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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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North/West at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Broadmoor Golf Links
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Fletcher $22 - $39
West/South at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
South/North at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Sapphire $45
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Tee Times
Waynesville $23
Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Maggie Valley $35
Connestee Falls Golf Course
Tee Times
Brevard $55
Champion Hills Golf Club Hendersonville $94 - $100
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Asheville $10
Sequoyah National Golf Club
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Whittier $48.89 - $58.89
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hendersonville $25
Black Mountain Golf Course Black Mountain $20
Springdale Country Club Canton $35 - $65
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Tee Times
Asheville $56
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Tee Times
Whittier $27
High Hampton
Tee Times
Cashiers $40 - $250
Trillium Links Cashiers $65 - $125
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Highlands $120
Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva $100
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville $64 - $74
Southern Tee Golf Course Fletcher $15 - $22
Lake Toxaway Country Club Lake Toxaway $90 - $125
Country Club of Asheville, The Asheville $67 - $93
Saddle at GlenCove Cashiers N/A
Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville $97
Bald Mountain Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
Tee Times
Lake Lure $42 - $54
Falls Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Crooked Creek Golf Club Hendersonville $27 - $34
Mountaintop Golf Club Cashiers $93 - $175
Headwaters Golf Club Cashiers N/A
Reems Creek Golf Course
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Weaverville $28 - $45
Cliffs At Walnut Cove Arden $90 - $158
Carolina/Dogwood at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
High Vista Country Club Mills River $29 - $40
Kenmure Golf Club Flat Rock $100 - $119
Bear Lake Golf Club Tuckasegee $30
Highlands Falls Golf Course Highlands $96 - $105
Cullasaja Club Highlands $103 - $125
Tryon Country Club Tryon $15
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, The Sapphire $140
Franklin Golf Course
Tee Times
Franklin $10
Nature Walk At Chinquapin Glenville N/A
Orchard Trace Golf Club Hendersonville $10
Apple Valley Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $42 - $61
Crowne Plaza Resort Golf Course Asheville $22 - $34
Wade Hampton Golf Course Cashiers $150
Red Fox Country Club Tryon $25 - $38
Blue Ridge/Carolina at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Dogwood/Blue Ridge at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Highlands Country Club Highlands $136
Hendersonville Country Club Hendersonville $51 - $65
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Brevard $12 - $15
Burlingame Country Club Sapphire $130
Mount Mitchell Golf Club Burnsville $44 - $49
Mountain Air Country Club Burnsville $95
Red Bird Golf Links Sapphire $27 - $33
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course Lake Lure $12
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