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4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
94.6%
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4.4
29 Reviews (29)
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4.3
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4.4
Layout
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3.9
Amenities
4.0
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4.3
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4.3
38 Reviews (38)
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Conditions
4.2
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6415 yards
Slope 134
Rating 70.2
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Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (1985) Gus Grantham (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
241 Reviews (241)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 35
Undulating Greens 24
Narrow Fairways 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 12

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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Booked on Golf Now using a reward code. this made the price very good. Course was in excellent condition foe mid November. Staff (said his name was Bear) treated me fantastic. I live 2 hours away in Knoxville, TN so I can't play here as much as I would like to, but I will make another golf trip to Asheville and Cummings Cove will be on list to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'm a MEMBER

Anyone traveling to the Asheville area, Cummings Cove is a must! To all that have complained about our members...Buss-off. We welcome all outside play and hope you will love the course as much as we do! As the youngest member of Cummings Cove I have to say I love the league play and enjoy all of our members. The crew that takes care of the course is second to non. The budget that that work with is remarkable and the course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Fall Golf

The course was challenging enough. Other golfers very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, spotty service

It's worth a drive off the beaten path to get to Cummins Cove. The course layout is a typical mountain course (i.e. tight, up and down, not terribly long, with a premium on keeping the ball in play). Greens were absolutely perfect, and fairways were nice with just a few bare/under repair spots. The layout is a little quirky, but it fits into the site. Moreover, some of the mountain vistas are absolutely spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed playing there!

My negatives surround the staff. I understand this is mostly a members' course, and those guys come and go without a lot of help. But we had to wait quite a while to even get acknowledged upon entering the shop. The guy manning the counter didn't seem too excited to even get us registered and on the course.

Ditto getting a cart. They were supposed to be "just outside" per the front counter guy, but they were nowhere to be found. I finally had to lead the counter guy down the hill to the cart shack where we interrupted the cart attendant's meal to bring a cart out. Just weird.

The server/bartender in the restaurant was awesome, though, and that really helped balance things.

All in, the on-course experience outweighed the off-course, and I would certainly go back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cummings Cove is Back!

I used to play Cummings Cove fairly regularly however 4-5 years ago the upkeep of the course and facilities began to slip. So at that time, I stopped playing the course. This year I read some reviews that the course was in great condition so I decided to book a round to find out for myself. To my surprise the course was in great shape except for a few areas on the edges of a few fairways where it appears they have re-seeded or re-sodded (it was cart path only in these areas).

Cummings Cove has built a new building to house the pro shop and they have re-located the bag drop and cart pickup area. This made drop off and check-in much quicker and easier. Good job folks.

Can't wait to return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and challenging course. Greens were punched last week but they still played well!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens wet and aerated

Fairways excellent. 3 hour 18 hole round playing alone after playing through 2 groups. It would have been good to know that all the greens were aerated and sanded. Even though I played from 11:30 to 2:30 every thing around the greens including the sand traps were soaking wet. It is true that we have not had any rain in a few weeks. However it was less fun than it could’ve been as normal chips and pitches stopped in extra long fringe or muddy areas.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Horrible treatment ruined the round

I’m going to be as fair as possible here:
First excuse the amenities 1-star. That was unintentional.
Second the course was in great shape. The greens, fairways and tee boxes were in excellent shape. The bunkers get a 0 out of 10.

The reason I would not recommend this course was the treatment I received from Karl manning the club house. I totally understand preferential treatment to members and leagues. However, when 4 HORRIBLE GOLFERS are literally holding up 6 other golfers something should be done. To be told, sorry you don’t have any rights out here because you’re not a member, not a quote, the actual quote was, they are members and in a league so I will not do anything about it. I paid my money, it’s a semi-private course with an elitist attitude. I’ve played private clubs where members have shown more courtesy and the staff been friendlier. I PAID, my concerns should have some merit. I’ve played Cummings Cove for 7 years. Today was my last round there for a very long time. I have never left a course angry in my life. Today Karl accomplished that feat. Total time playing 18 3.5 hours—not bad at all. However when you realize 2+ hours was spent playing 7 holes and less than 90 minutes allowed you to play 11 holes., changes it just a bit.

