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Published by The Golf Guide Magazine, 2018-04-07 16:26:18

The Golf Guide, Spring 2018

Cover Story: Raspberry Golf Management
Also Featuring: The Gauntlet, Worthington Manor
Destination: Bandon Dunes, The Greenbrier

Spring 2018





















The Greenbrier
44


2 Opening Shot

COVER STORY
4 Raspberry Golf Management

8 Golf Destination: Bandon Dunes
12 Feature Courses
Spring 2018 Vol. 20 Issue 2
The Golf Guide, Inc. 29 PGA Tour Schedules
206 Morlyn Drive
Stephenson, VA 22656 31 Feature Course Regional Map
540-431-5034
golfguideinc com
sales@golfguideinc com 32 Additional Regional Courses
Publisher
Nick Ciattei 34 The Gauntlet
Designer – Magazine & Website
Cheryl Brown, Site Schemes 36 Mid-Atlantic Tournaments
siteschemes com
Staff Writers 38 Worthington Manor
Mike Ahrnsbrak, PGA
Diana Barge 40 Out Of The Bag
Wes Bolyard
Angela Bolyard
Kevin Reiber, Asst Golf Professional 42 New Products
44 Golf Destination: The Greenbrier
48 Accommodations & Packages
facebook.com/golfgetaway
twitter: @golfguideinc
54 Shanks & 3-Putts
The Golf Guide is a trademark of The
Golf Guide, Inc. Reproduction without 55 Golf Discounts
permission is prohibited. The Golf Guide TM
is not responsible or liable for any errors,
omissions, or other information. For editorial 61 Pro’s Corner
comments or additional copies, contact The
Golf Guide, 206 Morlyn Drive, Stephenson, VA
22656. ©2018 The Golf Guide, Inc. All Rights Front Cover: Old Hickory Golf Club, Woodbridge, VA
Reserved Published Four Times Annually
Above: The Greenbrier Golf Shop


Spring 2018





















The Greenbrier
44


2 Opening Shot

COVER STORY
4 Raspberry Golf Management

8 Golf Destination: Bandon Dunes
12 Feature Courses
Spring 2018 Vol. 20 Issue 2
The Golf Guide, Inc. 29 PGA Tour Schedules
206 Morlyn Drive
Stephenson, VA 22656 31 Feature Course Regional Map
540-431-5034
golfguideinc com
sales@golfguideinc com 32 Additional Regional Courses
Publisher
Nick Ciattei 34 The Gauntlet
Designer – Magazine & Website
Cheryl Brown, Site Schemes 36 Mid-Atlantic Tournaments
siteschemes com
Staff Writers 38 Worthington Manor
Mike Ahrnsbrak, PGA
Diana Barge 40 Out Of The Bag
Wes Bolyard
Angela Bolyard
Kevin Reiber, Asst Golf Professional 42 New Products
44 Golf Destination: The Greenbrier
48 Accommodations & Packages
facebook.com/golfgetaway
twitter: @golfguideinc
54 Shanks & 3-Putts
The Golf Guide is a trademark of The
Golf Guide, Inc. Reproduction without 55 Golf Discounts
permission is prohibited. The Golf Guide TM
is not responsible or liable for any errors,
omissions, or other information. For editorial 61 Pro’s Corner
comments or additional copies, contact The
Golf Guide, 206 Morlyn Drive, Stephenson, VA
22656. ©2018 The Golf Guide, Inc. All Rights Front Cover: Old Hickory Golf Club, Woodbridge, VA
Reserved Published Four Times Annually
Above: The Greenbrier Golf Shop


