Wade Hampton

Wade Hampton Golf Club tops Golf Digest list

Golf Digest magazine just published their annual list of top golf courses in the country. They list the top 100 private and public courses as judged by a panel of 900 men and women. Each course was rated on seven different criteria on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being absolutely perfect). The seven criteria and Wade Hampton's ratings areshot value (8.12), resistance to scoring (8.01), design variety (8.16), memorability (8.31), aesthetics (8.62), conditioning (8.26), and ambiance (8.45), for a total score of 66.05. This ranking positions Wade Hampton Golf Club as number 17 of the top 100 private courses in the country. A tribute to a lasting course design by Tom Fazio, the dedication of the members, and the natural beauty of Cashiers, NC. Congratulations!

Find a Golfers Paradise and So Much More at Wade Hampton Golf Club

A striking centerpiece to the upscale community of Wade Hampton Golf Club, the Clubs Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course presents its players with 18 challenging holes and breathtaking views at every turn. The course has received national attention through such high profile magazines as GolfWeek Magazine and Golf Digest Magazine. In 2007, Wade Hampton was recognized as the highest ranked course in all of North Carolina in Golf Digests Americas 100 Greatest Golf Courses. More recently, the course received the #1 ranking in GolfWeek for Best Residential Golf Course in 2009, ranked #54 of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and was hailed as an obvious work of artin an idyllic setting in Links Magazine.

 

Wade Hampton Golf Course

Wade Hampton Golf Course

 

After a great day on the links, a stopover at the Wade Hampton Clubhouse provides its guests with well-appointed dcor and world-class dining, with spectacular views of the golf course and beautiful Chimneytop Mountain. If golfs not your game, there are plenty of other options for fun tennis, swimming, fishing and hiking throughout the stunning natural setting that envelopes the course. Also surrounding the course are lovely mountain cottages framed under a canopy of trees, palatial estates with a birds eye view of the courses best holes, and future home sites ranging from one quarter to over five acres in size. Many of these lots offer beautiful vistas of Whiteside and Chimneytop Mountains.

Named for South Carolina's Civil War Brigadier General, Governor, and U.S. Senator Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), Wade Hampton Golf Club was built upon 600 acres of land parceled from the historic High Hampton grounds near Cashiers in 1984. Now celebrating a quarter of a century as one of Western North Carolina's most sought after luxury communities, Wade Hampton could very well be the site of YOUR next primary residence, vacation home or investment property. Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to take a tour of this very special community and its many offerings. For a tour of Wade Hamptons available homes and/or home sites, contact the talented team at Silver Creek at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, drop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you and your family to this one-of-a-kind mountain golf community.

* Membership to this exclusive club is by invitation only.

Wade Hampton Golf Club Premier Cashiers, North Carolina Golf Community

Wade Hampton Golf Club Cashiers, North Carolina Golf Community What Are You Waiting FORE?

Named for South Carolina's Civil War Brigadier General, Governor and U.S. Senator Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), Wade Hampton Golf Club was built upon 600 acres of land parceled from the Generals own beloved mountain retreat, the historic High Hampton grounds near Cashiers in 1984. Now celebrating a quarter of a century as one of Western North Carolina's most sought after luxury communities, Wade Hampton Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The Wade Hampton Course has received accolades since its inception, including a #1 ranking in GolfWeek Magazine for Best Residential Golf Course in 2009 and recognition as the highest ranked course in North Carolina in Golf Digest Magazine's "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" since 2007. In a state well-known for its golf courses, Wade Hampton was awarded a ranking of #14 of the Top 100 Golf Courses in North Carolina beating out such legendary courses as The Grove Park Inn Course in Asheville, Bermuda Run Country Club at the heart of the state and Cape Fear Country Club at the coast. The course was also recently honored with a ranking of #54 of the Top 100 Courses in the World! Links Magazine calls Wade Hampton A stroke of Fazio genius in an idyllic setting an obvious work of art. All Southern golf lovers should find a way to play this course which is every bit as challenging as it is breathtaking.

 

Wade Hampton Golf Course

 

In keeping with a Club of such high stature, the Wade Hampton clubhouse offers beautiful views of the golf course and Chimneytop Mountain, as well as world-class dining. Tennis, swimming, fishing and hiking throughout the beautiful natural setting that surrounds the course are just a few of the other activities available at Wade Hampton. Membership to this exclusive club is by invitation only. The residences that line the narrow lanes of Wade Hampton Golf Club under a canopy of trees rest on lots ranging from one quarter to over five acres in size, and vary from quaint mountain cottages to palatial estates. This stunning community will play host to this years Cashiers Designer ShowHouse as a handful of talented professional interior designers descend upon Whisper Fade to create a visually striking home environment where hundreds of guests will come to take a peek at their work in late August-early September. Proceeds from this must-see annual event benefit the Cashiers Historical Society. It also offers a terrific opportunity for attendees to catch a glimpse of this incredible community.

