One distinct advantage that comes from having a milder climate in North Carolina is the ability to play golf almost year round.
In Western North Carolina, as with the rest of the state, there are an abundance of choices when it comes to semi-private and public golf courses. Below is a list of the best golf course in each city.
Best Semi-Private and Public Golf Courses
Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC
The Grove Park Inn Golf Course is without a doubt the best semi-private course in Western North Carolina. Offered as an amenity at The Grove Park Inn, a beautiful luxury resort built in 1913, it features incredible views and is well-maintained. The course was designed by Donald Ross and has hosted many PGA tour events. The Grove Park Inn course has a four star ranking on Golf Digest.
Boone Golf Club – Boone, NC
The course at Boone Golf Club was designed by Ellis Maples in 1959. It is a public golf course that in open from April until November, and it has a four star ranking on Golf Digest.
Glen Cannon Country Club – Pisgah Forest, NC
The Glen Cannon Country Club is another golf course that offers spectacular views, including a natural waterfall. The course and a three and a half star ranking on Golf Digest.
High Hampton Inn & Country Club – Cashiers, NC
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the High Hampton golf course is the main component of this relaxing resort. Designed by George W. Cobb, the course is both challenging and beautiful. High Hampton also offers golf school sessions throughout the year, and the course has a four star ranking on Golf Digest.
Mill Creek Resort and Country Club – Franklin, NC
Mill Creek Resort and Country Club offers golfers an opportunity for year round play. The course has a four star ranking on Golf Digest.
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club – Hendersonville, NC
Having been awarded the title of “Best Renovation of the Year