Asheville, North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful golf courses, and whether you’re a longtime player or a beginner, great golfing awaits you in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Below we’ve gathered some of the best public and private golf courses and resorts in the Asheville area. We’ve even included some information on Asheville disc golf and mini golf courses to try.
Where are the best golf courses in Asheville, NC?
There are many premium golf courses in Asheville and in the surrounding area. Some are open to the public, while others require a membership to book a tee time. In our map below, you can browse private, semi-private, and public/resort golf courses.
Map of Asheville’s Most Popular Golf Courses
Public Golf Courses and Resorts in Asheville
The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is a city landmark designed by famous course architect Donald Ross in 1927. Located about five minutes from downtown Asheville, the course is par 72 and you can book tee times online here.
To experience another piece of history, play a round of golf on the course at the Omni Grove Park Inn, an Asheville landmark that has been visited by many celebrities, authors, and presidents since its construction in 1912. Designed by Donald Ross, the inn’s picturesque golf course has been praised by Conde Nast Traveler, the North Carolina Golf Panel, and Golfweek Magazine. Book tee times here.
Another great resort experience is the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort Asheville, which is located about 10 minutes from downtown. They offer spa amenities and a wide variety of outdoor activities along with their golf course. Enjoy a relaxing nine-hole game – with enough challenge to keep it interesting – and a beautiful view of the mountains.
Broadmoor Golf Links, located just south of Asheville, is the only links-style course in the region.
Golf Courses Near Asheville, NC
There are also some great golf courses just outside of Asheville’s city limits.
- To the east, visit the Black Mountain Golf Course. This course is another Donald Ross design and contains the famous 747 yard, par 6 17th hole, at one time the longest hole in the world.
- To the south, just past the Asheville Regional Airport, is Broadmoor Golf Links. Designed by Karl Litten, this is the region’s only links-style course.
- To the west, visit historic Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. You don’t have to stay at the center in order to book a tee time, and the elevated course allows guests to golf while enjoying views of the shimmering lake and surrounding mountains.
- To the north, try Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill, NC, about 30 minutes from Asheville. You can also check out Mt. Mitchell Golf Club, about an hour from Asheville. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this course is located at the base of Mt. Mitchell and has a river flowing throughout.
For elevated views of Lake Junaluska, check out the course at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center just west of Asheville.
Private and Semi-Private Golf Courses in Asheville
If you’re planning a move to the Asheville area, you may want to consider membership with a private or semi-private golf course or country club. Check out our recommendations below.
The Country Club of Asheville was founded in 1894, and its 6,638 yard, par 71 golf course was designed by Donald Ross in 1928. Members of this club enjoy this course as well as 13 others from Knoxville to Myrtle Beach, due to the club’s affiliation with McConnell Golf. The club offers full-time and part-time resident memberships, as well as junior golf options. To request membership, click here.
Membership in the Biltmore Forest Country Club is by invitation only, and the club’s amenities include a Donald Ross-designed golf course, a historic clubhouse, state-of-the-art gym equipment, a pool, dining options, and more. You can request more information at their website.
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a residential community located in Arden, NC, about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. In addition to luxury homes, the community boasts a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus with a beautiful view of the mountains. The award-winning course was ranked among America’s best residential courses by Golfweek and listed as one of the best courses in North Carolina by Golf Digest. Interested in moving to The Cliffs at Walnut Cove? Click here to see the current listings.
Located in Weaverville, NC (about 25 minutes from Asheville), the Reems Creek Golf Community hosts several beautiful properties for sale, as well as land available for purchase. Residents enjoy the golf course, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills and reminiscent of the Scottish highlands, as well as the neighborhood’s country club lifestyle. Click here to see the current listings in the Reems Creek community.
The Reems Creek community in Weaverville, 25 minutes from Asheville, offers residents a golf course reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, and also has several beautiful properties for sale.
Asheville Disc Golf Courses
If disc golf is more your speed, try these courses around the Asheville area. The Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course is located in northeast Asheville (as part of the city parks and recreation system) and has great reviews written by disc golfers. In Arden, NC, visit Lake Julian Disc Golf, or if you’re on the east side of Asheville, check out Black Mountain Disc Golf. You can also read about local parks with disc golf courses in this blog post.
Mini Golf Courses in Asheville
For a night out with the family, there’s nothing like mini golf to combine quality time and some challenging fun. Tropical Gardens Mini Golf is located on Patton Avenue (near downtown Asheville) and features the traditional mini golf format (complete with wacky statues, of course). They also offer batting cages for baseball and softball fans. If you’d prefer an option in South Asheville, try the Lakeview Putt and Play, which has four virtual reality game rooms in addition to its mini golf course.
More to Do in Asheville, NC
If you’re planning a visit to Asheville, check out our other articles on great things to do outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains, like whitewater rafting and waterfall hunting. After your day out, enjoy a delicious meal and drinks at the city’s best restaurants and breweries. Dreaming of moving to the area? Give us a call or contact us below. We’d love to help you make that dream come true. We can even help you with homes and lots in Asheville’s most popular golf communities!