Baneberry Golf and Resort was built back in the 70s and has been through several changes of ownership.
The Kammann brothers took it over in the mid-80s, and conditions have steadily improved to the point where it is now one of the more popular golf courses in the area.
The course itself is located on a peninsula that extends out in the Lake Douglas portion of the French Broad River, though there are no spectacular water views. It is well-treed, though, with white pines and Norwegian firs, and even some weeping willows, lining most of the fairways.
Deer and turkey are commonly sighted. In fact, golfers are sometimes held up by a family of grazing deer that lives in the neighborhood. The golf course has very good elevation in spots, while other holes are relatively flat. Most of the tee boxes have a variety of flowers, a nice touch.
Baneberry is definitely a resort golf course, not overly taxing, though its version of "Amen Corner," Nos. 11, 12 and 13, will make even the best golfers focus.