Last Updated August 26, 2015.
It’s not time to pack away the clubs just yet. This time of year is one of the best to hit the links, not only because courses are in great shape, the season’s changing colors add to the experience of one of the best sports to take in mother nature. So get off the couch from watching Sunday’s final round and play a round yourself! Fall is a great time to be a golfer. Here are some courses that are going to give you some of the best fall foliage views around.
Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan
The Highland Course at Primland Resort winds its was through the resort’s mountain landscape, playing across ridge tops and over valleys, combining challenging golf, with breathtaking scenery at every turn. The course has received praises as one of America’s 10 Best New Courses by Travel & Leisure in 2007, The Best New Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2008, and has consistently been included in the top 25 of Golfweek’s annual survey of best resort courses in America.
The Omni Homestead Resort
The Omni Homestead Cascades Course, Hot Springs
Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead’s Cascades Course provides the challenges of a championship course and the serenity of the surrounding mountains and landscape. This nationally ranked course has hosted multiple USGA Championships and is the home of the late, great Sam Snead– one of golf’s most beloved players.
Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Pete Dye River Course at Virginia Tech, Radford
The home course of Virginia Tech’s golf team, the Pete Dye River Course offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Highlands and has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play” in America.
The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Williamsburg
Right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers 45 walkable holes, completely free of surrounding real estate, offering unobstructed views of the trees lining the fairways and into the distance. It’s been on lists like the Top 500 Golf Holes in the World by GOLF Magazine and the Top 100 Resort Courses in America by Golfweek magazine.
Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville
Located just outside Harrisonburg, Massanutten Resort boasts two courses that wind through the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. Take in the spectacular views of the mountainous terrain, foliage and natural wildlife that surround both the Mountain Greens and Woodstone Meadows courses.
Bay Creek Resort & Golf Club
Bay Creek Resort & Golf Club Palmer & Nicklaus Courses, Cape Charles
Bay Creek’s courses hold a number of accolades, including a vote as one of the best courses in the U.S., landing the 12th spot. Look on to some of the best views the Eastern Shore has to offer and look inland for the lovely reds, yellows and oranges of ever-changing trees.
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club, Keezletown
This gem, tucked in the Shenandoah Valley, yields views from the elevated clubhouse as the course winds through the lush landscape. Keep an eye out for many types of wildlife, including deer, turkeys and more! Paddlesack was given 4.5 stars out of 5 from Golf Digest in 2008 and 2009.
Wintergreen Resort Devil’s Knob and Stoney Creek courses, Wintergreen
Test your game at Wintergreens Devil’s Knob and Stoney Creek golf courses, both boasting views of the season’s foliage. The mountaintop Devil’s Knob is the highest golf course in Virginia at 3,850 feet, where its players can take in panoramic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and valleys. Speaking of valleys, the resort’s Stoney Creek course is located in the historic Rockfish Valley, where golfers can take in the relaxing streams, hardwood forest and pristine wetlands.
Virginia has more than 220 public golf courses to choose from. Pick yours and enjoy some of the best fall foliage views around!