In the rolling foothills of Elkin sits one of the country’s most prestigious gold clubs, Cedarbrook Country Club. Located at 225 Country Club Drive on State Road, Cedarbrook is a semi-private club that has been recognized year after year for the beauty and accomplishments it boasts.
This past January, GolfAdvisor.com named Cedarbrook one of the Top 25 Best Overall Value Golf Courses. The course was named No. 22 in the Top 50 list for the Best U.S. Golf Courses. This is the second year in a row that the course was named in the Top 25. Last year the course placed 15. Along with the achievement of being in the Top 25, Cedarbrook was named the second best golf course in North Carolina on Golf Advisor.
“The Cedarbrook staff, and the Board of Directors are very elated and happy with the recognition,” said General Manager and PGA Professional Zim Zimmerman. “We’re also happy for the community and what this course represents. Elkin and Surry County are very lucky to have a course like Cedarbrook.”
The top 25 list was compiled based on golfer’s ratings and their reviews, and Cedarbrook caught the eye of several golfers last year. Most of the courses’ reviews on Golf Advisor have the course ranked with five stars.
One reviewer claimed that the cost of playing at Cedarbrook makes the course one of the best places to play in North Carolina. Another review from Golf Advisor states that the course is an “under-appreciated gem in North Carolina.” The golfers from each review complimented the set up of the course and how each hole will test even the best golfer’s skills. Along with this high praise, many reviewers admired the layout, holes and the exceptional condition of the course.
Though the course has its merits, the Pro Shop and the restaurant also have tremendous reviews on Golf Advisor. One review stated that the buffet was top-notch and the staff gave a warm welcome to every person who walked in the doors.
The club has an outstanding head staff of Zimmerman and Tim Brown, the head course superintendent of all course maintenance, who has been at the course for over 36 years, and Todd Hall, who is the assistant course superintendent.
With more than 300 members and several non-members, people come from all across the state to play at Cedarbrook.
“I think that it’s a great golf course in good condition for the value,” said Zimmerman. “It’s hard to find a course of this caliber, in this condition with a friendly staff, for what we charge. The combination between how we treat people and the price we charge also brings in golfers.”
To become a member at Cedarbrook, contact the Pro Shop for more information at 336-835-2320
“We would just like to thank all Cedarbrook members, the Board of Directors, the staff, the non-member support, and the people that have given us a great review on Golf Advisor, ” said Zimmerman. “If it were not for the people who took the time to review, then it wouldn’t be possible. This award is by the golfers, for the golfers.”