Virginia

The Atlantic state of Virginia, or the Commonwealth of Virginia to be precise, is synonymous with the Blue Ridge Mountains and immortalised by Laurel & Hardy in the Trail of the Lonesome Pine. A state with many nicknames: Old Dominion State – thanks to Charles II of England, Mother State – as it was the first state to be colonised, and sometimes the Mother of Presidents – because eight US presidents were born in Virginia.

Regardless of nicknames, the most important association for golfers in the Old Dominion State is the Virginia State Golf Association which has been serving the needs of Virginians since 1904. With nearly 330 golf clubs across the state, there is plenty of choice for locals and visiting golfers and there is history aplenty too.

The perennial Virginian No.1 is a modern layout at the Kinloch Golf Club. However the Homestead is America’s premier mountain resort and Virginia’s equivalent to Scotland’s Gleneagles, so most intrepid golfers head to Hot Springs to sample Golden Age architecture in both turf and mortar.

Our Virginia Best In State Rankings were last updated in May 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Virginia

Kinloch Golf Club

1st Virginia - Best in Area

One unique feature at Kinloch Golf Club is the 19th hole and no, it's not the clubhouse. It's a 188-yard par three, better known as the "settle-the-bet" one-shotter.

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Homestead (Cascades)

2nd Virginia - Best in Area

The Homestead mountain setting is truly delightful and the Cascades golf course looks totally natural with its ponds, streams and slopes, but the fairways were blasted through the limestone using tons of dynamite.

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Robert Trent Jones

3rd Virginia - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club bears all the trademark design traits of the old master – expansive fairways, plenty of water hazards, lots of flashed bunker complexes and large, contoured greens.

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Olde Farm

4th Virginia - Best in Area

The Olde Farm Golf Club is located at Bristol in southwest Virginia and the Bobby Weed-designed course opened for play in 2000.

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Highland at Primland

5th Virginia - Best in Area

Martin Ebert laid out the fairways of the Highland course here at Primland along the tops of ridges and through valleys with holes offering sensational views...

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Ballyhack

6th Virginia - Best in Area

Set in a dramatic 190-acre tract of land that rises and falls spectacularly with breathtaking elevation changes, Ballyhack Golf Club is pure golf.

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Golden Horseshoe (Gold)

7th Virginia - Best in Area

Golden Horseshoe's Gold course was closed during 2016/17 when an extensive renovation was carried out by Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead. Bunkers were reconstructed, greens resurfaced and the entire course re-grassed.

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Trump National (Championship) - Washington

8th Virginia - Best in Area

With many of its fairways fronting the Potomac River, the Championship course at Trump National - previously known as the Lowes Island Club - is a Tom Fazio design which debuted in 1993.

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Virginian

9th Virginia - Best in Area

Laid out over rolling terrain in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Virginian Golf Club is a wonderfully member-friendly course where the fairways are wide and forgiving...

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Spring Creek

10th Virginia - Best in Area

Spring Creek Golf Club was originally intended to be one of a number of new Virginian golf courses that would form a “Sam Snead Golf Trail”...

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