Apple Valley

Apple Valley Golf Course – Apple Valley opened in 1986 with rave reviews. It was called the “most beautiful mountain golf course” by Golf Digest. It was designed by Dan Maples, son of the great Ellis Maples, and he carved out of the valley a masterpiece. The Apple Valley course offers wide fairways and large, undulating greens. It has a layout that will take you through the valley and then up towards Youngs Mountain and then back down again. You will leave telling yourself that the back nine is one of the most beautiful you have ever played. It is a great course for all levels of players and is a true hidden gem.

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Both golf courses offer the EZ-Go electric cart for your enjoyment. Each golf cart is outfitted with rainhoods, sand bottles, and USB ports for all your charging needs.

The Apple Valley golf course is unique as it offers these extra additions for your enjoyment.

  • GPS Units on all carts
  • Coolers with complimentary water
  • Rolled towels in each cart
  • USB Ports for your electronics

To book tee times, please call the Apple Valley Golf Shop at 828.694.3043. Frost Delay Line: 828.625.1985

Apple Valley Scorecard  |  Apple Valley Yardage Book  |  Facts & Tips for playing Apple Valley

Course Information

Hours of Operation
8:30am – 4:00pm (Wed, Fri, Sun)

2018 Course Closure Dates

  • Closed for maintenance February 26th – March 2nd
  • Aerification “small punch” June 11th
  • Closed for maintenance on August 6th – 7th

309 Winesap Rd, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Dress Code
Proper golf attire is required on the golf course, driving range and putting green at all times. No cutoffs, short shorts, tennis shorts, jeans of any kind, tank tops, track shorts or halter tops are allowed and proper footwear is required. The use of metal spikes is prohibited.

Hole by Hole


Hole 1 • Par 4

Our opening hole is a straightforward par 4 that is slightly downhill.  The best placement is on top of the plateau to have a good second shot into the green.

Apple Valley Hole 2

Hole 2 • Par 5

Our second hole is a long, dogleg right par 5.  No matter which tees you play, this par 5 requires 3 shots to get to the green.  Be very observant of where the pin location is because it’s a three-tier green that slopes severely back to front.  Ideal position is to be short and leave yourself with an uphill putt.


Hole 3 • Par 3

This straight par 3 is simple.  Ideal shot is to be in the middle of the green when the pin is in the back to leave an uphill putt for birdie.


Hole 4 • Par 4

This downhill, dogleg right par 4 demands precision shot off the tee to leave perfect position for 2nd shot into the green.  The green slopes severely from left to right and the ideal landing is right side of the green, no matter the pin location.


Hole 5 • Par 4

This straightaway par 4 runs parallel to Bills Creek Road. The only obstacle for this hole is the creek that starts in the middle from the tee box view and runs down the left side of the hole.


Hole 6 • Par 4

The #1 handicap hole demands a precise and accurate tee shot.  There is a creek that runs along the right side and out-of-bounds along the left.  Don’t be too aggressive with your 2nd shot, especially when the pin location is in the back.  Play into the green short and let the ball roll out.


Hole 7 • Par 5

If you have a 30-yard cut shot, pull out the driver and go for it!  If not, play it safe by hitting to the landing on this 90-degree dogleg right par 5. This hole is yet another 3 shot hole.  The 3rd shot is uphill and the green slopes right to left.


Hole 8 • Par 3

One of the most picturesque holes on the front nine with an amazing view of Bald Mountain, but don’t get caught up in the view as this par 3 demand your attention.  This hole plays true to the yardage given and requires the full club to carry the pond that guards the front of the green.


Hole 9 • Par 4

The first half is almost over.  This straightaway par 4 plays uphill, especially with the 2nd shot.  Make sure to grab enough club and hit either short left or the left side of the green.  May the force be with you if you are to the right of the green as the green slopes severely from right to left.


Hole 10 • Par 4

“George of the Jungle, watch out for that tree!” This hole has one major obstacle, a large tree in the middle of the fairway.  Be very mindful of out-of-bounds along the right side of the hole.


Hole 11 • Par 4

This straightaway, downhill par 4 requires a smart tee shot.  Your second shot has to clear a pond.  Do not pin seek or go long.  Ideal shot location is to be short and give yourself an uphill putt.


Hole 12 • Par 4

Tough choices can lead to a great reward.  This par 4 is split down the middle with a creek and causes one to pick either the right fairway or the left.  Choosing left requires hang time to safely cross and reach the green.


Hole 13 • Par 4

Looks can be deceiving. This slightly uphill par 4 demands a 2nd shot uphill.  Ideal location to play your 2nd shot is short right as this green slopes severely back to front.


Hole 14 • Par 3

Our signature par 3 stares at Young’s Mountain from the tee box.  This hole is downhill with the green sloping back to front. Don’t be short here.


Hole 15 • Par 5

Our “easiest” par 5 is straight away and downhill.  This hole also requires 3 shots to reach this two-tiered green.


Hole 16 • Par 4

This straightaway par 4 is trouble-free from the tee.  This green is well guarded on the left by a pond.  This green rolls back to front and left to right towards the pond.


Hole 17 • Par 3

This uphill par 3 requires one club from normal yardage club to carry the pond that is in front of the tee box. Playing the left side of the green is safe as this green is two-tiered and slopes back to front and right to left.


Hole 18 • Par 5

Our home hole is a straightaway par 5 with a pond running along the right side and out-of-bounds the left.  This hole requires 3 shots to reach the green. Be mindful of the pin location, back right is a “no-go” as the right side is guarded with a bunker in front and the pond on the right.