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25 Rockrose
Banner Elk, NC  28604-6060
United States
P: (828) 898-1800
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Diamond Creek Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

70 par | 7,175 yards

Bent grass

Diamond Creek Golf Course

The 18-hole "Diamond Creek" course at the Diamond Creek facility in Banner Elk, North Carolina features 7,175 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA, the Diamond Creek golf course opened in 2003. Mike Mola manages the course as the Director of Operations.

Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed October 25, 2014

Reviewed October 17, 2008

Diamond Creek Club is one of the top private club communities in the region. Staff and management are dedicated to creating a first class golf experience for their membership.

The aerial photograph shown above however is not of the Diamond Creek Club, but rather of the nearby Elk River Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Banner Elk, NC. Elk River's private 4,600' jetport can be seen in the photograph.

Reviewed August 18, 2008

Reviewed July 06, 2008

Great staff and most spectacular clubhouse one will ever see. It is beautifully woven into the surrounds. Somehow I just didn't think the course was up to the staff and the clubhouse.

Reviewed July 05, 2007

Playing In the Enchanted Forest

I have had the priviledge of playing Diamond Creek twice. Where most mountain courses have gimmiced up holes to take advantage of the view, Fazio did not have to do that here. Every hole is not only beautiful, but a great golf hole. When you get to the last 6 holes, it gets better and better with each hole. The club house is the best I have ever seen. The staff is amazing. When it becomes eligable for the Golf Digest Top 100, I believe it will come on the list in the top 50. Truely Fazio's masterpiece.

Reviewed March 29, 2007

Reviewed August 31, 2006

Reviewed August 27, 2006

This is an outstanding course

However, on Saturday, August 26, 2006, they cut off the water to the creek which exits their lake. This killed all the trout from where the creek exits their land at Dobbins Road to the junction with the next tributary. We have photos of the dry creek and the dead trout. This would appear to be environmentally irresponsible. We adjoin their land. If you are environmentally aware you might inquire if this situation has been permanently corrected, and how. If you don't care, just forget it.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Matt S. 10 101 91 05/26/06
2 August S. N/A 145 145 09/04/08
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Golf Course Information

About Diamond Creek

Diamond Creek

Community facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Tournaments of Diamond Creek

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Course Staff

Mike Mola, Director of Operations
Joe Humston, Golf Professional
John Lavelle, Superintendent
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