The Boone Golf Course is a Ellis Maples designed 18-hole course that is 6,680 yards long with a par of 71. Photo by Frederica Georgia
Boone Golf Club is rated as one of the top public courses in the area, given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Photo by Frederica Georgia
The Boone Golf Course club's facilities include a pro shop, Fairway Cafe, a practice range, green and chipping area. Photo by Frederica Georgia

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Public Golf Courses
in the High Country


Mountain Glen

Phone: 828-733-5804
Address: 1 Club House Dr, Newland, NC
Website: Boone-Asheville-NC-Mountain-Golf-Course.com

In the shadow of Grandfather Mountain, Mountain Glen is an affordable, "player-friendly" full 18-hole course in Newland with a par of 72, designed by George Cobb, the golf course architect responsible for The Par 3 Course in Augusta National Golf Club. The front nine is described as more of a links-style course, relatively flat and open with small greens, while the back nine presents a bit more of a challenge with the 11th hole uphill dog-leg left, rated as one of the best par 4's in Western North Carolina, circling back to the clubhouse. Aside from the course, Mountain Glen's facilities include a full service golf shop and grill, practice putting and chipping greens and a driving range.

Course rating: 70
Slope rating: 129

Hours: 8am to Dusk

Rates

Spring (April 1 – June 15) & Fall (Sep 15 – Nov 1)
• 18 Holes: $46 with cart / $30 walking
• 9 Holes: $24 with cart / $15 walking
• 4pm Special: $25 (cart included)

Summer (June 15 – Sep 15)
• 18 Holes: $56 with cart / $40 walking
• 9 Holes: $29 with cart / $20 walking
• 4pm Special: $30 (cart included)


Boone Golf Club

Phone: 828-264-8760
Address: 433 Fairway Dr, Boone, NC
Website: www.BooneGolfClub.com

Home to Appalachian State University Golf teams, Boone Golf Club is rated as one of the top public courses in the area, given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The Ellis Maples designed 18-hole course is 6,680 yards long with a par of 71. The public club's facilities include a pro shop, Fairway Cafe, a practice range, green and chipping area. With newly added senior tees, the course is a 'must-play' for all ages and experiences.

Course rating: 70.1
Slope rating: 120

Hours: 7:30am to 6:30pm

Rates: See rates here.


Mountain Aire Golf Club

Phone: 336-877-4716
Address: 1104 Golf Course Rd, West Jefferson, NC
Website: www.MountainAire.com

West Jefferson's Mountain Aire Golf Club brought the first public golf to the High Country in 1952 and has since evolved into a modern 18-hole course known for its reasonable rates and local, friendly atmosphere. A modest 6,406 yards, the 72 par course is complemented by the golf club's golf shop and renowned snack shop, serving "super dogs" and "special chili."

Course rating: 69.8
Slope rating: 122

Hours: 9am to Dusk (subject to change depending on weather, etc.)

Rates (18 Holes with shared cart):
Spring (Open – May 18): $31–$37
Summer (May 19 – Oct 26): $32–$49
Fall (Oct 27 – Dec 31): $25–$30


Sugar Mountain Golf Course

Phone: 828-898-6464 ext. 224
Address: 1054 Sugar Mountain Rd, Sugar Mountain, NC
Website: www.SeeSugar.com

Not your average golf course, Sugar Mountain Golf Course is a 64 par municipal course of 4,560 yards designed by Frank Duane and Arnold Palmer. A feature of the resort hub that is the Village of Sugar Mountain, the Sugar Mountain course is becoming a destination in itself for the value-seeking public golfer.

Course rating: 61.1
Slope rating: 94

Hours: 8am to dusk

Rates

Spring (Mar 31– May 24) & Fall (Sep 16 – Oct 31)
18 holes: $33 with cart
9 holes: $22 with cart
Walking after 3pm: $15

Summer (May 25 – Sep 15)
18 holes: $42
9 holes: $27
Walking after 4pm: $15

Twilight rates (same as Spring/Fall rates) after 3pm


Willow Creek Golf Course

Phone: 828-963-6865
Address: 354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC
Website: www.WillowValley-Resort.com

Willow Creek is a 9-hole Par 3 course designed by Tom Jackson just off of NC 105. What some are calling the finest Par 3 layout this side of Augusta National, Willow Creek is affectionately known as "The Little Green Monster" for it's surprising shotmaking demands. Willow Creek runs on a unique first come-first served basis, with no tee times.

Course rating: 45
Slope rating: 113

Hours: 9am to 6pm

Rates:
All season (April 1 – Oct 31)
18 holes: $27 with cart / $18 walking
9 holes: $18 with cart / $12 walking