The inn offers a scenic 18-hole golf course that provides spectacular views of North Carolina's mountains and lake. It was designed by the late golf course designer George W. Cobb, playing at 6,012 yards from the back tees. Its 8th hole features an island green and was once ranked by Golf Digest as one of 'America's Great Golf Holes.' Because of its design, the High Hampton course could be seen as kind on beginners, though it is equally challenging for experienced players. Furthermore, there are two putting greens and a practice range at the course.
The High Hampton Inn celebrates nature and the outdoors with a range of activities that would cater to participants of all age. An all-time summer favourite through the years is its 35-acre private mountain lake that is available all year round. Access is free for hotel guests, who can enjoy a peace of mind that the water is safe to dip into given that the lodge bans motorized boats in the area.
With plenty of swimming area, a wading pool and sandy beaches, the lakefront is perfect for families to lounge and have fun on a sunny afternoon. Alongside, a range of water sports activities is available, including sailing, canoeing and boating. The lodge provides a small fleet of boats for guest's use. Alternatively, fishing enthusiasts will be delighted that there is a nearby small pond stocked with sea trout, bass and bream. Beginners will also benefit from the fly-fishing lessons conducted daily at the pond.
Water activities aside, tennis players will relish in the crisp cool mountain air High Hampton offers. Apart from providing court rentals, the resort runs daily adult and junior tennis clinics for all levels as well as high intensity drills and cardio tennis classes. Guests are welcomed to join in for a round of fun or to improve their training and skills.
Surrounding the lodge are eight marked hiking trails to cater to different fitness levels. The most challenging route reaches the Peak of Chimney Top Mountain at 4618-feet, while the Fitness Trail has been professionally designed to provide participants with cardio exercises as well as to tone their muscles. Hikes are available as guided group excursions.
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