The Omni Grove Park Inn

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4.4
178
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
94.0%
Recommend this course
163 out of 178 reviews
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3.8
13
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
25
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6400 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.5
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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
Scorecard for Grove Park Inn
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 69.5/125 419 191 476 402 429 331 212 483 208 3151 380 421 477 334 183 332 351 179 393 3050 6201
Blue M: 67.7/123 W: 73.4/134 396 177 447 376 413 274 192 457 187 2919 362 411 464 329 161 326 351 162 384 2950 5869
Gold M: 65.4/118 W: 70.6/125 334 145 437 348 387 274 153 441 154 2673 345 391 445 321 144 319 286 145 338 2734 5407
Red M: 61.4/102 W: 64.2/113 283 117 388 256 278 240 133 352 154 2201 314 378 419 236 141 290 202 121 283 2384 4585
Handicap 11 9 17 1 7 13 5 15 3 2 4 18 10 12 16 8 14 6
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 35 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 9 17 1 7 15 5 13 3 2 4 16 8 18 14 6 10 12

Course Details

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

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.

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4.4
178

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Undulating Greens 37
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 28
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 44
Convenient to the City 37
Near Local Attractions 19

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4.0
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Previously Played

Nice and easy

Beautiful property. Greens were a little slow for winter but very enjoyable round. winter time is a slow time and was a little bit disappointed as to Beverages and food service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Grove Park in January

Course was in good shape for all the bad weather we have had. Great layout and very tricky greens. Always nice to get to play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyed an iconic course.

My wife and I played today in fairly cool conditions and enjoyed our round. Got a good deal on golfnow. The staff was very friendly and informative. The thing that got me was how people who claim to like to play golf and will not fix a divot or ball mark. These things are generally made by people that are decent golfer. Seems to me if you like to play you would respect the course and keep it where everyone can enjoy the game. If you don't fix these things don't complain about the course condition. Great round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Omni Grove was great!

Play it if you get the chance. Donald Ross, in his prime, redesigned this course and made it special. Puts a premium on shot-making, staying out of bunkers and, certainly, getting it to the hole. His signature false front greens can get frustrating in a hurry!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Due to inclement weather I didn't play

Due to inclement weather in Asheville I wasnt' able to play. I talked to the pro shop at the Grove Park course and they said you would give me a refund. I would like to rebook for Sunday or early Monday. Sunday is goint to be the better day. Please get back to me or tell me how I can reach you by phone.

Thank you, Kim Herrlinger

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome donald Ross track, slow play all day

Wonderful old school greens, course was in great shape, classic Donald Ross design. Took just North of 5 hours to play. Pace of play is always hit or miss here unfortunately but worth checking out if you have the patience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair Course

The course was ok at best. Staff was friendly I played as single and didn’t have to wait a shot. People on the course allowed me to play through which helped a lot. The course is tight so you had better hit it straight. The condition of the course is where I get lost at. It is definitely not worth 140 dollars or anywhere close.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Ross course stands the test of time

Played late afternoon (4 pm TT) on a day when it was very wet and raining. Nearly every shot plugged or at least had to be cleaned for the next shot. Course is true Donald Ross design, not long but difficult in the right spots. Greens being very wet would hold shots, making for good approach control with irons. I really enjoyed playing this course, even though I had 7-8 holes where the rain was pouring down, I got soaked but it was worth it. Sun came out on 13th hole and the last few were pleasant.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic Donald Ross design at an iconic resort

The Grove Park Inn has been a dramatic and special retreat for 100 years. It is worth just visiting just to see the place. The golf course looks fantastic from a distance as it is carved into the hills below the hotel. The ups and downs are challenging on club selection. The layout is classic and updated to today’s style of play. There was no room to expand so the back tees are capped at 6600 yds. It plays long though, so do not bite off too much on tee choice. Be prepared that there is no driving range so it may be good to have recently practiced and do some stretching beforehand.

I would have given 5 stars except for the greens. It was not that they we that bad but the texture is a little rough and the surfaces so soft that they were extremely slow for a high end course. Uphill putts required a serious rap. Bent grass greens that get a lot of play suffer from pitted ball marks that require daily maintenance. The area had received tons of rain recently so it was very soft with little to no roll. If you have a choice pick a day when they have had a dry spell or you will get lots of mud balls. Great experience though and beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Round was great, but wet as expected just after Hurricane Florance.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun course but needs more attention

Fun mountain course with nice views, but slow pace to start--had to jump in front of a foursome that managed to fall 2.5 holes behind after four holes. Also there were craters all over the greens. Other than that it was nice, but for $100+, I expect a good pace and cleaned up greens. The Omni can afford a GPS system or to pay a ranger.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun, Challenging Course - Pretty Views

This was my first time playing the course.

It was a very pretty course in average condition. I thought for $125 the condition of the course much would be much better and pristine.

This is a resort, mountain course. Because it is a mountain course, you will have a lot of uphill as well as down hill approach shots and tee shots. The course received a lot of rain the day before and so the course was cart path only today. The fairways and greens are bent grass and were quite soggy. I love to play on bent grass courses because they are always much more soft and forgiving than bermuda grass courses. Due to the heavy rains yesterday, the greens had not been cut today and hence they were much slower than I expected. The course does not give the appearance of being a tough/challenging course but in this case, looks are deceiving. This is a challenging classic Donald Ross design It makes for a very enjoyable yet challenging day.

Positives: Greens, Fairways were very lush and full.. Beautiful views and lots of wildlife (wild turkeys, deer, etc.)

Negatives: Cart paths are VERY rough and bumpy where tree roots have created large bumps and humps in the cart paths. Wet and soggy.

Definitely take the opportunity to play the course, but look for a deal because $125 is a little steep for the conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

This was even better than I expected! Great shape and a wonderful and challenging variety of holes. Bent grass fairways on which there was no need to improve your lie; bent grass greens that were fast and true. I will go back and play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful mountain resort course.

This was a beautiful course in fantastic condition. But being a mountain course, you can expect a lot of uphill approach shots. The fairway grass was some of the tightest cut I've ever played and the greens were pretty fast, but not unreasonably so. There were very few people out there when we played and it seems like the kind of course that would never be overcrowded. It doesn't give the appearance of being a tough layout, but looks are deceiving. It makes for a very enjoyable yet challenging day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played early with the turkeys

I had an 8:10 tee times and dew was still being whipped from some of the later greens. The course was beautiful and I was paired with another GolfNow member. We flew around the course in little over 3 hours. The greens were wonderfully receptive and putted true although there were some that were a little slower than the rest - maybe that was just uphill.

The scenery was almost distractingly beautiful.

The Hotel is exceptional and the restaurant wonderful overlooking the course.

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