The Omni Grove Park Inn

4.2063588235 4.2 stars from 5 (137)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6400 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6400 yards 69.5 125
Blue 70 6335 yards 67.7 123
Gold 70 5761 yards 65.4 118
Gold (W) 70 5761 yards 70.6 125
Red (W) 70 5001 yards 64.2 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 137 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

124 out of 136 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens narrow fairways   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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Jack4753955's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Grove park golf not same as hotel service."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful and challenging course in classic Ross design. However it lacks a practice range. The bag staff is not particularly helpful based on recent experience. They seem like we are privileged to be there rather than they are delighted to have us. And there is no nearby lunch spot for after round drinks or tv or whatever. Still a great layout with awesome mountain setting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great old layout"


u2783294's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was a real pleasure.. Course feels nicely aged. The layout is nice, pure Ross.. shorter, with the real challenge on the greens.. There's not a flat green on the course and they roll true and fast. Several false fronts on some of them will spit wedge shots back to you!

Staff was great, including the Marshall. And the course was in excellent shape..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000980310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Grand Course"


llaczko's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 13 of 18 holes , shortened due to thunderstorm along with some hail. First 13 holes were very enjoyable with lots of topography. Greens were in good condition and putted nice and fast with lots of undulations. Fairways were also in good condition. Pace of play was slightly slow due to large number of foursomes in front of us, but up until the rain conditions were perfect. Would love to play the course again and do recommend it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not Worth the Higher Prices"


benjamin113088's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course, play at least a few times a year. However, if you are not willing to spend 4-5 hours on the golf course, this is not a good option.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor amenities, short course, good layout"


brucew55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Small course in a small area, but very good layout (Donald Ross design). Three short par 5s and five par 3s for an overall par 70. No driving range - a net and a worn out mat. The practice green was small and did not represent the greens on the course. On many holes, you cannot tell what is in front of you. There is no help: no course layout on the scorecard, or signs anywhere on the course. You have to buy a yardage book for $15 to understand the layout. Not worth paying full price; use Golf Now!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


u000001545358's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this golf course and was looking forward to playing it again. I knew when I booked that the greens had been aerated but what I didn't know until after I got there was that only nine holes were being played.

In addition we had to stay on the cart paths.

Under normal conditions I would rate this course 5 stars but today was a strike out as far as I'm concerned.

1. aerated greens

2. cart path only (it would have been better to walk)

3. only the front nine in play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Duper89's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although it rained early that morning, the course was still in fantastic shape! Our tee time was delayed by about 15 minutes because of the rain which made the round a little long but other than that the round was great. I look forward to playing there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course, terrible amenities"


Hubbyb014's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is phenomenal, direction is an awesome way out. They're a great mountain views everywhere. The downside to this course is there is no on-site restaurant, bar, or beverage cart. I made the turn at 12:30, and there was no options for lunch. That's pretty bad for a resort! There's also no bar on site, so drinks were hard to buy. They were redoing 18 so it was a little slow around Hole 11 that you had to play twice. Other than that they do a great job as far as the golfing experience. The amenities and extras that I would say they are lacking


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Simply the best deal and course in Asheville"


Stevie45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live nearby, GPI's course is wonderful. Groomed immaculately, fast and true greens (Ross designed), par 70 (only 2 par 5s, both short), great staff, walkable (I walked even tho the fee includes cart). Gorgeous feeling of being in a quiet lively park in the middle of the city.!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bucket list"


johnmusser's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played on a chilly morning. There was not much traffic at all. The course overall was in good shape. Greens are fantastic and fast. A couple of the holes confused me. The first par-5 was only 385 yards. But it cost me a shot since there was not a layout describing the hole and I took a shot thinking I was cutting a corner only to be 90 degrees away from the Target and into a water pond. Only second time I had played with a year in between. Par-fives are very reachable in two. It's great to be able to say you played there for The Prestige.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GPI a beautiful tortuous test"


ncmtnbooper's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The GPI golf course is wedged between the famous lodge buildings and an old upper class neighborhood of generally big well-cared for private residences in a near-North neighborhood of Asheville. Owing to the age of the course and precious little acreage it inhabits, there is no practice range and the practice green covers no more space than a two car garage. The staff are polite and attentive, but a hike is in order up two flights of stairs when checking in and to use restrooms.

The layout is well manicured and maintained, but make no mistake in that it plays as a "mountain course" in that practically the only "flat lies" are on the tees and it is wise to assume most greens have severe "tilt" to them. The course is not long (2 of the 3 par fives "reachable" for long hitters), but dog legs and tall mature trees line most holes to "pressure" tee shots in terms of distance and placement. To play this quirky course well, precise shotmaking and good putting is required.

The dual bent and Bermuda grasses on the course allow it to be played year-round and most of the scenery from the tees is somewhat awe inspiring. It would seem a stretch for most to "fall in love" with the course (long hitters not needing to play long or mid irons and older players not relishing all the steep walking around greens), but there is no shame in puting a GPI round in one's golf journal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definitely coming back"


chipshot14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the layout of the course. Challenging in places but still room to stretch your game. Great shape overall and excellent price point for the mid week discount. Will come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006442102's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf at Grove Park"


u00000711807's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hour delay due to unexpected frost. Friendly staff. Course in fairly good shape but the dryness in the local area showing up as dry areas in the rough and over watering in other areas. Miss the GPS carts from the past. Only play there when the GolfNow rates are affordable. Omni has overpriced this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Grove Park Inn"


Mike6810380's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is in very good condition nice lay out super fast greens be careful not to be above the whole friendly Staff great buy through Golfnow !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"once was enough"


tiger278's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
North Carolina Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. I enjoyed the layout. It allows for a lot of different club selections and u can play most holes in many ways so u can get creative. The staff were great. The only cons on the course 1) the course was seem d to be over watered. Many of the fairways had standing water from sprinklers because it hadn't rained in weeks. Some of the valleys it was hard to get a stance because of the mushy conditions. 2) price is not reflected by the course. U are paying for the surroundings and history which is worth a one time spend in my opinion. 3). No driving range just a net.

One thing I will say is that the greens are typical of Donald Ross and extemely fast and hard to read those subtle breaks.

Over all I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone to play atleast once more if u have the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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