Like its Scottish brethren whiskey, golf improves with age and can drive even the sanest of men to write heartfelt poetry that no one will ever read. Gather inspiration for your forthcoming sequel to “Ballad of the Bogey” with today’s Groupon: for $200, you get a two-night stay and an $80 credit at Mount Mitchell Golf Resort in Burnsville (a $480 value).
Located in the luscious Toe River Valley, Mount Mitchell invites guests to alternate the pleasures of Mother Nature with the comforts of a two-bedroom vacation unit. Dotted with a delicate balance of bent-grass tees, lush greens, and pristine fairways, the player-friendly golf course received a near-perfect 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest. Dedicated ball whackers can use their $80 of credit toward a full day of fairway frolicking ($45/player Monday–Thursday, $65/player Friday–Sunday), and anglers can apply their credit toward a fishing permit for the South Toe River, which runs through the course. Those in search of local flavor can saunter through downtown Burnsville’s eclectic array of shops, which offer locally crafted glassware, pottery, and ceramic caddies.
With a temperate climate from April to November, Mount Mitchell offers cool respite from the city’s stifling summer heat. Guests can wind down in the clubhouse over a gourmet meal or crisp beer from Hawtree’s Pub and replace clubs lost to angry fits of rage in the pro shop. Many vacation units have excellent views of nearby Mount Mitchell, locally famous for its hiking trails and cliff-dwelling goblins that feed off stray golf balls.
Mount Mitchell Golf Resort
Guests at Mount Mitchell Golf Resort soak in beautiful views of forests, the resort's namesake mountain, and the South Toe River while enjoying relaxing outdoor activities. Ranked among the best places to golf in North Carolina by Golfweek, the Resort's 18-hole course unfurls across 6,495 yards of bent-grass tees, fairways, and fast greens situated along the Toe River valley. Golfers must avoid the river's flowing waters on seven holes as they tunnel through the rising peaks of Mount Mitchell that envelope the fairways in vibrant clusters of trees.
In addition to hunting pars on the par 72 course, vacationers can cast lines into the South Toe to lure trophy brown and rainbow trout, either independently or with the assistance of a fishing guide. Additional resort attractions include trail hiking, tennis, mining for gemstones or abandoned gopher stereos, summer theater, and horseback riding. When craving a restaurant meal, visitors may stop by Hawtree's Pub or the clubhouse dining room, TEO'S, with views of the golf course's 18th hole.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,492 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 70.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
11484 State Highway 80 S
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714Get Directions