The up market Lansdowne Resort offers golf club members and residents 45 top class holes of golf with two 18-hole courses and an executive 9-hole layout. The first 18 holes were laid out by Kyle Phillips on behalf of Robert Trent Jones II, opening in 1992, and the remaining 27-holes followed in 2005 when Greg Norman designed a full sized championship course and a short track called Shark Bite.
The front nine of the Robert Trent Jones II course is hemmed into three separate parcels of land, including the portion at the far southwest periphery, sandwiched between the Harry Byrd Highway and the Riverside Parkway.
“Not surprisingly, the layout’s best golf is not found here,” said Daniel Wexler in The America Golf Resort Guide. “The back nine on the other hand, circles the main resort complex, running mostly through woods and offering plenty of interesting holes.”