Opening Shot





20/20

Here at The Golf Guide, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. We thought it
would be interesting to look back over golf’s past 20 years and countdown what we
feel were the 20 most memorable moments and major achievements.
20) Jean Van de Velde goes swimming and makes 7 on the last hole of the 1999
British Open and loses in a playoff to Paul Lawrie.
19) Birdie Kim’s bunker birdie on the last hole wins the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open.
18) Bubba Watson’s hooked wedge out of the woods in a playoff with Louis
Oosthuizen wins the 2012 Masters in bubba fashion.
17) David Duval shoots a 59 final round to triumph in the Bob Hope Classic. He
eagles the 18th
16) Tiger Woods wins at Bethpage Black while Sergio Garcia’s waggles get the New
Yorkers jeering and counting his many re-grips.
15) At 53, Tom Watson, with ailing caddie Bruce Edwards carrying his bag, shoots
65 and shares the lead in the first round of the 2003 U.S. Open eventually won by
Jim Furyk
14) “I’m such an idiot,” says Phil Mickelson after throwing away the 2006 U.S. Open
at Winged Foot. We may have forgotten that it would have been Phil’s third
straight major win.
13) Sergio closes his eyes on a shot in a mano-a-mano with Tiger Woods as the golf
world opens its eyes to the young Spaniard at the ‘99 PGA Championship
12) Bill Haas’ insane shot out of the water on the second playoff hole of the 2011
FedEx Championship leads to gold at East Lake.
11) Ladies #1 Annika Sorenstam plays with the boys on the PGA Tour in the Colonial
Invitational in 2003 even though she missed the cut.
10) “You’re going to be a father.” Payne Stewart wins by one shot over Phil Mickelson
in a thrilling U.S. Open in 1999 at Pinehurst.
9) In October 1999, Payne Stewart would be among the victims of an air accident
caused by a sudden loss of cabin pressure in their Learjet.
8) Tiger Woods wins the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots, when he scored 12 under at
Pebble Beach.
7) Phil the Thrill lives up to his nme when he lands 4 feet from the hole after
shooting from the top of a pine straw mound behind a tree on number 13 at
Augusta in 2012 en route to another Masters’ victory.
6) The King is gone. Arnold Palmer, the most popular and charismatic player in the
history of the game, dies at age 87 in September 2016.
5) An “ailing” Tiger defeats fan favorite Rocco Mediate in an overtime duel for the
ages at the ‘08 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
4) Tiger’s impossible chip in from the back of the 16th hole in the final round of the
2005 Masters leads to yet another green jacket.
3) We all leapt for joy when, finally, Phil Mickelson won a major with a birdie on
the final hole of the 2004 Masters.
2) Tiger completes the “Tiger Slam” at the 2001 Masters with a 2-shot win over
David Duval
1) Justin Leonard’s long putt helps the USA complete an incredible comeback in
1999 Ryder Cup
Some of these moments were quite good while some were not so good But no one
can argue that all have etched their place in golf history


2 GOLFGUIDEINC.COM SPRING 2018 3


Opening Shot





20/20

Here at The Golf Guide, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. We thought it
would be interesting to look back over golf’s past 20 years and countdown what we
feel were the 20 most memorable moments and major achievements.
20) Jean Van de Velde goes swimming and makes 7 on the last hole of the 1999
British Open and loses in a playoff to Paul Lawrie.
19) Birdie Kim’s bunker birdie on the last hole wins the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open.
18) Bubba Watson’s hooked wedge out of the woods in a playoff with Louis
Oosthuizen wins the 2012 Masters in bubba fashion.
17) David Duval shoots a 59 final round to triumph in the Bob Hope Classic. He
eagles the 18th
16) Tiger Woods wins at Bethpage Black while Sergio Garcia’s waggles get the New
Yorkers jeering and counting his many re-grips.
15) At 53, Tom Watson, with ailing caddie Bruce Edwards carrying his bag, shoots
65 and shares the lead in the first round of the 2003 U.S. Open eventually won by
Jim Furyk
14) “I’m such an idiot,” says Phil Mickelson after throwing away the 2006 U.S. Open
at Winged Foot. We may have forgotten that it would have been Phil’s third
straight major win.
13) Sergio closes his eyes on a shot in a mano-a-mano with Tiger Woods as the golf
world opens its eyes to the young Spaniard at the ‘99 PGA Championship
12) Bill Haas’ insane shot out of the water on the second playoff hole of the 2011
FedEx Championship leads to gold at East Lake.
11) Ladies #1 Annika Sorenstam plays with the boys on the PGA Tour in the Colonial
Invitational in 2003 even though she missed the cut.
10) “You’re going to be a father.” Payne Stewart wins by one shot over Phil Mickelson
in a thrilling U.S. Open in 1999 at Pinehurst.
9) In October 1999, Payne Stewart would be among the victims of an air accident
caused by a sudden loss of cabin pressure in their Learjet.
8) Tiger Woods wins the 2000 U.S. Open by 15 shots, when he scored 12 under at
Pebble Beach.
7) Phil the Thrill lives up to his nme when he lands 4 feet from the hole after
shooting from the top of a pine straw mound behind a tree on number 13 at
Augusta in 2012 en route to another Masters’ victory.
6) The King is gone. Arnold Palmer, the most popular and charismatic player in the
history of the game, dies at age 87 in September 2016.
5) An “ailing” Tiger defeats fan favorite Rocco Mediate in an overtime duel for the
ages at the ‘08 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
4) Tiger’s impossible chip in from the back of the 16th hole in the final round of the
2005 Masters leads to yet another green jacket.
3) We all leapt for joy when, finally, Phil Mickelson won a major with a birdie on
the final hole of the 2004 Masters.
2) Tiger completes the “Tiger Slam” at the 2001 Masters with a 2-shot win over
David Duval
1) Justin Leonard’s long putt helps the USA complete an incredible comeback in
1999 Ryder Cup
Some of these moments were quite good while some were not so good But no one
can argue that all have etched their place in golf history


