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Destination: Western North Carolina

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville sits at the meeting point of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers. Donald Ross chose the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina as the setting for many of the golf courses in his prolific career. It's no wonder, with the dramatically rugged and richly colored landscape and a temperate climate that allows for play 10 months out of the year. With such an ideal golfing environment, Ross was not the only famous name to see the area's potential. Arnold Palmer designed the golf course at the Carolina Club, which climbs across elevation changes of over 100 feet.

The Blue Ridge Trail, part of the Great Smoky Mountain Golf Trail, plays right through the central mountains area of Asheville. The golf courses on the trail play across incredible landscapes that you won't find anywhere else in the U.S. One excellent example is Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club, which sits just minutes from the Village of Pinehurst. It is not as well known but favored by locals for its challenging but playable layout, incorporated seamlessly into the scenic Sandhills. It is home to the largest lake in Moore County.

Besides golf, this area of western North Carolina has been recognized as not only one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. but also one of the country's best places to live. Ever since the late 19th century, Asheville has been a popular destination for people from all walks of life to both live and visit. John Vanderbilt even chose it as the site for his 250-room Biltmore House, the largest home in the country.

The city has become a bustling hub for artists and entrepreneurs and it is also home to an impressively diverse and continually burgeoning culinary scene. From taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities for whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and hiking provided by the Appalachians, to enjoying downtown Asheville's Art Deco architecture, the city offers something for everyone.

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Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club
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Maggie Valley $8
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hendersonville $20
Carolina/Dogwood at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
North/West at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Tee Times
Asheville $44
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Tee Times
Whittier $27
Connestee Falls Golf Course Brevard $55
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Tee Times
Cashiers $40 - $85
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Sapphire $45
Blue Ridge/Carolina at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
South/North at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Asheville $15
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Tee Times
Waynesville $23
West/South at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Reems Creek Golf Course Weaverville $44
Dogwood/Blue Ridge at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Franklin Golf Course
Tee Times
Franklin $8
Black Mountain Golf Course Black Mountain $20
Broadmoor Golf Links Fletcher $22 - $39
Crowne Plaza Resort Golf Course Asheville $22 - $34
High Vista Country Club Mills River $30 - $40
Trillium Links Cashiers $65 - $125
Highlands Country Club Highlands $136
Apple Valley Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Springdale Country Club Canton $35 - $65
Champion Hills Golf Club Hendersonville $94 - $100
Sequoyah National Golf Club Whittier $65 - $85
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, The Sapphire $140
Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva $100
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club Murphy $28 - $35
Bright's Creek Golf Club Mill Spring $95
Highlands Falls Golf Course Highlands $96 - $105
Orchard Trace Golf Club Hendersonville $10
Old Fort Golf Course Old Fort $9 - $12
Hendersonville Country Club Hendersonville $51 - $65
Cullasaja Club Highlands $103 - $125
Kenmure Golf Club Flat Rock $100 - $119
Mount Mitchell Golf Club Burnsville $44 - $49
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Brevard $12 - $15
Tryon Country Club Tryon $15
Iron Tree Golf Course Waynesville $18 - $25
Southern Tee Golf Course Fletcher $15 - $22
Mountaintop Golf Club Cashiers $93 - $175
Crooked Creek Golf Club Hendersonville $27 - $34
Red Bird Golf Links Sapphire $27 - $33
Wade Hampton Golf Course Cashiers $150
Bald Mountain Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Cliffs At Walnut Cove Arden $90 - $158
Lake Toxaway Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Red Fox Country Club Tryon $25 - $38
Burlingame Country Club Sapphire $130
Mountain Air Country Club Burnsville $95
Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville $97
Country Club of Asheville, The Asheville $67 - $93
Headwaters Golf Club Cashiers N/A
Falls Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Bear Lake Golf Club Tuckasegee $30
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville $64 - $74
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Highlands $120
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course Lake Lure $12
Nature Walk At Chinquapin Glenville N/A
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