Perfectly nestled at the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has been blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful sceneries as well as the finest golf courses in North Carolina. With the amazing tee time seasons, golfers from across the nation often flock the resort to experience the well manicured challenging golf courses designed by professional golf icons. Having the professionally designed courses set in majestic surroundings, Asheville was home to “Land of Sky Open” for more than two decades. Among the city’s finest layouts that offers exciting golf vacation packages include the Waynesville Inn Golf Courses, the Apple Valley Golf at Rumbling Bald Resort, the Bald Mountain Golf at Rumbling Bald Resort, the Mount Mitchell Golf Club, the Black Mountain Golf Club, the Etowah Valley Country Club, and the Reems Creek Golf Club.
The Waynesville Inn Golf Courses, comprised three amazing 9-hole layouts, are considered as North Carolina’s hidden gems designed by the famed Donald Ross. This stay and play facility was rated by Golf Digest with 4 stars and was also voted in 2008 as “Haywood County’s Best Golf Course”. Both the beginner and advanced golfers can take the challenges that the Carolina, Blue Ridge, and Dogwood Courses have to offer.
Designed by Dan Maples, the Apple Valley Golf at Rumbling Bald Resort is Beach Resort’s PGA and Lake Lure Golf’s qualifying course. This amazing layout that features the tight fairways and the well-guarded greens is also home to the “Western North Carolina Open”. With the 6,756 yards of sloping greens and narrow fairways, Apple Valley was given a 4-star rating by Golf Digest.
Originally built in 1968, Balm Mountain Golf is Rumbling Bald Resort’s first course. The course features the tight fairways and the well-guarded greens towered by the rock faced cliffs. It plays at 6,283 yards and has four sets of tees that will challenge golfers of all ages and ability levels. The layout was rated with 70.9 course rating and 128 slope rating.
Mount Mitchell Golf Club is a par 72 player-friendly course, that was rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest Magazine. The course is set in a virtually flat area at the Toe River Valley and features the bent grass tees, fairways, and greens. After experiencing one of Asheville’s finest tee times, golfers can relax and take a sip of their favorite beverage or cocktail at Hawtree’s Pub, the newest addition to the resort’s clubhouse.
Perfectly nestled at the base of the majestic Black Mountain Range, the Black Mountain Golf Club is an 18-hole facility that offers the finest 6,215-yard par 71 tee experience. The layout features the plush fairways and bent grass greens that serve as an added attraction to this municipal golf course that is often flocked by golfers of all handicap levels. The facility also boasts of its pro shop and a snack shop at the 19th hole.
The Etowah Valley Country Club is mountain golf at its finest. This 27-hole championship layout is set in the scenic mountain plateau of the Southern Highlands. The layout features 9,000 square feet of bent grass greens and the meticulously manicured lush fairways. With the 3 well designed 9-hole courses, golfers of all levels can play the variety of 18-hole combinations with various difficulty levels.
The Reems Creek Golf Club is set in the secluded yet splendor charm of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This par72 mountain layout has been the regular recipient of Golf Digest’s 4-star rating as well as the “Places to Play”. The course also features the deep large knolls, rolling terrains, manicured bent grass, greens, fairways, and tees. The Reems was also voted as “The Best Course West North Carolina” by Asheville Citizen Survey.