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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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Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hendersonville $20
Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Maggie Valley $23
Blue Ridge/Carolina at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
West/South 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 $19.95
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Sapphire $45
South/North at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Tee Times
Waynesville $23
Broadmoor Golf Links Fletcher $22 - $39
Franklin Golf Course
Tee Times
Franklin $14
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
High Vista Country Club Mills River $30 - $40
Crowne Plaza Resort Golf Course Asheville $22 - $34
Connestee Falls Golf Course Brevard $55
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Tee Times
Asheville $45
Black Mountain Golf Course Black Mountain $20
Dogwood/Blue Ridge at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Reems Creek Golf Course Weaverville $44
Sequoyah National Golf Club Whittier $65 - $85
Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville $97
Champion Hills Golf Club Hendersonville $94 - $100
Tryon Country Club Tryon $15
Red Bird Golf Links Sapphire $27 - $33
Bright's Creek Golf Club Mill Spring $95
Highlands Country Club Highlands $136
High Hampton Inn & Country Club Cashiers $40 - $85
Red Fox Country Club Tryon $25 - $38
Hendersonville Country Club Hendersonville $51 - $65
Falls Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Burlingame Country Club Sapphire $130
Bald Mountain Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Wade Hampton Golf Course Cashiers $150
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Brevard $12 - $15
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course Lake Lure $12
Headwaters Golf Club Cashiers N/A
Cliffs At Walnut Cove Arden $90 - $158
Southern Tee Golf Course Fletcher $15 - $22
Mountaintop Golf Club Cashiers $93 - $175
Mount Mitchell Golf Club Burnsville $44 - $49
Highlands Falls Golf Course Highlands $96 - $105
Country Club of Asheville, The Asheville $67 - $93
Crooked Creek Golf Club Hendersonville $27 - $34
Apple Valley Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Mountain Air Country Club Burnsville $95
Kenmure Golf Club Flat Rock $100 - $119
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Highlands $120
Springdale Country Club Canton $35 - $65
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, The Sapphire $140
Iron Tree Golf Course Waynesville $18 - $25
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club Murphy $28 - $35
Old Fort Golf Course Old Fort $9 - $12
Bear Lake Golf Club Tuckasegee $30
Nature Walk At Chinquapin Glenville N/A
Orchard Trace Golf Club Hendersonville $10
Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva $100
Trillium Links Cashiers $65 - $125
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville $64 - $74
Cullasaja Club Highlands $103 - $125
Lake Toxaway Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
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