Connestee Falls Golf Course

4.2240705882 4.2 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6485 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6485 yards 70.8 125
Black (W) 72 6485 yards 77.6 139
Blue 72 6062 yards 69.3 117
Blue (W) 72 6062 yards 74.7 135
Green 72 5548 yards 66.7 110
Green (W) 72 5548 yards 74.7 139
Yellow 72 5056 yards 64.4 104
Yellow (W) 72 5056 yards 69.5 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

25 out of 28 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for wildlife/ scenic views  

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"Nice course, good shape"


Paul2881341's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No starter / ranger on a Saturday never makes sense to me so we waited on almost every hole on the front. Based on the regular pricing and the recent reviews, I expected a little nicer greens. They were in good shape, just had that blotchy different shades of green look / fairways weren’t as lush but then again it’s still late April and mountainous terrain. Would play again but it’s a solid 1 hour drive from Asheville. $33 for a hot deal on a Saturday was a great value. Lots of deer on the course was fun to see. Electric carts with gps is a plus considering there weren’t many distance markers on sprinkler heads. Wait for a hot deal on this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenge"


u595973336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape and was fun to play, it is challenging to the average golfer but is worth the time and money to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great mountain golf"


TimBaysore's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape considering all the rain. Great day even though Cart paths only


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u890637164's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course and well maintained."


Bob8918362's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Connestee Falls was very challenging and extremely scenic. We saw several deer on the course while playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Mountain Course"


gcobbjr's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We visit there at least once a year. Course is beautiful with long range views. While hilly, most landing areas are level.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beat up course"


u000005698361's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great little mountain course but unfortunately it is beat up. Greens are really bumpy and lots of unheralded pitch marks along with dead spots on sides of a lot of holes. Fairways are so uneven. Holes in grass then really thick patches to lose a ball. Lots of areas where in 6 sq ft you can barely see your ball in grass and then completely bare spots. Fescue is really struggling to grow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Change the pins more than once a week!"


DustyJohnson1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is scenic, great layout, variety of holes, very fair, but it doesn't seem like it gets much love from a maintenance standpoint. We play here all summer, and the pins are only changed once a week. After 3 days, the areas around the hole are bumpy and worn, and the holes are collapsing around the edges. It's hard to even keep score when the greens get like that.

Meanwhile, the fairways only get mowed once a week too. We have to play winter rules all the time. There's more to keeping a course in shape than having it look green from the clubhouse deck.

Some areas developed a fungus and there are dead patches forming. Happened last year too. I guess they don't bother using fungicide?

We just wish management would take ownership of this lovely course. It's a real shame. Seems like a simple thing to at least change the pins twice a week, or even daily like almost every other course on the planet.

Bottom line, this course is still fine to play, but is woefully unmaintained. Connestee is a thriving community, but doesn't seem to value its greatest asset. It's time to put some money and care into this gem of a course. .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rough"


kyle6610773's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The bad:

First thing I'd like to start off saying is that i have never left a review for a golf course before. I'm not picky on course conditions or pace of play, but my recent experience with this course drove me over the edge. I realize that it has been hot and dry in the area, but other courses do not seem to be having these problems or atleast this severe of problems. The gentleman in the pro shop stated there were some "dry brown" areas on the course but I wasn't off put with the statement. After the first 3 holes I came to the realization that his statement was grossly understated. The course looks like it has some sort of fungus. Every fairway, tee box, and areas around the green have MAJOR areas that literally have no grass. I hit the first four fairways and did not have a decent lie on any shot. The fairways have crab grass growing in them and the length of the fairway that actually does have some grass is the length of the first cut of rough at any other course. After the first two holes, if I missed a green, I was praying that I even had grass around the ball. There were multiple areas around every green where you would be hitting off dirt. Multiple greens also had mud tire tracks in certain places surrounding the greens. The pace of play was incredibly slow. We were a twosome so I can't expect much on a holiday weekend and I understand that. However I didn't think we'd have a 25 min wait on the 10th tee box even after we joined another twosome. Seeing the backup on the 10th tee I decided to run in to get a hotdog/Powerade, and Coke. The total came out to something like 17.02. The lady behind the counter said "we don't have any quarters or dimes. I have two Nickles and then a lot of pennies. Do you want the two Nickles and 88 pennies?" I simply told her to keep it.... Literally have never seen this before.

We waited on literally every tee shot and approach shot for 18 holes. There was also no ranger to be seen in our 5.5 hour round.

The good:

Greens were surprisingly decent compared to the rest of the course. Recently aerated so some bumps were expected. The staff was alright but didn't do anything to go out of their way for anyone there. Looks like a nice clubhouse with amenities of tennis courts, work out facility, and I believe a pool.

Overall:

Horrible course conditions. I understand you can't change the weather, but Jesus. This is the worst conditioned course I have played in my lifetime. For the value it is not worth it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Love the Course"


u000004307384's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

we love the course. the only downside is the distance from Hendersonville and the lack of cell phone coverage. it does not allow us to use our Golf Logix app


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent fairways with great views"


Daritchey's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in great shape and the pace of play was perfect. The only negatives were the clubhouse needs some updating and the golf pro who checked us in needs some people skills training.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great mountain course"


profkwn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful mountain views. Great fairways and true greens. My only problem was the round took over 5 hours, partly because of a lightning delay.

We will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best..."


sbounds28803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Connestee Falls is one of the best courses in Western NC. It's not brutally tough like some of the other mountain courses in the area, but is still very challenging. With many elevated greens and tee boxes, you have to choose your club correctly. Add in a few doglegs and enough water to keep you honest and you're set for a fun round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable mountain course"


ecolleary's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty decent landing areas for a mountain course. Fairways in good condition and greens very good. Each hole offered a secluded feeling: other holes not visible in most cases. Not the punishing side hill lies and steep uphill climbs that characterize other courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000001679634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, nice layout. Would recommend to a friend. Great wildlife views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u000006818244's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful greens and fairways. Staff is very friendly. We did not eat there, so no review.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice time had by all"


abush29650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Besides my awful putting everything was beautiful. Very nice course and looking forward to playing it again,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"a mountain favorite"


Forrest4772130's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could use a starter. Things tend to get bunched up on weekends when members race to tee box to get ahead of those with tee times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great Day in the Mountain Woods"


joemalecki's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This beautiful mountain layout was gorgeous. Course conditions were just great with beautifully mowed fairways and smooth rolling greens. Many picturesque tee shots hitting down the fairways or into the par threes. Not too many bunkers to make it impossible to get into the greens. Lots of variety of hole design keeping things interesting and many young deer roaming through the course giving us the joy of spotting some wildlife in their natural habitat. We played in the afternoon, getting a discount on the golfnow booking and felt we had the course to ourselves like our own private layout. Overall, an exceptional golf outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


u000005647806's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course would like to know when booking on golf now if course is having a tournament.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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