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.
Rate: Starts at $79/person per night, two-night minimum
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.