• Type: Private
  • Address: Hwy 107 S
  • City: Cashiers
  • County: Jackson
  • State: North Carolina
  • Zip: 28717
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (828) 743-5950

Wade Hampton Golf Course was established and built in 1987. Located in Cashiers, North Carolina, the course has 18 holes and is a Private type golf course. The course was designed by Tom Fazio. Wade Hampton Golf Course policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: yes. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 35.087585092714 latitude and -83.07044524847 longitude.


    Wade Hampton Golf Club COURSE Review
    Wade Hampton Golf Club COURSE Review

    Wade Hampton Golf Club COURSE Review

    The Wade Hampton golf course was designed by a dream team so to speak, a duo composed of a great architect and a real estate tycoon, i.e. the legendary Tom Fazio and William Mckee respectively, making for what was called at the time an anomaly in the era of golf development, end quote. The Wade Hampton is built on a beautiful piece of real estate in North Carolina, featuring an idyllic landscape and making for the perfect mountain golf resort, if it ever was one. The goal of Tom Fazio and William McKee was to create a world class golfing resort within a residential community and they managed to do it with flying colors. One of the most important things in life is location, and this is also true with regard to the Wade Hampton, a golf course which is built on the perfect 711 acres of sloping terrain, filled with ancient hardwoods, rhododendrons and towering pines, several mountain streams, mountain laurel and, last but not least, boasting an awesome view over the Chimney Top Mountain.

    Basically, it was relatively easy for the Wade Hampton to achieve greatness as it sits on a great setting. And speaking of greatness, the Wade Hampton was described by the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World as arguably Tom Fazios greatest design achievement and you can take that to the bank. Also, this baby was called the best new private golf course in the US in 1987, not to mention that it debuted directly on the 17th position as per the list of top one hundred golf courses in the United States. Currently, the Wade Hampton is ranked 20th, which is outstanding, considering that just 4 courses built since its inception have made it into the top twenty. Its also worth noticing that the Wade Hampton was ranked as 2nd best residential community golf course in America by the reputable magazine Golfweek. What makes the course very special is that it doesnt feature the usual mountain layout, as its 7218 yards from the tips for a 72 par play mostly downhill, and there are many strategically placed/dynamic bunkers which add to the flavor, along with crisscrossing streams and ancient trees that give it the look of a golf course that meanders through a dense forest. But the best touch of Fazios design at Wade Hampton is its playability, as there are virtually zero blind shots, just a couple of forced carries and the majority of water hazards are down the left side.

    The Wade Hampton Club Course is a superb 18 hole golfing facility and it was designed by one of the most famous architects in the world, Tom Fazio respectively. The golf Club is private, available just for its member and their guests,member owned actually, and membership is by invitation only so keep that in mind if youre passing by. Situated on a beautiful piece of real estate in the scenic mountains of Cashiers, North Carolina, the Wade Hampton Club Course was created for providing its members with the purest golf experience possible and its always impeccably maintained and groomed, making it a must-see/must play at least once in a lifetime for every respectable golf aficionado. In the golf community, the Wade Hampton Club Course is widely regarded as the ultimate Tom Fazio design, or Fazios Masterpiece with an emphasis on that capital M. Golf Digest Magazine named the Wade Hampton the best new private course as per 1987, the year of its inception. Also, this monumental piece of golf architecture is one of the only 3 golf courses created in the last 50 years to be presently ranked in their top-twenty courses in America (by the same Golf Digest).

    According to Golfweek magazine, the course at Wade Hampton is arguably the best residential golf course in the United States, featuring 7302 yards of golf from its longest back Fazio tees and making for a challenging yet hugely enjoyable experience, regardless of ones skill level. And thats precious in every golf aficionados book, believe me folks.If youve been invited to the Wade Hampton Clubs as a members guest, youll definitely benefit from a memorable experience, as the course was created in an era when Tom Fazio was still obsessing on working with the existing terrain/landscape rather than ignoring it. The Wade Hampton Club Course can be defined as an exercise in restraint , with its fairways flowing through an epic natural valley, guarded by flanking mountain peaks, with several streams piped underground by the architect for making the golf course more playable and walkable. Bottom line, the Wade Hampton Club Course is arguably one of the best in the United States and making for an impressive use of land to blend golfing with the mountain views. Some say that the Wade Hampton is the best mountain course in America, but its up to you to decide after playing it.

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Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1987
  • Course Designer: Tom Fazio
  • Location Time Zone: EST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Apr 15 to Nov 1
  • Latitude: 35.087585092714
  • Longitude: -83.07044524847


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Closed
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required


  • Food & Beverage: yes
  • Driving Range: yes
  • Chipping Area: yes
  • Putting Green: yes
  • Practice Bunker: yes
  • Rental Clubs: yes
  • Lockers: yes
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