Improve Your Mind, Improve Your Golf Game

Currently, the Cleveland Browns are at 2 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie. Those standings might not sound too impressive, but for the Browns, who didn’t win a single game in 2017, it’s just great to have a win. Two is icing on the cake! But they still haven’t managed to post a winning season […]

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Go on an Art Adventure

What has been a long and stormy summer seems to finally have turned into fall, and it’s about time because there are many things to look forward to with fall at High Meadows Golf & Country Club. The Fall Festival, which will be on October 13, is a great time to get together with friends […]

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Putting Tips from the Pro

Nothing puts your golf game in the spotlight more than the putting green. Sure, it’s always great to hit a long, straight drive from the tee, but there’s something about the whole group of golfers gathered together around the green that makes you feel like your golf game is being examined under a microscope. The […]

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The Fairy Garden of High Meadows

Nestled between hole 16 and 17 of High Meadows Golf Course, in a curve of the cart path that takes you through a shady, wooded area, sits a fairy village that adds a little bit of magic and whimsy for golfers at High Meadows. Fairyville, the fairy garden of Denise Horne-Kaplan, has been a part […]

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Make the Most of the High Meadows Pool

Nothing epitomizes summer more than lounging beside a pool of clear blue water, drink in hand or book in your lap. Whether you enjoy swimming laps for exercise, taking a short dip to cool off on a hot day, reading in a relaxing lounge chair or watching the grandkids play with abandon, the pool has […]

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Enjoy Music on Main

The first Friday of the month, from June through October, the streets of Sparta come alive with Music on Main. Five stages of music are spread out in different locations along Main Street, attracting crowds of people to enjoy the wonderful music and great food at local restaurants, all set to the beautiful back drop […]

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Playing by New Rules: USGA Releases new Rules of Golf

There’s some big news in the golf world, and it will make the game better for professional and recreational golfers alike. The USGA has released a new edition of the Rules of Golf, set to take effect in January 2019, and High Meadows Golf & Country Club has already adopted the new rules. The major […]

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An Easy Tip for Better Golf: Drink Plenty of Water

Everyone knows it’s important to drink water. That’s because our bodies are 60% water. Water is important in every bodily function, and every cell, tissue, and organ needs water to work properly. Without enough water our bodies start to get dehydrated, which leads to feeling thirsty and tired, cramping, headache or dizziness and even heat […]

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Tips to Get More Yards on Your Drive

It’s inevitable that when you’re around a group of golfers, someone is eventually going to brag about the yardage of their furthest drive. While a great putt or an exciting shot out of the sand are plenty interesting, it seems everyone longs for a really long drive. Even if you’ve been playing golf for years, […]

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Places to Visit: Blue Ridge Music Center

It’s obvious that music is an important part of the culture in the area surrounding High Meadows Golf & Country Club. The local musicians that play during the different music series and festivals in Sparta and the musicians that congregate in Galax during the Old Fiddlers’ Convention are evidence of how much a part of […]

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Make the Most of Strawberry Season

Strawberries are on the menu at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, as our wonderful Chef Nicole takes advantage of the ripe crop of North Carolina strawberries here in the height of the season for this fruit. You’ll find them sliced up in salads and part of desserts, adding a sweet and nutritious treat to […]

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Improve Your Game — Play in a Golf Tournament

Tournament season is here! High Meadows Golf & Country Club kicked off the start of our tournament season, with the Ladies Kick-in the weekend of May 12 and the Men’s Kick-in the weekend of May 19. The club hosts a variety of tournaments, from the Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Association tournaments to events for couples […]

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Meet Angela Peros: Bar Manager

Everyone longs for the familiarity of a bar like the one depicted in Cheers, that beloved 80s sitcom where “everybody knows your name.” For the members of High Meadows Golf & Country Club, that dream becomes a reality each time you walk into the bar, thanks in a large part to our talented, friendly bar […]

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Travel the World of Wines at the Pro Stop

Many of the residents of High Meadows are world travelers and also wine connoisseurs. The two often seem to go hand in hand. After all, what could be more enjoyable than enjoying a white wine in Napa Valley, a fine red in southern France, a sparkling wine in Tuscany, or a Riesling in Berlin? Often […]

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High Meadows and Roaring Gap: The Birth of a Mountain Retreat

The striking beauty of the area that makes up Roaring Gap community is enough to take your breath away. High up on the mountains, there are spectacular views into Wilkes, Surry, Caldwell, Ashe, and even Watauga Counties. You can see the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and on a clear day, at just the […]

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Happenings around High Meadows

April is a busy time. Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, people are out on the golf course, playing tennis on the courts, and enjoying good food at the grill during the day. Social events are also a centerpiece of High Meadows Golf & Country Club, and our close community is one […]

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Improve Your Game by Watching the Masters

This week, the Masters takes the spotlight in the sports world. After the high-pitched, fast-paced excitement of the NCAA, it’s only fitting that this weekend will be dedicated to watching a game where the time between shots amounts to minutes rather than seconds. Although the pace might be slower, the competition is just as fierce. […]

