The Country Club of Sapphire Valley
More Than 60 Years of History and Friendship
By its own description, The Country Club of Sapphire Valley offers an unassuming and family-oriented membership. Membership is not tied to ownership of property anywhere. However, most members live in the surrounding communities.
Founded in 1956, members enjoy a walkable valley golf course that is not only challenging but playable for all levels of the sport. Other amenities and activities include croquet, tennis, pickleball, a fitness center, a kid’s camp, and more than 20 interest groups. It was previously known as The Sapphire Valley Inn and Golf Course.
The Country Club of Sapphire Valley is located in the heart of Sapphire off Highway 64. Membership is by invitation only.
Designed by famed course architect George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the 18-hole golf course opened in 1956 and was renovated in 2007. It features 6,859 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Cobb designed more than 100 courses during his career, including the nine-hole course at Augusta National Golf Club. At The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Cobb leveraged the natural beauty of the mountain valley to craft a course that earned the epithet “Gem of the Mountains.”
The Country Club of Sapphire Valley’s magnificent, 32,000-square-foot clubhouse debuted in 2005. A health and wellness center offers group exercise classes, certified personal training, massage and esthetician services, a sauna, jacuzzi and an outdoor lap pool. Certified personal trainers and health coaches are also available to members.
Tennis and croquet are also popular pastimes at the club, with a renowned tennis center offering an array of programs for all skill levels. The first croquet lawn was dedicated in 2013, and its overwhelming success led to a second lawn being added four years later.
The newest entry to the club’s activity options became official in 2018, when three pickleball courts were opened.
The Club’s reputation for excellence has been further enhanced by hosting events like an annual tennis exhibition featuring world-class players, and the Hummingbird Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.