Mountain Golf Communities Near Asheville, North Carolina

Mountain Golf Communities Near Asheville, North Carolina

Whether you’re a golf-loving family looking to relocate to an established master-planned community in The Tar Heel State, or a links-loving retiree with an eye on North Carolina, the region certainly has its share of wonderful mountain golf communities you can call home.

Golf is abundant in and around the Asheville area, for example. But it’s also a place you can go beyond the greens, fairways, and majestic Blue Ridge Mountain peaks to explore a town of tremendous artistic and historical significance. 

Here’s a look at the top golf communities near Asheville, NC.


Balsam Mountain Preserve

Located less than 40 minutes west of Asheville, this gated North Carolina golf community offers a mountain lifestyle complete with championship golf, outdoor recreation, and various social opportunities. The legendary Arnold Palmer designed the club’s course and says its undoubtedly one of his favorites: “mountainous terrain, spectacular views of surrounding mountains and beautiful streams are what make Balsam Mountain Preserve different from any course I have ever designed.” More than just a mountain golf community in North Carolina, active adult members here love the spacious Sports & Wellness Center, 34 miles of private hiking trails, a Nature Center, and an Equestrian Center with trails, peaks, and valleys to explore on horseback. 


Champion Hills

Sitting in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, this North Carolina golf community combines a Tom Fazio golf course (rated 7th in the entire state!) with other completed private country club amenities. They cap their full golf memberships at 285, so you’re assured easy access to tee times for the par-71 championship mountain golf course—which is open all year thanks to the mild climate. The club also offers tennis, swimming and fitness facilities, plus a full-service clubhouse with a choice of casual and formal dining and an ongoing schedule of endless community events and activities.


Bear Lake Reserve 

This golf community near Asheville, NC, is known for its dramatic mountain-to-lake landscape, providing picturesque views in nearly every direction from the water or the land. Centered around a 9-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, you’ll also be treated to tennis courts, parks, and miles of walking trails. Bear Lake Reserve is an escape from city life, where families and retirees alike make new memories and build lasting relationships in an inspiring natural setting. 


Linville Ridge

Linville Ridge is the quintessential mountain golf community in North Carolina that combines an award-winning golf course and other deluxe recreational amenities with a variety of single-family homes, cottages, townhomes, and condos. Aside from the golf course and facilities, club members have access to tennis and croquet courts, swimming and fitness facilities, a day spa, as well as easy access to hiking, fishing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting in the surrounding high country of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Connestee Falls

A mature master-planned North Carolina golf and resort community, Connestee Falls features an 18-hole golf course and other established lifestyle amenities that are fully owned and operated by the residents. Midway between Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC, the 3,800-acre development has nearly half the land set aside in conservation areas. Residents revel in the various lakes, waterfalls, woodlands, and hiking trails, while enjoying a full-service community clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities, on-site dining and over 60 resident clubs and volunteer groups spanning a broad range of interests and activities. 


Mountain Air

Just 30 minutes from Asheville and perched almost 5,000 feet above sea level, this acclaimed private gated community combines a mountaintop setting with country club amenities and easy access to the abundant natural and cultural attractions. It’s easily one of the most desirable mountain golf communities in North Carolina. Featuring a championship golf course, tennis and pickleball, outdoor recreational facilities, an elegant clubhouse, and extensive activity programs for all ages—residents of this North Carolina golf community enjoy all that along with the seclusion and serenity of rural Blue Ridge Mountain living.


Old Edwards Club

If you’re looking for an elegant club lifestyle in a relaxed family environment, this is the North Carolina golf community for you. The community’s signature 18-hole Tom Jackson-designed golf course is set at an elevation of 4,700 feet where it cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide, boasting views of mountain valleys, streams, and cliffs. A grill restaurant with veranda dining, fireside patio, bar lounge, golf shop, and concierge are all located at the clubhouse. Members receive year-round privileges and discounts at the four-star Old Edwards Inn and Spa, which includes heated swimming pools, clay tennis courts, well-equipped fitness centers, elegant boutiques, and multiple dining venues.