Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course

Sugar Mountain Golf

Open April 23-October 31, 2021
Click to Reserve Tee Time | Phone: 828.898.6464

Voted the #2 Short Course in the USA, the Ole Esval Sugar Mountain Municipal Golf Course may be the best kept secret in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located near Boone, Banner Elk and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 18-hole municipal public course is the “Everyman’s Club” in a region home to premiere private country club communities. The fabulous short 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. Open mid April through October.

The par-64 layout maximizes every mountain view, babbling brook, and rhododendron 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. Did we mention the cool summer temperatures with typical afternoon highs in the 60s and 70s? Before or after your game, unwind on the big outdoor deck with lunch and snacks at the Caddyshack Cafe.

Golf Advisor Review Awards: Voted Top 10 Courses in North Carolina (2019 #9) & Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #2)

Next door is our Tennis Club – also open to the public. Stay on the mountain: see our big variety of vacation rentals.

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Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course

Take a video tour of the Sugar Mountain Course: Front Nine | Back Nine

Low Season Rates (April 23-May 27, 2021 and Sept 13-Oct 31, 2021) Reserve Tee Time
18 Holes: $21 green fee, $19 cart fee: Total $40
9 Holes: $17 green fee, $11 cart fee: Total $28
After 3 PM Walking: $15 green fee
After 4 PM: $15 green fee, $10 cart fee: Total $25

High Season Rates (May 28-Sept 12, 2021) Reserve Tee Time
18 Holes: $31 green fee, $19 cart fee: Total $50
9 Holes: $22 green fee, $11 cart fee: Total $33
After 4 PM: $15 green fee, $10 cart fee – Total $25

Season Memberships
This annual membership permits the player to walk at no additional charge or pay a cart fee of $19/player for 18 holes or $11/player for 9 holes.
Village Property Owner:  Individual $595 |  Couple $745
Non Village Property Owner:  Individual $645 | Couple $845

Local Pass
$50 This one-time fee is a riding pass only for permanent residents of Avery, Ashe, Watauga, Mitchell and Carter County Tennessee. It allows the player to pay a rate of:
Low Season (April 23-May 27, 2021 and September 13-October 31, 2021)
$17 green fee, $11 cart fee: Total $28
High Season (May 28-September 12, 2021)
$21 green fee, $19 cart fee: Total $40
After 4 PM $17 green fee, $11 cart fee: Total $28

Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course NC Blue RIdge

2021 Golf Tournaments & Events
Saturday, June 5: Pittman’s Gap Church
Saturday, August 7: Rams Rack
Saturday, August 28: Beech Mountain Community
Saturday, September 4: Shriners Children’s Hospital
Wednesday, September 22: ASU Local Government Alumni Association

More Things to Do
See our seasonal guides to discover more attractions and fun on and near Sugar Mountain: Spring | SummerFall Color.