Located in the North Carolina High Country, only minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Golf & Country Club offers a family-friendly lifestyle that sets it apart from other mountain clubs, and that’s why generations of families have maintained homes in this idyllic getaway for more than 50 years. Nestled against the western slope of iconic Grandfather Mountain, the private club has two award-winning golf courses, a 30-acre lake with private beach, year-round tennis facilities, two championship croquet courses, unparalleled art programs and a 7,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. The mountain lodge-inspired clubhouse, appointed with English and Scottish antiques, is the site of the lounge, golf shop, card room and dining options. During a two-night Discovery Visit that includes a round of golf and club amenities, guests will want to make their forever home in this wonderful, welcoming community.
Members frequent the clubhouse for its restaurants as well as the camaraderie. The relatively new Scottish Grill provides delicious food in a casual setting. At the elegant Dining Room, certified master chef Kevin Walker has elevated traditional country club fare with seasonal dinner and weekend menus. If in doubt, the sommelier is happy to assist in selecting wines from a well-curated list.
The club has 150 condominiums and 265 houses. Located on or near the lake, the condos have two to four bedrooms and most have mountain views. Homes — ranging from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet with up to seven bedrooms — are tucked into the mountainside and along the golf courses, secluded from view by rhododendrons and mountain laurels. Plus, several sites remain for building that dream mountain retreat.
The Art Loft is a peaceful retreat that offers art history lessons, guest lecturers, and painting and drawing lessons in a fully stocked studio. Skilled and budding artists frequent this exceptional facility unique to the club. After a day of golf, tennis or hiking, the Fitness Center’s relaxation room is the perfect place to unwind before getting a massage in one of the treatment rooms or working out the kinks in a yoga class.
Activities abound for every age. In addition to swimming at the beach by Loch Dornie, members enjoy canoeing, paddleboarding and fishing. While children are in summer camps, adults can choose among croquet clinics, fitness classes, tennis lessons and — of course — golf. Nearby Grandfather Mountain State Park boasts hiking and walking trails, wildlife habitats and the exhilarating Mile High Swinging Bridge.
2120 U.S. Highway 105 S.
Linville, NC 28646
Fly: TRI or CLT
Drive: 336 miles from Nashville
Photographs courtesy of Grandfather Golf & Country Club