Sapphire Valley Country Club

120 Handicap Dr

Sapphire NC 28774

Community Description

Located in Sapphire Valley within the beautiful Cashiers Plateau Resort area, the Sapphire National Golf Club is home to pristine mountain views, challenging topography, and endless fun. Sapphire National Golf Club is the only golf course in the Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire region that is open to the public, an exciting distinction considering that this course has been the recipient of the prestigious 4.5 star golf course rating from Golf Digest. The club recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, adding features that appeal to both novice and avid golfers alike. The Sapphire Valley area offers abundant natural beauty, intentionally designed luxury, and the relaxed simplicity of a mountain lifestyle to all who come. Find your ideal neighborhood and make your home in this magical valley.


Sapphire Valley sits in a rich, verdant mountain landscape in Western North Carolina. Encircled by thousands of acres of protected National Forest land studded with mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, lengthy hiking trails, towering granite domes, and lush trees, you are in close proximity to nature’s best here. Not far from Sapphire Valley you will find the quaint town of Cashiers, NC. This charming mountain town offers impressive options for shopping, dining, and recreation. Antique and boutique shops, great restaurants with fresh, local fare, galleries, libraries, and more can all be found in Cashiers. The abundant National Forest land surrounding this area makes accessibility to a wide array of outdoor activities convenient, with endless options for hiking, sightseeing, fishing, cycling, and more. Metropolitan Asheville and its many eclectic offerings are less than 2 hours away, making this a truly unique and accessible area in a number of ways. Summers in this part of Western North Carolina are cool due to the 3,650 foot elevation, creating a long and pleasant golfing season and a temperate winter climate.


The prestigious 18-hole course at Sapphire Valley is home to a long list of impressive features. Designed by George W. Cobb (ASGCA), this course opened in 1956 and went through a multi-million dollar renovation in 2007. With 6,859 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72, a dramatic waterfall-bordered 13th hole, a picturesque island green 15th hole, and endless sweeping mountain views in every direction, this course is memorable to say the least. Sapphire Valley’s golf pro brings additional shine to this suite of golf amenities. Michael Leah Baxley is a LPGA professional who has worked at numerous prestigious golf clubs throughout the country, and competed professionally in Orlando, FL. Sharing hard won expertise and determination with the Sapphire Valley community, Michael Leah Baxley is constantly working to improve the business of golf and grow the game.

In 2005, Sapphire Valley debuted a stunning 23,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring a health & wellness center, group exercise classes, certified personal training, massage and esthetician services, sauna, jacuzzi, and outdoor lap pool. The Club also boasts a renowned tennis center where tennis and croquet enthusiasts will belight in an array of programs for all skill levels.

A final exciting feature of Sapphire Valley’s suite of golf amenities is its partnership with Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company. This full-service restaurant and bar overlooks the 8th and 18th holes on the Sapphire Valley course. Showcasing the region's finest craft beers in a uniquely beautiful mountain setting, this partnership allows for a casual and serene social experience to bookend your day on the green.

Real Estate

There is a wide spectrum of options for homes and lots in the Sapphire Valley community. With neighborhoods that cover a range of topography, homes and homesites that vary greatly in size, and a wide selection of price points, you’ll be sure to find the option that aligns best with your needs. Allow our luxury community real estate brokers to be your guide and advocate through this exciting experience. Contact us today to begin.

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Community Amenities

clubhouse / lodge

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