There are fine nature trails at the Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center, the Blue Wall Passage of the Palmetto Trail and the Green River Game Lands Trails. For a less strenuous walk, visit nearby Pearsons Falls. A short drive will take you to trails at the Cradle of Forestry and other N.C. State Park facilities.
Harmon Field, just minutes from the Inn, offers a jogging/walking track. The lanes and trails surrounding the Inn also are picturesque.
As a guest here you are welcome to swim at the Tryon Country Club. There also is a new water park and a public beach at Lake Lure.
There are four newly surfaced hard courts available at Harmon Field, just minutes from the Inn.
Links O' Tryon
Built in 1987 by architect Tom Jackson.
This open, Scottish-style course has yardage from four tees that ranges from 6,278 down to 5,051. The course is 18 holes, par 72.
Tryon Country Club
Built in 1916 by architect Donald Ross.
His first North Carolina mountain course, it is considered to be one of the best 9-hole courses anywhere. Two separate sets of tees give golfers a different look the second time around. The course is 3,148 yards, 9 holes, par 36. While private, this course is open to guests of Pine Crest Inn by special arrangement.
Red Fox Country Club
Opened in 1966, this semi-private course is 10 minutes from the Inn and is open year round. Built by architect Ellis Maples, the Championship Course is 7,104 yards, 74.5 rating, 136 slope; Middle Course is 6,393 yards, 71.1 rating, 124 slope; Forward Course is 5,705 yards, 67.6 rating, 111 slope, 18 holes par 72.
Etowah Valley Country Club
Opened in 1967, this 27-hole course is 30 minutes from the Inn. Architect was Edmund B. Ault. The Championship Course is 7,101 yards, 73.3 rating, 125 slope; Back Course is 6,880 yards, 72.3 rating, 123 slope; Middle Course is 6,287 yards, 70.3 rating, 118 slope; Forward Course is 5,524 yards, 71.3 rating, 119 slope with par 72/37. Rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest.
Pine Links Golf Club
Located in Flat Rock, 20 minutes from the Inn, the course was opened in 1967. Sidney H. Blyth designed the public, nine-hole course. The par 35 course is playable for seniors, great with links-style open front greens. Shorter-length holes. Easy to walk. Accuracy challenged on every hole.
Broadmoor Golf Links
In Fletcher, 45 minutes from the inn, the Scottish-style links course in the Blue Ridge Mountains has easy access off I-26 to Asheville Airport. The public course was opened in 1993. Architect was Karl Litton for the 18 holes, par 72, course open year round. Length: Championship (6,921 yards, 73.3 rating, 132 slope); Back (7,115 yards, 70.2 rating, 124 slope); Middle (5,881 yards, 68.1 rating, 117 slope); Forward (5,082 yards, 69.7 rating, 117 slope).
Orchard Trace Golf Club
Thirty minutes from the Inn, the fully lighted course is excellent for play after dark.The 18-hole, 2139-yard, par-3 public course will need a full set of clubs, because Orchard Trace plays like a full-size course. But you will be able to complete the course in about half the time of a par 72 layout. Flaughn Lamb & Johnell Scott were architects. Excellent for the traveler/sightseer who wants to unwind with his/her favorite sport.
Lake Lure Golf and Beach Resort-Apple Valley Course
Opened in 1986, the public course is 45 minutes from the inn. It is open year round. Architect was Dan Maples. The 18-hole, par 72 course has magnificent mountain views. Full recreational facilities. Golf lessons and tournament arrangements available. Golf groups for business or pleasure are welcome. Length: Championship (6,756 yards, 72.5 rating, 138 slope); Middle (6,297 yards, 70.2 rating, 130 slope); Forward
(5,511 yards, 66.6 rating, 115 slope).
Lake Lure Golf and Beach Resort-Bald Mountain Course
Opened in 1968, the public course is open year round and is 45 minutes from the Inn. Architect for the 18 holes, par 72 course was William B. Lewis. Length: Championship (6,575 yards, 72.8 rating, 137 slope); Middle (6,125 yards, 70.8 rating, 133 slope); Forward (5,208 yards, 66.6 rating, 125 slope). Tee times are taken two weeks in advance. The course has magnificent mountain views and a full recreational facility. Golf lessons and tournament arrangements available. Golf groups for business or pleasure are welcome.
Located 20 minutes away in the Upstate area, Woodfin Ridge Golf Course hugs the shores of beautiful Lake Bowen and provides strong consideration for golfers of all abilities. At 7,107 yards on the championship tees, the course offers multiple options, with a strong emphasis on risk-reward alternatives -- enticing better players to take chances that test their abilities. With the Blue Ridge Mountains framing the course and water all around, the scenic beauty annot be topped.
There are many more courses all within an hour's drive from the inn. For more information, please give us a call.