Cullasaja Club of Highlands is one of the most prestigious guarded communities in the Highlands/Cashiers area. Located on one of the most scenic areas of the Highlands Plateau, Cullasaja Club has homesites with incredible mountain views, lake and golf course access. The Cullasaja Club Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer- designed course and opened in 1989. Continual improvements to the course make it challenging for beginners and professionals. The Cullasaja Clubhouse has several dining venues and reputedly the best chef on the mountain. The fitness center has state of the art equipment, classes, massage rooms, tennis courts and a brand new swimming pool. There are fitness directors, trainers, massage therapists and a tennis pro to help you with your fitness interests. The full-time fitness director plans Kids' Camp every year and plans numerous hikes during the season. Visit http://www.cullasajaclub.org.
Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club is a private family retreat nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. This private community has limitless possibilities for recreation with Discovery Land Company's exceptional service and world-class amenities. Mountaintop sits at an elevation of 4,100 feet above sea level with temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler than surrounding lowlands. This community is comprised of 731 acres with an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, large clubhouse with fine dining, fitness center, spa, swimming pool, private lake club lodge and grill with water skiing, sailing, wave runner, pontoon cruises, boating and other water recreation located on Lake Glenville. Visit http://www.mountaintopgolfclub.com.
Highlands Country Club, the first club established in the area, is a private facility located on one of the highest plateaus in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The famous Scottish golf course architect, Donald Ross, designed the course. The club is rich in history. On the opening day in 1928, Bobby Jones was the first golfer to hit his ball off the first tee. Today, Highlands Country Club has numerous social programs to offer its members. These include golf, tennis, croquet, bridge, organized hikes, swimming, and a fitness center with modern day exercise equipment. The club has two facilities including a new clubhouse and the Hudson House used for special events. Visit http://www.highlandscountryclub.com.
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is nestled at the base of Whiteside Mountain, the oldest mountain in North America. Located between Highlands and Cashiers, the club features a golf course designed by George W. Cobb, who for 20 years served as the design consultant for Augusta National. A 21,000-square-foot clubhouse is the center of the community and features fabulous dining, a lounge and bar area and an outdoor terrace. The timber frame fitness and activity center features an indoor heated pool. Visit http://www.wildcatcliffscountryclub.com.
The Old Edwards Club is a private members-only club that is also accessible to guests of the Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The rustically elegant architecture of the clubhouse, as well as the warm wood and rich leather of the interior, promotes full relaxation and an air of carefree leisure. The Tom Jackson-designed golf course cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Members and guests enjoy a full-service restaurant and bar with a scenic dining veranda, a fitness center with locker rooms, outdoor heated mineral pool, clay tennis courts and a fully stocked pro shop. Visit http://www.oldedwardsinn.com.
The Chattooga Club consists of a Clubhouse/Lodge with seven beautifully appointed suites which are available to members and guests of members. The 5 star restaurant consists of an open air pavilion with a spectacular mountain view, as well as an indoor dining room where members can dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The amenities include croquet, tennis, bocce, salt water pool, fire pit, hiking and Life Enhancement Center featuring a spa, fitness center and a children's program. Visit http://www.chattoogaclub.com.
Wade Hampton Golf Course is often referred to as "Tom Fazio's Masterpiece." The course was named as the "Best New Private Course for 1987" by Golf Digest magazine, and is one of only three courses built in the last fifty years to be currently ranked in the top 20 courses in the United States. Golfweek magazine has also recognized the course as "America's Best Residential Golf Course". Measuring 7,218 yards from the back "Fazio" tees, the course is enjoyable and challenging for golfers of many skill levels. Visit http://wadehamptongc.com
Highlands Falls Country Club is a private, member-owned club tucked away in the majestic mountains of western North Carolina. This club features a championship 18-hole, par 70 golf course designed by Joe Lee. The tasteful clubhouse has several dining venues, a fitness center, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Visit http://www.clubhfcc.com.
The Lake Toxaway Country Club sits on North Carolina’s largest private lake providing a wide array of activities for the community. There is an 18-hole par-71 championship golf course designed by Kris Spence. The nearby Tom Fazio Learning Center is a complement to the golf course. There are five tennis courts, two croquet lawns, a fitness center, a heated pool and a clubhouse for dining. The Greystone Inn, a AAA-rated four-diamond inn located next to the club, offers members special rates and invitations to special events during the season. Visit http://www.laketoxawaycc.com.
Burlingame is a private country club originally known as Sapphire Lakes. Spanning the Horsepasture River, this club offers captivating home sites, golf, tennis, croquet, fine dining, hiking trails, waterfalls and the trout laden Horsepasture River. Visit http://www.burlingameccwnc.com.