Mountain Top Golf & Country Club - Cashiers, NC.

Design inspirations were drawn from the historic Blue Ridge Mountain

range and from the American homestead architecture prevalent in the



The main floor, with the warm entry as the heart of the mountain lodge,

leads into the bar lounge area with grand views of the golf course. The

lounge has several small areas for groups to gather and enjoy the elegant

wood fireplace, private dining, or outdoor seating. Off of the bar/lounge

lies the main dining room, a space reminiscent of the Southern sunroom,

ideal for guests to enjoy the community atmosphere and surrounding

mountain views. Sophisticated furnishings in a style derived from the

high mountain lodge create a rustic, yet elegant club environment.


The five unique guestrooms each have a local theme relating the

mountain surroundings. Many have four poster beds, and all have

fireplaces with antique tiles and private soaking tubs. Warm colors and

textures compliment the natural surroundings.

The men’s and women’s locker rooms each have a private lounge and spa

facilities. The pro shop, adjacent to the main clubhouse, has a boutique

atmosphere that retains the notion of a large, luxury home.


Materials and finishes include local reclaimed wood for ceilings, beams,

columns, and flooring. Mountain lodge historic black and white tiles

brighten the spa and locker areas. Wrought iron light fixtures and

hardware, copper accents, and antique glass are featured throughout the

interiors. Design inspiration for the carpets and fabrics is drawn from the

mountain palette.


Client: Discovery Land Company
Team: Interior architecture and FF&E by BraytonHughes Design Studios*, Project Architect Laura Cook and lead interior designer Lisa Lorino. Hart Howerton, Design Architect.
Photography by John Sutton.

*Work completed at BHDstudios