Members and their guests
Tom Fazio designed the course for the aptly named Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club located near Cashiers, a town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The members-only club offers a variety of other activities, and boasts a pleasant clubhouse built of timber and rock and a superb driving range where the pros are actually on site rather than hidden away in the pro shop. The layout follows the rolling ground to provide various lies and a number of striking downslope shots. The land falls away quickly as the front nine works away from the clubhouse, then runs fairly level before returning on the final pair of holes. There are some scenic par 3s, great second shots on the par 4s and meandering par 5s. Fairways are of bentgrass and the tees are impeccable; the bunkers are up to PGA Tour standards, as are the greens.