But, why wait until August? Contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group TODAY to arrange for a personalized tour of the Club, homes and grounds of the private gated community of Wade Hampton. To view homes for sale in Wade Hampton online, click HERE, and to view land for sale on which to build your own dream home in Wade Hampton, click HERE. If you are a current Wade Hampton resident, and are considering selling your mountain retreat Silver Creek brokers offer local market expertise and valuable staging advice, along with an extensive, groundbreaking marketing package that is custom-designed to fit the needs of each and every one of our clients in order to help them stand out in the crowd. We are the premier source of real estate on the internet in the greater Cashiers area, and our print ads can be found in such high profile publications as Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, DuPont Registry, and Real Estate Guide. Our marketing materials are professionally crafted, and are distributed both on-site and at local events. Take advantage of one of the busiest seasons on the mountain by calling us at 828.743.1999, emailing us at info@ncliving.com, filling out our online contact form, or dropping by our offices conveniently located near the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide next to Wendys Restaurant. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Prestigious High Hampton Community and High Hampton Inn & Country Club Cashiers, North Carolina

Begin a Longstanding Family Tradition at High Hampton

In a community that is every bit as steeped in history and tradition as it is in culture and natural beauty, the people of the greater Cashiers area of Western North Carolina share many happy memories of good times spent in the established subdivisions and country clubs that dot the landscape. Nowhere is this perhaps more true than in High Hampton. With so many generations of families growing up in and around this prestigious network of neighborhoods, bordering the historic High Hampton Inn and Country Club it is as central to the community as the Village Green and the Cashiers Crossroads in the hearts and minds of our citizens and seasonal visitors. Many of High Hamptons sought after neighborhoods are located just south of the Crossroads, offering easy access to the unique shops and restaurants that line downtown streets. A collection of upscale High Hampton homes is located along Chattooga Wood Road, Heaton Forest Road and Sheep Laurel Road. High Hampton is not only a fine example of luxury mountain living, but pays tribute to a long tradition of "heirloom" properties as many families return year after year and pass these homes down from generation to generation. Because it is such a prestigious and established community, resale homes in High Hampton are extremely hard to come by. If you fall in love with this distinctive assortment of neighborhoods in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hope to purchase a home here one day, the dedicated team of real estate professionals at Silver Creek Real Estate Group is happy to keep watch for you. As soon as we learn of a real estate opportunity in High Hampton, we will contact you. To put us on alert, simply call Silver Creek at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, e-mail us at info@ncliving.com, fill out our online contact form, or drop by our offices conveniently located near High Hampton in the Shoppes at Creekside on Highway 64 West, next to Wendy's Restaurant. We can be your eyes and ears on the mountain!

In the meantime, you can begin your own special family tradition by spending part of each year at the renowned High Hampton Inn and Country Club. Rich in history and brimming with Southern hospitality, High Hampton Inn and Country Club has been charming visitors of Western North Carolina since the early 19th century. Beloved mountain retreat of South Carolina's Civil War Brigadier General, Governor, and U.S. Senator Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), many of the buildings and historic artifacts from the original family estate were lost in a fire in 1932. Construction began almost immediately of a three-story inn in place of the previous Hampton Hunting Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn still stands today, and continues to serve up unrivaled service along with its famous fried chicken and decadent desserts.

With all the natural beauty and outdoor activities available at HHI, patrons of the historically accurate rustic Inn will hardly miss the fact that there are no telephones or televisions in the guestrooms. Visitors are invited instead to enjoy swimming, boating and fishing on the 35-acre private mountain lake, as well as golf, tennis, hiking and spa. For more than 175 years, guests of High Hampton have been enjoying grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chimneytop Mountain and Rock Mountain. A wonderful retreat for families and noted for its imaginative children's programs, High Hampton Inn has been honored as one of 100 Best Family Resorts. Vacation homes and quaint cottages are also available throughout the property's 1,400 acres. The Inn and Country Club is a favorite spot for corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions. Pay regular visits to the Inn while you bide your time patiently waiting for a Silver Creek broker to call with the good news that a High Hampton home has hit the market.

