South/North at Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge

3.7750176471 3.8 stars from 5 (102)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6911 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 6911 yards 72.7 131
Blue 73 6604 yards 71.6 128
White 73 6039 yards 69.3 123
Red (W) 73 5391 yards 71.0 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 102 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

88 out of 101 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for playing multiple courses group getaways junior golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards  

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"great day to play golf"


u000005495822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play and price was great...fairway good shape green ok pace good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gnats gone wild"


jchandler5008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great people, nice course other than fairways are very rough. Greens roll great. The gnat infestation is unbearable, they swarm you from tee to green on every hole.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on

All 3 of the 9 hole layouts are fun and challenging and the variety makes me keep coming back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good deal for the money."


u541028125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape greens had been punched recently but rolled very true. The bunkers on some holes were a little rough in places, but I think they are difficult to maintain here in Western NC. Azaleas were in full bloom and plantings around holes added attractive borders to course. I think this is one of the better value courses in the Asheville area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bushman57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u248398578's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got to play this course with a buddy of mine and it was a great value. I think we paid about $28 per person which is a great deal. The course was very wet and had just been aerated but I would like to play it again when the conditions are better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Overall Good"


u688606105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They had just aerated the greens (3/17/18) so they were in very bad condition. By the first of April things should be looking good for the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beware the Men's League"


wat812's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I had a hot deal time. Little did I know about the men's league. They walk slow and play slow and won't let you play through. You wait on every shot and at the tee box. They are a collective bunch of guys who backed up the course . Golf now should never book times during their playing time. Their lack of courtesy is remarkable for supposably experienced players. Why would anyone want to become a member of the course if this is who they would play with?

The review from 12/31 is right on target. There are 3 nines. Put the league by themselves on one of those so the rest of us can play in a reasonable amount of time

It was a beautiful day of golf ruined by a bunch of golfers who feel they are entitled and can back up the rest of the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still waiting"


vincedaddy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let me start by saying that I love the course. Great layout, good conditions. Two things you need to know. 1) Only members can walk. Not a huge deal but it's much easier to stay warm walking if the temps are under 40 degrees. 2) If you are behind the Men's Golfing Association you will not finish in under 4:30, EVER. I doesn't matter how many holes the last group falls behind, they will never let you play thru. Nothing will be done by the course to help you, you are their prisoner for the remainder of your round. I will be back in another 6 months to see if things have changed to provide a better quality experience to all patrons, not just the MGA.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice day, Beautiful course or beautiful day and nice course"


scoopwriter's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was great for the end of November. The course was full, but not crowded. In spite of dormancy, the grass played well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Brown fairways- fast greens"


wat812's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Great rate from golf now. Frost delay put the morning groups on the south course, leaving the west course wide open. Hard to see your white ball on the brown grass in the bright sunlight.

The greens ran fast and all the cups were not on flat ground. Very challenging. All in all, a very nice round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Only for a hot deal"


ncflyguy70's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I got a really cheap deal with Golf Now so I really didn't care that the course wasn't in the best of shape.

Greens were very fast (which I love) but the rest of the course was going into it's winter grass conditions.

There were many wet spots so not much roll if you hit into them. The course is long for a senior golfer but I did score well due to my short game. The greens didn't hold any balls, even those hit with a gap wedge.

I hope that when the new owners take over, that they improve the course and decrease the huge bunkers around most of the holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love Etowah, but slow pace"


Mack3576467's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing Etowah, but the pace was much too slow. Our foursome was placed behind a twosome who were walking and a separate twosome on a cart. Both of them played so slowly, it was almost unbearable at times. Our round took 5.5 hours to play, and we just finished before the sun went down. Will definitely be back, because Etowah is a great course to get to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good option to consider in Asheville (NC) area"


goolsby2003's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

(Writing this as a review for people playing the first time).

Very friendly staff. Pretty part of the country, of course, and some great vistas here. Played through some regulars who we also very nice and offered some tips.

Played the South then the West 9s at the 27 hole facility.

If you like dog-leg right holes, this is your place! Especially for the South nine. I don't recall any dog-leg lefts, but at least 7-8 to the right.

If you are a longer hitter off the tee (by that I mean you hit it 250+), you want to play from the back tees on the South, or just calm down on the tee and hit a shorter club and play target golf.

The West nine is a bit more practical, and open, off the tee.

Very quick greens, in good shape. The ball will hold on well-struck approach shots. big thumbs up on the greens!

Fairway conditions are just okay, but with a pretty good amount of slope, and it being November, that is understandable.

Overall, its an enjoyable, near-the-mountains type golf club and community. Its not going to win awards for design or conditions, but is a very playable and welcoming place in the Asheville area that has a lot to offer.

Beware of the white squirrel(s)!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"3 great courses to choose from"


kim3112450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained greens and fairways for the price. Courteous staff.


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



u508053401's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens were the best thing about the course. Fairways were patchy in places, especially on the North side, but to be expected this time of the year. Nice local option to play if you find a good deal on golf now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Etowah Valley"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was what I expected considering the weather. Enjoyed my round. My one knock would be that I was charged more that my reservation confirmed. My reservation was for $39 for the round, but I was charged $45 at the course. Not a lot of money, but not what I was expecting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u669815297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. It had rained the day before so it was cart path only but it went pretty well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A nice layout at a fairly high elevation"


Edsgolfin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had played Etowah a few times in the past and always liked the layout. We have always been treated nicely there and enjoyed our day.

On this trip we found the course to be with mixed conditions. Greens, terrific. Fairways on the West Course, fair; fairways on North, poor to very poor. Mixed conditions of this nature tend to cause you to overstate the poor part and forget the great part. My suggestion is to play the fairways as lift, clean and place and I think you will have a good day.

The layout is a nice one. Some holes play very long and are very challenging. others demand precision approach shots.

The staff is terrific and I am sure you will enjoy your day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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