Golf Courses Near Boone, NC
Boone is a fun college town in the wooded mountains of western North Carolina. With its crisp fresh air, lack of humidity, and gorgeous surroundings, Boone is a great place for golfers to score a tee time. Alas, you’ll have to know someone to get one at any of the amazing private country club courses such as Blowing Rock, Diamond Creek, Grandfather, and Elk River that dot the region, but don’t despair, worthy public-access golf is at hand. Boone Golf Club, perennially one of Golf Advisor’s top-rated North Carolina courses, is a joyride that starts with a fantastic downhill opening tee shot. Willow Creek is a pretty nine-hole par-3 course. A little farther afield, the 4,500-yard, par-64 Sugar Mountain has earned kudos as one of America’s best short courses, while Mountain Aire features breathtaking views and precipitous elevation changes.
Since the days when town namesake Daniel Boone roamed the region, the tall mountains surrounding Boone have been a draw for anyone who loves the outdoors. The area’s rivers are great for canoeing and rafting. Premier viewing spots include Howard’s Knob, Elk’s Knob, overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and nearby Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock is both a fascinating rock outcropping and a delightful resort town. Much of Boone’s zest comes from being the home of Appalachian State University, a college football powerhouse. On King Street, Boone’s main drag, you’re likely to hear bluegrass music. There’s always something to do in Boone, one of America’s best small cities, so take a cue from the locals and “Live it Up!”