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Diamond Creek

Banner Elk, NC Private

Overview

While architecture purists scoff at the notion of waterfalls on golf courses, there is something magnificent about a cascading water feature done right. Few are as effective as the one behind the par-3 17th green at Diamond Creek. Tom Fazio positioned the green nearly at the base of a sheer granite quarry wall, down which a slender stream of water drops more than 100 feet. Amazingly, the club entrance’s drive is also at the base of the quarry wall, hidden from view on the 17th as effectively as Fazio hides his cart paths.

About

Holes 18
Length 7175
Slope 149
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2003
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 77th (highest).
Previous ranking:
86th.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in North Carolina from 2005-2007 & since 2013; Top 10 from 2009-2012.
Current ranking: Fourth.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.4811
Character
7.7373
Challenge
7.5501
Layout Variety
7.4381
Fun
7.392
Aesthetics
7.9639
Conditioning
8.1101

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