2 GOLFGUIDEINC.COM SPRING 2018 3


Cover Story Cover Story





Raspberry Golf Management~Commitment to Excellence RGM then sought out several of the region’s best courses
to add to their management portfolio. “What better way to
Nick Ciattei create a synergistic relationship with golfers than to surround
them with the finest daily-fee courses. It just makes everyone
and everything better,” Clark said. Bull Run Golf Club
That black and silver west coast NFL team slogan, “Commitment to Excellence,” and Augustine Golf Club, two Rick Jacobson designs in
describes perfectly how Raspberry Golf Management (RGM) operates their Northern Virginia, received immediate accolades upon their
business. The brain trust and leaders at RGM set goals to achieve long before the openings. Alas, both courses suffered through some difficult
management company formed in 2007. I doubt that we’d be discussing a multi- times until RGM took over management. The turnaround
course management team if they had not accomplished their initial successes in has been glorious. Bull Run, a scenic course in Haymarket,
course development and ownership spreads out across 300 acres of property. Everything here
is big with acres of undeveloped scenic meadows, ponds,
While the golf boom was in full force in the and woodlands. Augustine in Stafford really shows you that
mid-90s, RGM’s Bob Swiger and investors even the best can fall on hard times. Their story goes from
selected Gary Player to design a golf course riches to rags to riches again When Augustine opened no
in Leesburg. They certainly set the bar better upscale golf course in the metro area existed. An
high when they opened Raspberry Golf inconsistent front office and flat economy led to sparse
& Hunt Club in 1996. Raspberry was the conditions and few customers. The new owners saw fit
first public golf course in the mid-Atlantic to close the course for several months to restore it to its
to have Bentgrass from tee to green prior condition. “Our focus continues to be on course
Raspberry Falls
Other courses in the region followed suit, quality, customer service, and growing the game at all
but Raspberry can hang their hat here as our properties,” said Clark. We believe that Augustine has
being the trendsetter. Player sprinkled in some “across the Atlantic” magic on this always offered golf as natural as golf gets. We were glad
spectacular layout to give the course a European feel with deep Scottish-style, to see RGM step in and work their magic. This past year
stacked pot bunkers. According to Steve Clark, president of RGM and PGA member, they added to their portfolio when they started managing
they followed a simple concept at Raspberry Falls. “We wanted players to feel like another top regional course The Links At Gettysburg’s
members for a day with country-club-like conditions daily and customer service to stunning Lindsay Ervin design includes rock cliffs, lakes,
back it up. Our focus was on the golfer and to deliver a quality experience.” In 2003 waterfalls, and a magnificent multiple clubhouse setting
a second Northern Virginia golf property would open and become a sister course to that overlooks much of the back nine. They offer some of
Raspberry Falls. the most exciting golf in Pennsylvania.

Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge The Virginia Golf Center
was designed by Tim Freeland, who (VGC) in Clifton is a unique property in
worked closely with architect Player on the the RGM portfolio. This is probably the
Raspberry project. “We want all of our golf best place to go if someone is looking to
courses to be anchors of the community. get started in the game. The double-decker
Like Harvey Penick said, ‘If you play golf, driving range and adjacent 9-hole par 3
you are my friend,’” said Clark. Old Hickory Virginia Golf Center course are geared for family entertainment
truly embodies those statements. Located Old Hickory
within a thriving golf course village adds
to rather than distracts from this course’s
strong layout. A third course, another Tim
Freeland design, was developed near York,
Pennsylvania, in 2010 as Royal Manchester
Golf Links. This popular player-friendly
course displays a heavy British influence
with plenty of bump-and-run shots and
fescue covered berms bordering many
fairways Royal Manchester
Bull Run



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Cover Story Cover Story





Raspberry Golf Management~Commitment to Excellence RGM then sought out several of the region’s best courses
to add to their management portfolio. “What better way to
Nick Ciattei create a synergistic relationship with golfers than to surround
them with the finest daily-fee courses. It just makes everyone
and everything better,” Clark said. Bull Run Golf Club
That black and silver west coast NFL team slogan, “Commitment to Excellence,” and Augustine Golf Club, two Rick Jacobson designs in
describes perfectly how Raspberry Golf Management (RGM) operates their Northern Virginia, received immediate accolades upon their
business. The brain trust and leaders at RGM set goals to achieve long before the openings. Alas, both courses suffered through some difficult
management company formed in 2007. I doubt that we’d be discussing a multi- times until RGM took over management. The turnaround
course management team if they had not accomplished their initial successes in has been glorious. Bull Run, a scenic course in Haymarket,
course development and ownership spreads out across 300 acres of property. Everything here
is big with acres of undeveloped scenic meadows, ponds,
While the golf boom was in full force in the and woodlands. Augustine in Stafford really shows you that
mid-90s, RGM’s Bob Swiger and investors even the best can fall on hard times. Their story goes from
selected Gary Player to design a golf course riches to rags to riches again When Augustine opened no
in Leesburg. They certainly set the bar better upscale golf course in the metro area existed. An
high when they opened Raspberry Golf inconsistent front office and flat economy led to sparse
& Hunt Club in 1996. Raspberry was the conditions and few customers. The new owners saw fit
first public golf course in the mid-Atlantic to close the course for several months to restore it to its
to have Bentgrass from tee to green prior condition. “Our focus continues to be on course
Raspberry Falls
Other courses in the region followed suit, quality, customer service, and growing the game at all
but Raspberry can hang their hat here as our properties,” said Clark. We believe that Augustine has
being the trendsetter. Player sprinkled in some “across the Atlantic” magic on this always offered golf as natural as golf gets. We were glad
spectacular layout to give the course a European feel with deep Scottish-style, to see RGM step in and work their magic. This past year
stacked pot bunkers. According to Steve Clark, president of RGM and PGA member, they added to their portfolio when they started managing
they followed a simple concept at Raspberry Falls. “We wanted players to feel like another top regional course The Links At Gettysburg’s
members for a day with country-club-like conditions daily and customer service to stunning Lindsay Ervin design includes rock cliffs, lakes,
back it up. Our focus was on the golfer and to deliver a quality experience.” In 2003 waterfalls, and a magnificent multiple clubhouse setting
a second Northern Virginia golf property would open and become a sister course to that overlooks much of the back nine. They offer some of
Raspberry Falls. the most exciting golf in Pennsylvania.

Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge The Virginia Golf Center
was designed by Tim Freeland, who (VGC) in Clifton is a unique property in
worked closely with architect Player on the the RGM portfolio. This is probably the
Raspberry project. “We want all of our golf best place to go if someone is looking to
courses to be anchors of the community. get started in the game. The double-decker
Like Harvey Penick said, ‘If you play golf, driving range and adjacent 9-hole par 3
you are my friend,’” said Clark. Old Hickory Virginia Golf Center course are geared for family entertainment
truly embodies those statements. Located Old Hickory
within a thriving golf course village adds
to rather than distracts from this course’s
strong layout. A third course, another Tim
Freeland design, was developed near York,
Pennsylvania, in 2010 as Royal Manchester
Golf Links. This popular player-friendly
course displays a heavy British influence
with plenty of bump-and-run shots and
fescue covered berms bordering many
fairways Royal Manchester
Bull Run



