Apple Valley

Apple Valley, designed by Dan Maples, features well-guarded greens and tight fairways. Golf Digest's "Places to Play" called Apple Valley "one of the most beautiful mountain courses around." Well-positioned bunkers and undulating terrain make this course a favorite for those who like to make tough shots. With 6756 yards of narrow fairways and sloping greens it's as challenging as it is beautiful.

The course boasts a number of interesting holes including the par 4 12th that plays 369 yards from the back tees. A mountain stream bisects the hole. From the tee, you'll have to decide whether to lay up or smack it over the hazard. Go for it successfully, and the approach shot is less fraught with difficulty.

Woods border many of the holes. The greens are fairly large and sloped, with the occasional buried elephant. A couple of holes feature interesting blind shots where local knowledge is a big plus. Water frequently comes into play. Overall, Apple Valley is a fun and interesting course designed by one of the finest and most respected architects in the Carolinas.


Lake Lure, NC







Green Fee Range:



$ = under $50; $$ = $50 to $100; $$$ = $100 to $250; $$$$ = over $250