Asheville, is one of the most gorgeous regions for golfing, with the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains as a spectacular backdrop. Unique landscaping makes for innovatively designed courses with breathtaking scenery, designed by high caliber architects such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Donald Ross, and more!
One of the most famous names in golf for is The Cliffs. The Cliffs are golf communities’ set all over the state. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is minutes from downtown Asheville, and features The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, which opened in April of 2005. With a yardage of 7,278 and a par of 71, this challenging and beautiful course highlights striking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The front nine holes play over rolling farmland fields and soft ridges, while the back nine holes play in a more wooded area with mountain streams bordering the Pisgah National Forest. The Cliffs’ newest addition, The Cliffs at High Carolina, will soon be opening their golf course. This will be the first American golf course to be designed by Tiger Woods Design, with the location chosen for its 50-mile views of the surrounding area. Uniquely designed to be a walking course at an elevation of 4,000 feet, this most recent Asheville development is sure to make history.
Other golfing facilities in the Asheville area include the Asheville Municipal Golf Course and the Golf Course at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, both designed by Donald Ross, The Reems Creek Golf Club designed by Hawtree & Son of Oxford, England, the highly rated Etowah Valley Country Club, and the Crowne Plaza Tennis & golf Resort . The Crowne Plaza is a timeshare resort featuring a challenging nine-hole golf course sitting on 125 acres of gorgeous rolling fields overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Crowne Plaza includes a driving and practice range, as well as 20 tennis courts, and the accommodations are beautiful.
Travelers can save money when exploring the golf courses of Asheville, by staying in a timeshare resort. Aside from the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort, the area has a few other timeshare resorts, such as Alpine Village, Great Smokies Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort (with it’s own 18-hole golf course), and Peppertree Vacation Villas. The benefits of staying in a timeshare unit include spacious, condo-like accommodations, upscale resort amenities, and all the comforts of home at a budget motel price! Inexpensive timeshare resales and rentals can be found by searching the Internet.
List of Popular Public Golf Courses in Asheville