Further more, they are developing some areas for homes to be built. It’s sad as what they are doing is destroying the character of what was once a beautiful, scenic course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

Course in excellent condition. Requires high approach shots as the greens are very fast and the ball will roll like on linoleum flooring. Three putted several greens, undulating very fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much better experience

That last time I played the staff was rude. This round was much better. The shop attendant informed me that it would be slow from the get go and there was no way to get around any quicker. Ask me to wait on the other GN group so I did. They never showed and I ended up playing solo. The front nine was a 2- hour wait fest, the back 9 opened up and played it in about an hour. The course itself is in fantastic shape and you can't go wrong paying under $30 to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens

Always enjoy playing here. Greens and fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Mountain View’s

My wife and I came up for a vacation and overall we really enjoyed the course. I thought the greens were some of the prettiest that I’ve ever played on however.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Mountain Views

Beautiful views and great layout. Pretty tight fairways and very fast greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Cummings Cove Golf Club – Fun, Relaxing, Enjoyable Mountain Golf

In 1938, chemist James Cummings sold his successful pharmaceutical companies in Buffalo and Toronto and began his search for the ideal, temperate climate where he could escape the extreme Buffalo winters. His search lead him to Hendersonville, NC, where he spent part of each year raising cattle on his farm, overlooking the French Broad river. For the rest of his life, he made it a priority to give back to his three favorite cities – Buffalo, Toronto and Hendersonville - funding hospital and church projects.

Cummings Cove is located on the gentle slopes where James Cummings’ cattle once grazed, in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. It’s a mountain community and the Cummings Cove Country Club serves as its centerpiece. Whether you’re on the golf course, in the clubhouse at the restaurant or in the pro shop, you’ll enjoy the same mountain views that James Cummings saw when he decided to make this area his new home.

The golf course at Cummings Cove offers golfers 5 sets of tees. From the back tees, Cummings Cove plays 6,415 yards. This may not seem like a lot, but remember, we’re talking mountain golf. The Bermuda fairways lead to Bentgrass greens. There’s a lot of elevation change yet very few extreme uphill shots. From the Gold tees, the course has a rating of 72.4 and a whopping slope of 134. Seniors typically play from the appropriately named Silver tees (5,133/69.5/127), while ladies will move up to 4,821 (65.4/113). No matter your skill level, you’ll find a set of tees to match your abilities.

Cummings Cove is full of memorable holes but what I will remember most is the stretch from 12 – 15. Each hole is unique and distinct in its own right. Twelve is a short dogleg right par 4 with a blind tee shot. Play out to the left of the tee; if you try to fade it around the corner, don’t go too far right or you’ll never see that ball again. Keep it in the fairway and you’ll have a short iron or wedge in. Number 13 is a long par 3 that plays slightly uphill. The green is wider than deep and well protected by sand. Par is a good score here. Fourteen is a long par 5 that doglegs slightly left and features water all down the left side. Play your drive and layup shots down the right side but beware of the fairway bunker about 80 yards out from the green. The water sneaks back into play just left of the green. Number 15 is one of the best risk/reward opportunities on the course. It’s a dogleg left par 4; the only thing you can see is a bunker about 225 yards straight out. Play your tee shot left of the bunker and you’ll have an upward approach shot of around 135 – 155 yards, Cut the corner off the tee, carry the rough and you can get it down to under 100 yards. It’s your choice. Cummings Cove ends with back-to-back par 5s and gives you a chance to get a couple of lost strokes back.

All in all, the golf course is in fantastic condition and is a lot of fun to play. The staff is as friendly and as outgoing as the members; it’s obvious they love what they’re doing and have fun doing it. The views are incredible; stand on the 16th green and look out over 50 miles of mountain vistas. In the springtime you’ll see more shades of green than a leprechaun with a hangover!

Like most country clubs, the clubhouse at Cummings Cove is the center of community activities; it’s also a great place to catch the beautiful mountain sunsets. It sits on a high knoll overlooking the golf course and lake with the mountains in the distance serving as the back drop. The views don’t let up when you enter the dining room as walls of glass wrap around the room and you can see the everchanging panorama. The clubhouse is reminiscent of a mountain lodge, with massive wood beams and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; it’s a great place to host a special event.