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Longtime Residents Become New American Citizens

  This winter, there was cause for celebration at High Meadows Golf & Country Club as two of our members recently achieved status as newly minted United States Citizens. Both Paul Demmink and Barry Ward have lived in America for many years, working and raising families. But both held citizenship in other countries. It was […]

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Improve Your Golf Game with New Grips

We’re proud of the fact that you can play golf virtually year-round at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, bit’s a given that winter is a slower season than the rest of the year. Cold temperatures and windy conditions do their part to keep people off the golf course and at home beside a warm […]

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Join the Sparta Music Scene at Music on Main: Winter Series

  The area in and around High Meadows Golf & Country Club is one rich in culture and tradition, especially when it comes to music. After all, Appalachia is the home of bluegrass music. You’ll find people who can pick up a guitar, banjo, or fiddle and start right up with a jam session. Or […]

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Fine Dining at High Meadows Golf & Country Club

Quality dining is a hallmark of High Meadows Golf & Country Club. We know our members enjoy the seclusion and peacefulness of living in a small mountain community, but we also appreciate the high standards of our members when it comes to dining out. Therefore, we have made it our priority to always provide the […]

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Golf Gadgets to Help Your Game

Some people might say you only need a few golf balls and a good set of clubs to play a round of golf. But where’s the fun in that? Engineers and tech geeks are always inventing new products to improve things, whether it’s daily tasks or even sports. And you have to admit, even for […]

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Stone Mountain Provides Year-Round Fun

High Meadows Golf & Country Club, located in Roaring Gap, NC, is just a stone’s throw away from one of our state’s beautiful state parks. Stone Mountain State Park, with 18 miles of hiking trails, is known for it’s massive rock face and stunning waterfalls. But there’s more to do at Stone Mountain than hike […]

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Cold Weather Golf Tips

The temperatures might still be on the chilly side, but the longer days and the bright sunshine beckons us outside, where the grass is looking just a little greener and even the pansies are starting to perk up. Spring is on its way soon, but why wait until then to get your golf clubs out? […]

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Helping Out High Meadows’ Birds

Living in the High Meadows community brings many benefits, from membership privileges at a beautiful country club and excellent golf course to close proximity to great beauty in the Blue Ridge Parkway and the New River. Yet another benefit is the beauty of the landscape and wildlife that makes up the High Meadows community itself. […]

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Hollywood’s Take on Golf: Movies to Get You Through the Winter

  Here in the mountains of North Carolina, we’re blessed to have a winter season that includes some days when the bright sun warms up the Earth just enough to make playing a round of golf enjoyable. But there are still plenty of days where the temperatures don’t climb above the freezing mark and bitter […]

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Community Chili Fun: Tips for the Best-Ever Chili

Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors! If you’re getting a little bit of cabin fever and are looking for a chance to get out and see your friends and neighbors, make plans to attend the Golden Ladle Chili Cook-off on January 21. We’re excited to be hosting this event as an opportunity to […]

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Winter’s Fashion Trends in the Spotlight at High Meadows

High Meadows Golf & Country Club is well-known for its spectacular golf course, where players worry more about having a good set of clubs than a high-fashion golf shirt. But our community isn’t only focused on golf. We also pride ourselves on hosting fine dinners and fun community events that not only bring people together, […]

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A Night Out in Sparta

Living at High Meadows affords the opportunity for much more than a welcoming community. For members of the Club, our Dogwood and Redbud rooms offer a fine dining experience that is elegant and welcoming — and our Hummingbird Grille (which is open seasonally, from May-November) is a hotspot for snacks and burgers. Our Chef Nicole […]

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Our Local Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us, which means festive light displays, sweet treats at the table, and of course, lots of gift giving! Whether you’re looking for presents for grandkids and extended family, gift ideas for co-workers, or something to have on-hand so you’re not going to holiday parties empty handed, almost everyone needs to […]

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Use Winter to Improve Your Short Game

One of the great selling points of the golf course at High Meadows Golf and Country Club is the course is playable year-round. The grass stays green and the sun warms things up just enough to make playing a quick nine holes or even riding in the cart for 18 a possibility on many days. […]

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A Christmas Adventure: Choose and Cut Tree Farms!

