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4.2
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
97.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 82 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0

Formerly known as Blue Ridge Country Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Discover, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
82 Reviews (82)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 11
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Overpriced

Forty Five dollars weekend morning for a 30 dollar course. This is a nice piece of land with a mediocre at best golf course. The course is narrow at times with several short par fours with placement golf tee balls to narrow landing areas with forced carry second shots. The course was wet with yard grass fairways that needed mowing and decent greens. A decent course for 30 bucks but overpriced at 45.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than Tanglewood National

This is an outstanding golf course. I played Tanglewood, host of the 1974 PGA Championship, a few weeks ago--Linville Falls is better. It is more interesting, challenging, scenic and enjoyable. The course is long and, at times, tight. It rewards good shots and punishes bad ones. I loved the layout, Lee Trevino's spirit runs throughout. The bunkers are well positioned, they do not interfere with accurate shots. I liked the greens very much, they are true to the read and the speed is consistent.

If you have ever wondered what it is like to play Grandfather Mountain Country Club, rated #2 in the state of North Carolina, but couldn't because it is private, this course is for you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thanks Jeff for the nice review, Jim

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than Tanglewood National

This is an outstanding golf course. I played Tanglewood, host of the 1974 PGA Championship, a few weeks earlier. Linville Falls is more interesting, challenging and memorable. Every hole is unique and presents both opportunities and dangers. The course has length, at times is narrow and the greens are firm and fair. The changing elevation from tee to fairway to green requires careful calculation to hit the right club. The sand traps are well placed, they will gobble up errant shots but are not designed to get in the way of good shots. If you have ever wanted to play Grandfather Mountain Country Club (rated #2 in the state of North Carolina) but couldn't because it is private, Linville Falls Golf Club is your option. I've played every public course in the mountains, this one is tops in my book.

The course is well maintained and the owners have done a great job of keep the playing field in shape while leaving the natural beauty of the surroundings untouched.

Lee Trevino redesigned this course and left his signature, charisma and personality all over it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth The Drive

Our threesome played on a beautiful day in the mountains. The course is very scenic and in good condition. The greens are rather slow and soft so that ball marks leave deep holes when not repaired. The price is right, especially for seniors. BYOB because they don't serve beer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good luck finding a better experience

Recently played the Linville Falls course after years of absence. Can't really describe how pleased I was. The course was in magnificent shape and the new owner in the pro shop was super accommodating. Played here years ago and the fairways were dry and barren. They have a restaurant on site and I wasnt expecting the meal I ended up getting at a golf course. The food was excellent and awesome staff. For those that have never played Linville it is beautiful, the surrounding mountains are gorgeous. I find it a challenging course and for me getting off the tee box good is of major importance. For value, scenic beauty, and enjoyability I highly recommend it for anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding hidden jem!!!

This course is an absolute steal for the value. It is a challenging par 71 that meanders around a creek through the Linville River valley. You are surrounded by beautiful mountains which make every shot a picture moment. The staff is incredibly friendly and will go out of their way to make your round extra special. Spend a day playing golf, visiting the winery and enjoying the Linville area. You won't regret it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf courses

This is a hidden gem. Great course for the money. Really beautiful holes. Greens were in very good condition. We will be back to play again. You should too!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not the same course!

This is not the same course I played 2 years ago! Greens & fairways are much improved! Restaurant now open. This is a mountain course, You must keep your ball in the fairway. New owner friendly & knowledgeable. Can't wait to return this fall!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very Misleading

My husband drove hour and half to play according to website $25 to play. We get to course told $35 a day, a fivesome was allowed and owner said, "Well they are retired". We were a couple and explained it was poor golf etiquette for a fivesome. Owner said there were not be anymore out on course. He did offer to start us on back nine; however when your experience started out with misleading information took the enjoyment away. Left this course drove 20 minutes to Marion Golf course and had fabulous experience!

