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    Spring Golf Gallery

    by Tom | Posted on May 5th, 2014

    Olde Mill Green at Dusk

    So you just hit that one glorious tee shot in your round – the proverbial golf shot that keeps you coming back to the game (despite the frustrating 97 you will shoot). How much better will that shot be if it heads off into the sunset on a beautifully scenic course? One where you can spend as much time admiring the landscape and natural beauty around you as you do your shots (or much more, depending on your game). If the pollen is not your enemy, this time of year is ideal to enjoy a cool, comfortable round of golf among the Azaleas and Virginia Dogwoods.

    Check out some of the great views you might see around the Commonwealth:

    Old Hickory

    Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge is a great course for players of all levels. Check out the unique “19th” hole, the challenge hole that has nothing to do with the clubhouse watering hole, but might help settle a score!

     

    Riverfront Golf Course

    Riverfront is a semi-private course situated on the banks of the Nansemond River in Suffolk. Riverfront has an old-style layout that winds its way through the riverfront acreage, tidal marshes, huge oaks and pines, and vast rolling farmland.

     

    Raspberry Falls Golf Club

    Raspberry Falls in Leesburg, is an upscale, daily-fee golf course that holds the distinction of being Virginia’s only Gary Player Signature Design. The most dramatic and formidable feature of Raspberry Falls is its Scottish style stacked-sod bunkers.

     

    Olde Mill Golf Resort

    Olde Mill Golf Resort in Laurel Fork is one of the state’s most scenic mountain courses, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

     

    The Golden Horseshoe is one of Virginia's most famous golf clubs. Two courses created by Robert Trent Jones Sr and Rees Jones offer a classic and beautiful challenge.

    The Golden Horseshoe is one of Virginia’s most famous golf clubs. Two courses created by Robert Trent Jones Sr and Rees Jones offer a classic and beautiful challenge.

     

    Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club

    Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club is a championship eighteen hole golf course nestled in the tranquility of Virginia’s historic Shenandoah Valley. Blue Ridge was even ranked #4 Best Courses you can play in Virginia by Golfweek Magazine.

     

    The Omni Homestead Resort

    Another example of great Virginia mountain golf, the Cascades courses at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs are where golf legend Sam Snead began his career.

     

    Seeking more Virginia golf? Go to http://www.virginia.org/Golf/ for information on Virginia’s golf courses and special Golfing Deals and Travel Packages

     



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    Junior PGA Makes First Virginia Appearance

    by Casey | Posted on July 11th, 2013

    Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C. in Potomac Falls, Virginia will host the prestigious 38th Junior PGA Championship July 30-August 2.

    Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C.The Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA and LPGA touring professionals.

    Notable past participants include Tiger Woods, Inbee Park, Phil Mickelson, Christie Kerr, Jordan Spieth, Alexis Thompson, Luke Guthrie and Michelle Wie.

    Each year the field includes past winners of the Championship, PGA Junior Series event champions, PGA Section winners, many of Polo Golf and Golfweek’s top-ranked players, and selected national junior tournament winners.

    This year’s 72-hole Championship will feature a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties.

    Accommodations | Dining | Attractions

    For Spectators*

    • Stay on the cart paths or in the rough where cart paths are not accessible, and at least 30 yards away from the players.
    • Do not walk in the fairways.
    • Turn off cell phones or turn ringers to silent or vibrate.
    • Adhere to the Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C. dress code.

    *Spectator etiquette and additional rules available through the PGA Junior Series web site.

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    Golfing Legacies Grace Virginia

    by Casey | Posted on May 25th, 2011

    Golden Horseshoe Golfing

    Golden Horseshoe Golfing

    Beautifully rolling greens await you at golf courses across Virginia, and they include big names like Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones. Are you ready to go a round or two?

    The Golden Horseshoe – Colonial Williamsburg

    • 45 holes
    • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary recognition
      • Gold Course
        • 18 holes * Opened in 1963 * Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
      • Green Course
        • 18 holes * Opened in 1991 * Designed by Rees Jones
      • Spotswood Course
        • 9 holes * Originally opened in 1947; updated by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1963.
    • “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses,” Gold Course, Golf Digest (2009, ’07, ’05, ’03)
    • “Top 100 Resort Courses,” Gold Course, Golfweek (2007) … More Acclaim
    • Open 365 days a year, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Champions Golf Experience in Williamsburg Travel Package: $399 to play both The Golden Horseshoe and Kingsmill.
    • Bring a group of 16 to secure a stay and play package from Best Western Williamsburg at $89/person.

    Golden Eagle Golf Club at The Tides Inn in Irvington

    • 18 holes * Opened in 1976 * Designed by George W. Cobb
      • Three major water hazards (5, 9 and 18)
    • Golden Eagle Golf Travel Package: $358/couple gets you unlimited golfing, cart, club storage, driving range balls, deluxe Tides Inn accommodations, one round at either Tartan Golf Course or King Carter Golf Course, and unlimited use of Little Eagle practice facilities.
    Lansdowne's Shark Bite Course

    Lansdowne's Shark Bite Course

    The Golf Club at Lansdowne

    • 45 holes
      • The Robert Trent Jones, II (RTJII) Course * 18 holes
        • Strategically uses natural stone outcroppings and centuries-old rock walls.
      • The Norman Course (Greg Norman) * 18 holes
        • Uses Norman’s “Least Disturbance Approach,” incorporating natural undulations of the Potomac River Valley.
        • Norman calls the last four holes (1,706 yards or one mile apart) “the hardest mile in golf.”
      • Shark Bite 9 * 9 holes
        • A par-32, Shark Bite is longer and more challenging than most 9′s you’ll encounter.
    • Family Shark Bite Golf Package: $389/night for a family of four in deluxe Lansdowne Resort accommodations, buffet breakfast, unlimited golf on Shark Bite, and two sets of rental clubs.

    Seeking more Virginia golf? Check out our Golf Partners to plan your day or weekend of teeing off. Request the Virginia Golf Guide, too.



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