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