One of more than a dozen courses - including Estancia, Vaquero and Gozzer Ranch - operated by Michael Meldman’s Discovery Land Company, Mountaintop is a Tom Fazio design that’s set within a private mountain retreat in the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tree-lined holes are routed around the wetlands of Hurricane Lake with significant elevation changes encountered along the way, starting at the first and second holes, both of which drop over one hundred feet from tee to green.
It’s not all downhill freewheeling, of course and golfers have to negotiate one or two inclines during the round, most notably during the closing holes at the par four 15th and 488-yard 18th.
Within the city limits of Cashiers, NC, players will find another example of Tom Fazio sparing no expense for immaculate conditioning. You find yourself hitting lots of long shots here which, when combined with rock hard greens, leaves its mark as a tough course. An immaculate clubhouse with top notch service.