Diamond Creek Golf Club

  • 89
    Golf Digest ranking:

Diamond Creek Golf Club

Architect: Tom Fazio
Year: 2003

25 Rockrose
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
(828) 898-1800

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations


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The Itinerant Golfer

Diamond Creek Golf Club

This post about Diamond Creek is the first of several write ups for non-Top 100 courses that I’ll be putting up over the next few months. (Editors Note: effective with the 2011/2012 Golf Digest Top 100 list Diamond Creek Golf Club debuted at 87) A lot of times when I’m traveling to play courses on the list I’ll also get an opportunity to play a nearby course that is not ranked but is still a great course and well worth investigating. In the fall of 2009 I made a trip with my girlfriend to Tennessee where her family had rented a lake house for the weekend. Since her Dad and the other guys were going on a motorcycle ride and the girls were doing some tourist/shopping type of things I decided to play golf. In addition to arranging a game at Top 100 ranked Grandfather Golf & Country Club I was also able to line up a visit to the exclusive Diamond Creek Golf Club. Through a very good friend in Virginia I had met the owner of Diamond Creek a couple of times over the years and when I found myself looking for places to play in the area he graciously invited me to be his guest for a day. From where we were staying in Tennessee it was about a two hour drive to the North Carolina Highlands, so I left the lake house mid morning just as the other guys were leaving for their motorcycle ride. I… More >