August 2010 - Plateau Pursuits

As the inevitable Back to School sale signs begin to appear in store windows throughout the South, summer is still in full-swing in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Plan your last-minute Summer escape to a place well-known for its unique culture, family-friendly festivals, mild climate and relaxed pace. Over the course of a week or a long weekend spent on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, youre sure to feel a kinship to the warm and welcoming folk who reside here year-round as you find a sense of belonging in one of the Souths most distinctive mountain communities. The unsurpassed natural beauty, a wealth of world-class amenities and that unusual sense of belonging will call you back here year after year. This months calendar of events for the towns of Highlands, Sapphire, Lake Toxaway and Glenville and the village of Cashiers is jam-packed with fun a perfect excuse to come back OR to visit us for the very first time. Youll soon discover why families have returned here annually for well over a century. If, after your visit, you find that you just dont want to leave we invite you to call on the friendly folks at Silver Creek Real Estate Group. We can help you find the home of your dreams. August is National What Will Your Legacy Be Month just think of it, you can begin building your familys legacy high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains! We look forward to seeing you around town soon!

August 1-8: The Andrews Brothers at the Highlands Playhouse - Andrews Brothers opens at an afternoon rehearsal for a USO show in the South Pacific. Max, Lawrence and Patrick Andrews are rehearsing with pin-up girl Peggy Jones for the big showthat night. What Peggydoesnt know is that the brothers are really just the stagehands for the show her back-up singers didntarrive in time, and the boys were recruited by the Major in charge to fill in where needed. Just as they assumeall will work out well, a radiogram arrives with the news that the headliners for tonights show, The Andrews Sisters, have been held in quarantine in Hawaii. The show must be cancelled. Unless, of course,theres a way for the Andrews Sisters to appear...Mistaken identities and madcap adventures(imagine Bing Crosby & Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot)along with the musicof an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II. For more information, call 828-526-2695 or visit www.highlandsplayhouse.org.

August 1: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Mozart Violin/Viola Duo, Chopin Cello Sonata, Schumann Piano Quartet Performed by William Preucil on violin, Charae Krueger on cello, Yinzi Kong on viola, and Victor Asuncion on piano at the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 2: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Mozart Violin/Viola Duo, Chopin Cello Sonata, Schumann Piano Quartet Performed by William Preucil on violin, Charae Krueger on cello, Yinzi Kong on viola, and Victor Asuncion on piano at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 5: The Marriage of Figaro Center for Life Enrichment presents a Musical Evening at Brevard Music Center. Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro is a witty, profound tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness, set in CountAlmavivas castle in Seville in the late 18th Century. It is based on a play by Beaumarchais and is a sequel to The Barber of Seville. As the opera opens, the marriage of the Count and Rosina has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro hasquit barbering and is now the Counts major-domo. He is engaged to Suzanna, who is the Countess maid and theCounts intended conquest. Old Bartolo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for thwarting his claim on the youngRosina, with the help of the slimy music-master, Don Basilio. Adding to the fun are an amorous eenager, ascheming old maid, a drunken gardener, and a silly young girl. Much happens on a single crazy day. This program will include a leisurely bus trip to the Brevard Music Center with a boxed supper before theperformance. (The performance will be the final dress rehearsal.) Deadline for reservations is Monday, June 19. Bus leaves Brysons lower parking lot in Highlands at 4:15 p.m. Cost: $80 CLE members, $90 non-members. Limit: 45 openings. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org.

August 5: Blue Ridge Perspectives The Natural World thru Words and Images with Author George Ellison and Painter Elizabeth Ellison at Highlands Nature Center at 7 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2623 or visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm.

August 6: Groovin on The Green Rafe Hollister Band performs at the Village Commons at The Village Green in Cashiers Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the Groovin on the Green outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.

August 6: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival The Eroica Trio performs Beethoven Trio Op.11, Turina Op. 35, and Schumann F Major at the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.clehighlands.org.

August 7: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival The Eroica Trio performs Beethoven Trio Op.11, Turina Op. 35, and Schumann F Major at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5:00 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 8: Highlands Plateau Audubon Society Picnic at the Village Green in Cashiers at 5 p.m.Bring a covered dish and $5 for hamburgers. For additional information call Brock Hutchins at 828-787-1387.

August 8:Up, Up and away Gala at the Highlands Country Club Benefiting the Highlands Community Child Development Center.Tickets are $125 and can be reserved by calling (828) 526-1505 or emailing HCCDCres@aol.com. This fun-filled evening includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Class Act Band. A silent auction will feature a hot air balloon ride for four, a Herbert Creecy oil painting, a Rob Stern glass vessel, a Cherry Brewer painting, a gourmet dinner and more. All gala proceeds go this licensed, nonprofit center which provides a safe haven and excellent foundation fo the children of working parents. If you are unable to attend the Gala, donations are gratefully appreciated and can be mailed to HCCDC, P.O.Box 648, Highands, NC 28741.

