Enjoy championship golf with unspoiled mountainside views at The Ridges. Carved out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Ridges is a par-70 championship golf course designed by Willard Byrd. The Ridges offers a collection of amenities and features that few can surpass and few get to experience, including a new grand lodge-style clubhouse that is simply magnificent. Come and experience mountain golf the way it is supposed to be!
The Willard Byrd designed Ridges Golf Club is located in the Smoky Mountains providing unparalleled vistas from several points on the golf course. Golfers enjoy the fall foliage as you have unobstructed views of the adjacent countryside for miles. These higher elevations make for an average daily temperature of 10 degrees less than nearby major cities.
The new management team from Sequoia Golf have made tremendous improvements to the golf course conditions and have a new commitment to improved service. The atmosphere around the club is casual and relaxed. The Ridges boasts a friendly staff that ensure members and daily fee players are treated to a great experience.
The club is located in the historic community of Hayesville, NC. The area features lakes for recreational boating, mountain trails, spas, horseback riding and plenty of dining options. The area is a great place for a day trip or to come spend a weekend taking in some mountain air.
Butternut Creek Golf Course features rolling valley holes and challenging slopes with mountain views from all 18 holes. Each hole is unique – none remotely similar to another. Golfers ask, “Why haven’t we heard about this gem before?” We invite you to visit us in Union County and enjoy all that the we have to offer!
Owned and operated by the Union County Recreation Department, Butternut Creek Golf Course sits in downtown Blairsville below beautiful Ivy Log Mountain.
Butternut Creek plays to a modest 6,500+ yards, but 4 to 6 tee boxes on every hole give challenging options for every player.
Water comes into play on 13 holes. Mounds, undulating greens, and elevation changes are found throughout the course.
Butternut Creek Golf Course boasts Penncross Bent Grass greens and Tifton 419 Bermuda fairways and tees. The roughs and mounds have common Bermuda and love grass.
Brasstown Bald, GA, rising 4,784 feet above sea level, is Georgia’s tallest mountain. Its incredible 360 degree view allows you to see Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina on a clear day. The changing seasons on Brasstown Bald offer visitors the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature for most of the year.
You’ll have the opportunity to shop at our unique gift shop, tour a visitor center that focuses on Georgia history, geology and the natural world, and watch a 15-minute movie about the incredible changes to the Brasstown landscape during the year.
Brasstown Bald is not far from Hiawassee, GA and only a few hours from Atlanta, which make it the perfect place to visit on your next Georgia camping trip. For mountain scenery and fall color, look no further than Brasstown Bald Visitor Center! Be sure to visit our other beautiful Recreation Area, Anna Ruby Falls, just a short drive from here.
The pristine wilderness from which Brasstown Bald rises is in and of itself unique. Below the peak to the north and east is a "cloud forest," the only one in Georgia. This environmentally sensitive slope features lichen covered yellow birch and spectacular wildflower displays. The area is usually dripping wet from the moisture in the clouds that give this forest its name. A boulderfield typical of a cloud forest is nearby, but be cautious--the rocks are slippery. Here in the shadow of Brasstown Bald is the southernmost habitat of many northern species and home to many animals that populate the forests of Georgia including the brown bear.
Off hour visitors often report bear sightings in the park itself. Throughout the area varieties of oak dominate with willow, ash and occasionally beech and sugar maple. This natural mix makes for an truly marvelous fall view. Clearings in the area sport laurel and rhododendron, while herb, allium(locally called ramp), and wood fern abound. More astute naturalists will detect a wide variety of lesser known plant and animal life.
Visit Brasstown Bald Web Site
Visit Brasstown Bald Web Site