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3.6
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
72.8%
Recommend this course
73 out of 102 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
72.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 36 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.5
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
69.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 43 reviews
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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

3.6
102 Reviews (102)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Only played 13 due to rain. Because of the weather and flooding in the area the course was a little rough. Needed to be mowed and several temp tee boxes. However the fairways and green have held up well. Staff was very friendly and accommodating

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation round

Played Lake Junaluska due to available tee times while on vacation. Had read that the greens had been scratched “de-thatched” but wasn’t aware that all holes were playing from temporary tees so finding a semi level teeing spot was difficult. Range finder was a must due to shortened holes. Also the course has two holes that you actually hit shots across a road. Number 14 has to qualify as the strangest hole I’ve ever played. Uphill blind tee shot, transmission line poles
In the fairway and then a blind shot to a green over a hill.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overview

Beautiful setting.
Squeezed 18 holes in but kinda tight.
Will play again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

Temporary tees that were located on side hills and vari cut greens but charged full price. Should have been notified of abnormal course conditions before booking.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow with poor conditions

The course had been slit and over seeded. We were cart path only. Neither of the restricted conditions were reported to us.. We were a foursome behind two twosomes of older men. Play was so slow we stoped at9. We

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful surroundings, but the course is only average. The back nine has holes that are near impossible to par or are very short. Many of the tees are not level and fairways were not cut. We had a good time anyway, once we passed the slow foursome.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Labor day

Labor Day golf was good first group out so we flew through in 2 1/2 hours

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time with my son.

The front nine were descent and enjoyable. The back nine was the worst I ever played. I suggest playing the front nine twice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

Fun course with an array of tees for all golfers. Very friendly and nice place to play. Conditions were very good and the natural beauty of the area is evident Amanda very pleasant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Tale of Two Cities

Front nine layout was a pleasure to play. Greens were exceptional... slow but true to putt. Tee boxes were average at best. The back nine was another story...probably one of the crazyest I've ever played.
A hole with not one but three high tension wire structures down the fairway to name just one! I would not play the back nine ever again but will be back to enjoy the front nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tight Course Small Greens Starts too Close

The course is very tight and it always felt like you were hitting into someone. Short holes with starting times times too close had the course full and backed up the whole round with nowhere to go. Power line towers in the middle of one whole. No clear markers to 17th tee. Others were hard to find. Will not be back

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course with some needed improvements

Overall I enjoyed playing at lake Januluska which is the most important thing. Some people commented that some holes were strangely laid out. I found that the front nine were pretty normal but the back nine were challenging, which from my perspective, made them more fun even though you don’t score as well. Hole 15 in particular was a challenge and somehow I managed to par it, which made my day.
I have this course four stars for two reasons. The cart paths are not paved and makes for a rough ride. Also, they are not well laid out making it a little tough to see where you need to go. In several cases the front nine paths share paths with the back nine which makes navigation a bit confusing. In some cases the Tee Boxes aren’t sufficiently marked also adding to the confusion. In one case we actually played the wrong hole before we realized we were in the wrong place. Rookie mistakes.
All in all, I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Junaluska golf course

Great course for the value. Always enjoy playing here some unusual holes along the way.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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