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4.3
446 Reviews (446)
5 Stars
223
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
89.0%
Recommend this course
408 out of 446 reviews
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4.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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4.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6400 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.5

Previously known as The Grove Park Inn Resort.

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Course Details

Year Built 1899
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 4/1 - 11/30
Architect Donald Ross (1926) Herbert Barker (1911)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
446 Reviews (446)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Undulating Greens 38
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 24
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 45
Convenient to the City 38
Near Local Attractions 19

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Played On
Reviews 93
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Wonderful routing, terrific greens, and good variety

I really enjoyed this course. The layout is routed beautifully off the mountainside making great use of the elevations and property features. There is a good variety of long and short holes. The greens are great, with nice slopes, ridges, false fronts, and are tied into the surroundings. Most have a opening to run shots up but are protected through slopes or bunkers on one side or the other. Some nice dogleg holes are used and some pretty views of the mountains play into the experience. Although trees are located throughout, you never feel confined off the tee and you have plenty of room. A top-notch experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Omni

Very good course inaa very good condition. Soft greens and a few tricky

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Less than it should be, but not by much

You can’t go wrong with Donald Ross, but the lack of a range, slow greens (pm), inconsistent bunkers, and a high price means the value is less than it should be.
My two beefs are as follows. Some of the bunkers (including greenside) are Georgia clay. My sand wedge bounced on one hole and the second greenside made me did dig deep to clear a high lip. This course should have only ONE sand type. No excuses.
Next…and this has much to do with inconsiderate players, when you leave a ball mark on the green, fix the mark! I fixed 2 or 3 per hole in addition to my own.
At this green fee, the course should give out ball repair tools (probably 5 cents each) and encourage and remind players to repair the marks.
Pro shop said greens were 13 on the stimp. In the afternoon it’s more like 8. Donald Ross greens are designed to be fast but these were slow.
The layout is great. The course is fun with some memorable holes. And it’s quite beautiful.
Last comment…I paid $1300 to stay 2 hours nights. The guy I played with stayed elsewhere and was charged $5 less to play than me.
Treat your customers better than that Omni.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course- some silly hole locations

The course itself and staff were great. It was in great condition. My only complaint is that many of the pins were borderline illegal and a couple were for sure. There was a pin to where a putt up the hill, if it wouldn’t go in the hole would end up 10-15 feet back down the hill at your feet. That’s pretty silly. We decided that hole should be a 2 putt max. And that shouldn’t be the case when you’re paying $200 a round. Most others were just very challenging, but that one was down right unfair. Overall I would be back, but would be weary of the pin locations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course at beautiful location

Great course, excellent conditions. Staff very friendly. Amenities very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

False fronts

Front nine zipped along until back nine behind walkers and it took forever on a hot day. The back nine has more repetition of up and down hills and it’s hard to detect the false fronts without local knowledge so a pin high shot can roll 30 yards off the green. Condition was great and scenic. Get a hot deal it’s not that crowded as it would seem and they are understaffed. Warning there are a lot of deceptive lines off the tees due to blind landing areas tough when you lack local knowledge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Asheville omni

Great course, great carts, groomed amazing, spectacular views, only thing is cart girl does not have hard liquor only beer n seltzers. Only thing they can improve is cart beverage service besides that. Top Teir course, w crazy elevation changes, greens roll from back to the front heavily.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grove Park Inn

The course is gorgeous and the layout is great. My only gripe were the inconsistency of the greens. Besides being slow, they were not the same speed throughout the course. This was incredibly frustrating for a course that charges $200 a round. The sand was inconsistent as well, some clay based some actual sand, but that is my fault for hitting it into the bumkers.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course to play

Beautiful course on a beautiful property. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Head to the Omni hotel bar and restaurants after for gorgeous views, shopping, and cocktails. It’s worth the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Criminally Overpriced

Title pretty much says it all. It's an ok course, but not even remotely close to being worth what they're charging. It's worth an $80 greens fee, max. It's a shame, because Asheville could really use a somewhat affordable public course close to town other than the muni.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play here

Layout- unremarkable, couple of blind tee shots. Not a very fun layout.
Course conditions- bent grass throughout, greens were different speeds. Seemed grainy.
Staff friendliness- poor. Saw a guy get kicked out and it was handled poorly. They acted pretentiously about this course and with a $167 dollar rate you would have expected more. Couldn’t bring cart to the car to drop off or pick up clubs and couldn’t drive car to the bag drop to pick up or drop off clubs. Not first class.
Off course amenities- No driving range at this course. They have three nets to warm up at. No chipping area. Pro shop looked picked over.

Overall- wouldn’t play here again and wouldn’t recommend this course to any golfer. Don’t see why you would want to play this course other than for the name. Would rather play a local muni

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Greens are a challenge.

A must play course to challenge your fairway and putting play. The greens are crazy. You think the ball will roll to the right, select a point and put. The ball goes to the left. Just mind boggling. Well cared for course. Worth every penny. Electric golf carts are a plus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don't be fooled by the length.

The course plays much longer than the card says. The elevation changes will test every part of your game.The views were spectacular. This was great layout and I look forward to playing here again.

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