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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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Course City Rates from
Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Maggie Valley $35
Sequoyah National Golf Club Whittier $65 - $85
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
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Tee Times
Whittier $27
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Asheville $10
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hendersonville $25
Dogwood/Blue Ridge at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Black Mountain Golf Course Black Mountain $20
Crowne Plaza Resort Golf Course Asheville $22 - $34
West/South at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Tee Times
Cashiers $40 - $85
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Sapphire $45
Franklin Golf Course
Tee Times
Franklin $10
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Tee Times
Waynesville $23
North/West at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Broadmoor Golf Links Fletcher $22 - $39
Carolina/Dogwood at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Tee Times
Asheville $56
High Vista Country Club Mills River $29 - $40
Reems Creek Golf Course Weaverville $25 - $44
Connestee Falls Golf Course Brevard $55
Champion Hills Golf Club Hendersonville $94 - $100
Mountaintop Golf Club Cashiers $93 - $175
Country Club of Asheville, The Asheville $67 - $93
Highlands Falls Golf Course Highlands $96 - $105
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Highlands $120
Red Fox Country Club Tryon $25 - $38
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, The Sapphire $140
Mount Mitchell Golf Club Burnsville $44 - $49
Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva $100
Southern Tee Golf Course Fletcher $15 - $22
Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville $97
Old Fort Golf Course Old Fort $9 - $12
Apple Valley Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Lake Toxaway Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Bear Lake Golf Club Tuckasegee $30
Cullasaja Club Highlands $103 - $125
Falls Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville $64 - $74
Red Bird Golf Links Sapphire $27 - $33
Bright's Creek Golf Club Mill Spring $95
Burlingame Country Club Sapphire $130
Mountain Air Country Club Burnsville $95
Highlands Country Club Highlands $136
Nature Walk At Chinquapin Glenville N/A
Headwaters Golf Club Cashiers N/A
Hendersonville Country Club Hendersonville $51 - $65
Springdale Country Club Canton $35 - $65
Cliffs At Walnut Cove Arden $90 - $158
Trillium Links Cashiers $65 - $125
Tryon Country Club Tryon $15
Kenmure Golf Club Flat Rock $100 - $119
Wade Hampton Golf Course Cashiers $150
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course Lake Lure $12
Bald Mountain Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Brevard $12 - $15
Crooked Creek Golf Club Hendersonville $27 - $34
Orchard Trace Golf Club Hendersonville $10
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