There’s something magical about the Christmas season, with its sparkling lights, wrapped packages full of surprises, and sweet goodies. It makes us all feel like a kid again, even if for just a few moments. And there’s nothing that helps bring that magic to life like trekking out among a forest full of Christmas trees […]

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Stretch Out Cold Muscles for a Better Golf Game

Fall is upon us, and that means cooler temperatures. In addition to layering up your clothes to stay warm on the golf course, it’s also important to warm up your muscles before starting to play. Cold temperatures cause muscles to tighten, which makes them more prone to injury. By doing a few stretching exercises before […]

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This Thanksgiving, Play More and Cook Less

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that many of us look forward too. Spending time with family and friends while eating delicious foods that we might only get once or twice a year is not only central to the holiday, it is pretty much the entire celebration. But because this holiday traditionally centers around a big […]

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Walking Trails: Enjoy the Fall Color Close Up

There’s nothing more spectacular than the views of our beautiful mountains during the month of October. The bright red dogwoods, yellow poplars, and oranges of the maples make a swath of color as far as the eye can see. Of course, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the color of this beautiful season, and […]

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Layer Up: Preparing for Fall Weather on the Golf Course

After the hazy, humid days of summer, it’s always nice to greet fall, with its bright, clear blue skies and the beautiful colors of the trees changing for winter. But as anyone who has played a game of golf at High Meadows in October knows, this is also a time of some big temperature changes […]

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The Literary Scene at High Meadows

Some people might think that moving to a secluded mountain community near a small town might mean you have to give up the cultural benefits of a big city in order to enjoy the peace and quiet, the beautiful scenery, and the great golf. But that’s not the case here at High Meadows Golf & […]

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Fun with Fall Landscaping

Drive around High Meadows Golf & Country Club, and you’ll start to notice something — we love our flowers. Thanks in part to the cooler temperatures we enjoy up here on the mountain, as compared to our neighbors in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, our perennials and annuals bloom like crazy all summer long. […]

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Tips to Keep Your Clubs in Great Shape

Your set of golf clubs is truly a long-term investment. It might seem like it costs a lot up front to buy the entire set, but when well taken care of, they will last for years. One way to make sure your clubs perform well for years to come is by keeping them clean and […]

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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Golf Swing

Last month we posted some golf tips from the pros to help improve your game. This month, we’re giving out tips for exercises and stretches you can do before getting out on the course to help get a few strokes off your score card and more yardage on your drive. Exercises that improve your overall […]

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Creativity Abounds at High Meadows

Personal address markers. The name sounds pretty mundane, but once you turn off Highway 21 onto Country Club Road, you start seeing address plates that are anything but mundane. A horse-drawn carriage. A pineapple. A deer. A caddy wearing knee-high knickers and a cabby cap. What we love is the creativity behind these address markers. […]

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High Meadows Chapel

Every Sunday during the summer months of June through September, Chapel is held in the Clubhouse ballroom.  The Rev. Richard Anderson conducts the service. It is a nondenominational service open to the entire community.  Service begins at 9:00 a.m., and lasts for one hour.  Casual dress is acceptable and many members show up in golf […]

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Welcome Mike West, High Meadows Golf & Country Club General Manager

The week of August 14, we had the exciting opportunity to welcome our new general manager, Mike West. Mike and his wife Kathy moved here from Hilton Head Island, SC, where Mike was the general manager at Indigo Run. Prior to moving to Hilton Head Mike was general manager of Independence Golf Club for six […]

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Local Spotlight – A Shopper’s Delight: DB Designs

Right at the entrance to High Meadows Country Club you’ll find DB Designs, a boutique to rival any store in Charleston or Atlanta. It’s part of the charm of Roaring Gap, offering the best of both worlds — members and residents of High Meadows Country Club can experience the quiet solitude of a mountain retreat, […]

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Member Guest Tournament Brings in the Crowds

  *NOTE: This event was held on August 3-5, 2017. If you didn’t get a chance to make it this year, we hope to see you next year! Read all about it here:  High Meadows has a reputation of hosting great tournaments, and members and even people in the community have a chance to participate […]

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Green, Even in Mid-Summer

There are so many great things about the golf course at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, but one that we are especially proud of this time of year are the lush green fairways and putting greens on each one of our 18 holes. When many courses in North Carolina start to wither from the […]

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5 Tips to Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level

Golf season is in full swing, and we love to see the course busy with carts and golfers enjoying the beautiful summer weather. The grass is green and the landscape is in full bloom, which makes for a picturesque setting to play a game of golf. Are you finding your game isn’t quite living up […]

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Meet Our Golf Pros

Pictured above: (left) Tim Brant, Assistant Golf Pro, and (right) Todd Hutcherson, Interim GM / PGA Head Pro. . . . It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve been playing golf, everyone can use a few tips now and then. After all, we wouldn’t say “practice makes perfect” all the time […]

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High Meadows: More Than a Club, We’re a Community

For many Americans, celebrating the Fourth of July means cookouts with friends and family. It’s a time for hamburgers fresh from the grill, American flags decorating the area, and fireworks after the sun goes down. Here at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, we look forward to the Fourth of July every year for that […]

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The Advantages of Membership

Here at High Meadows Golf & Country Club, we are proud of our beautiful golf course and the other amenities our club has to offer. Playing 18 holes on a course designed by George Cobb that meanders through the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great way to spend a day. But […]

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The Ultimate 3-Day Golf Getaway Package

The best way to learn about High Meadows is to experience it for yourself! We’ve designed an incredible package for a golf getaway or a romantic weekend that includes golfing, dining and a stay in one of High Meadows Estate homes.

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