|Elk in front of #11 green.|
Elk had been missing from the mountains of western North Carolina for two centuries before their 2001 reintroduction into the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Their numbers are thought to be over 160 today.
While this is not the first sighting in the area, it is definitely the first sighting here at the club. It is also one the southernmost confirmed sightings of elk in the wild.