North Carolina Mountain Golf
This is plenty of golf on beautiful golf courses near our bed and breakfast in Waynesville in the mountains of North Carolina. Here are our top three choices:
Waynesville Country Club
This picturesque 27-hole golf course at Waynesville Country Club is next door to our bed and breakfast. It consists of three separate and distinct par 35, 9 hole courses that start and finish at the clubhouse. There are three starting tees, making each 9 holes play from as little as to 2245 yards to as much as 2969 yards. Blue junipers clearly mark 150 yards to the center of their painstakingly manicured bent grass greens.The three nine hole courses can be played in three eighteen hole combinations. The Blue Ridge Course is a more mountainous and scenic layout than the other courses. The fairways are hilly, but somewhat open, and the large greens are well bunkered. There are water hazards (three ponds) that come into play on five holes. The Carolina Course (Donald Ross designed) is the flattest of the three nines and a portion of it was part of the original nine. Two ponds come into play on four holes, and the fairways are mostly straightaway. The newly built Dogwood Course is the shortest nine. Three ponds come into play on three holes. There are three dogleg fairways, and the predominantly small greens are undulating. This is also the narrowest nine. These courses provide enough variety of terrain to challenge any skill level.
Laurel Ridge Golf and Country Club
Laurel Ridge Golf and Country Club is just a few miles away. This spectacular Bob Cupp designed course features magnificent golf and mountain views. The course features bent grass and 18 holes of championship golf. Fast, undulating greens, lush tree-lined fairways and spectacular panoramic views highlight the course. Opened in 1986, the course was designed and sculpted by Robert Cupp, Jack Nicklaus’ chief designer for 14 years. The contour of the land, flowing streams, reflective ponds, sand and grass bunkers are all masterfully designed to give each hole its own unique character and challenge. The course offers every challenge expected of a mountain course, yet does it with a delicate balance of fairness and playability. The scratch golfer can bite off as much of a challenge as he can chew from the back tees at 6904 yards, while four other sets of tees, blue at 6551 yards, white at 6093 yards, green at 5174 yards and gold at 4408 yards, allow golfers to choose positions based on their level of play.
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Enjoy a round of golf at Lake Junaluska's lakeside retreat. This short eighteen hole course (5034 yard par 68) can be quite demanding because of all the trees that can affect your shots and the water hazards that come into play on key holes. Three of the fairways are doglegs, but all of them are wide open. The signature hole is #3, requiring an downhill tee shot from off an elevated tee box, then an approach shot over a stream to an elevated green. Horris Smith designed the additional nine holes in 1994.
After a day of playing golf in the North Carolina mountains, return to our Waynesville bed and breakfast for luxury accommodations.