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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
Tee Times
Maggie Valley $35
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hendersonville $25
Blue Ridge/Carolina at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Tee Times
Whittier $27
West/South at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Broadmoor Golf Links Fletcher $22 - $39
South/North at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Sapphire $45
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Tee Times
Asheville $56
Dogwood/Blue Ridge at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Tee Times
Waynesville $23
Reems Creek Golf Course Weaverville $28 - $45
Sequoyah National Golf Club Whittier $65 - $85
Franklin Golf Course
Tee Times
Franklin $10
Carolina/Dogwood at View from Waynesville Inn Golf Resort Waynesville $26 - $84
High Vista Country Club Mills River $29 - $40
Crowne Plaza Resort Golf Course Asheville $22 - $34
North/West at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge
Tee Times
Etowah $25
Black Mountain Golf Course Black Mountain $20
Connestee Falls Golf Course Brevard $55
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Tee Times
Cashiers $40 - $85
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Asheville $10
Red Fox Country Club Tryon $25 - $38
Bear Lake Golf Club Tuckasegee $30
Mountaintop Golf Club Cashiers $93 - $175
Red Bird Golf Links Sapphire $27 - $33
Burlingame Country Club Sapphire $130
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, The Sapphire $140
Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva $100
Falls Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Apple Valley Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Crooked Creek Golf Club Hendersonville $27 - $34
Orchard Trace Golf Club Hendersonville $10
Southern Tee Golf Course Fletcher $15 - $22
Lake Toxaway Country Club Lake Toxaway N/A
Biltmore Forest Country Club Asheville $97
Tryon Country Club Tryon $15
Kenmure Golf Club Flat Rock $100 - $119
Hendersonville Country Club Hendersonville $51 - $65
Cliffs At Walnut Cove Arden $90 - $158
Bald Mountain Course at Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure Lake Lure $33 - $56
Mountain Air Country Club Burnsville $95
Country Club of Asheville, The Asheville $67 - $93
Headwaters Golf Club Cashiers N/A
Champion Hills Golf Club Hendersonville $94 - $100
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Highlands $120
Trillium Links Cashiers $65 - $125
Bright's Creek Golf Club Mill Spring $95
Wade Hampton Golf Course Cashiers $150
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course Lake Lure $12
Mount Mitchell Golf Club Burnsville $44 - $49
Nature Walk At Chinquapin Glenville N/A
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Brevard $12 - $15
Old Fort Golf Course Old Fort $9 - $12
Highlands Falls Golf Course Highlands $96 - $105
Highlands Country Club Highlands $136
Cullasaja Club Highlands $103 - $125
Laurel Ridge Country Club Waynesville $64 - $74
Springdale Country Club Canton $35 - $65
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