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3.9
236 Reviews (236)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
86.0%
Recommend this course
187 out of 236 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
63 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 68
Length 5167 yards
Slope 110
Rating 64.8
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Lake Junaluska Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1919
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Bendelow (1919)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Minigolf, Tennis

Reviews

3.9
236 Reviews (236)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All alone

Tee time was at 11:30. My wife came to ride with me, we had the whole place to ourselves. Played all 18 in just over 3 hours, Friendly staff always greets you at the door.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Conditions getting better

Lake Junaluska GC has made improvements to some areas on the course and these improvements are making the golfing experience more enjoyable. They now have cart paths covering the entire course, and they are adding some new tee box areas to add interest to the layout and give them flexibility to rotate tee box positions while re-seeding another area. It's still a relatively short overall length, and still has some "quirky" holes where local knowledge can really help. First time players should plan to play with someone who knows the course layout to help with the "hidden shots' that are needed to give you a chance at a good score. A fun course for a quick round, and it will test your iron accuracy as several greens are pretty small targets. I'll be back!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite Course In The Area

The fairways are wide and very forgiving. Not a lot of out of bounds areas and the traps are fairly placed. The real challenge comes from the island par 3’s that require a soft but accurate shot.

Overall this is my favorite course in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice but SHORT course - but still challenging ! Got to "conquer" hole #14 !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Didn't play

Weather turned for the worse, lost my money. I will book direct from now on

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Very well taken care of course. Friendly staff, challenging but fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Right behind a tournament

My wife and I arrived early and got right on the course. Unfortunately, we were behind a tournament so it took over 3 hours to get to the 12th hole. We waited at every hole and finally left early. I thought there would be good views of the lake, but all the views we saw were across a busy highway. The course had some blind tee shots (OK) that went across access roads. This seemed like a bad idea to me. Staff was very friendly. I borrowed a driver after mine broke.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake J

The course was in great condition, but the pace of play was horrible. Too many people booked too close together.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really enjoyed playing the course. Nice challenge

We only had time to play 9 holes, but really enjoyed the experience. The course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. We are looking forward to playing all 18 next time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Which way do I go

The course layout was confusing. Front 9 and back 9 where intermixed. Markings were not available to determine which way to go. Otherwise the course was nice and well maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Different

Course was in good shape and pace of play was great. Played in the early afternoon on a Monday. The layout was a little strange. A few holes have a blind tee shot including one with a road going across 3 fairways. Not sure who is liable if you hit a car.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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