August 8: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Anton Nel on piano, Brice Andrus on horn, Laura Ardan on clarinet and Christopher Rex on cello for performances of Schumann: Fantasie Pieces with Clarinet, Adagio and Allegro with Horn, Folk Pieces with Cello; Chopin: Barcarolle, Ab Ballade, 3 Waltzes, Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise at the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 9: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Anton Nel on piano, Brice Andrus on horn, Laura Ardan on clarinet and Christopher Rex on cello for performances of Schumann: Fantasie Pieces with Clarinet, Adagio and Allegro with Horn, Folk Pieces with Cello; Chopin: Barcarolle, Ab Ballade, 3 Waltzes, Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit http://www.h-cmusicfestival.org/.

August 11: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Vega String Quartet performs Bach at Bucks Coffee Caf on Main Street in Highlands at 8 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 12-22: Lettice & Lovage - a comedic play by Peter Shaffer, author of Equus and Amadeus. The play was written specifically for Dame Maggie Smith, who originated the title role of Lettice Douffet in both the English and American runs of the production.The play was originally produced in London in 1987. Its two-year run of 768 performances at the Gielgud Theatre counts as one of the longer runs in London theatrical history. The play was revised by Shaffer in 1988, and it was that revised version that later ran in New York. Lettice and Lovages first American production opened with a preview performance in New York, New York at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 13, 1990. It ran from March 25, 1990 to December 23, 1990 with a total of 286 performances. See it now onstage at the Highlands Playhouse. For more information or to reserve your seats, visit www.highlandsplayhouse.org.

August 13: Relay for Life in Highlands Benefitting the American Cancer Society Hosted at the Highlands Recreation Center. To learn more about this event, visit the Relay for Life of Highlands, NC home page.

August 13:Groovin on The Green Rye Holler Boys performs at the Village Commons at The Village Green in Cashiers Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the Groovin on the Green outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.

August 13: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Vega String Quartet featuring Eric Pritchard on Violin performs Mozart K. 80, David Kirkland Garner: i aint broke (but i am badly bent): thirteen fiddle tunes for string quartet and Beethoven Op. 132 String Quartets at the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 14: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Vega String Quartet featuring Eric Pritchard on Violin performs Mozart K. 80, David Kirkland Garner: i aint broke (but i am badly bent): thirteen fiddle tunes for string quartet and Beethoven Op. 132 String Quartets at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers at 5 p.m. General admission $28; Students $5. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 14: Center For Life Enrichment presents Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festivals Charles Wadworth: My Life with Chamber Music at the Highlands Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m. to Noon. During this spirited interview between the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festivals Artistic Director WilliamRansom and Charles Wadsworth, you will catch a glimpse into the extraordinary life of Charles Wadsworth, from hisearly days in Newnan, Georgia, to studies at Juilliard and his friendships with reknowned composers and performersof the last fifty years. Mr. Wadsworth is a legend in the field of Chamber Music in America. Founder of the ChamberMusic Society of Lincoln Center in 1969, he led it as Artistic Director and pianist for twenty years. From 1977-2009,Mr. Wadsworth has been one of the Artistic Directors of the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, SC. Cost: $25 for CLE Members; $35 for non-members. For more information, visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 15: 29th Season of the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Final Gala Concert & Dinner at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. Concert features Charles Wadsworth and William Ransom on piano, Eric Pritchard on violin and the Vega String Quartet. Program includes Handel-Halvorsen Duo, Debussy Petite Suite for piano four-hands, Schumann Piano Quartet, Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, #3 at 5 p.m. Dinner to follow at Wildcat Cliff Country Club. Tickets are $125/person. For more information, call 828-526-9060 or visit www.h-cmusicfestival.org.

August 15: The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society Annual Picnic 5 p.m. at the Village Green in Cashiers. Bring $5 for barbeque and a covered dish. For more information or to make reservations, call Pat at (828) 743-7421.

August 18: Loving Literacy: A Premier Gala at the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-9938 ext. 240 or visit www.hcliteracy.org/index.html.

August 20: Cashiers Designer Showhouse Patrons Party & Auction at the Wade Hampton Golf Club Clubhouse Catering by Lee Epting of Athens, Georgia. Featuring the culinary artistry of Chef Doug Sampey of Wade Hampton Golf Club and live entertainment from Anita Brown and her Band. For more information, please visit theCashiers Showhouse event website.

