Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course

Sugar Mountain Golf Course

High Country Blue Ridge Mountain Golf

The Ole Esval Sugar Mountain Municipal Golf Course may be the best kept secret in mountain golf in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located just minutes from Boone, Banner Elk and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 18-hole municipal public course is "Everyman's Golf Course" in a region home to some of the world's 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. Reserve a tee time.

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

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. Looking for more things to do? See our Summer Things to Do and Fall Color Guide.

 Phone: 828.898.6464 | Follow us on Facebook | Open mid April through October

Low Season Rates (April 11-May 21, 2020 and Sept 14-Oct 31, 2020)

18 Holes: $20 green fee, $18 cart fee: Total - $38
9 Holes: $15 green fee, $10 cart fee: Total - $25
After 3 PM Walking: $15 green fee
After 4 PM: $15 green fee, $10 cart fee: Total - $25

High Season Rates (May 22-Sept 13, 2020)

18 Holes: $30 green fee, $18 cart fee: Total - $48
 After 2 PM 18 Holes: $20 green fee, $18 cart fee - Total $38
9 Holes: $20 green fee, $10 cart fee: Total - $30
 After 2 PM 9 Holes: $14 green fee, $10 cart fee - Total $24
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 $18 per player for 18 holes
or $10 per player for 9 holes.
Village Property Owner:  Individual - $545 |  Couple - $695
Non Village Property Owner:  Individual - $595 | Couple - $795

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 11-May 21, 2020 and September 14-October 31, 2020)
$15 green fee, $10 cart fee - Total $25
High Season (May 22-September 13, 2020)
$20 green fee, $18 cart fee - Total $38
After 4 PM $15 green fee, $10 cart fee - Total $25

More info: 828-898-6464


PAYMENT - Players must pay by credit card or online at  No cash will be accepted at this time and ask that tee times be made in advance.

SOCIAL DISTANCING - Players must maintain a 6 foot distance between themselves and any other person at all times. There will be only 2 customers at one time allowed in the Pro Shop.

PUTTING GREEN IS CLOSED - To prevent those that are waiting to tee off from congregating together.

ON COURSE - Players are encouraged to walk and play their round, however carts will be available with only one customer per cart allowed.  Carts will be sanitized at the completion of each round before put back into use.  There will be no golf ball washers, sand boxes, tee markers, or rakes in the bunkers. Bunkers are to be played as ground under repair.  No water coolers will be provided on the course. The restrooms at the 9th green will not be in operation. Flagsticks will be in place, however the holes will be set so golf balls will not fall into the hole eliminating the need to touch or pull the flagstick from the hole.

FOOD SERVICE - The Caddyshack Cafe is open with an expanded deck!