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Player's Ridge Golf Club


North Carolina is known for providing excellent golf course terrain and that's just what you will find at Player's Ridge Golf Club. Formerly known as Ole Still Golf Club, the course is a full-length 18-hole course and is built on undulating terrain bordered by hardwoods and evergreens. You will find ample room off the tee so a driver can be used on most holes. The challenge comes from the uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies. In an effort to provide the finest putting greens in the area, we used a new strain of grass on our greens. It is called Sunday Bermuda grass and has a thinner leaf blade than other strains of Bermuda. This allows for a faster and truer putting surface. The course offers a variety, including the 11th hole, a narrow but drive-able par-4, and the 15th hole which is a roller coaster par-5 and is one of the most challenging holes in Western North Carolina. Whatever your skill level, we are sure you will enjoy a fun and entertaining round of golf! Before or after your round of golf, come visit us in the clubhouse restaurant for a delicious meal.