The North Carolina Golf Season Ends on a High Note

Wildcat Cliffs in Highlands, NC by Eric J. von Hofen
I recently had the opportunity to visit a few golf courses in Highlands, North Carolina. Highlands is located about a two hour and forty five minute drive from Atlanta. The small golf towns of Cashiers and Highlands are perched on a plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest. There are only 960 full time residents that call Highlands home. During the summer golf season, which starts in March and ends in early November, the area swells to 10,000 to 15,000 people. This vacation spot draws large numbers of Southerners from the oppressive summertime heat and humidity found throughout much of the region. The elevation of 3,832 feet provides cool days and perfect weather to grow Bentgrass.

Fall color change in North Carolina by Eric J. von Hofen

The golf courses I visited reported that they experienced an increase in rounds and revenue this summer. Two courses even reported an increase in membership sales and a increase in home sales. Could this be a sign? The course conditions and weather were perfect while I was there. I see why people migrate to the Highlands. This area is one of the best spots in the Country to enjoy the Fall explosion of color that sweeps across the mountain landscape. This weekend should be the peak of the viewing season

My top five courses in the Highlands/Cashiers area are as follows:
1. Wade Hampton Golf Club
2. Highlands Country Club
3. Mountaintop Golf Club
4. Cullasaja Golf Course
5. Old Edwards Golf Course

Some of these courses are super exclusive and you can only play with a member. I have attached links to each one of these courses for your viewing pleasure.

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