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3.4
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
67.9%
Recommend this course
53 out of 66 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6215 yards
Slope 127
Rating 68.7
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Black Mountain Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.4
66 Reviews (66)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Water Hazards 8
Narrow Fairways 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 11
Near Local Attractions 8

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old school Donald Ross course with fantastic Mountain Views

Very friendly staff, great views, a few rough spots in fairways, excellent greens. Great price on TeeOff.com

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Muddy and Muddy

This course needs so much work it’s hard to imagine what comes first. Bunkers looked as if never raked. Golf balls plug on every other shot. Fairways are like shag carpets! Weird blind shots off many tee boxes some facing towards another tee on a different hole.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, not too crowded

First off anytime a 4 some can complete 18 under 4 hours I am happy. This course does feature many blind shots and typical of a Mtn course up and downhill approaches. I felt the challenges were fair and course was a cool layout. Definitely a challenging course to play for the first time, with some “local knowledge” you could get around this place pretty well. The Par 6th 17th was worth the the hype and require 3 really solid strikes to get a chance for birdie. The Bentgrass greens were in good shape and rolled very nice with decent speed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Last night's rain

Very wet conditions complicated the courses usual wet and soggy areas. No roll of ball and several balls plugged. Had to move up a set of Tees to compensate for lost distance.
Tee boxes need some work. Put some seed down and move the markers to let the grass grow out. Or, just put down some sod.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great first experience at this course

The course was in very good shape. Play was fast to start, but later around #15 we got behind a pack of walkers that slowed play a little. The course was unusual and therefore challenging for me. I had a great day. The staff was great!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value

Played this Saturday and the course is very good. It’s been a wet summer here in the mountains, but the course is holding up pretty well. Gotta pick a dry day to get back out there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Hindered by Storm

They had encountered a severe rain event that required them to close 4 of the 18 holes. The management handled it well allowing us to play 14 holes for the 9 hole rate. It’s difficult to rate the course under the circumstances. Pace was good however not many people were there and the course seemed to be in good shape. There’s no way to rate the 19th hole as that was closed. Staff was not particularly friendly,
honestly acted like they didn’t want to be there

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a good time.

Me and 3 friends played this course for the 1st time and it was great. You have to be able to be accurate off the tee especially on the back in order to reach some pretty tight fairways. Over all loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Terrible maintenance and management

This course is the epitome of a dirt track - the fairways had large chunks removed from them as if someone had a backhoe for an eight iron; the tee boxes had more sand than grass; and, even though I repaired a multitude of ball marks on each green, they still resembled the back side of braille paper. But what sent me beyond the point of displeasure was the course management. They were rude, disrespectful, and arrogant.

Do yourself the favor, don't play golf here.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Fabulous greens

Whenever I am in the Asheville area I try and get in one round at Black Mountain, as it's one of the most affordable public golf courses in the area. I walked on around 3:00 pm on a Wednesday and it was $20 to walk. You can't beat that deal.

Key things you need to know. This course is very walkable, so cart isn't really needed. It's a classic Donald Ross design that has been around long before golf carts. In fact, you'd be better off walking, as there are quite a few fairways that are always too wet to drive on, as this course does not drain well. No matter how dry it's been lately you'll have standing water in certain fairways, and patches of mud here or there. But when I played yesterday the greens were the best I have ever seen them. Comparable to some high end courses in the area. So regardless of your lie in the fairway, you will be putting on great greens.

Me and another guy walked this in 3 hours, as we weren't held up much on the front nine, and we had the back nine to ourselves. The challenge at this course is always the 17th hole, to see if you can reach it in 3 shots. Easier said than done.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth it one time

Decent shape municipal. Greens are mostly great but fairways are lacking in many spots. Every shot is side hill lie. What makes this course worth playing are the mountain views. It's worth it once, but not twice.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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