Top 5 Golf Courses in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is home to some of the finest golfing available. Year-round mild weather, championship courses, and easy access to amenities like fine dining make the area a golf destination worth exploring. Here are our top 5 golf courses in Western North Carolina!

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Less than 5 minutes from The Yellow House, this 18-hole championship course boasts scenic views nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make no mistake – this is a course that will challenge even the most seasoned golfer! Designed by renowned golf course architect, Bob Cupp, guests describe the course as both sensational and beautiful. Tee times are available to the public as availability allows. INSIDER TIP: Laurel Ridge’s onsite restaurant hosts an excellent Sunday Brunch which is open to the public (reservations are highly recommended).

Maggie Valley Country Club

Located between the majestic Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains is Maggie Valley Club & Resort. This 18-hole golf course highlights some of Western North Carolina’s most spectacular scenery, with the back 9 noted as especially lovely. Beginners and even the most seasoned players will find the 6,500-yard course with 30 acres of fairways a unique challenge.

Omni Grove Park Inn Golf Course

This historic Asheville course was originally designed by the famous course designer Donald Ross in 1926. Consistently acknowledged as one of the Top Resort Golf Courses in North Carolina by Golfweek Magazine, the course also holds distinctions from Conde Nast Traveler (Top 20 Southern U.S. Golf Resorts in 2011) and North Carolina Golf Panel (Top 100 Golf Courses in the State). It features exquisite views and is open year-round excluding inclement weather. INSIDER TIP: Be sure to save time to drink in the views along with your custom cocktail at the Sunset Cocktail Terrace after a round of golf. 

Balsam Mountain Preserve

One of the newest courses in the area, this Arnold Palmer course is nothing short of spectacular. This stunning course weaves through the mountain landscape, offering unique views and unparalleled golf. Get a taste of the course with their gallery and see video footage of each of their 18 holes.

Sequoyah National Golf Course

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Located in Cherokee, NC, this idyllic golf club is nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, this Robert Trent Jones II design is open to the public. This course offers golfers panoramic vistas on every hole, with beautiful landscapes and a true mountain golf experience.

Unwind in Our Cozy Accommodations

The Yellow House is a great place to unwind after a fun day of golf in Western North Carolina. We are centrally located for great golfing, hiking, shopping, and dining. Guests enjoy our signature 3-course breakfast each day, freshly-baked afternoon treats, cozy fireplaces in each room, and 5 acres of yard space to rest and relax!