Several tracts of land including a 400 acre dairy farm were secured and golf course architect George W Cobb was hired to draw up plans for an 18 hole layout. Cobb was a notable and prolific golf course designer who created over 100 golf courses in the southeast.
George Cobb got it right the first time, the course has never had to be changed in over 50 years. He strove to create attractive layouts that the average golfer would find enjoyable, not punishing.
The front nine is more of a links style course with small bent grass greens and relatively flat open fairways. The back nine works it way up to what was once referred to as “Cranberry Draw”. The 11th hole uphill dog-leg left was rated as one of the best par 4’s in Western North Carolina. Holes 14 thru 18 work their way back down “Cranberry Draw” and return to the clubhouse.