Asheville Municipal Golf Course

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3.4
180
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.2
81.1%
Recommend this course
143 out of 180 reviews
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3.6
29
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.8%
Recommend this course
24 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
46
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.4%
Recommend this course
37 out of 46 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6420
Slope 122
Rating 71.1
Type Municipal
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Asheville Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6420 yards 71.1 122
Middle 72 5939 yards 69.0 116
Senior 72 5110 yards 65.5 110
Ladies 72 4568 yards 67.2 115
Scorecard for Asheville Municipal
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 70.6/121 386 474 268 536 414 169 406 190 403 3246 288 374 346 367 504 216 340 491 222 3148 6394
Middle M: 68.6/118 342 456 257 497 396 152 388 165 338 2991 262 353 327 344 475 189 327 459 212 2948 5939
Senior M: 65.8/110 W: 70.5/122 272 392 247 428 341 141 332 126 267 2546 246 249 281 330 423 163 293 396 183 2564 5110
Ladies W: 66.4/111 268 367 204 313 307 126 302 116 259 2262 234 235 276 314 399 147 207 388 101 2301 4563
Handicap 13 11 17 9 5 15 1 7 3 18 4 14 12 8 2 16 6 10
Par 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting
Architect Donald Ross (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
180

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Bunkers 20
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 21
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 35
Near Local Attractions 16
Worth the Drive 9

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 11/26/2018

Hello pastorjstaff, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Asheville Golf Course, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will continue to see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I'll be back

Tee boxes beginning to grow in. Greens still slow after rain. Very poor fairway drainage on several holes. Some greens with very bad areas. Good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Asheville Municipal Golf Course on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Course Conditions

Unfortunately, poor course conditions and lack of course marshals have ruined a real gem of a course that I’ve always looked forward to playing over the years. Fairways are in fair shape but many greens and tee boxes are in bad shape with large patches of bare dirt. Worst, the pace of play is extremely slow. Fivesomes are allowed with many golfers marking very, very short putts and allowing others to putt out before fininishing — perhaps the soft greens encourages this common practice. I never saw a marshal and this course could use several. I left after 13 holes because it was so frustrating waiting 10 minutes between each shot. On the positive side, the staff is very friendly and the maintenance crew is taking steps to improve conditions. Hopefully, the Asheville Muni will return to be a course I and others will want to play while visiting Asheville.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Asheville Municipal Golf Course on 10/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Asheville Municipal Golf Course, in the Buncombe County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 courses in 1

Even with plugged greens, the rolls were fairly true. Several spots on the greens have been "lost." Many tee boxes meed to grow in.. Very slow greens today. Front 9 is flat and wide open. Back 9 is for shot makers with elevation changes on most holes. I'll be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Asheville Golf Course on 10/03/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Asheville Golf Course. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course but are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was poor. We greatly value your feedback and will continue to make the necessary improvements to your overall experience with us. We hope that you would give us another chance to improve upon the course and hope that you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Beginner's Course

Flat & easy front 9 (perfect for a beginner)

Once you can break 50 on the front - try the back 9

(very hilly & much more difficult)

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

visiting daughter

first time playing in Asheville while visiting daughter and her family. Course was wide open, with almost no water.. Number of blind shots and some difficult terrain. Greens were slow. Rewards accuracy more than distance. Was told first time average golfers seldom break 100, but shot a 95.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pathetic

Going downhill fast. No positive areas. Several greens now have fungus dead spots. SAD. At least there is some grass on bare tees now, but you have to water it. Some gold (senior) tees are in tall rough, and are not close to level. I could go on and on. Muni gets worse every time I play it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from Asheville Golf Course on 08/22/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us another review. We are sorry that you are still disappointed with the conditions. We will keep working to have the course in shape, and we hope you can see improvement the next time you visit us.
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Commented On 08/28/2018

Why do you continue to play muni? You give it 1 star every time you play yet you're back out playing. Obviously, you no nothing about grass. Muni is a cool season grass golf course and goes through this every year. Do everyone a favor and play somewhere else.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, fun to play

My buddies and I decided to check out this course recently and had a great time. Course has improved greatly over the years so kudos to the golf maintenance department!

