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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Public golf in western North Carolina

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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.

Notice to readers:  Some of you have taken me up on my offer to provide you personalized information about golf communities in the southern U.S.  However, the notes I received from a few of you did not include name and email address.  As you can understand, I am unable to respond unless I have your email address.  I hope you will resubmit your requests; I promise to respond promptly with some ideas that fit your criteria, including your geographical preferences. (Name and email address are now required fields to fill in.)

 

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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. 

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.

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