Asheville, North Carolina is home to three of the country's best golf courses. This adds to the long list of things to do in Asheville. Granted, some of these courses are very exclusive, but there are other luxury golf courses open to the public, rather than birthright passed down through family generations.Grove Park(828) 252-2711www.groveparkinn.com
This Asheville Inn and spa has one of the most enviable golf courses in the country. BBonline recommends that you take in this course for the spectacular view. The Blue Ridge Mountains surround the course, which offers a great round of mountain golf. It features bent grass greens and lush tree lined fairways. The Grove is known for it's elevated tee boxes, that make drives seem to travel in slow motion through the air. Golf Digest has rated this course among the Top 100 in America.Grand Plaza Resort
(828) 253-5824 www.ashevillepc.com
This 9-hole, redesigned course is rustic elegance defined. Located just one mile from downtown Asheveille on a 125 acre property, this course is often sought after by amateur and professional golfers alike. BBonline recommends this course because it's open year round. Golfers reagard the Grande Plaza course as a welcome sanctuary to busy professionals seeking refuge. There is much on teh fairways for the leisure traveler as well. This resort is easily accessible for Asheville bed and breakfast guests who want to golf, but are not willing to pay for a resort.
Country Club of Asheville (828) 258-9762 www.countryclubofasheville.net
This course is BBonline's pick for a private country club and golf course that's steeped in history. Designed by Donald Ross in 1928, the Country Club of Asheville is one of the first one hundred golf courses established in America. The course boasts 18 holes, a 25-yard drive, tee range as well as putting and chipping greens. Members are welcome to walk the golf course after 2pm on weekdays. The golf course is not open during the winter months. The club also features a "Jr. Golf Program" for youths. Held for eight weeks in the summer, the program has been filled to capacity for the past three seasons.