Why Elk River Club? Private Country Club in Banner Elk, NC

The whir of the Carolina Chickadee’s wings and their accompanying four-note whistle add to the sweetness in the air at Elk River Club. Our exclusive golf course community is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where our members delight in the beauty of Western North Carolina day and night. The luxury real estate, Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course and long list of amenities make this  friendly community feel like home. The Robbins brothers’ vision continues to translate into a thriving Club overflowing with natural beauty and luxury.

World-Class Golf

Altitude ranges from 3,450 feet to 4,650 feet, and the natural topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes for a challenging and rewarding tree-lined course. The ever-changing natural beauty of the region and the many creatures who call it home leave players awestruck and ready to plan their next game. As one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Golf Courses , it is meticulously maintained by a dedicated team. A Links Magazine feature reads: “With relatively wide fairways, the real character lies in the approaches to the fast, undulating greens, which typically run at nearly 12 on the Stimpmeter … Elk River is easily one of the best mountain courses in the Southeast.”

Coveted Real Estate and Amenities

Country club living near the mountain town of Banner Elk, NC translates into stylish homes, charming cottages and condominiums, and stately home sites. Here you’ll find relaxed living with an infusion of elegance and friendships that will last a lifetime. Our private, member-owned community is designed to provide you with luxury, natural beauty, award-winning golf and unparalleled convenience. Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain color our landscape.

Here is a sampling of what our members enjoy:

  • North Carolina’s first Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course
  • One of the Southeast’s finest Equestrian Centers
  • A private, on-premise airport
  • Har-Tru tennis courts
  • A pool and wellness complex
  • Spa services
  • A 50,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse
  • Exceptional dining
  • Fishing and hiking
  • Member events and more

Culture and Adventure: Banner Elk, NC
Just a short drive away from our gates is the town of Banner Elk.  Boone and Blowing Rock, NC are also in our beloved region. Whatever you’re craving—fine dining, the arts, boutique shopping, challenging hikes, charming parks or local art galleries, all are easily accessible.

More Than Neighbors
Those seeking friendship and camaraderie will find it at Elk River Club. Members enjoy crossing paths with neighbors while walking their four-legged friends, chatting while spending the afternoon at our pool complex, catching up over cocktails at Riverside Grille or meeting on our fairways cultivates organic relationships. Members look forward to seeing one another for a morning workout or themed event on the river. The conversation flows, and our pristine mountain setting is perfect for relaxing and sharing stories.

We’d love for you to join our community—get in touch with us to learn more about the Elk River Club lifestyle.  

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.