When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon to High Vista Country Club in Mills River. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get an 18-hole round of golf, including cart rental, for two people (up to a $96 value).
- For $80, you get an 18-hole round of golf, including cart rental, for four people (up to a $196 value).<p>
High Vista Country Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course rises and falls over the verdant slopes of the Chestnut Mountain ridge across 6,831 yards of daunting, tree-lined terrain. Narrow fairways hug sparse areas of flat terrain sculpted into the towering hillside, placing a high premium on precise drives to stay in the short grass and prevent balls from settling on the sharp angles of dramatic slopes or melodramatic avalanches. Club-toting compatriots will need to exercise sound course management throughout their mountainside spirit-walk, as constant elevation changes complicate basic calculations of distance and club selection. Players grind their molars in inner-conflict as they consider the elysian landscape of colossal oaks, blossoming azaleas, rigid pines, and serene ponds that augment the course’s mountainside vistas and harbor a network of woodland creatures waiting to swipe wild drives. Five tee options temper the challenging nature of this relatively difficult course, and a rental cart helps players traverse the terraced corridors without running out-of-shape 9 irons into the ground.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Distance of 6,831 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.7 from the farthest tees * Slope of 139 from the farthest tees * Five tee options available<p>
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High Vista Country Club
When Tom Jackson designed the golf course at High Vista Country Club in 1976, he made sure that the 540-acre parcel would complement the soon-to-be clubhouse, a stone-hunting lodge constructed on the site in 1928 that overlooked the dramatic surroundings. From its lofty perch, visitors can survey the valley below and the Chestnut Mountain Ridge in the distance. The founding "fore" fathers appropriated the magnificent old structure as the first clubhouse, a suitable starting place for the 18-hole championship golf course.
Referred to as the “Old Club House” today, the building still watches over the 6,831-yard championship course, which features frequent elevation changes and mountain-fed ponds that come into play on at least six holes. Towering oak and pine trees frame the course's fairways, and bright azaleas punctuate the grounds to lend the greenery a dose of vibrant color, especially if the surrounding leaves go on strike and stay green during autumn.
Aside from the championship golf course, High Vista Country Club also features a private dining hall, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and social clubs. The club offers holiday party packages for up to 125 that include a cash bar, buffet or plated dinner, cleanup and setup, linens, tables, chairs, silverware, centerpieces, and use of the dance floor.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,831 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 73.7 from the back tees
Course slope of 739 from the back tees
Five sets of tees per hole
88 Country Club Rd.
Mills River, North Carolina 28759