Friends of Mission Charity Classic

May 15-17

Asheville, North Carolina

Friends of Mission Charity Classic Course Info

Country Club of Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

Par: 72

Yardage: 6339

Superintendent: Robby Watts

Course Architect: Donald Ross

Date: 1928

Course Grasses

Tees: Bent Grass

Fairways: Bent Grass

Greens: Bent Grass

Rough: Kentucky Bluegrass

  • Hole 1

    355 yards Par 4: The severe downhill slope makes this hole play much shorter than the yardage. A 200 yard drive leaves the player with a short iron approach into a green that is sloped back to front.

  • Hole 2

    472 yards Par 5: A short, straight away par 5 that can be hit in two shots. The hole is well guarded by fairway and greenside bunkers.

  • Hole 3

    165 yards Par 3: Downhill par 3 with bunkers surrounding the front left half of the green. Short is the preferred miss here as out of bounds looms behind the green.

  • Hole 4

    405 yards Par 4: A very difficult dogleg right that requires a well placed tee shot. Approach shot into an elevated green where yardage can be tough to gauge.

  • Hole 5

    446 yards Par 4: Requires a well struck drive, leaving the player with a mid to long iron approach into a two tiered green. Par is a good score here.

  • Hole 6

    128 yards Par 3: Good short hole that crosses a creek. Birdie is realistic with a precise short iron shot. The green is surrounded by sand traps on all sides.

  • Hole 7

    472 yards Par 5: Another par 5 that can be hit in two shots. Second shot must be precise with a creek along the left side of the hole and trees right.

  • Hole 8

    380 yards Par 4: Tight driving hole that has a hard, dogleg turn from the right. Approach with a mid iron can be forgiving due to the funneled valley around the green.

  • Hole 9

    330 yards Par 4: A well placed drive favoring the right side of the fairway is ideal, leaving a short iron into an elevated green with two deep bunkers both left and

  • Hole 10

    385 yards Par 4: Downhill drive to a wide fairway leaves a mid iron approach to a green that is severely sloped back to front.

  • Hole 11

    425 yards Par 4: Slight dogleg left that requires a well hit drive in order to set up the second shot. Don’t miss right, as there is a creek that follows the entire length of the hole.

  • Hole 12

    315 yards Par 4: A 220 yard drive up the right half of this steep, up hill hole will leave the player a short iron into a small elevated green.

  • Hole 13

    153 yards Par 3: Slightly uphill par 3 with bunkers guarding front right and left. Preferred miss is to the right, as there is a severe slope off the left side of the green.

  • Hole 14

    393 yards Par 4: Dogleg right that favors a drive down the left side of the fairway, leaving the player with an approach with a mid to long iron across a creek.

  • Hole 15

    370 yards Par 4: The hole demands a well struck tee shot into a fairway that plays straight up hill. Players will face a long approach into a demanding green that plays much longer than the yardage.

  • Hole 16

    605 yards Par 5: Great long par 5 that will be a true three shot hole for most. Long drives can flirt with a creek that crosses the hole and the green is guarded by two deep bunkers.

  • Hole 17

    187 yards Par 3: Longest of the four par 3’s. Bailout is to the right where there are two bunkers. Left of the green is certain trouble down a long embankment.

  • Hole 18

    353 yards Par 4: Dogleg left that is guarded by trees down the left side. Depending on how aggressive the player is off the tee, they’ll be left with a short to mid iron approach into a generous green with a large opening in front.

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