Asheville, NC is a golfer's paradise, offering four seasons for play amidst a spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. Lush fairways, long-range holes, challenging terrain, clean and crisp mountain air, and countless opportunities for postcard-perfect scenery are a few of the reasons that golfers love Asheville, making it home to over twenty championship golf courses.
Golfing in Asheville lasts year-round, beginning in early spring with cool temperatures and the delight of hillsides in bloom with wildflowers. Summer in the Blue Ridge offers cool mountain breezes, a welcome break from the southern heat. Fall foliage season is absolutely spectacular whether you're playing golf in the sun or taking a relaxing scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. And Asheville winters are refreshing with temperate daytime temperatures and snow cover that quickly melts by afternoon.
Golfers looking to hit the green have options in Asheville, with several professionally designed courses that have daily rates available. Here are five courses you'll want to explore:s the area's premiere provider of luxury vacation rental cabins, Carolina Mornings specializes in designing ultimate vacations, offering personalized concierge service and homes in dozens of locations, from mountaintop experiences to in-town conveniences, many of them pet-friendly. The Mountain Discovery Pass also includes free tickets for LaZoom City Bus Tours, white water rafting, and skiing at Scenic Wolf Resort.
The Country Club of Asheville
The Country Club of Asheville, a Donald Ross Course designed and built in 1928, is a championship 18-hole, par 71 of 6,638 yards. The Club has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the United States. This distinct private Asheville club overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 25-tee driving range and putting and chipping greens. The Country Club of Asheville is a private club, but occasionally offers public tee times during slow periods.
Reems Creek Golf Club
Reems Creek Golf Club in Weaverville offers a secluded setting that captures the splendor and rustic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Reems has been regularly rated at 4 stars on Golf Digest's prestigious "Places to Play" list. Most of the holes on this par-72 mountain course have elevation changes that test your ability to pick the right club to fit the terrain.
Black Mountain Golf Course
Also designed by Donald Ross, Black Mountain Golf Course plays 18 holes at 6,215 yards, and offers challenging approach shots and greens. Located in a dramatic valley formed by the Swannanoa River, Black Mountain is a resort town with a quaint, rustic feel that is only a 15-minute drive from Asheville.
Grove Park Inn Golf Course
This 6,720 yard, par 70 course is nationally recognized as "one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more," as stated by Golf Digest. In the shadow of Sunset Mountain and convenient to downtown Asheville, the gentle slopes and spectacular views of the Grove Park Inn Golf Course are available for daily play to everyone, even if you're not a guest of the Inn.
Wolf Laurel Country Club
Located atop one of the highest ridges in all of Western North Carolina with elevations over 5,000 feet is Wolf Laurel Country Club in beautiful Mars Hill. Wolf Laurel Country Club s a private member, debt free, mountain club offering its members some of the most spectacular views and challenging golf in the eastern US. The Wolf Laurel Country Club is located only twenty-seven miles from Asheville and is one of America's most celebrated destinations.
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Designed by Hall of Fame Golf Architect Donald Ross, Asheville Municipal Golf Course was founded in 1927 with 3,246 yards on the front nine holes and a 3,194-yard back nine. Testing a golfer's skill and accuracy, the Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina.
Springdale Country Club
Family-owned and operated since 1968, Springdale Country Club is considered a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This challenging 6,800 yard course will give you a great work-out in the midst of rolling fairways and mountain vistas. With elevations of 3,200 feet, the front nine will offer you unbelievable views of Cold Mountain.
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Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Earning "Best Renovation of the Year" award for 2006, the Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club gives golfers everything they can expect in golfing in the mountains: elevated tees, tree-lined fairways, lakes, long-range views and more. Comprised of 6,415 yards, this par 71 course offers 18 distinct holes with three unique par 3 holes on the back nine and all par 5s at the end.
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What comprises your perfect golfing experience? Asheville offers challenging courses and amazing scenery at every turn, ideal weather year-round, and a thriving mountain city with nationally renowned restaurants, a myriad of activities, premieres shopping options, and arts and entertainment galore. Imagine a day of golf followed by a five-star meal and a relaxing soak in your own private hot tub at a luxurious mountaintop vacation rental cabin. Give our Vacation Planners at Carolina Mornings a call to begin planning your perfect golfing experience today.