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Reems Creek Golf Club

Posted August 26, 1999

— If the threat of Hurricane Dennis dampens your golf plans at the coast, head to high ground instead.

Weaverville is just a few miles north of Asheville and the home of Reems Creek Golf Club. It Is a mountain course with Scottish links features.

Some call it target golf. Pro Larry Carter refers to Reems Creek as "a thinking man's course." The par 4, 5th hole proves that.

"You need hole, like this where placement of the shot is more important than how far you hit the ball, and this is one of those holes, about a 350 to 360 yard hole where you want to place the ball in the fairway somewhere between the woods and the lake. Then that will leave us with a short iron to the green.

For Jeff, the terrain just knocks it into the water and he's swimming with the fishes! A penalty and drop leaves him with just 50 yards to the flag, but the water stares him right in the face again. Even after his shot, the best he can muster is a bogey.

Larry Carter blocks out the water, hits the green in regulation and 2-putts to card the par.

Some of the views at Reems Creek will make you stop your cart on a dime to catch a glimpse.

The prices are not bad either: $42-$49 sets you up for 18 scenic holes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Reporter:Jeff Gravley


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