This Father’s Day, gift dad a round at one of Western North Carolina’s scenic and challenging courses. There’s nothing like playing a round of golf at high elevation to quicken the blood and make you feel alive!
But with more than 45 public, private, and resort golf courses in WNC, how do you know which one dad will enjoy the most? Luckily, our agents play big on the green.
We asked them: Where are the best golf courses in Western North Carolina?
I’m brand new to golf with a lot to learn, but I enjoy Broadmoor Golf Links. They have a great practice area and driving range that usually isn’t crowded. This is a great local course that is not only affordable, but well maintained. Also, the pro-shop staff are friendly, and they have a nice craft beer selection! It is one mile from Asheville Regional Airport, so if you’re traveling and need to get in some swings, it’s extremely convenient.
Henderson County is a local golf mecca with 10 courses ranging from a family-owned, par 3 course to noted course designer Tom Fazio’s home course, Champion Hills—always a perennial WNC top pick. There are private, semi-private, and public options for you to choose from throughout the county, with many situated in golf communities such as High Vista, Cummings Cove, Kenmure, and Champion Hills. Housing options range from townhomes to impressive single-family mountain architecture. Come see and play!
I took some old Minnesota buddies from my college days to Mount Mitchell Golf Club, and they loved it. It’s a great course with spectacular views and well-kept greens and fairways. It’s a relatively flat course at the base of the mountain range. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and this player friendly course.
A lot of people don’t know that the best public course around is the Donald Ross-designed 18-hole course at the Omni Grove Park Inn, just five minutes from Downtown Asheville. This course is known for its false front greens, narrow sloping fairways, and mountain views. Kudos to the greens staff for always keeping it in good shape!
Reems Creek Golf Course in Reems Creek, Weaverville, is one of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses around. Doug and I live on the golf course on the signature fifth hole that has two ponds. We are fortunate to have one of the ponds in our back yard—we love it! The course has a lot of ups and downs, no flat land here, so bring all your strength and endurance, because it takes it all! But enjoying the beauty of the rolling hills, mountains, ponds, big sky, and nature are worth the effort it takes to get through your game.