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4.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
Recommend this course
66 out of 70 reviews
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4.5
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 45 reviews
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4.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
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48 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Executive
Par 64
Length 4500 yards
Slope 113
Rating 63.0

Previously known as Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Francis Duane (1974) Arnold Palmer

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2019 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #2)

Reviews

4.6
70 Reviews (70)
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Sugar Mountain Golf Course

Nice course for iron play. Short but enjoyable. Tee boxes need attention. Greens are challenging. Pace of play is slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Super hard fast greens

This course challenges your short game. Green are great but super difficult.

Some bunkers had no sand.
If you are in the mood for a tight, tough executive course, it’s great.
Can be slow.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

I have read good reviews about this course and was looking forward to my round. I knew in advance the layout was different in that it has mostly par 3's and par 4's but wanted to take my dad to a course that would not be too long. When checking in the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and we were off to the first tee.

The tee boxes were a little rough due to divots but the fairways and greens were in much better condition than I expected. They were in a condition that was just as good as a high-end club that I played earlier in the week. The fairways were lush and the greens were fast and true. The bunkers were considered ground under repair so it was lift clean and drop at the nearest point of relief.

The layout is narrow and misses are penalized. The greens are full size as well as most of the par threes. My only recommendation is to shorten some of the par 3's to make them a little more fun. The par fours are short but still a test. The mountain scenery is beautiful.

Adjust your mind and give this place a try. It is still golf, just a little different. The course conditions are worth it.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Beautiful course. I love to play this course because I’m from Texas and The weather here is so beautiful. Course is very beautiful but very difficult. This course rewards accuracy. I lost a lot of balls. :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

While just a par 64 this place will kick your tail! Slick greens and in fabulous condition! All you big hitters that can only hit a driver may be disappointed, requires finesse to shoot a good score! Wonderful course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Condition

Tom, was a great ambassador and made us feel welcome. Course in very good shape, and greens excellent. Interesting layout. We will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Did not realize this was going to be an executive course. Mostly par 3s.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent executive course.

Very nice challenging course. Some long par 3s from back tees. Course was in excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Had a wonderful time, and round , Tstorms cut it short , all the Staff as very approachable and easy to speak with.. even the kitchen staff.. will definitely play again once I'm a local. Wouldn't recommend walking the course tho.. you are in the mountains of NC after all..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun and interesting.

Sugar Mountain is an interesting Par 64 Executive with nine par threes, eight par fours and a single par five. Long hitters have a chance of hitting the P5 in two and a couple of the P4s from the tee. The P3s vary in length from a short 105 yards to 207 yards and there are a couple of dramatic elevation changes.

I always had a good lie in the fairways and the greens were in great shape and very receptive.

The course is laid out for walkers, but the pace was slow as it was full of golfers of all abilities.

I really enjoyed the round and saw some beautiful vistas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun and Interesting!

Sugar Mountain is a fun executive course with 9 par threes, eight fours and a single five. Long hitters have a very good chance of hitting the P5 in two and a couple of the P4s in one. The par threes vary from a short 105 yards to a 207 yards creating unique challenges from every tee shot including a couple of dramatic elevation changes.

The pace of play is slow as the course was crowded, but it is laid ideally for walkers.

Club house and grounds staff are friendly. I did not enter the snack bar, so I’m not qualified to speak to its amenities.

Last point: Sugar Mountain sets in a valley and provides some beautiful vistas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mountain Views ABOUND!

Played for first time with wife and other couple. Lots of elevation changes. Layout rewards the accurate and penalizes everyone else. Not a single green was simple for putting. HUGE breaking putts on some holes made for a truly challenging round. Length of course is perfectly fine for the average golfer though almost drove a couple of the par 4s. Would play again in a heartbeat especially now that we’ve played it once..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I recommend Sugar Top Golf Course

It was my first time to the area and first time to the course. I was a single and the starter quickly worked me in with another twosome. The course and scenery are stunningly beautiful! All the hills and trees and bubbling brooks make the course challenging but it was also short so I liked it. I'm 71 and normally play from the forward tees but since it was short, I could play from the whites. I will definitely return in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Golg

Great course in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Weather was great, 15 degrees cooler in the Mountains. Club house staff was were so friendly and helpful. Wish the bunkers were playable but with covid they made the right decision. Cooler friendly. Did not try any food in the clubhouse but others said it was great. Course was in great condition, greens were beautiful. Will be back, soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Par 3 course

I wish I knew it was a par 3 course, I wouldn't have wasted me time. It's half par 3s, the other half par 4s but you can drive the green on most of those too.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mountain Golf

Course was in immaculate condition. Short course but lots of elevation changes and greens are in Great shape. Fun and challenging short course that requires accuracy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful as always but saddly

Well, today I played my last round of golf for the next 6 to months or longer as I prepare for a total knee replacement next Tuesday. I finally broke 85! I will miss playing here but will be back in the spring next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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