The Country Club of Sapphire Valley's pristine 18 hole golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect, George C. Cobb and opened in 1956. Unique among mountain courses, it combines the beautiful vistas of a high mountain valley with the playability of a traditional level course. Laced with trout streams, dotted with ponds and surrounded by large wooded private properties set back from the course, Sapphire Valley is truly the “Gem of the Mountains”. Through the years the course has been enhanced with updated greens, tees, bunkers and an extensive drainage system, while maintaining the integrity of the course’s original classic design. Complementing the course is a state of the art practice facility complete with an extensive short game practice area, featuring a large bunkered green, accommodating practice of every variety of chipping and pitching skill. The driving range features a large, bent grass tee as well as an artificial surface and full-sized target greens for full-swing training.