There are some outstanding golf courses all around the state of Virginia, with plenty of choice for locals as well as visiting golfers. With locations in the mountains, overlooking lakes, and spots with history galore, here are some of the best.
Kinloch Golf Club
This has been one of the top golf courses in Virginia for many years. Members and their guests can experience a premier world class golf course and knowledgeable caddie staff. There are cottages convenient for overnight accommodations as well.
Kinloch – 100 Kinloch Ln, Manakin-Sabot, VA, USA, +1 804 784 8000
Omni Homestead Resort
The Homestead is Virginia‘s premier mountain resort, and the Cascades course is fit beautifully and naturally into the mountain terrain. While the setting is outstanding, the course is challenging but also full of history – Sam Snead launched his career on this fine Virginia mountain golf course.
Omni Homestead- 7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs, VA, USA, +1 800 838 1766
The Olde Farm
Located at Bristol in southwest Virginia, The Olde Farm golf club is routed through a valley that was a thoroughfare for Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. Playing a game of golf here is not just about the game but about the entire experience. The course is full of creeks, streams, rocks, and rolling hills, with several barns and other structures incorporated into what used to be a working farm.
The Olde Farm – 16639 Old Jonesboro Rd, Bristol, VA, USA, +1 276 669 1042
Highland course at Primland
The Highland course at the Primland resort winds its way through the Blue Ridge Mountains, over mountain ridges and valleys with stunning views all around. If you play here, make sure to stop and admire the scenery before going onto the next shot.
Primland – 4621 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA, USA, +1 276 222 3827
Ballyhack Golf Club is a private destination golf retreat that is located near the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. The 190-acre retreat is shaped to be in unison with the natural terrain and landscape of the area, and features elevation changes, wide fairways, and blown out bunkers. It’s quickly become one of the most sought after membership golf courses around. Ballyhack also offers limited Stay and Play packages for non-members to experience all the club has to offer.
Ballyhack – 3609 Pitzer Rd, Roanoke, VA, USA, +1 540 427 1395
This luxury golf community features an 18-hole golf course along with a clubhouse, and a swimming and racquet club. Set at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this is another Virginia course that is a nice peaceful place to play.
Virginian – 22512 Clubhouse Ridge, Bristol, VA, USA, +1 276 645 6950
One of the most spectacular and pristine public courses, Spring Creek is a bit of a hidden secret. Beautiful environments and outstanding course conditions make it a sought after course for those in the know.
Spring Creek – 109 Clubhouse Way, Gordonsville, VA, USA, +1 540 832 0744
Kingsmill has three great golf courses (River, Woods and Plantation), a gorgeous clubhouse, an immaculate putting green and many stunning views along the James River. If that sounds great to you, head on over right away.
Kingsmill – 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA, USA, +1 800 832 5665
A secluded setting with a lovely clubhouse and porch to watch golfers finishing, plus a great range and practice area means this golf course has a lot going for it. It’s a bit off the beaten path, so makes for an easy playing experience.
Mattaponi Springs – 22490 Penola Rd, Ruther Glen, VA, USA, +1 804 633 7888
Robert Trent Jones
The Robert Trent Jones golf club, situated in a suburb of Washington, DC is a private golf club for members and guests to experience a fine golfing experience. It’s exclusive and expensive, but is considered one of the top courses in the area.
Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent
This is no ordinary golf course. The expansive and unique layout make it one of the toughest courses in the country, but if you are up for a challenge, you can experience the elevation changes, uneven lies, blind tee shots, and a number of bunkers.
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