private country club in Elk Banner, NC? Something very far from ordinary…

Revitalizing the Dining Experience

We’ve had enough of contactless delivery for a lifetime. At Elk River Club, we’re rolling out a calendar packed full of social events for members to reconnect over cocktails along the Elk River, at a post-golf cookout, or enjoying our Italian Night and Prime Rib Night at the Clubhouse. This spring, there is something for everyone and no shortage of reasons to celebrate our tight-knit community.

The Equestrian Center

One of the finest in the state, our Banner Elk, NC Equestrian Center boasts 30 stalls, two tack rooms, inside and outside wash racks and a welcoming member’s lounge so you can unwind and socialize with other riders after a long day on horseback. With rings for riders to practice running and jumping and 140 sprawling acres of trails to explore, our Equestrian Center has something for those who seek a more active experience or just want to enjoy a leisurely trot through the verdant beauty of Elk River Club.

The Best Tennis in Banner Elk, NC

With weekly mixers, private and group lessons, summer kids’ camps, charity tournaments and exciting pro exhibitions hosted by Director of Tennis Harold “H” Wetzel and his staff, our tennis center and program is always a social stalwart of life at Elk River Club. Our Har-Tru courts provide an inviting play surface for players of all skill levels. Under Wetzel’s guidance, education is often at the forefront of our tennis program, with each individual’s success being a personal investment for him and the team. This year especially, we’re excited for the continuation of our world-class tennis program.

The Best Time of Year for Golf

Between the temperate weather and vibrant, emergent green of the trees returning to life, golf in Banner Elk, NC is never better than in our community in spring. Part and parcel with social life at Elk River Club are our golf events. While stunning vistas that never get old fill the daylight, cocktails and cookouts after long tournament rounds typically claim the evening hours. It’s here where so many friendships have started and been fortified.

And So Much More…

If all of this isn’t enough to fill your schedule, our pool and wellness complex will soon be in full swing. Families spend the day poolside before heading to the Clubhouse for dinner. Grandpa starts a multi-generational tradition, passing down his fly fishing knowledge to the grandkids in waters that are suitable for all skill levels.

However you intend to celebrate the arrival of spring and this time of renewal, an Elk River Club membership can give you the resources you and your family need. There is something to keep everyone active and engaged in the community we’re so proud of and we love nothing more than growing our Elk River Club family.

Elk River Club is a private country club in Banner Elk, NC 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.