Recently, the clubhouse went through a massive renovation. The old pro shop has been taken over by a multipurpose/card room. The pro shop is now an 1,100 ft. standalone building. Inside the golf pro shop, you’ll find premium golf club rentals as well as quality clothing from manufacturers such as Antigua, and golf balls and accessories from companies like Callaway, Titleist, and Bridgestone.

The golf course at Cummings Cove is open for anyone to play; you don’t need to be a member, however memberships are available. In fact, the only way to become a member of Cummings Cove is to be a resident of the community; that way you can experience all that Cummings Cove has to offer on a regular basis. All residents are required to have at least a Social Membership.

Cummings Cove has been named “One of America’s Best 100 Best Master-Planned Communities” and offers three levels of membership: The Golf Membership gives members full use of all Cummings Cove facilities. A Sports Membership includes some golf and full use of all other facilities. As a Social Club Member, you have complete use of the clubhouse, tennis facilities and pool. Electric personal golf carts are permitted; If a household member is using their personal cart for a club golf event, the club will provide a golf cart for the other household member, free of charge.

With a vibrant and diverse membership, the Club participates in many civic and charitable projects in addition to a wide array of sporting and social activities. Members can enjoy an afternoon on the course, indulging in in nine holes of golf, followed by dinner and a glass of wine at the clubhouse. With more than 60 indoor and outdoor activities to participate in, there’s bound to be something for everyone. If not, start your own group!

Depending on the season, the club serves both lunch and dinner. During the season, members enjoy holiday parties, dances, bridge and golf tournaments and other special events. Every month sees something new going on whether it’s a seasonal party, sock hop or a mystery “whodunit” night.

Outdoor activities come together at the Sports Complex, which is home to the fitness center, pool pavilion and tennis courts, all with spectacular mountain views. If tennis is your game, the men’s and women’s groups are eager to welcome newcomers; if you haven’t played in a while and want to get back in the game, just show up on Saturday for the “show-up mixer.” The less competitive atmosphere is great way to meet other players and get those tennis juices flowing again.

There’s two state-of-the-art HydroCourts which maintain an even playing surface throughout the day and are easy on the joints. Four pickleball courts let you take advantage of the fastest growing racquet sport in the world; lessons and clinics are available for both.

Step inside the fitness center and you’ll find an exercise classroom with a cushioned floor; perfect for Pilates, aerobics, NIA and more. You’ll also find Precor cardio-training equipment, a Cybex weight training circuit and a free weight area. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms have showers. While you’re working out, you’ll have a great view of the Blue Ridge Mountains through the tall windows that wrap around the building. After a good workout – and a quick shower – pay a visit to the Pool Pavilion, where you’ll find a large swimming pool and hot tub. There are tables and chairs to relax in after swimming a few laps along with restrooms and showers.

Your best friend is always welcome at Cummings Cove and frisbee is one of the most popular games at the dog park. A two-gate staging area behind six-foot high chain link fence provides a secure place for owners to let their dogs run and play. Access to the park requires a $50 annual fee; all dogs must be registered and show proof of up to date vaccinations.

One of the greatest things about Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club is that the atmosphere within the club makes you feel right at home. Some say it’s the relaxed mountain lifestyle, others say it’s the people. Members have come from several different places, all in search of the things James Cummings was looking for: natural beauty and a mild climate; without the stress of a big city. And, since most of the members feel the same way, newcomers to the club find it easy to make friends. Ask any of the members what they like most about Cummings Cove and most will tell you that it’s the people.

If you’re looking to relocate to Western North Carolina, Cummings Cove deserves your consideration. An outstanding golf course, the lure of mountain scenery, along with the creeks and lakes that are created have become an attraction to those relocating into the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice, fair, pretty layout

Very nice course in quite good condition,. Excellent variety of distance and type of holes - up, down, doglegs left & right. Greens in nice condition but are pretty slow. Just need to get used to that.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Well worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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