[mks_dropcap style=”circle” size=”45″ bg_color=”#000000″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]W[/mks_dropcap]hile playing this past weekend at a golf course in Waynesville, I had the chance to think about why fall golf is so enjoyable. There are several reasons, but here are 10 in no particular order. No drum roll available (still miss you Dave & Paul), here are the reasons fall golf rocks …
Price is right: If you check around, there are several good deals on courses to play that will help your wallet and still give you time to enjoy a round.
Not too hot, Not too cold: Yes, there is a bit of a Goldilocks effect here. It isn’t as hot as during the summer and certainly not as cold as the winter. Fall weather is just right!
Scenery & foliage: Without question, the leaf show that Western North Carolina puts on is spectacular. There is no second place. Appalachian State University has a website that helps you follow when things are popping color wise. Click here to visit website with more.
Rumbling Bald Resort
112 Mountain Blvd., Lake Lure, N.C., 28746
Apple Valley — (828) 694-3043
Bald Mountain — (828) 694-3042
Apple Valley — www.rumblingbald.com/golf/apple-valley
Rumbling Bald — www.rumblingbald.com/golf/bald-mountain
Black Mountain Golf Course
17 Ross Dr., Black Mountain, N.C., 28711
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
6321 Hwy. 76, Young Harris, Ga., 30582
Broadmoor Golf Links
101 French Broad Lane, Fletcher, N.C., 28732
183 Golf Circle, Rutherfordton, N.C., 28139
Connestee Falls Golf
98 Overlook Clubhouse Dr., Brevard, N.C., 28712
Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
20 Cummings Cove Pkwy., Hendersonville, N.C., 28739
Dandridge Golf & Country Club
1247 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Dandridge, Tenn., 37725
Etowah Valley Golf & Resort
470 Brickyard Rd., Etowah, N.C., 28729
Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club
2360 Swiss Pine Lake Dr., Spruce Pine, N.C., 28777
Graysburg Hills Country Club
910 Graysburg Hills Rd., Chuckey, Tenn., 37641
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
290 Macon Ave., Asheville, N.C., 28804
Maggie Valley Club & Resort
1819 Country Club Dr., Maggie Valley, N.C., 28751
(800) 438-3861 or (828) 926-6013
High Vista Golf Club
88 Country Club Rd, Mills River, N.C. 28759
Laurel Ridge Country Club & Event Center
49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville, N.C., 28786
Linville Falls Golf Club
210 Blue Ridge Dr. N, Marion, N.C., 28752
Patriot Hills Golf Club
999 Victory Trail, Jefferson City, Tenn., 37760
The Golf Club at Mill Creek
341 Country Club Dr., Franklin, N.C., 28734
Mount Mitchell Golf Club
11484 State Hwy. 80 South, Burnsville, N.C. 28714
Reems Creek Golf Course
36 Pink Fox Cove Rd., Weaverville, N.C. 28787
Rock Barn Country Club & Spa
3791 Clubhouse Dr. NE, Conover, N.C., 28613
Sequoyah National Golf Club
79 Cahon’s Mt. Rd., Whittier, N.C. 28789
Smoky Mountain Country Club
1300 Conleys Creek Rd., Whittier, N.C., 28789
Silver Creek Plantation
4241 Plantation Dr., Morganton, N.C., 28655
Springdale Country Club
200 Golfwatch Rd., Canton, N.C., 28716
Wolf Laurel Country Club
2607 Wolf Laurel Rd., Mars Hill, N.C., 28754
Less crowded: Fewer folks on the course and those that are may be a bit more serious about the golf and pace of play. Enjoy!
Excellent time for a lesson: Check with the golf pros at local clubs. The fall could be a great to get on their calendar for a lesson when things aren’t as crazy as the spring and summer.
Attention from a course: From good prices in the pro shop to course workers having more time for personal attention if you are looking for a time to receive plenty of services the fall is it.
Good chance to slow down in a busy season: Fall is a beautiful time but like most of life these days it can be hectic. Why not slow down for three to five hours and enjoy a round of golf. Get outside and enjoy the great game.
Saving best for last: For some golfers, after playing all season the fall can be the best of their games. Why not take advantage and play.
Hot coffee: If you like us here at WNC Golf there is never a bad time for hot coffee, but in the sometimes chilly days of fall the hot coffee and golf combination are especially good.
Winter will be here soon enough: Go now! Those cold days of winter will be here before you know it. Enjoy Fall golf and all Western North Carolina has to offer.