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Tom McAuliffe has been working on clubs for decades, and has operated Tom’s Custom Golf
from Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course for the past 14 years. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-06-19 12:08:19
Last modified: 2013-06-19 12:09:04

Business Spotlight: Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course and Tom’s Custom Golf

Jamie Shell / (

Hidden among the numerous private golf courses dotting the High Country landscape lies a test for seasoned and novice golfer alike: Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course.

Designed by Frank Duane in 1974, Village of Sugar Mountain Golf Course features nine challenging par-three holes, eight par fours and a lone par five stretching across more than 60 acres of pristine Sugar Mountain property. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, the course is known for its immaculate putting greens, laurel boundaries, many streams and panoramic views.

In 2007, Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority completed its most ambitious capital improvement project ever attempted within the village limits with the completion of Sugar Mountain Clubhouse, a 5,000-square-foot golf and tennis shop, snack bar and golf cart garage, complete with a half-covered 2,000-square-foot deck overlooking the surrounding mountains, at a construction cost of approximately $800,000.

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