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/10/2017

I was the one referred to as owner in this review. It was mid week in mid-June. She showed me our website spring special of $25 as the fee for the day. (It had not yet been updated for summer rates). She interpreted it as unlimited golf for the entire day. I replied it was the daily fee for 18 holes. She was unhappy it was not unlimited golf. I would however, honor the $25 fee. At the same time, I let a group of retired veterans off as a fivesome. A very rare occurrence, but it was a slow morning. The writer took note and complained she did not wish to be stuck behind them. I told her I understood and assured her I would ask the gentlemen to delay and allow her through on the first hole. This did not alleviate her upset. I offered her the opportunity to start on the back 9 where there were no groups. She stated a fivesome is "unethical". She asked me if they were my friends and left in a huff. We greatly value all our customers. I am deeply disappointed the writer was not satisfied with my efforts and will return soon.

Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hit it straight

Nice course out in the boonies! Very, very narrow. You will need accuracy over distance. Water in play on most holes. Play during the week when it's not busy. Greens are slow and the fairways in ok condition for December. Make sure you bring extra balls

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weird

Course was nice and fun. But the employees were weird and made us feel awkward. I wasn't really able to use a credit card unless I spend a certain amount of money and it was still frowned upon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

great views, great shape, great value . I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Mountain Course

Great August weather for a beautiful mountain course at a reasonable price on Golf Now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

poor condition

Fairways were in poor condition as were the tee boxes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Has potential but horrible right now

If this is the ONLY golf course in the world that you can play, then I highly recommend it. The design was not the problem, but the condition of the course was HORRIBLE, e.g., tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers. There have been only a few times I couldn't wait to get off a golf course, and this was definitely one of them. It has potential but until and unless the tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers are brought up to at least some kind of minimal standard, the club should be paying you to pay, not vice versa.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

High Expectations ... very poor course. And grumpy management.

Stopped to Play Linnville Falls on the way to a mountain vacation.

Had very high expectations. Super disappointed.

Massive winter kill ... course was in terrible shape. What a shame too. The location of this course could make this course a real jewel. Maybe they could buy a bag of fertilizer or two?

Other reviews have talked about the recent management change and the current managers issues with golfers using GolfNow for booking. The two-some in front of us and then my wife and I both got the lecture on why we should NOT be using GolfNow to book our tee times .... i.e. none of the revenue goes to the course directly. So I guess he wants us to spend more money so he will get the $$$'s?

Have used GolfNow extensively. I have never have had this experience before.

Don't think we will be going back.

Also, would describe pro shop's amenities as "barren" .... minimal food and drinks.

Again, a shame. The location of this course is fantastic.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/21/2015

Novel thought , the golf course might want the revenue for the golf ?? Buy a bag of fertilizer or two,this from a guy who spends $20 to play golf !!! Ever here of bermuda grass being dormant ?? Amazing how one guy paying $20 can try and hurt your business!! Who would want this guy as a customer ?? Not me !!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fairways

Fairways in poor condition, The greens were fast with big breaks

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Poor staff!

Upon arriving i felt as if I was being reprimanded by the gentleman working in the pro shop because I booked through Golf Now. He began to explain that he "hates" Golf Now because the course makes no money when booked this way. This went on for several minutes. I was instructed that because of the way I booked my tee time and I was a twosome I had to play the round with the other twosome that had booked through Golf Now. I have played this course several times in years past and have never been treated like a second class citizen the way I was on 3/22/15. It was brought to my attention Linville Falls is under new management. All water coolers have been removed from the golf course as well. I will never waste my money playing there again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

nice course

Liked the course. Its in a valley so not hilly at all. Very nice views. Greens were consistent even though I could not read some of them right. From the back tees its over 7,000 yards. Looks like it would be a very tough course from back there. I'm happy playing the whites. We will definitely return.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Mountain Course

This was a spectacular course with some very pretty views of the mountains and some challenging holes. Some unique features included a "rock garden" and a par 3 with a big winding creek in front of the green. Challenging for those with some experience but also good for beginners.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/14/2015

Did you see any snakes?

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