Aug. 21-Sept. 5: 13th Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse Whisper Fade at Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, NC. Proceeds benefit Cashiers Historical Society. CHS Museum will be open daily for tours, and the event will include the exquisite work of a number of local and regional designers, Showhouse Shops, Merchants Tent and Lunch from Caf 107 will be served daily at the Dowden Pavilion. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. General admission is $25/person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Showhouse or in advance by calling (828) 743-7710. For further information, visitcashiershistoricalsociety.org.

August 21: Talk, Lunch, & Book Signing at the Country Club of Sapphire alley with Elle Decor's Top 25 designer this year, Suzanne Kasler from 11a.m.-1p.m.

August 25: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents their Village Nature Series at The Village Green in Cashiers. This months lecture is Landslides of WNC hosted by Rick Wooten. Begins at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come learn something new at these free and fun educational lectures. Call 828-526-1111 or visit www.hicashlt.org for details.

Aug. 26-Sept. 2: Gala of The Arts A Gala Art Sale! at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center in Highlands. 9 to 6 p.m. Featuring works by Bukovnik, Polites, Dali, Erte and more as well as 150 Audubon prints. Come see 900 works of art by 200 artists from the four Galleries of Ann Jacob, including items from her personal collection. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 26: Grand Opening Event for Gala of The Arts Pahlmeyer Wine Dinner: The Art of Sustainable Wine Growing at The Farm at Old Edwards. Nestled into a lavish landscape of florals and greenery, the rustic restored barn provides ambiance, acoustics and rustic comfort for sitting back for a scrumptious evening offine wines and perfectly paired courses. Join the Pahlmeyer representative, Camille Cox for this memorable evening, as Peter Polities mingles with you over cocktails and then paints live as you enjoy a stunning setting, sustainably produced wines and a sumptuous feast by Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr and the Old Edwards Culinary Team. Reception begins at 6:30, dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.oldedwardsinn.com or www.samcallproductions.com.

August 27:Groovin on The Green Chris ONeill performs at the Village Commons at The Village Green in Cashiers Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite dancing partners to this fun and FREE open air concert. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information about the Groovin on the Green outdoor concert series, please visit www.visitcashiersvalley.com or call 828-743-1630.

August 27: Gala of The Arts Gala Opening Wine Reception at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center in Highlands open to the public. Featuring the music of Cy Timmons. 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 27: Gala of The Arts Dinner with Art Collector and Dealer Ann Jacob in the exclusive wine room at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center. 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 27: Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Eco Tour of Peaks Creek. Guided hikes and day trips. Cost: $5 members, $35 new friends. Reservations are required, please call 828-526-1111.

August 28: Gala of The Arts A Presentation of Art Work by Artist G. Newington at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center from 2-2:30 pm. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 28: Gala of the Arts Wine Reception at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center Open to the public from 5 to 6:30 pm. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 29: 102nd Annual Zachary Family Reunion Hosted by the Cashiers Historical Society in honor of one of Cashiers founding families.

August 29: Gala of The Arts A Presentation of Art Work by Artist Alexie at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center from 10-10:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 30: Gala of The Arts A Presentation of Art Work by Artist Ed Hofer at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center from 10-10:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

August 31:Gala of The Arts A Presentation of Art Work by Artist M. Riley at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa Executive Conference Center from 10-10:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-542-2773 or visit www.samcallproductions.com.

Enter for Chance to Win a FREE Tour of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2010

Enter for Chance to Win a FREE Tour of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2010 Compliments of Silver Creek Real Estate GroupFirst drawing to be held Friday August 27,2010!

What is considered by many to be one of the finest showcases of talent from some of the Southeasts most gifted interior designers, the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse promises to trump the stunning designs of years past. With this years theme of Designed With a View and the exquisite location of Whisper Fade in Wade Hampton Golf Club as the backdrop, this is clearly the must-see event of the season if not the year! Silver Creek Real Estate Group is a proud supporter of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, and we are pleased to announce the launch of our drawing for two FREE tickets each week to tour the masterfully adorned rooms of this years Showhouse. What a terrific excuse to plan an impromptu escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

To enter for your chance to win two FREE tickets to the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse, simply fill out our online contact form. Be sure to write Free Showhouse Tickets in the forms comment section. While youre on our website, please feel free to take a peek around at all of the magnificent homes and land available on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. If your name is selected, one of the friendly folks at Silver Creek will either contact you via phone or via e-mail so please be sure to include your valid contact information. In the event that your name is not drawn, we encourage you to plan a trip to see the Showhouse anyway. Tickets are just $25/person and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Cashiers Historical Society. The 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse will be open from August 21 through September 5. If youd like to learn more about the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse and the other activities surrounding the event, please read our blog The Cashiers Designer Showhouse is Just Around the Corner! GOOD LUCK! We hope to see you there!

