Asheville & WNC Top Golf Courses

Asheville Area Golf Courses

The mountains around Asheville with their scenic beauty and pleasant climate year-round provide a magnificent setting for a game of golf at one of the area's many golf courses and country clubs. But the primary attractions to mountain golf are lush fairways, sprawling bent grass greens, cool breezes and a gently undulating terrain. (Pic above: Beech Mountain)

The Asheville region of western North Carolina boasts 20+ championship golf courses that offer challenging mountain and lakeside golf. In addition, there are 40+ resort, municipal and daily-play courses offering the same challenge of the mountain terrain.

Four distinct seasons of play are a highlight of golf. Spring play is popular from late March through May with cool temperatures and the bright colors of spring flowers. Summer offers cooler mountain temperatures than the rest of the humid southern summer, while autumn provides a spectacular display of leaves on the mountain slopes amid warm, sunny days. Winters are the greatest surprise since snows rarely cover the courses for more than a few days and the winter sun often brings daytime temperatures into the 40s and 50s.

Beech Mountain Golf Special
Summer of 79° Golf Package, Beech Mountain
Eastern America's highest town not only promises comfortable playing temperatures, it guarantees them. If the temperature exceeds 79 degrees any day you play, the club refunds all golf fees. Available May 14-Oct 21. Stay in condos, inns, chalets or vacation mountaintop homes. 
Rate: Starts at $79/person per night, two-night minimum
Lake Junaluska Golf
Lake Junaluska Golf
Play by a beautiful lake in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. The 18-hole course is 5,034 yards and par 68. Green fees start at only $15. Stay a few days with a variety of lodging options, from hotels to cabins. Located near Waynesville and Maggie Valley, a 30-minute drive west of Asheville.
Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway
Greystone Inn Golf, Lake Toxaway
Stay at the luxury Greystone Inn to be able to play the private Lake Toxaway Country Club 18-hole championship golf course. It gets high reviews for its plush fairways and perfectly manicured Bentgrass greens. Master course architect Kris Spence finessed the course across beautiful mountain terrain with 6,418 yards of fairways and Augusta-style approaches that demand pinpoint accuracy. After a round, unwind at the inn with gourmet cuisine, in the spa or on a lake cruise. 
Rumbling Bald Golf Course
Rumbling Bald Resort Golf
Stay and play two championship golf courses at a waterfront resort on Lake Lure. Bald Mountain Golf Course has gorgeous mountain views and towering rock faced cliffs. It has four sets of tees and measures 6,283 yards with a course rating of 70.9 and a slope rating of 128. Apple Valley Golf Course is a 72 par, 18-hole course, designed by Dan Maples. It measures 6,756 yards from the tees, has a slope rating of 140 and a 73.2 USGA rating.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
The Omni Grove Park Inn Golf
Discover the course that Golfweek magazine included in its “America’s Best” listings and Golf Digest named as “one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more.” Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, this is a shot-maker’s course, emphasizing accuracy over power in its 6,720 yard, par 70 layout. The ascent from the somewhat flat, yet undulating front nine to the gentle slopes and sometime steep inclines and descents of the back nine brings with it spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
The 18-hole golf course designed by Hall of Fame Golf Architect, Donald Ross opened for play in 1927. As in all of Ross's courses, it was designed to be challenging as well as fun. The Par 36 front nine, measuring 3,246 yards from the back tees, features a flat, wide-open course allowing the use of a driver on every hole. The 3,194-yard back nine has narrow fairways and also plays to a Par 36.
Reems Creek Golf Club, Weaverville
Reems Creek Golf Club, Weaverville
Designed by Hawtree & Son of Oxford, England, the course offers a Scottish Highland look with its rolling terrain, deep and large knolls which bisect the beautifully manicured tees, fairways and greens. This secluded setting which captures the splendor and rustic beauty of the North Carolina mountains "Places to Play" rating of 4 stars. 10 miles north of downtown Asheville.

More Asheville Area Public Golf Courses in Western North Carolina 

High Vista Country Club
18 holes over 6,935 yards with a par of 72
Arden: 12 miles from center of Asheville. 

Broadmoor Golf Links
18 holes over 6,921 yards with a par of 72
Fletcher: 12 miles from center of Asheville. 

Black Mountain Golf Course
18 holes over 6,215 yards with a par of 71 (Municipal) 
Black Mountain: 13 miles from center of Asheville. 

Springdale Country Club
18 holes over 6,812 yards with a par of 72 
Canton: 18 miles from center of Asheville. 

Etowah Valley Golf Club
Three nine hole courses allow you to play a variety of 18 hole combinations
Etowah: 19 miles from center of Asheville.

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