Come enjoy panoramic views from elevated tees, the challenge of golf holes that run uphill, downhill, and side hill, and putting on greens that are sometimes etched around mountain streams and lakes. These wonderful settings attract golfers drawn by our scenic beauty and pleasant four-season climate. But the primary attraction to mountain golf is lush fairways, sprawling bent grass greens, cool breezes, and a gently undulating terrain. I’ve included some golf communities outside Transylvania County within easy driving distance from Brevard for your consideration.
Burlingame: Burlingame is located in Sapphire, NC about 40 minutes west of Brevard The community encompasses an impeccably kept, top-ranked, 18 hole championship golf course, glistening lake, fast dry tennis courts and woods bursting with mountain laurel. The Horsepasture River flows freely and easily along the boundary of this 322 acre low density community carefully planned to make the most of nature’s amenities. View Listings
Champion Hills: Champion Hills is a private, member-owned, golf community and club located 30 minutes east of Brevard. The Champion Hills golf course was designed by golf architect Tom Fazio and is rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 5 best golf courses in North Carolina (2009/2010 Best in State Golf Course). Champion Hills offers luxury real estate in the form of existing homes and homesites. View Listings
Connestee Falls: Located 6 miles south of Brevard, Connestee Falls is a planned gated residential 4000 acre community. The golf course designed by George Cobb is a challenging mountain course set amid an undisturbed natural setting. The community's other amenities include: Clubhouse, wellness center, bocce court, walking track, tennis courts, pickleball courts, swimming pool, 4 stocked lakes, boating and 14 miles of hiking trails. View Listings
Crooked Creek: Located 5 minutes from downtown Hendersonville,this community's course was built on rolling terrain, and ponds and creeks come into play on twelve holes. Some homes have been built along the fairways, but generally the area remains remote and rustic. There are sand bunkers on the fairways and guarding the greens. The clubhouse is the old Warner Bros. retreat and vacation home. View Listings
Cummings Cove: Located 20 minutes east of Brevard, Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club is a private, gated community with more than 650 acres offering a wide range of homes and homesites. With 18 distinctly different holes playable for all skill levels, the course features tree-lined fairways, lakes, streams, waterfalls and see-forever mountain views. View Listings
Etowah Valley: Rated four-stars by Golf Digest readers in 1994, Etowah Valley Golf Resort offers, in addition to its lush fairways, luxury lodging, an inviting clubhouse, fine dining, tennis, croquet and a friendly staff. Three nine hole courses allow you to play a variety of 18 hole combinations with 4 tee positions. View Listings
Hendersonville CC: Located in the center of Hendersonville North Carolina, the Hendersonville Country Club is one of the best private clubs, in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The golf course was designed by the legendary golf course architect Donald Ross and redesigned by Tom Fazio in 1990. With tree-lined fairways, the course also includes lots of sand bunkers and water hazards. View Listings
High Vista: Located in the gated community of High Vista, just a short 15 minute drive from Asheville or Hendersonville, the Club offers 18 holes of championship golf with many elevation changes that will challenge golfers of all levels. High Vista is a scenic, mountain course designed by Tom Jackson. Residential considerations include 1+ acre lots and resales on 665 acres.
Kenmure: Kenmure is a private western NC golf community located four miles south of Hendersonville in the village of Flat Rock, NC, A Joe Lee-designed golf course, this private golf community provides premier high country living offering homes, condos, and homesites for sale to suit all mountain lifestyles. View Listings
Lake Toxaway: Located near the shoreline of North Carolina's largest private lake, Lake Toxaway Country Club offers a recent nine million dollar complete re-design to its 18 hole golf course. Completed in 2008, the new Kris Spence design provides a championship course that offers all players, regardless of their skill level, exciting challenges and an adaptable difficulty level. The Tom Fazio Learning Center is a recent complement to the golf course. View Listings