Western North Carolina Golf Courses Recognized Among Best in the World

Cashiers Own Wade Hampton and Mountaintop Golf Courses Make the Lists of Top 100 Golf Courses in the World 2011 and Golfweeks Best Residential Courses 2011

The word is out the world is finally discovering that Cashiers, North Carolina is filled with all sorts of hidden gems! Already well-known for our temperate year-round climates, breath-taking mountain views, eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, and unique brand of Southern Hospitality what many are now learning is that our golf courses rank up there with some of the finest in the nation!

Just last week, a ranking site out of the United Kingdom Top 100 Golf Courses of the World released their list for 2011. Their original shortlist consisted of 216 courses from countries all over the world, including The United States of America, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, France and more. In the end, New Jerseys famed Pine Valley Golf Club walked away with top honors, the renowned Augusta National in Georgia ranked #3, and Cashiers own Wade Hampton Golf Club was recognized among the best courses in the world at a highly respectable #52.

 

Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers NC

Wade Hampton has been honored once again by the recent release of Golfweek Magazines Best Residential Courses earlier this month. Wade Hampton Golf Club was listed as #3 in a list consisting of 100 national courses stretching from Kiawah Island, South Carolina in the East all the way to Carmel Valley, California in the West. Topping the list is another highly esteemed Cashiers golf course Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club at #1!

 

Whether youre a scratch golfer or an avid hacker, Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to introduce you to these two fine communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Celebrating a quarter of a century as one of Western North Carolina's most sought after luxury communities, Wade Hampton Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The Wade Hampton Course has received accolades since its inception. In keeping with a Club of such high stature, the Wade Hampton clubhouse offers beautiful views of the golf course and Chimneytop Mountain, as well as world-class dining. Tennis, swimming, fishing and hiking throughout the beautiful natural setting that surrounds the course are just a few of the other activities available to residents and club members at Wade Hampton. Membership to this exclusive club is by invitation only. The residences that line the narrow lanes of Wade Hampton Golf Club under a canopy of trees rest on lots ranging from one quarter to over five acres in size, and vary from quaint mountain cottages to palatial estates.

 

Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers NC

On the other hand, a relatively new kid on the block Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is quickly growing in popularity and reputation as one of the most superb communities the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau has to offer. Perched high atop a beautiful expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains at 4,000 feet above sea level, Mountaintop offers its residents some of the most stunning views in the region. Set upon a sprawling 731 acres, the developer Discovery Land Company has designed a luxury mountain retreat community of just 251 estate lots and 75 cabins and lodges peppered about the property. Lots range in size from one-half acre to five acres, providing residents with the peace and quiet that has become a trademark of luxury mountain living. Mountaintop also offers a Tom Fazio-designed golf course that is every bit as challenging as it is breathtaking. Other activities available to residents of Mountaintop include water sports at the private Lake Club on nearby Lake Glenville, horseback riding, fly fishing,hiking or simply relaxing while being pampered at Mountaintop's world-class spa.

 

To schedule a personalized tour of one or both of these wonderful mountain golf course communities, call the experienced team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group TODAY at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a>. We can also be reached by e-mailing us at info@ncliving.com or by filling out our helpful online contact form. As always, we welcome the chance to meet you and your family in person and invite you to drop by our offices the next time you are in Cashiers. Were located in the Shoppes at CreekSide, near the Cashiers Crossroads. If youd like to learn more about Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Wade Hampton Golf Club, and/or Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, please visit the Silver Creek website at www.ncliving.com.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is Proud to Announce the Launch of NC Living Magazine

Cashiers-based Company Shines a Bright Spotlight on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau With the Debut of a New Lifestyle Publication

The month of March, already synonymous with the celebration of one of the worlds most beloved holidays and the advent of springtime, now has another exciting event to add to its roster the debut of NC Living Magazine. Designed to serve as a lifestyle publication, this magazine highlights properties available in the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau region of Western North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains while outlining many of the people, places and things that make life in this area so unique. The premiere issue includes articles about featured retailer Rusticks Furniture & Accessories, featured communities such as Chattooga Club, Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, and Wade Hampton Golf Club. The magazine also includes tips for increasing the marketability of your home, spotlight on Western North Carolinas Waterfalls, calendar of events, highlights about some of the areas finest communities and available properties, and so much more.

