Because of its hilly positioning along the Eastern Continental Divide in North Carolina, Old Edwards Club has an aesthetic advantage over many courses simply by default. Mountains roll off in the distance behind holes. Thick greenery outlines fairways. The occasional fox scurries across the green. Holes Nos. 1, 5 and 6 have lakes and streams that are distracting to the eye, but at the same time, prove ever-so-tempting to waywardly hit balls. And then there's the magnificent No. 18, a stunning feat of golf design and natural ingenuity that provides an incredible view of the Highlands landscape while still presenting a challenge to get to a fairway that’s more than 200 feet lower than the tee.
But in no way are the landscapes and surrounding geographical features the only things that make the course at Old Edwards Inn and Spa so special. The club's friendly, knowledgeable staff does everything from helping you with your grip to customizing a name tag for your bag. Carts are mounted with the sophisticated Visage Mobile Golf Information System that provides the hole layout and touch-screen menus for ordering lunch. And speaking of dining, Old Edwards Club’s restaurant, The Grill Room, features a robust selection of clubhouse pub fare that’s done elegantly without ever shanking into the pond of pretense.