Ron Garl, Architect, Sapphire National Golf Club
With over 250 courses designed worldwide, award-winning golf course designer Ron Garl ranks Sapphire National as one of his most cherished treasures, as illustrated by Sapphire National's featured prominence on Ron's personal website. “My goal [at Sapphire National] was to design an exciting, innovative and unique golf course that artfully employs the natural characteristics of the mountainous terrain and waterfalls and adhere to sensitive land design where both the environment and man can not only coexist- but also thrive.”
Sapphire National Golf Club is the only golf course in the Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire region that is open to the public. Recipient of the prestigious 4 ½ star golf course rating from Golf Digest, Sapphire National offers the ultimate memorable experience for all avid golfers, from its dramatic par 4, 13th hole that is nestled beside a majestic waterfall, to the postcard Par 3, 15th hole that hosts an island green.