This beautiful semi-private, member owned, mountain golf course boasts 18 challenging holes of golf with tree lined fairways, several water features and excellent conditioning. The layout follows the natural contours of the land, which creates the perfect setting for a strong test of golf with exhilarating views. Green speed is maintained at a fast and fair pace, as the design combines a good variety of undulating and level putting surfaces.
1685 Goose Hollow Road
Linville, NC 28646
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Which side is your favorite? Everyone seems to have their own opinion as the two distinctly different nines will test all aspects of a player's game. The golfer will discover quickly that accuracy, not length, is the key.
The front nine stretches more than a thousand yards longer than the back, with the layout's only two Par 5s. The back nine wanders through the mountains and rewards the player whose strength is their short game.
A short, but strategic par 5 that doglegs left. The ideal tee shot hugs the left side and gives the opportunity to go for the green in two. Beware: a narrow opening on the right side of the approach is the only bail out. Shots short of the green find the pond and shots over the green find the woods. Play smart on the approach and a close pitch will yield a good birdie opportunity.
No driver needed off the tee here. A creek bisects the fairway, so only a 180-190 yard carry is necessary off the back tee. The green slopes from back to front, so don’t be too aggressive with the approach shot or a downhill chip will make for a testy up-and-down.
Perhaps the best par 3 on the golf course. The tee shot may play about ½ club shorter than the yardage, but make sure you carry the pond if the pin is on the front right. The green is well undulated, but not too severe.
The last par 5 on the golf course requires accuracy off the tee. Tee balls left or right of the fairway will find rough, trees, or bunkers and take going for the green in two off the table. A generous approach at the green tempts the player who wants to go for it in two. Beware the bunkers at the green, and the undulations of the putting surface can create some interesting putts.
A straightway par 4 with a generous green requires a smart, straight drive off the tee to avoid O/B on the left and a bunker on the right. Tee shots favoring the right half of the fairway will find a more level lie. The uphill shot into the green will require an extra ½ to full club, so be sure you have enough.
This short par 4 will tempt the long hitters to go for the green, but think twice. O/B stretches the entire left side, as well as behind and right of the green also. Don’t forget about the generous bunkering at the green either. Strategic players will hit a hybrid or long iron from the tee, leaving a sand wedge into the most severe green on the golf course. Happy putting!
Our picturesque par 3 with Grandfather Mountain in view. A short iron downhill plays about a club shorter than the yardage. The green is shallow and well-bunkered, so a well lofted shot is required to hold the green. Bump-and-run shots must find the narrow, front-left opening in the approach.
A tough tee shot is required on this dogleg left with yet another undulating green. A tee ball with a slight draw will take significant yardage off the approach shot. Playing safe to the broadest part of the fairway will leave a mid to short iron into the deepest green on the golf course. A back pin placement will require an extra club to reach.
Playing back into the golf house, #9 bends slightly right from tee-to-green. Hit all you want off the tee, but keep the ball in play; O/B left again and big white pines on the right side. A relatively flat green awaits your approach, but a back left pin placement requires extra touch to stay close.
The downhill tee shot on this par 4 adds about 20-30 yards to your tee shot, so hit about a 200 yard shot from the white tee. Favor the right side, for a drawing tee ball may shoot across the fairway and into the bunker or deep woods. A severe, uphill approach is all carry so take enough club to carry the front of the green, or you’ll be chipping again.
This uphill par 3 features a long green, but the left half of the green does not offer many pin placements. Ironically though, favor the left side with your tee shot because balls that start right or drift right will find trouble, or O/B if they hit Goose Hollow Road.
One of, if not the toughest tee shot on the golf course. What you see is what you get: straight and narrow. Like #10, you will get 20+ yards off the tee, so 180-200 yard shot from the back tee gives you a good look at the green with a wedge. Trouble to the left at the green, so favor the right half.
The shortest par 3 requires only a wedge off the tee. Don’t get greedy: go for the center of the small, flat green and you’ll have a fairly short, flat putt for birdie. Don’t go left or long, or plan on a penalty.
A deceptively short tee shot that plays 2-3 clubs less than the 160 yards shown to the landing area. Play it more like 125-130 yards, then a short pitch into another small green. DO NOT CUT THE CORNER FOR SAFETY REASONS. Trouble all around this green, so shoot for the center.
A generous landing area in the fairway only requires a mid-iron off the tee, but keep it in the center to right center of the fairway for a good look at the green. Not much trouble at the green, so shoot for the pin.
Oh how tempting. It looks like a long par 3, but you’ll walk away with a 6 or more on the scorecard if you’re not careful. Play the hole like the par 4 it is: short iron into the fairway, and a wedge into the green. Don’t be long and don’t go right or your ball will die a painful death. A severely sloping green from back-to-front will cause some knee-knocking, downhill putts.
“Ernie’s Revenge” is named for Ernie Hayes, Land Harbor’s first manager, golf course superintendent, and architect of the back 9. A shot into the green will require about a 110-120 yard shot. Favor the left side if you think you’ll be a little long and it will hit the backboard behind the green. Ladies: this is a par 4 for you, so take a well-lofted club to clear the retaining wall, chip up and two putt for your par.
A short, little, dogleg left finishing hole where you’ll only need about 130-140 yards off the back tee. A slight draw leaves you in the approach. Once again, please do not cut the corner for safety reasons. Your pitch into green should favor the left side, as balls will follow the contours to the right half of the green. Good luck putting here, ‘tis the most challenging green on the back nine.
A par 69 from the whites, the course plays much different than one would expect by just reading the scorecard. From flat and tree lined to dramatic elevation changes and undulating greens, the 4,877-yard layout will entertain, challenge and charm every golfer who finds this hidden gem.
Red Tees: Par 71 / 4,343 yards
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