Don’t let the mountains of Western North Carolina fool you; there are some amazing places to get in a round of golf here! In fact, the mountains add scenic beauty and let you sharpen your golf skills, as well. If you love the game of golf, play often, need to improve your game, or want to learn to play, Western North Carolina has a lot to offer. There are several great golf courses within driving distance from Avalon Mountain Community. Here are 6 of the best golf courses in Western NC.
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in Western, NC, and it is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The golf course was planned by famed course designer Donald Ross, in 1927.
The golf course is located at 226 Fairway Drive, in Asheville, NC.
- Par 72 course
- Front 9 holes focus on distance, while the back 9 holes favor accuracy over distance
- PGA staff for lessons
- Pro shop
- Chipping and putting practice areas
- season passes available
Broadmoor Golf Links
The Broadmoor Golf Links is located at 101 French Broad Lane, in Fletcher, NC, which is less than 30 minutes from Asheville. The championship golf course was designed by Karl Litten, who The PGA recognized as a unique course maker. It is the area’s only link style golf course.
- championship 7, 140 yards golf course
- bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways
- beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the French Broad River Valley
- clubhouse with locker rooms, golf shop, dining area, bar, and more
Learn more and reserve a tee time.
Country Club of Asheville
The Country Club of Asheville also has a golf course designed by Donald Ross in 1928. Take in gorgeous views of downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you play a round of golf. You can also test your skills on the vertical track with downhill and uphill shots. The country club is located at 107 Windsor Road, in Asheville, NC.
- 6,638 yards par 71 professional track
- practice area with putting and chipping greens and a driving range
- golf pros available to help improve your game
- fully stocked pro shop
- bent grass greens
- junior golf available, too
Go to Country Club of Asheville to book a tee time or to get more information.
Golf at the Grove Park Inn
Golf at the Omni Grove Park Inn is part of the historic luxury Grove Park hotel and spa located at 290 Macon Avenue, in Asheville, NC. Again, this golf course was designed by Donald Ross and offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are also golf memberships at the inn that have lots of perks.
- 6, 400 yards par 70 course
- course played by golf legends Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus
- PGA certified golf pros available for lessons
- golf pro shop
- Cabana Bar and Grill adjacent to the golf course for breaks while playing
- bent grass greens
Visit Golf at the Grove Park Inn to reserve a tee time and to find out more.
Reems Creek Golf Club
Reems Creek Golf Club is located at 36 Pink Fox Cove Rd, in Weaverville, NC, which is 45 minutes from Avalon. The golf course has been noted in Golf Digest’s Prestigious Places to Play List and has elevation changes to test your golfing skills.
- views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround the course
- secluded setting
- par 72 course
- bent grass turf
- pro shop
- course constructed by famed British firm Hawtree and Sons to resemble a Scottish Highlands golf course
- club memberships available, with perks
For more information and reservations, visit the Reem Creek Golf Course website.
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a private golf club located at 3 Cliffs Ridge Pkwy, in Arden, NC, but we must include it on the list. The golf course was named one of the best courses in North Carolina by Golf Digest. Two of the courses are designed by well-known golfer Jack Nicklaus.
- tournament quality conditions
- 71 par course
- scenic Blue Ridge Mountain views
- home to the Bill Haas annual charity tournament
- kids’ programs offered
- golf memberships available
You can learn more by visit The Cliffs.
Western North Carolina is a great place to play golf. You can’t go wrong playing a round at any of the clubs listed above. So, now that you know some terrific courses to play, what are you waiting for? Polish those clubs and make a tee time!