I was stunned.
I have played most of the best courses in North Carolina. Others will get the buzz and have the mindhshare (Pinehurst, Coastal, etc.) but this is one of the best of the best. My personal favorites are Grandfather and Elk River but this one is better.
But, bring plenty of a golf balls as it is one brutal mountain course. 6,800+ yard from the tips and you have to have the accuracy of a pro to hit the fairways. and, if you don't hit the fairways, forget finding your ball.
But, all around, its one of the best I've ever played. My brother and I were awestruck at the views, and really taken in by the course design. Excellent!