Golf Courses In
Western North Carolina
Mountain Aire Golf Club features a course of
moderate length that can be enjoyed by players
of different skill levels with its four sets of
tees. The blue course plays to a length of 6404
yards, a modest length by todayís standards, but
the course record of 64 indicates that the
course defends itself well against par. We
recommend the blue course for accomplished
players with a handicap of less than 10. The
white course measures 5858 yards, and while the
course record is 62, the white course gives most
men all they can handle. The gold course is 4852
yards and is just right for juniors, seniors and
ladies who need a little more length than the
red tees provide. The red course is played by
most ladies and measures 4140 yards. It is not
as long as many ladies courses and can be
enjoyed by ladies of all skill levels. The
ladies course record is 65.
Blue Tee Record - 64 - Trey Scott
White Tee Record - 62 - Wrenn Johnson, Buddy Ellison
Red Tee Record - 65 - Leigh Blevins
Following is a short description of each hole
with hints on how you might best play them.
The golf course starts out with a short par
three to a relatively flat green. It is a good
way to get your round started with a short iron
on a hole that does not have a lot of trouble.
The second hole is short but is sharply
uphill. If you do not get your tee shot
elevated, it will catch the rough and die in the
long grass, leaving a difficult uphill second
shot to the green. A good drive will leave you
with only a short pitch shot to a green that is
quite steep with a false front, and is guarded
by a bunker on the right front.
Hole number three is a short, downhill par
four but it is more difficult than it appears. A
long iron or lofted wood should get most players
to within a hundred yards of the green and avoid
the pond located straight ahead. It is a great
temptation to pull out the driver and go for the
green but the risk is high as the pond will
catch any shot long or right and there is
trouble with trees, mounds and a creek to the
The fourth hole is a straight-away par five
that plays longer than the yardage would
indicate as it is all uphill. A deep bunker
guards the right front of the two tiered green.
Hole number five is at the highest point of
the course with beautiful views of the
mountains. Although it is not long, the dogleg
left hole requires accuracy off the tee and on
the approach to the long, narrow green.
sixth hole features an elevation drop of two
hundred feet from tee to green and the views of
the mountains beyond are extraordinary. A long
iron or lofted wood is the smart play on this
hole as the driver can easily go right out of
bounds or left down into a gorge. The shot from
the gorge is difficult and the walk down and
back out is even harder. The second shot is
usually a long iron across the gorge to a green
protected by two bunkers. A par is well earned
on this very difficult hole.
The seventh hole is a short to medium length
par three to a large green. Three bunkers guard
the left side, but donít go too far right or a
grove of trees could swallow your ball.
Hole number eight is a long par five made
even longer by the uphill climb. The back tees
stretch the distance to 525 yards and the hole
is rarely reached in two from there. A deep
bunker guards the left side of the green and the
slopes on the green are steep and slick if you
go past the pin.
The ninth hole is a dogleg left par four
with out of bounds on the left. The smart play
is to the right leaving a longer shot to the
green but not risking the out of bounds. The
green features a bunker on the left, but this is one of the few holes where you can roll
your ball onto the green.
The back nine begins with a dogleg left par
four with a creek that you have to cross twice
before reaching the green. A long iron or lofted
wood to a point short of the creek will leave
you with a short to medium iron approach to the
green. A more risky approach is to hit the
driver and avoid the creek both left and right.
A long and straight drive here will reward you
with only a wedge to the green. Donít go left on
your second shot as the creek continues down the
This uphill hole is a straight away par
five. The long, narrow green is about 40 yards
in length, causing some very long putts.
This downhill hole is one of the most
beautiful on the course, but beware of the creek
that runs the entire length of the hole on the
left. The church steeple in the background makes
a good target for the tee shot. Try to avoid the
trees on the right, and remember the hole slopes
to the left toward the creek. The green is
rather small and a par on this hole is well
This short par four hole has a creek that
crosses the fairway about 30 yards in front of
the green. A long shot over the creek can reach
the green but the smarter play is a middle iron
to the left of the fairway trap leaving a wedge
to the green.
This straight par three is more difficult
than it appears as there is a creek all the way
down the left side and a pond behind the green.
The back tee stretches the hole to 204 yards and
makes a par difficult.
Number fifteen has a pond in front of the
tee and a narrow landing area with trees on both
sides. The hole continues uphill to a two tiered
green which makes for difficult putting.
The last of this difficult three hole
stretch is an uphill par three to a large green
guarded by a bunker on the right. The long green
curves to the right behind the bunker and the
hole location will change your club selection
The last of the par fives is quite short,
but is uphill to a very small postage stamp
green. This is the only remaining green from the
original course built which was built in the
late 1940s. This birdie hole can often result in
a six or worse if you are not careful.
The finishing hole is a difficult par four
which plays downhill off the tee and features
beautiful views of the mountains in the
distance. On your tee shot, watch for the pot
bunkers on the left and the trees and rough on
the right. The second shot is to a rather small
green guarded by large maple trees on the left.
A par on this hole does not come very often and
will earn you bragging rights after the round.
Come and give Mountain Aire a try! You will be
rewarded by playing a well maintained and
challenging course. Mountain Aire features a
true mountain course with magnificent views.
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