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