The mountains created a unique design challenge to the dean of American golf course designers, Donald Ross. He designed several courses in Western North Carolina, including the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa golf course (the former Asheville Country Club). His goal was to provide a challenge for players of all abilities.
And now the greatest golfer in the world today will put his stamp on Western North Carolina, as well. Tiger Woods will be designing a golf course for The Cliffs at High Carolina development just east of Asheville. It will be the first course in America designed by Tiger.
A 25-page "Great Smoky Mountain Golf Trails Guide" is available at The Asheville Shop at the new Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue. The guide features 22 golf clubs, including the Smoky Mountain Trail, located in the far western corner of the North Carolina mountains, and the Blue Ridge Trail, encompassing the central mountains area around Asheville.
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The front nine of this Donald Ross design measures 3,285 yards and features a flat, wide-open course. The 3,195-yard back nine has narrow fairways and is very hilly. Tee times are required.
More than 50 parks offering golf, swimming, tennis, skateboarding, roller hockey, climbing wall, nature center, playgrounds, basketball, community centers, ballfields, picnic shelters, trails and much more. …more
Black Mountain Golf Club is located at the foot of the beautiful Black Mountain Range. This 6,215-yard par 71 18-hole facility is the home to the 747-yard, par 6 17th hole, which at one time was the longest hole in the world. …more
A Par 72 championship course, ranging from 5900 to 7168 yards and is playable for every golfer. Broadmoor features bermuda grass tees and fairways along with the best bent grass greens to be found.
Ranked among the top 10 courses in North Carolina and recognized by Golf Digest as one of "The Best Places To Play", Cleghorn Plantation is mountain golf at its best! Measuring 6,819 yards with a course rating of 73.0 and slope of 132, this George …more