Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one round of golf and cart rental at Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill (up to a $100 value). Set amid the majesty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wolf Laurel Country Club challenges and impresses golfers with an 18-hole course that spotlights stunning views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and valleys. Designed by architect W.B. Lewis, the course changes elevation like a growing teenage time traveler, rising and falling from 3,600 feet to 4,800 feet in elevation. Some holes change in elevation by as much as 300 feet, creating a unique and challenging golf experience for even the most astute of athletes. Included cart rental ensures that excessive walking doesn't dull the sharpness of shoe spikes or femurs. Wolf Laurel Country Club also offers a fully stocked pro shop where golfers can gear up with high-quality equipment, apparel, and accessories.
Wolf Laurel Country Club
The course at the private Wolf Laurel Country Club leads players on a secluded retreat into the Blue Ridge Mountains, with mature forests and alpine vistas dappling climbs to elevations of more than 5,000 feet. Designer W.B. Lewis planned the fairways so that no two run directly parallel to each other, allowing players to explore every angle of the sprawling resort that’s bounded to the north by the Appalachian Trail. With tee-to-green elevation changes of as much as 300 feet, golfers must make careful club selections to give themselves the best shot at the par of 74. The signature sixth hole, a par 3, couples a downhill tee shot that plummets more than 200 feet with a dramatic vista from the tee box, spelling doom for shots that fly long and golfers who recover slowly after tee-to-green barrel rolls.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,301 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.6 from the back tees
- Course slope of 144 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole
2607 Wolf Laurel Rd.
Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754Get Directions