Publisher of NC Living Magazine and owner of the Cashiers-based Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Jochen Lucke feels the magazine serves a number of purposes. First and foremost, NC Living Magazine shines a light on this one-of-a-kind corner of the world nestled high atop the Mountains of Western North Carolina, explains Jochen. It provides a sneak peek to people who havent discovered us yet, and serves as a reminder to those who may have been here before and are looking for a reason to return. Between the natural beauty of the region and the world-class amenities, restaurants, shopping and resorts theres no shortage of great topics to highlight each issue. Secondly, the Magazine is a terrific platform to showcase some of the finest homes and land available on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau from a rolling hillside overlooking the 10th hole of one of the best mountain golf courses in the world to an exquisite estate on 65-acres along the shores of beautiful Lake Glenville. NC Living seeks to give folks a reason to come visit, as well as a reason to STAY. Were big believers in the magic and distinctiveness that can only be found in our little slice of Heaven. Lastly, NC Living Magazine serves as an incredibly valuable tool for both my company, Silver Creek Real Estate Group and the clients we serve who may be looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

Future issues of NC Living Magazine will continue to illustrate the exceptional quality of life on the mountain, while unveiling some of the areas most stunning properties. To subscribe to future issues of NC Living Magazine, visit www.ncliving.com. If you are considering buying or selling a home in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire Valley or Lakes Toxaway or Glenville Silver Creeks talented and experienced brokers invite you to contact them TODAY. Jochen and his team can be reached by calling <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a>, by e-mailing info@ncliving.com, or by filling out a helpful online contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly. You are also welcome to drop by Silver Creeks offices in the heart of the historic village of Cashiers in the Shoppes at CreekSide. The brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group look forward to meeting you and your family, and are eager to introduce you to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Luxury Estate in Prestigious Wade Hampton Golf Club

Offered for the first time, this elegant sanctuary designed by Tim Greene sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains inside the premier golf club of Wade Hampton. A serene setting along with the highest quality materials, fine craftsmanship and thoughtful architectural details make it an exceptional find. Dubbed Sassafras-Chambertin, the current owners named the home after a Burgundy wine produced by the world-renowned Domaine Armand Rousseau, a boutique winery in France.

Exuding a warm and inviting ambiance, the main house boasts generous living space, gorgeous mountain views, seven stacked stone fireplaces and rich custom woodwork constructed of heart pine reclaimed from the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania. The great room and bedrooms in the main house feature impressive vaulted ceilings with substantial timbers. Opening out to a private porch with soothing mountain vistas, the expansive master suite includes two fireplaces, a spa-like master bath, and an adjacent private sitting room.

This mountain estate is ideal for entertaining and lodging generations of friends and family, readily accommodating guests in stylish comfort. The upper level of the main house has two guest suites, while private guest quarters with a separate entrance include a kitchenette and four guest suites, comfortably accommodating two foursomes for a golf weekend. Perfect for both intimate gatherings and large parties, the main house has a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, as well as formal and informal dining areas, a wine room, a full wet bar, an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbeque, and open and covered decks with ample sitting areas and a fireplace. The host of amenities continues with a fitness studio, an elaborate wood shop, a screened-in, covered putting green, a separate building with four indoor/outdoor dog runs for use as a kennel or storage, and an adorable tree fort.

 

