Jack Nicklaus built his first North Carolina Signature Golf Course in this Banner Elk, NC community where the altitude ranges from 3,450 feet to 4,650 feet. Residents enjoy views of the region's prominent mountains, including Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and Grandfather Mountain. In this cool western NC air, the average temperature in July peaks at 77 degrees in the day and hovers around 57 degrees at night. For today's Elk River Club forecast, visit Ray's Weather.
Elk River's private golf course remains one the Top Ten golf courses in North Carolina. Our 50,000 square foot Clubhouse includes a golf pro shop, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, informal bar and grille, formal dining room, and several executive rooms that may be used for private parties or meetings. Club members and their guests enjoy the finest in casual gourmet dining. Elk River’s Executive Chef, Eric Hobbs, has been preparing formal and informal culinary delights for more than 25 years here.
Elk River Club has many exciting social events each year for members and their guests. The various dining venues include a casual Grille Room and a more formal elegant Dining Room. Cookouts are also held beside the Elk River and at the beautiful Equestrian Center. The membership looks forward each spring to returning to the fine dining prepared by Chef Eric and his staff, and the first class service by the Food & Beverage staff makes each event unique.
Our professional tennis complex features four Har-Tru courts. Miles of groomed riding trails adjoin the 22-stall Equestrian Center with a jump course and a hunt course. The pool and fitness complex is located near the main Clubhouse. The on-site, private airport, with its 4600-foot paved runway, accommodates the finest private and corporate aircraft.
The clear, clean Elk River winds through the community. Stocked with trout and fitted with timed feeders, the river provides superb fishing for residents of all ages.
Elk River residents enjoy year-round dining, shopping and culture within easy drives to Banner Elk, Blowing Rock and Boone, home of Appalachian State University.
Elk River is a two hour drive from the Charlotte International Airport, two and a half hours from Greensboro's Piedmont Triad International Airport, and an hour drive from Tri-Cities Airport.
Three major medical facilities have provided superior healthcare for decades to residents and guests of the High County and to Elk River Club. All are easily and quickly reached by car.
Blowing Rock Hospital in Blowing Rock, Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville, and Watauga Medical Center in Boone create the innovative team that is known as Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Together, the hospitals are enhancing the health care services available in the High County while preserving their values of compassion, integrity and excellence. Elk River residents can also find many private medical practices in the area.
Elk River Club is a private equity club and membership is by invitation only.