Sugar Mountain Golf Club may be the best kept secret in mountain golf, but not for long. Located just minutes from Boone, Banner Elk and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 18-hole municipal course is “Everyman’s Golf Course” in a region home to some of the world’s premiere private country club communities. The fabulous golf course opened for play in 1974, the design of Frank Duane, previously the senior project manager for more than two decades for Robert Trent Jones, the undisputed dean of golf course architecture.
The par-64 layout maximizes every view, every mountain brook, and every stand of rhododendron and forest on the 60-acre site. The course features nine par threes, eight par fours, and a single par five. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, the course features immaculate putting surfaces, hailed by those who play here as second to none. Any suggestions that the diminutive creation is anything less than a stellar test, or a grand stage from which to enjoy the drama of mountain golf, are quickly assuaged for the first time visitor.
Visitors will find golf at Sugar Mountain affordable and accessible. Rates vary during the season which opens early April and concludes the end of October. Walk specials are available every afternoon after 3 o’clock, as are twilight rates with cart.
All who play Sugar Mountain leave won-over, marked for life by the brilliance of the routing and the magical quality of the putting surfaces. The layout courses through a verdant land rich in laurel and rushing streams and exploits every panoramic view the property possesses. Best of all, the course delivers an enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.
Low Season Rates (March 31-May 24, 2016 and Sept 16-Oct 31, 2016)
18 Holes: $18 greens fee, $16 cart fee: Total – $34 | Twilight after 2pm totals $27
9 Holes: $13 greens fee, $9 cart fee: Total – $22 | Twilight after 2pm totals $18
High Season Rates (May 25-Sept 15, 2016)
18 Holes: $28 greens fee, $16 cart fee: Total – $44 | Twilight after 2pm totals $34
9 Holes: $19 greens fee, $9 cart fee: Total – $28 | Twilight after 2pm totals $22
Season Pass Rates
This one-time payment permits the player to walk at no additional charge or simply pay a cart fee of $9 for nine holes or $16 for 18 holes. Season pass includes Handicap Service through Carolinas Golf Association and USGA.
Non-Village Taxpayer: Individual – $545 | Couple – $745
Village Taxpayer: Individual – $495 | Couple – $645
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