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A Legendary Golf Course

Framed by the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic Omni Grove Park Inn Golf Club celebrates the spirit of mountain golf. Designed by the legendary Donald Ross in 1926, the 6,400-yard, par-70 course is contoured out of the rolling landscape with tree-lined fairways, challenging bunkers and receptive bent greens. And, its elevated tee boxes mean you get amazing views with each drive.

The course is considered one of the top golf courses in North Carolina and the golf club was included in Golfweek's 2014 Best: State by State Courses You Can Play (North Carolina). It is also among the top ten courses 100 years or older according to Golf Digest, though it certainly doesn’t show its age. Masterfully restored in 2001, it reflects the glory and spirit of Donald Ross’ original design.

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Hole 1

A tee shot that finds the left half of the fairway will be an ideal position for the approach shot.  A large tree guards the left side of the green while bunkers and native grass protect the right side.

Par 4, Read Description

Hole 2

This beautiful downhill par 3 is guarded by a hazard that protects the front and left sides of this demanding green. A chipping area is located to the right of the green. You do not want to be above the hole, as this green slopes severely from back to front.

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Hole 3

This dogleg left par 5 is reachable if you can carry the trees that guard the inside left corner. The front of the green rises from a small stream which will catch a timid approach shot.

Par 5, Read Description

Hole 4

The tee box is offset to the left which can be unsettling to the eye. A draw off the right fairway bunker is the play, while a miss to the right of this narrow fairway is trouble. Mature trees protect the left side. Bunkers guard the front of both sides of this back to front sloping green.

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Hole 5

Two bunkers protect the left side of the fairway which slopes from left to right.  A drive that catches the hill will leave you a short approach into this difficult green where three putts are prevalent.

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Hole 6

Don’t let the length fool you. This short uphill par 4 is as difficult as any on the course. A small miss to the right will leave you hitting your third shot from the tee. Proper club selection on your approach shot is key to reaching this elevated green.

Par 4, Read Description

Hole 7

Ben Hogan once carded a 2 and an 11 on back-to-back days on this lengthy par 3.  A chipping area sits in front of the green, while a hazard will swallow any balls missed to the right.

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Hole 8

Trees protect both the left and right sides of this generous fairway. An accurate layup is required as a strategically placed fairway bunker is located on the left side. An elevated green rises sharply from front to back and is heavily protected by bunkers. Don’t let the Donald Ross false front fool you.

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Hole 9

The last hole on the front nine may be the most difficult. Accuracy is a must as a miss to the right or left will leave you hoping for bogey. Two bunkers defend the front left of this long and narrow green.

Par 3, Read Description

Hole 10

A generous fairway provides several options off the tee. The approach shot plays uphill to a green with bunkers on the left. Be wary of the false front on this green which can be difficult to navigate.

Par 4, Read Description

Hole 11

A tee shot with a view. Big hitters can carry the bunker on the right side of this gentle dogleg right which plays downhill from the tee. Take advantage of this unprotected green, but remember to stay below the pin.

Par 4, Read Description

Hole 12

This hole provides the player with a good opportunity to card a birdie. The tee shot plays uphill to a fairway with a wide landing zone. A tee shot that gets past the bunker on the right will leave you with a downhill approach and a great chance to reach the green in two. A single bunker on the left is the green’s only defense.

Par 5, Read Description

Hole 13

Accuracy, not length is the key here. Bunkers on either side of the fairway are reachable and protect this already narrow fairway. A bunker that is located front right of the green can be a difficult place to get up and down from. An approach that finds the wrong section of this green could lead to a three putt.

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Hole 14

On this deceptive par 3, the green surface is largely hidden from view and plays more uphill than it appears. A single bunker rests front right of the green with native grass beyond that.

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Hole 15

The tee sits perched above the fairway with the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains spanning the horizon. A long iron may be enough off the tee. Big hitters can reach the fairway bunkers on the right or left of this otherwise wide and flat fairway. A short to mid iron is all that is needed on this level approach.

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Hole 16

A wide fairway slopes hard from left to right and plays steeply uphill. Bunkers guard the front left and front right of this green. Knowing the pin location is critical as a ridge splits the green down the middle sloping severely from left to right.

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Hole 17

Another long narrow green requires an accurate tee shot. Two bunkers guard the left side of the green while a lone bunker protects the right. Difficult to negotiate, the green rises from the front to the center then falls off to the back.

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Hole 18

A great finishing hole. An elevated tee towers over the narrow fairway on this risk/reward hole. An iron off the tee will leave a difficult uphill approach while driver will leave a short or mid iron, but the tee shot must be deadly accurate. A long, thin bunker runs along the left side of the green and another protects the front right. Sloping from back to front, a putt hit too hard on this green may have you chipping the next one.

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