If you are looking for comfortable accommodations, delectable food, great golf and an awesome display of fall’s vibrant colors in one place, then Maggie Valley Club & Resort is the place to be. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina at an elevation of 3,000+, the Resort has been welcoming guests with a blend of Southern hospitality and four-season adventure for decades.
Long before the golf game came to Maggie Valley, the Moody family opened their home to local residents and provided room & board and education in exchange for working their land. As more folks traveled to the area, small cabins were converted into guest cottages marking the beginning of the tourist industry in the region. The Moody farm became famous for its home style cooking and warm hospitality. In the 1960’s, their success attracted a group of investors who purchased the farm’s bottom land and set about converting the old tobacco and corn fields into a nine hole golf course, known today as the Valley nine. The fairways were sewn by hand and Maggie Valley Country Club welcomed their first golfers in August 1963.
As the territory developed, homes were added along the course and a second nine holes were added on a higher elevation, known today as the Mountain nine. The course was renovated in 2007 and has become a favorite of locals, half backs who have bought here and vacationing families enjoying the cool comfort of western North Carolina. Honours Golf, a division of Troon manages the facility and makes sure your golf experience is the best it can be.
Today, golfers enjoy the 6,505 yard golf course with a slope/rating of 125/70.8 that offers a unique challenge for beginners and even low handicappers.The layout is surrounded by centennial trees and includes 30 acres of fairways leading to fabulous bent grass greens. The front Valley nine allows players to warm up before tackling the significantly more challenging back Mountain nine which features an elevation rise of over 800 feet with panoramic views of the valley, the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond. In addition the grounds have 50,000 square feet of perennial flowering gardens and a lovely spacious clubhouse with meeting rooms, outdoor verandah overlooking the 1st tee, outdoor fireplace private gathering area and the Pin High Bar & Grill.
Adding to the allure of the championship golf course are premium onsite amenities including an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis courts, driving range, short game practice area, walking trails, fitness room and pickle ball courts.
On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to experience Maggie Valley Club & Resort. They have fully equipped comfortable condominiums throughout the property. Ours had a screened patio overlooking the 10th fairway and the valley beyond. Dinner in the Pin High Grill was reasonable, well prepared with good service. At dinner we met some folks who have made Maggie Valley their home who came from Orange Park Country Club near Jacksonville, Florida. Some have chosen to live year round at Maggie and some still go back during the winter months. There are condos and homes for sale or long term rentals. Whether you are there for a week, a season or full time, the warm southern hospitality from years gone by is still prevalent and the golf experience is enjoyable as any in North Carolina. General Manager Buster Inman and his fine staff make everyone feel at home.
For more information visit MaggieValleyClub.com.