Wade Hampton Golf Club

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Wade Hampton Golf Club

Architect: Tom Fazio
Year: 1987

Highway 107 South
Cashiers, North Carolina 28717
(828) 743-5465

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Wade Hampton Golf Club

One of the things I have learned on my Top 100 quest is that throughout the history of American golf many of this country’s very best golf courses have been the result of one man’s ambitious dream and a deep love for the game of golf. You have George Crump at Pine Valley, Henry Fownes at Oakmont, Hall Thompson at Shoal Creek, Dick Youngscap at Sand Hills, Mike Keiser at Bandon Dunes . . . there are simply too many examples to list them all. If we were going to compile a comprehensive list of golf courses born of one man’s vision, Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, North Carolina would most certainly be on it. In the case of Wade Hampton Golf Club the man with the vision was William McKee. Since 1922 the McKee family has owned a large parcel of land that had once been the summer retreat of former South Carolina governor, U.S. senator and Civil War general, Wade Hampton III. Shortly after the McKee’s acquired the property in 1922 they established the High Hampton Inn which still operates today as a high end, rustic mountain resort with a lodge, cottages, golf and tennis. Amazingly, the inn is still to this day owned and operated by a member of the McKee family. Sometime in the mid 1980s a young and ambitious William McKee struck a deal with the other members of his family that would deed to him a large parcel of raw, undeveloped land where… More >