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 June 2018. Click the link to read the story.