Public golf course Connestee Falls is in the middle of an attractive, mature community in the mountains of western North Carolina and features a number of dramatic downhill and doglegged par 4s.
I recently reviewed a number of golf communities in the western North Carolina mountains, most of them offering private club privileges. But for those who would prefer to play a rotation of good courses rather than commit to one, the area within an hour of Asheville offers a buffet of excellent daily fee courses at surprisingly reasonable prices.
The Asheville Citizen-Times publishes an annual WNC Mountain Travel Guide that lists the 37 best public golf courses in western North Carolina, among them some excellent tracks I have played, like Reems Creek, Connestee Falls and Etowah Valley.
Click here for the Mountain Travel Guide and a page that lists all the golf courses, including green fee information and web sites. If you have any questions about mountain real estate and mountain golf, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will respond quickly.
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The 5th at Reems Creek, a half-hour north of Asheville, provides the ultimate in risk reward. The green on the par 4 is reachable from the tee but fraught with danger.