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Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 68 5167 yards 64.8 110
White 68 4981 yards 63.6 105
Gold 68 4797 yards 62.4 101
Red (W) 69 4087 yards 62.2 103
Scorecard for Lake Junaluska
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 64.8/110 312 180 296 475 148 370 485 350 145 2761 382 110 497 200 295 107 310 185 320 2406 5167
White M: 63.6/105 304 172 290 460 140 362 480 330 135 2673 375 105 485 175 290 100 290 175 313 2308 4981
Gold M: 62.4/101 W: 66.6/112 298 165 278 448 135 340 460 327 125 2576 360 100 468 175 280 92 275 170 301 2221 4797
Red W: 62.2/103 280 120 266 392 85 325 420 267 105 2260 350 65 330 150 202 65 235 140 290 1827 4087
Handicap 11 1 15 17 9 7 3 13 5 4 14 12 2 16 8 10 6 18
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 35 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 33 68

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

Reviews

3.9
29 Reviews (29)

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Some tricky holes but interesting

5200 yards from blue tees are far enough in some holes. It is a par 68 because there are 3 par 5s and 7 par 3s. Some tricky holes (example 8, 14 and 16) where you need to know where to hit and how to play the hole. Weather was hot but cloudy and the company was great so it was enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value for the money

Good course, but holes are close together. GPS units were confused and had to reset all the time. Fairly easy, but some holes were confusing. Was fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great little course

Love this place.. couple of odd holes crossed by major overhead power lines, but straight forward otherwise.
A wet warm winter has really greened the course up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great "practice " course

I have been playing this golf course for many years. Relaxed atmosphere. Easy to get a tee time. Fees are reasonable for afternoons or if walking. When not busy, I play two balls for extra practice. Rangers are friendly and often stop to chat or just say hello.

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

Great Relaxing Course

The course was in Great shape- from the north so love the fescue fairways. Staff was very nice. Great rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The price was right.

Being able to play a round with a cart for the price of 2 buckets at the range is this par 68 saving grace. Lots of blind shots and the gps on golf now was confused because the holes are so close together the nav signals got crossed. Maybe it will get better as spring fills in this cow pasture with plush grass and the greens are situated and rolled with sand. I will try it again in a month and will skip hole 14. I don't get along with power poles and lines in the middle of a golf hole.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun Practice Course

Lake Junaluska is a relatively short course with few sand traps, but small greens and lots of woods. It is a great course for practicing you short game, especially accuracy. It has some interesting holes, including 14 with power poles in the middle of the fairway. 16 offers a real change to test you accuracy off the tee. It is about 285 yards with a narrow fairway with woods on both side and vertical drop of over 200 feet.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor layout, unkempt grounds

This course is in a pretty area, but the fairways are in terrible shape. The layout is very awkward, with a few strange holes as well. I don't think we will be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Worth $15.50

Lake J golf course is what it is, year after year. It's the least expensive course in the area by a great margin, but it is also not of the same quality. Lake J is owned by the Methodist Convention. They do not sell or allow alcohol on the course, and they don't open until 1:00 on Sundays. The greens are the best part of the course, but the fairways and tees are lacking in comparison to most courses. I believe it is because of a lack of funding from the methodist convention. Lake J has some pretty easy holes, but also some very difficult ones like # 7, 10 & 17. If you don't get hung up on the conditioning, it's a cheap, fun course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough all around. Nice greens.

They should be slightly embarrassed to charge people actual money to play when the course is in the condition it is. Some latitude should be given for near-drought conditions, but Wow!, it was in really bad shape. Fairways were like rocks and nearly impossible to find any grass. The good news about the fairways is that they were better than the tee boxes. Mary a blade of grass to be found. Greens, although slow, were very good. Speaking of slow - how about 3 hours for 9 holes? Ouch. The best part of the day was the beautiful weather, and I wasn't in a hurry.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bottleneck

I expected that playing on Labor Day would be busy, but this course was seriously overbooked with a mix of walkers and carts. The pace of play for the front was average for this mix at 2 hours, but the back nine took an hour to play 10-12 before coming to a complete stop at 13 with five groups standing around waiting to tee off.

Despite having a "course ranger" who checked us off at the first hole, he was nowhere to be seen to get things back on track. We left to salvage what was left of the holiday.

Lake Junaluska has the potential for being a good course with interesting holes and beautiful views of the lake and mountains, but we won't be back for a while.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff and course

The staff are friendly and helpful. The course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value.

Great value for money. Fast play, slow greens. 16,17 kind of hokey.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard ground

The tee boxes need to be arreated. Difficult to stick a tee in the ground.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great value.

Great value for any golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A Frank Analysis

I have played this course several times over the past few years most recently on 7/13/16.
First, regarding the course, tee boxes have little or no grass andare firm, making it very difficult to insert tees; fairways are a weed patch, and greens are moderately good.
Secondly,the price is very reasonable; the people are very friendly and allow faster players to play through.There is hardly ever any wait to tee off. It should take no more than 3 hours from the blue tees.
Thirdly, this is a good course to use as a warmup for the area's other courses, or if you haven't played in awhile.
All in all, it is very good value for the aforementioned purposes, however, I could not recommend this course to my friends because of its overall condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Average Course but Good Value

Lake Junaluska is an average to easy course to play, but is a great value. The course is currently suffering from drought conditions, and the unsprinklered areas are brown. Otherwise the fairways and greens are in average condition. We got rained out after 8 holes, but enjoyed the round....it's an easy laid back track.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice warm up course

The course is in need of rain...so is the whole area.
Greens are in good shape but the ground is hard as a rock (needs rain). Friendly staff...no beer/alcohol allowed as it is tied directly to the Methodist retreat across the street.They closed the snack bar at 2:00. I think there was a youth group playing the course as we finished. Young lady was gracious enough to make me a sandwich at 2:10, anyway. It;s a good place to get your game in shape. Most often the course in fairly empty and you can hit a couple of extra shots to tune up.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Old School Fun Course, great views and location

This course reminded me of a course I grew up playing, Pine Grove in Shelby, NC , which sadly is out of business now. I liked the rustic dirt paths and the fairways being just a little higher grass than most places. The front nine was awesome and the back nine was different. I think if you played here a few times and learned the course it would be fun, the first time was a challenge. It's short and tight. Overall a good experience and great value.

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