Golf in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains offers great courses, great views and great fun! Virginia’s best mountain golf destinations include courses located in and around Charlottesville, the Shenandoah Valley, and Roanoke. Virginia Golf Vacations currently features the Charlottesville area and nearby course listed below.
Birdwood Golf Course
The Boars Head Inn’s Birdwood course is another Charlottesville area gem. Given 4 1/2 starts by Golf Digest and ranked among their “Best Places to Play” Birdwood is also home to the nationally ranked University of Virginia golf teams. Golfweek ranked Birdwood as a top 25 collegiate course in 2012. Designed by Lindsey Ervin and opened in 1984 Birdwood has beautiful vista views of the Blue Ridge mountains. The course layout follows the natural rolling foothills with virtually no home sites. This compliments Birdwood’s prestigious status as an Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary. The Par 3 14th which features an island green is the course’s signature hole. Include Birdwood with nearby Spring Creek Golf Club, Old Trail Golf Club and Wintergreen Resort on a Charlottesville Golf Vacation!
Old Trail Golf Course
Play Old Trail Golf and enjoy scenic mountain views throughout your round. Located fifteen minutes from downtown Charlottesville, Old Trail’s bent grass greens and Zoysia fairways are consistently well maintained and make for great playing conditions. First and foremost Old Trail is fair and very playable to the average golfer. The back tees do stretch beyond 6,900 yards which gives the better players a good test. Make Old Trail a part of your next Virginia Golf Vacation with nearby courses Spring Creek, Birdwood and Wintergreen Resort.
Spring Creek Golf Course
Recently ranked # 58 on Gold Digest’s“Top 100 list of public courses you can play” Spring Creek is fantastic course and truly a hidden gem. The extremely well manicured layout opened in 2007 and won Golf Digest’s Best new affordable course. Course designer Ed Carton really did a great job using the natural contours of the land creating a scenic, challenging yet playable course. Spring Creek’s bent grass tees, greens and fairways are meticulously maintained, daily playing conditions are easily comparable to the top private clubs in the mid Atlantic region. Spring Creek is conveniently located 1/4 mile off interstate 64 and 25 minutes east of Charlottesville. Include Spring Creek with other great area courses: Birdwood, Old Trail and Wintergreen on a Virginia Golf vacation to Charlottesville.