The scenic beauty of Asheville together with the city’s year-round pleasant climate has made the place a haven for both public and private golf courses and country clubs. The lush fairways, gently undulating terrain, sprawling bent grass greens, and the cool breezes of the mountain area now holds some of the finest championship courses in North Carolina.
Among the courses that offer golf vacation packages include The Waynesville Inn Golf Courses, Apple Valley Golf at Rumbling Bald Resort, Bald Mountain Golf at Rumbling Bald Resort, Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Black Mountain Golf Club, Etowah Valley Country Club, and the Reems Creek Golf Club.
The Waynesville Inn Golf Courses were cited with an “Outstanding-plan your next vacation around it” by Golf Digest with a 4 star rating. This stay and play property was designed by Donald Ross featuring the 3 outstanding 9-hole layouts. The Carolina, Dogwood, and the Blue Ridge are sure to provide challenging and exciting rounds of golf for all players with various skill levels.
With a four stars rating from Golf Digest, Apple Valley Golf, Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort’s PGA qualifying course is home to the “Western North Carolina Open.’ Designed by the famous Dan Maples, The course features the tight fairways as well as the well guarded greens. The layout’s challenges are created by the well-positioned bunkers and the undulating terrain together with the sloping greens and 6,756 yards of narrow fairways.
This 6,283-yard layout is the course’s first which was built in 1968. The name Bald Mountain was derived from the rock faced cliffs towering over the course. The layout features the guarded greens and the tight fairway that needs precise drives and approach shots. The setting and the added 4 sets of tees is perfect to test even the experienced golfer. Bald Mountain has the course rating of 70.9 and a slope rating of 128.
Mount Mitchell Golf Club is nestled in the Toe River valley and is considerably virtually flat. With the perfect setting, the course is also considered as player friendly with par 72 minus the blind shots. The layout also features the bent grass tees, greens, and the fairways that have been rated four stars by Golf Digest. Aside from the challenging rounds under the sun, amenities like the full service dining room and the new Hawtree’s Pub which serves your favorite beverages are also offered.
Aside from the bent grass greens and plush fairways, the Black Mountain Golf Club is home to which was once considered as the longest hole in the world- the 747-yard, par 6 17th hole. The course’s front nine holes were constructed in 1929 while the back nine holes were constructed in 1962. Located at the foot of the Black Mountain Range, the golf club is a work on progress creating pleasurable golf experiences in North Carolina.
The Etowah Valley Country Club features the meticulously manicured lush fairways and the 9,000 square feet bent grass greens. The country club holds 3 nine-hole courses that will allow every golfer with a variety of 18-hole combinations with an additional 4 tee positions. The course meanders through the Blue Ridge that creates a scenic plateau 2,200 feet high.
This Scottish styled golf course was rated with 4 stars by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Stay.” The Asheville Citizen also voted for the Reems Creek Golf Club as “The Best Course in West North Carolina.” With the layout’s rolling terrain, deep, large knolls that bisect the bent grass that were manicured, tees, fairways and greens, will put to test the golfer’s an skill level.
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