A Good Walk Spoiled: A Self-Proclaimed Duffer Continues Her Golf Struggle

By all rights, I should have given up the game of golf years ago. There was the time, in the beginning, when I dutifully followed my husband to the practice range and proceeded to hit every golf ball in my bag with robotic precision. It was only as I swung at the last one that I noticed the huge baskets of range balls provided beside me.
There was the time I unknowingly wore a pair of my husband's many golf shoes that I had nervously pulled from the trunk of our car upon arriving at a friend's course. It was maybe on the second hole when I noticed I was sliding a bit in my backswing and I was too embarrassed to say a thing. Note to self: I can play a full round in a pair of men's size 10 shoes, though not very well.
Perhaps I should have hung it up when I got a big laugh from my foursome when I asked my young caddy for my “five arm,” or the day I discovered that my 51 handicap was the highest of all the women in our club, including one extraordinary lady who happened to be legally blind.
Why, 35-plus years into my golf odyssey, do I continue the struggle? Quite simply, I live on this beautiful plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains and giving up the game would be like cutting off the proverbial nose to spite my face.
It's not enough that drop-dead vistas of waterfalls, craggy mountains, lakes, and streams gift wrap each one of the public and private golf courses in the Cashiers-Highlands area. It's the rare place where you can ask a good golfer (of hole-in-one stature) to name her favorite hole, and she chooses a particular one because of the breathtaking flowers planted around the green.
It's the place where Justin Thomas can break the course record at Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club one day, shooting a 64, and a University of Alabama sophomore, Robbie Shelton, can go out the next day and shoot a 61, according to Micah Hicks, the private club's director of golf. He also remembers the Bryan Brothers (George and Wesley) agreeing to caddy for the club's member/guest tournament and using the time up here to shoot a trick shot video at Mountaintop and Old Edwards Club. The video went viral on YouTube, raising enough money for Wesley to go on tour, where last year he won the RBC Heritage championship.
There is a laid-back culture in this mountain air that attracts players of all levels. Tom Fazio, who is renowned as the golf course architect of more than 120 courses worldwide, is a part-time resident of western Carolina and a frequent local player. The designer of both the Mountaintop and Wade Hampton golf courses, he and his wife are partial to Mountaintop which allows family dogs to ride along on a round. Their dog Maggy frequently accompanies them and avails herself of the dog treats that are available at the course's comfort stations.
The setting here allows golfers to get up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife as well. Golfers at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley remember the year that a mother bear and her cubs took up residence in a covered cart bridge on the sixth hole. After several heart-stopping encounters with golfers, the mama bear was “nudged” to a more remote area by a team of maintenance staffers. 
For years, there were sightings of a three-legged bear called “Tripod” by the locals, and area golfers experience the occasional sightings of deer, bobcats, and turkeys. A sun-worshipping garter snake hung out on the same drainage pipe day after day one season, to the point that he came to be known as Freddie.
People like me, as well as the good golfers, find pleasure in the “good walk spoiled” as John Feinstein famously wrote in his book of the same name.
For someone new to the Plateau, there are numerous golf venues. The immediate area features 15 golf courses, three of which are public. The public courses are all different but together can provide an overview of the special nature of mountain golf.
v The oldest is High Hampton, recently purchased by Daniel Communities, which is planning an extensive upgrade of the golf course-among other major improvements. A fun local legend explains the fact that for years the golf course had only 11 holes. The story goes that a previous owner, E.L. McKee, got the bill for those first 11 holes, was shocked by it, and cut off the project there. It would be decades before the other seven holes were added. High Hampton boasts some recent color, too, as the television version of the classic Dirty Dancing was filmed there in 2016, and many people on the staff were enlisted as extras.
v Sapphire National Country Club offers a true traditional mountain golf experience. Rated four and-a-half stars by Golf Digest, the course showcases mountains, valleys, and waterfalls and a memorable fifteenth hole island green.
v For a real change of pace, check out the Red Bird Links in Sapphire Valley. An executive course, which consists of six par three holes and three par fours, it's a great course for beginners as well as more seasoned players interested in polishing a short game. A weekly golf clinic is available during season, as well as a junior golf program, and the winter finds the course used for “foot golf,” a family-friendly game utilizing soccer balls.
Like all golfing paradises, there are funny stories in those majestic mountains, another factor that keeps people like me coming back. One full-time resident, who has been know to tee it up on “mild” days in January, recalls an older gentleman who loved the game and had, in fact, “shot his age” several times. On one memorable outing, everyone drove onto the fairway from the tee box to hit their second shots. The gentleman struggled to find his ball, temporarily stopping the play, until he remembered that he hadn't hit a tee shot.
There are countless stories of determined golfers falling into water in search of errant golf balls. What these stories all seem to have in common is white pants. I also heard the story of one friend trying to help another who had fallen into a pond, only to fall in himself for a double-whammy.
Water, of course, is a huge component of the mountain golf scene, to the extent that one local golfer walks a course early some mornings, retrieving lost underwater balls as he goes. He donates his considerable yield to the First Tee Foundation which promotes values like integrity and perseverance in young golfers, a comforting thought to golfers like me who have left many a ball behind in the water.
Then there was a gentleman from Japan who had very limited experience with the game. His host explained that the containers of sand on the cart were for divots. At the end of the round, the host discovered that his guest had carefully placed each and every divot he made into the container.
As I write these stories, I'm beginning to feel better about my golf game. Did I mention the time I won a nine-holer season championship, only to be informed, post-award ceremony, that I had not played enough rounds to qualify? I can't make this up, but my Waterford bowl prize was taken away and handed to the second-place winner as I sipped my celebratory champagne. 
And still, as long as I live in this beautiful place, I can't find the heart to quit. Nine and dine anyone?