Sugar Mountain Golf Club Tom's Custom Golf
Voted the #2 Short Course in the USA (Golf Advisor), the Ole Esval Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course may be one of the best public golf courses in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Located in the Village of Sugar Mountain, it is in the Banner Elk area, near Boone, North Carolina. The 18-hole public course is the “Every Player’s Club” in a region home to many 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, every babbling brook, and every 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.
Located inside the Sugar Mountain Golf Pro Shop, the Caddyshack Cafe is open every day from 9AM-6PM, during golf and tennis season, which is May through October. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the delicious food on the deck that has fantastic views of the mountains. The menu includes a big variety of sandwiches, snacks, salads, breakfast favorites, beer and wine.