Diamond Creek Golf Club sits on nearly a thousand acres nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Founded in 2003, the club features a Tom Fazio designed championship golf course on two hundred acres, exceptional dining options, a sporting clays course, equestrian facilities, luxury homes and real estate opportunities, all signature to the elevated mountain setting. The eighteen-hole championship golf course was built at elevation amidst natural wetlands, streams, waterfalls and a host of indigenous grasses. Diamond Creek is one of the world’s premier golf oriented destinations.

Today, Diamond Creek’s distinguished membership is comprised of over two hundred avid golfers and leaders from around the globe. Members visit this secluded haven in the mountains of Western North Carolina throughout the year, enjoying the magnificent fall foliage, crisp spring mornings and cool summer evenings alike. Some visit this area as a retreat while others come for adventure. All cherish this unique golf retreat as a place to escape, focus on the game of golf and be challenged by the always fast and engaging course.

Currently, memberships are offered on an invitational basis following a recommendation from an existing member or the membership board. Membership provides for the use of all of the first-class amenities, including the championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio and a 35,000 square foot Clubhouse designed by Ken Tate.

When Ken Tate designed the Clubhouse in his mind, he envisioned a structure that blended with its surroundings. He used materials such as poplar bark for siding, native stone for the foundation, chimneystacks, porte-cochere, turrets, and black locust for the corbels, support beams, and handrails. Other details include accenting the structure with copper finials and gutters to complete the look the owners and he desired. Wanting to create a feeling of comfort and bliss upon arrival, Ken Tate and John McNeely’s wife, Sharon, also knew from the early schematics that reclaimed lumber and hand-hewn beams from local barns should adorn the interiors. This structure is classified as an Old Linville Style architecture in which the feeling is rustic, yet sophisticated. The Clubhouse is well appointed with an eclectic mix of hand-picked furnishings, period art, Persian rugs, and other memorabilia collected over many lifetimes.

At Diamond Creek, members feel at home, delighting in the spectacular setting while the team of professionals provides for exceptional experiences that keep you returning time and again.

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