Virginia’s First Golf Trail is The World’s First Green Golf Trail

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Apr 19, 2010 | Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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Stony Creek Golf Course

Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen Resort

A group of top resort golf courses in Central Virginia are committed to becoming friends of the environment, and they’ve put togehter The Monticello Golf Trail, creating an official 45-minute link to each other. The appeal of trailing to Stoney Creek and Devils Knob at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Birdwood at The Boar’s Head in Charlottesville, Poplar Grove in Amherst and The Rivanna in Fluvanna County?   

According to Trail founder Mark Glickman, “these courses are taking some key steps and are committed to becoming more sustainable. By working together and inspiring one another, the golf industry can do more to help green the planet. Charlottesville is a world-class tourism destination and is on the leading edge of green living initiatives.  The Trail combines those elements for area golf courses.”

Not to mention that golfers with a Trail card receive exclusive special offers on golf rounds, accommodations, merchandise and more.

“This is not another discount program,” comments Trail partner Damon DeVito. “As a course operator it is important to me to help these resorts attract new tourism customers to the Charlottesville area. The customers get good prices and special opportunities without hassle.”  

For golfers who purchase the card on before May 31, 2010, Trail organizers will plant a tree in their family name to help offset their trip to Virginia through a partnership with True Offsets, a company that is setting the world standard for carbon offsets through transparent investment. 

In addition, golfers can submit their ideas for greening a golf course as part of the “Greenest Golfer Contest” between now and May 31, 2010 and win a 3 day/2 night Monticello Golf Trail Getaway at their choice of The Boar’s Head or Wintergreen Resort including championship golf at each of the participating Monticello Golf Trail courses. 

Golfers who live outside Central Virginia and want to experience a memorable vacation and special benefits while supporting earth-conscious businesses can purchase the Monticello Golf Trail Card for a special introductory offer of $25 (regular cost $50), if purchased before May 31, 2010 at  Cards purchased before June 1, 2010 can be used for travel through May 1, 2011.

Green. Memorable. Flexible. Easy. The Monticello Golf Trail.


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Hello! The Monticello Golf Trail has extended the deadline for both the Greenest Golfer Contest and the introductory offer on MGT cards to July 31, 2010. It would be great if the post could be updated. Many thanks!


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