Everything You Need to Know to Have a Great Day on the Links
Golfing is one of the most serene and beloved activities in our vibrant mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. We have compiled a little history, as well as a list of the best places to get your golf fix while you vacation here. Check out all of our award-winning golf adventures to enhance your perfect getaway in Asheville!
The History of Golf In Asheville
Imagine a woman dressed in a pleated polka dot dress, or perhaps she is wearing a crisp white blouse tucked into a full navy blue knee-length skirt. Her tapered heels softly sink into the ground as she lightly holds her golf club. She watches her companion as he takes a swing on one of Asheville's stunning courses. The day is cool but sunny, with a gentle spring breeze that doesn't affect their putting. As the ball settles near the hole, the two players share a laugh at some joke known only to them. It looks like they will be ready for the PGA's stop in Asheville. Perfect - that's the only word that can describe the moment. While Asheville's Land of the Sky Open is a now thing of the past (the last game was played in 1951) its beautiful courses have withstood the test of time.
Not only are Asheville's courses a golfer's delight with their challenges and beautiful settings, many also hold historical significance to fans of the sport.
Built in 1928 by Donald Ross (just a year after the Asheville Municipal Course) this 18-hole course also hosts a practice area with both putting and chipping greens. They hosted the 2004 North Carolina Women's Amateur, the 2005 North Carolina Men's Amateur, and the 2009 North Carolina Senior Men's Amateur. If you love a challenging course that will be the talk of your vacation, this is one course you must play.
Although this is not one of Donald Ross's famous courses, Broadmoor Golf Links was created by another notable course designer, Karl Litten. It was designed to be enjoyed by any level of golfer and to be played in 4 hours. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this course has diverse scenery as it is also a part of the French Broad River Valley.
Tree lined and framed by the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, this championship golf course has been played by several notable people, including President Obama. The course was renovated in 2001, keeping the feel of the original Donald Ross course. In 2011 the Grove Park Inn Golf Course was named among the top 20 Southern courses.
Are you ready to book your Asheville golf vacation? If you are, now is the perfect time of year (hint: fall is beautiful here) and we have a great staff that is ready to help you find just the right vacation home. Don't worry, there is so much to do and see that even those in your party who don't golf will have a wonderful time during their stay.
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