Golf Course Real Estate in the greater Cashiers, Lake Glenville, and Bear Lake areas of Jackson County, North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Golf Communities Make Jackson County, North Carolina a “Hole In One” for Southern Golfers

Home to the historic village of Cashiers, Silver Creek Real Estate Group’s offices and Silver Creek founder, Jochen Lucke – Jackson County is also home to a veritable treasure trove of award-winning golf courses and prestigious golf course communities. Jochen has enjoyed practicing his swing on more than one of the following courses almost as much as he has enjoyed introducing new families to the distinctive communities that surround them. “Cashiers and, more specifically, Jackson County are filled with beautiful mountain courses where the games are challenging and the views are breathtaking.  Many of these courses are so renowned, they draw professional golfers from all over the country,” explains Jochen. “The best part is, a handful of these golf courses are part of larger communities featuring gorgeous new construction homes, classic mountain estates and an abundance of other amenities to please all members of the family. Avid golfers will feel as though they’ve died and gone to Heaven when they step onto their back deck overlooking the golf course and watch the sunrise over the mountains. As a major golf lover myself, it simply doesn’t get any better than this!” 

Wade Hampton Golf Course

A striking centerpiece to the upscale community of Wade Hampton Golf Club, the prestigious private club’s Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course presents its players with 18 holes that test even the most skilled golfer and awe-inspiring vistas at every turn. The course has received national attention through such high profile magazines as GolfWeek Magazine and Golf Digest Magazine. In 2007, Wade Hampton was recognized as the highest ranked course in all of North Carolina in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” More recently, the course received the #1 ranking in GolfWeek for “Best Residential Golf Course” in 2009, ranked #54 of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and was hailed as “an obvious work of art…in an idyllic setting” in Links Magazine.  If you are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to play this course, you definitely should!

Why just play when you could literally LIVE the game?  There are several distinctive communities in Jackson County which offer golf course home sites and estates nestled right alongside the links. Imagine how great your swing will be when you have a golf course in your backyard! 

Mountain Top Golf and Lake Club is perched high atop a beautiful expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains between the popular destinations of Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina. At 4,000 feet above sea level, Mountaintop offers its residents some of the most beautiful views in the region. Set upon a sprawling 731 acres, the developer – Discovery Land Company – has designed a luxury mountain retreat community of just 251 estate lots and 75 cabins and lodges peppered about the property. Lots range in size from one-half acre to five acres, providing residents with the peace and quiet that has become a trademark of luxury mountain living. First debuted in 2006, the community’s Tom Fazio-designed golf course offers 18 exciting holes featuring 7,100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 and truly spectacular panoramas.

Bear Lake Reserve marries the concepts of community, luxury, leisure and nature together with amazing results. The Bear Lake Golf Club features a 9-hole, par 29 course by Nicklaus Design with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and valley below. 

The 2,000-acre mountain community of Chinquapin features homes designed to appear as one with the stunning natural landscape. Life at Chinquapin includes planned community activities, a regulation-length 9-hole walking golf course, fly fishing, riding club and the amazing Chinquapin Lodge. Residents of Chinquapin are also entitled to all the benefits of her sister property, Trillium Links & Lake Club.

Trillium’s award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Morris Hatalsky, is as challenging as it is beautiful. Clinics and private lessons are available with the full-time pro on site. The less challenging par three Garden Golf course is a terrific amenity the entire family can enjoy without the worry of tee times and scorecards. It is among the most exciting, family-friendly properties on beautiful Lake Glenville. Striking homes featuring Arts and Crafts and Adirondack style architecture line the community’s streets.

The celebrated Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove is a master-planned gated community houses 440 acres of some of Western North Carolina’s most stunning terrain. Whether you’re searching for the perfect home site to start building that dream home, or considering the easy maintenance of a luxury condominium, Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove may just be the answer.  Central to Old Edwards’ amenities are the superbly manicured par 71-championship courses of the Highland 9 and the Cove 9. PGA professional instructors are available for private lessons to help residents up their game.

In the popular family-friendly WNC town of Sapphire, the Country Club at Sapphire Valley offers a collection of golf club estates surrounding the 18-hole golf course. Originally designed by George Cobb and recently updated by Bill Bergin, the course is nestled on a level valley floor with awe-inspiring views of the majestic mountains from every hole.

To learn more about additional Jackson County golf course communities and view homes for sale in each, click on the name to follow the link:  Bald RockCedar Hill, Holly Forest, Falcon Ridge, The Divide at Bald Rock, and Deer Run. To buy land on which to build the golf course mountain escape of your dreams or to find out about real estate opportunities in other fine communities with golf course amenities in Jackson, call the team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group TODAY at 828-743-1999. They are happy to outline all of the remaining homes and land for sale in Chestnut Ridge, Wildcat Ridge, Hampton Glen, Eagle Ridge, Sapphire High, Stone Creek Estates, Golf Club Estates, Hogback Creek Estates, Country Club Estates, Mountain Club, Round Hill Estates, and more.

Even if you’re not quite ready to buy – with Spring on its way to the mountains of Western North Carolina, you’ll want to pack your bags and grab your golf clubs! Golfers visiting the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau will enjoy playing the legendary George Cobb-designed public course (est. 1956) at High Hampton Inn & Country Club, which consists of 18 holes and features 6,012 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. They will also enjoy a day on the links of the public course at Sapphire Mountain National Golf Club, featuring 6,147 yards of golf off the long tees for a par of 70. Beginning golfers will have a blast on the 9 hole executive course at Red Bird Golf Links in the Fairfield Sapphire Valley Resort complex, featuring six par 3’s and three par 4’s. For more information about Cashiers Golf Courses, click here.

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