Sugar Mountain Public Golf Club

Sugar Mtn Golf Club

2024 Opening Day: April 19 – 50th Anniversary Season!
Click to Reserve Tee Time (2 weeks out) | Phone: 828.898.6464 | Email
The Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course may be the best kept surprise in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located near Boone, Banner Elk and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 18-hole public course is the “Every Player’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.

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.

For more information email Phillip Schundlemire at
1054 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604 | Open 7 days, 8 AM-5:30 PM

Phone: 828.898.6464 | Reserve Tee Time Online | Follow us on Facebook

Sugar Mountain Golf Tournament

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

Low Season Rates (April 19-May 23 and Oct 7-31, 2024)
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18 Holes: $28 green fee, $22 cart fee: Total $50
9 Holes: $23 green fee, $15 cart fee: Total $38
After 3 PM: $23 green fee, $15 cart fee: Total $38

High Season Rates (May 23-Oct 6, 2024)
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18 Holes: $38 green fee, $22 cart fee: Total $60
9 Holes: $28 green fee, $15 cart fee: Total $43
After 4 PM: $25 green fee, $15 cart fee – Total $40

Annual Tournament August 24-25, 2024: Sugar Mountain Golf Classic (click to read more)

50th Anniversary Retro Pricing (June 27th, July 25th and August 22nd, 2024): 50th Anniversary Retro Days (click to read more)

Season Passes
This annual pass permits the player to walk at no additional charge or pay a cart fee of $22/player for 18 holes or $15/player for 9 holes.
Village Property Owner:  Individual $700 |  Couple $875
Non Village Property Owner:  Individual $750 | Couple $975

New in 2024: Sports Package – Golf and Tennis Season Pass
This annual pass permits the golfer(s) to walk at no additional charge or pay a cart fee of $22 per player for 18 holes or $15 per player for 9 holes. Tennis is played at no additional charge; must reserve a court time.
Village Property Owner Season Membership: Single $1,100; Couple $1,375
Non-Village Property Owner Season Membership: Single $1,200; Couple $1,550

Gift Certificates
Gift cards are now available! Purchase in-person at the Golf Shop or call 828.898.6464. They are fantastic presents for holidays such as Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas.

Local Pass
This one-time $60 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 19-May 23 and Oct 7-31, 2024)
18 Holes: $23 green fee, $17 cart fee -Total $40
9 Holes: $20 green fee $13 cart fee- Total $33
After 2 PM: $18 green fee, $12 cart fee – Total $30
High Season- (May 23-Oct 7, 2024)
18 Holes: $28 green fee, $22 cart fee – Total $50
9 Holes: $25 green fee, $15 cart fee – Total $40
After 4 PM: $21 green fee, $14 cart fee – Total $35

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

Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course in Blue Ridge

Weather Forecast
While weather prediction is challenging on our mountain, click here for Ray’s Weather, our best local forecast for the village. Summer highs seldom top 80 degrees at our elevation, rain showers sometimes pop up quickly. Bring a jacket for refreshing mornings and evenings.

Tee Time Policy
All players are encouraged to create a foursome when possible. Customers who book less than a foursome are subject to be paired up to create a foursome. Customers may book tee times no more than 14 days in advance.

Rain Check/Inclement Weather Policy

  • The Golf Course Manager or his/her designee is responsible for decisions concerning temporary or all day closing of the golf course.  Rain checks will be issued to those guests who are unable to complete their round due to inclement weather or the closure of the golf course due to unsafe conditions. The value of the rain check is pro-rated based on the rate the guest paid to play and the number of holes completed that day.
  • When lightning is present, the golfer play at their own risk; The Village of Sugar Mountain is not liable for any injuries due to inclement weather.
  • Rain checks are only valid for green fees and cart fees. Rain checks have no cash value. You must provide proof of payment in order to receive a rain check. Rain checks will expire 1 year from the Issue date. Rain checks are non-transferable and non-replaceable. Rain checks may only be used at the course issued. Rain checks are one time use only.

Frost Delay Policy
Following the delay, tee times will proceed at the original scheduled order of play that day from when play begins. Groups not present at appointed time become standby players only.

Dress Code Policy
Proper golf attire (Collared shirt, no jeans) is preferred but not mandatory. Absolutely no tank tops or cut offs are allowed.  Metal spikes are prohibited on the golf course and practice areas.

Rental Cart Policy

  • Operators of rental motor golf carts must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Maximum of 2 club sets and 2 riders per cart. 2 single riders in a group is not permitted. Operators must obey cart signs and rules or they will be asked to leave the premises with no refund.
  • Carts must be kept (30’) away from greens and tees, and at least (10’) away from bunkers/traps, when not on cart paths.
  • You further acknowledge that the golf cart is leased by, the Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course to you for the use and purpose for which it was manufactured.
  • You shall reimburse the Village of Sugar Mountain, upon demand for the loss of, or any damage to the golf cart or property damage while it is rented to you and for all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fee, incurred by the the Village of Sugar Mountains in collecting and amounts owing by you hereunder or in otherwise enforcing the Village of Sugar Mountain’ rights hereunder.

Common golf etiquette is required at all times. This etiquette bars the throwing of clubs, running or jumping on greens, carrying golf bags onto the greens, pulling of handcarts onto the greens or aprons of greens, and the reckless operation of a golf cart.  This etiquette also requires the caring for the golf course grounds by replacing divots, raking bunkers and repairing ball marks on the greens.

Pace of Play Policy
Golfers must maintain their position behind the group in front of them. The maximum allotted time to play 18 holes is 4 hours and 20 minutes. If your group is out of position, you will be given the following warnings:

  • 1st Warning: If your group falls out of position, you will be asked to re-establish your starting position.
  • 2nd Warning: If your group fails to re-establish its starting position in 30 minutes, you will be asked to pick up and move up to the group in front of you.
  • 3rd Warning: If you are unable to maintain this position, as a courtesy to your fellow golfers, your group will be asked to leave the course without refund.

Player Responsibility
Players are responsible for any property damage or personal injury resulting from their own play Golfers are responsible for any injuries or damages resulting from their play.

All play must start on #1. Player’s must not start on #10 without the permission of the pro shop staff. Players must follow common golf etiquette and not be a disturbance for others on the golf course.

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