Looking forward to a return visit!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Help needed from management

It would help (a lot) if the management would post some information about what their plans are for repairing the course. They've had flooding followed by root-killing heat, which explains some of the issues they're dealing with. But I've been playing this golf course for more than a dozen years and it has NEVER looked this bad: dirt tee boxes, ruined aprons, fungus-plagued greens, huge swaths of dead (sprayed?) crabgrass in the fairways...the list can - and does - go on and on. Just post what you plan to do to fix all of this - unless you don't plan to do any such thing, which is what your customers are beginning to think.

Minor complaining is turning into major grumbling, and you would do well to address the growing dissatisfaction before some of your well-connected golfers take their issues to your lease holder. This isn't meant as a threat; it's meant as a heads-up. Pay attention. Spend the money it takes to fix the course. This is a well used course and you make plenty of money from your traffic.

Tell people your plans and then follow up on them. You're looking at serious trouble down a very short road if you don't. And thanks for the hard work you do put in. We notice when you do.

Please...treat this wonderful layout as the community gem it has been for so many years. Do your job!

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Asheville Municipal Golf Course on 08/28/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Asheville Municipal Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Manage needs to address problems

The course is failing fast...Some of the massive crabgrass has died but there is no grass in many areas...ie some tee boxes and around several greens...Our local pride and joy is in trouble...Play today was really slow Four elder gentleman in there eighties were attempting to play really slow....they even drove onto the 3rd green...they should have been playing as 2twosomes ...The course manager was out but avoided the several groups complaining about slow play...but he did get a chance between the 4and 5 hole to do some texting despite our effort s to get his attention...time for the city to start managing our pride and joy

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Asheville Golf Course on 08/20/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a review. On behalf of all of our staff here at Asheville Golf Golf Course, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions, and we apologize about the slow play. We will work to have the course back in shape, and we hope that you will be able to see some improvement the next time that you see us. Thank you again for sharing your concerns.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play.....

Greens were in good shape and play was steady even though the course was full. Always meet nice folks here. Fairways on the back weren’t the greatest but it’s a fun course that challenges all levels of skill. Keep up the good work!

Enjoyed the day.....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value!

Enjoyed another fun round yesterday at The Asheville Golf Course. Greens are in great shape and the rest of the course is coming along. Staff is friendly and the pace was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course for all levels of players. But did not appreciate coming up behind two groups of walkers; one group had 6 and another group of 4 and they did not allow the two of us to play through.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cheap golf in Asheville

As nice as Asheville is, there aren't many golf courses that are public in the area, at least that are affordable. This is one of the few I would pay to play. The best aspect of this course are the greens. Well maintained. The tees and fairways are so so. You have a 50/50 chance of getting a good/bad lie. The front nine is flat and you will need to score low to have any chance of a good round. Once you hit the back nine it's a whole different golf course. Lots of hills with lots of slope and challenging holes to play through. Honestly, you don't play here for perfect conditions or the layout or anything. It's a good place to play if you just don't want to spend a lot to get in 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Asheville Golf Course on 07/11/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear about the disappointment with some of the conditions, but we are happy to hear that you find some of our holes to be challenging. Our staff will keep working hard to keep the course in shape, and we look forward to you being out here again sometime soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Great Day on the Course

Played again today and the course just keeps getting better. Friendliest staff of any course in the area. Greens are perfect. They have resodded a few of the tees and I look forward to them growing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

We have great hope for the new unplayable tee boxes

Course overall in good shape despite tee boxes...Some of the locals said a round had been taking up to 5:50 minutes this week due to level of holiday gclfers and absence of any course management or ranger

Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Asheville Municipal Golf Course on 07/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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