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Augustine Links At Gettysburg
and fun. The center has more than ten instructors on site and a multitude of
programs for golfers of all levels. The VGC holds one of the largest “Drive, Chip,
and Putt” qualifiers in the state as well as hosting two PGA Junior League teams,
LPGA Girls Golf Clinics, and PGA Mini-Mulligan Tour events. For the non-
traditional options to the game, Foot golf and Frisbee golf are also available.
RGM excels in their dedication to provide as many
resources as possible to both educate players and assist
them to improve. With just that in mind, the Raspberry
Golf Academy (RGA) was founded in 2007 at Raspberry
Falls, and since that time, locations have been added at
each one of the previously mentioned RGM courses
Elaborate and expansive practice areas and studios can
be found at these facilities. The RGA’s most successful student, European Tour
Champion Paul Peterson, currently approaches a top-100 world ranking. Despite
not being a long hitter, Peterson has led the European Tour in birdies. Now that
student has accomplished something great! Clark says, “from a tour level player
to juniors and beginners, we have been able to develop an individual’s game while
keeping it happy and fun.” Patrick McGuire is the director and innovator of the
RGA, which now has 20 professional teachers and instructors. Custom golf fitting
is probably the most important step anyone can take if they want to see their
game improve, and RGA has every major club manufacturer represented. All RGA
locations use Flight Scope technology to get the most accurate data for your swing

RGM also started and continues to grow the very successful Raspberry Golf Trail
(RGT), courses from throughout the mid-Atlantic region who have partnered
to provide the best of public golf in their respective markets. The RGT unites 13
championship-caliber courses with a common bond of offering outstanding service,
quality, and conditions. These cooperating golf sites are woven together across a
three-state region, all with a common history and geography and are dedicated to
making the game more enjoyable and more attainable for the adventurous player.

Steve Clark reminded me recently that it was in 2000 during the golf boom that
Raspberry started the “Grow the Golf” campaign. Maybe they realized that you can
never have enough people in the pipeline ready to play the game Any way you cut
it, that’s what Raspberry Golf Management still does today, albeit across a much
grander and glorious platform



For more information visit raspberrygolfmgmt.com

6 GOLFGUIDEINC.COM SPRING 2018 7


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Augustine Links At Gettysburg
and fun. The center has more than ten instructors on site and a multitude of
programs for golfers of all levels. The VGC holds one of the largest “Drive, Chip,
and Putt” qualifiers in the state as well as hosting two PGA Junior League teams,
LPGA Girls Golf Clinics, and PGA Mini-Mulligan Tour events. For the non-
traditional options to the game, Foot golf and Frisbee golf are also available.
RGM excels in their dedication to provide as many
resources as possible to both educate players and assist
them to improve. With just that in mind, the Raspberry
Golf Academy (RGA) was founded in 2007 at Raspberry
Falls, and since that time, locations have been added at
each one of the previously mentioned RGM courses
Elaborate and expansive practice areas and studios can
be found at these facilities. The RGA’s most successful student, European Tour
Champion Paul Peterson, currently approaches a top-100 world ranking. Despite
not being a long hitter, Peterson has led the European Tour in birdies. Now that
student has accomplished something great! Clark says, “from a tour level player
to juniors and beginners, we have been able to develop an individual’s game while
keeping it happy and fun.” Patrick McGuire is the director and innovator of the
RGA, which now has 20 professional teachers and instructors. Custom golf fitting
is probably the most important step anyone can take if they want to see their
game improve, and RGA has every major club manufacturer represented. All RGA
locations use Flight Scope technology to get the most accurate data for your swing

RGM also started and continues to grow the very successful Raspberry Golf Trail
(RGT), courses from throughout the mid-Atlantic region who have partnered
to provide the best of public golf in their respective markets. The RGT unites 13
championship-caliber courses with a common bond of offering outstanding service,
quality, and conditions. These cooperating golf sites are woven together across a
three-state region, all with a common history and geography and are dedicated to
making the game more enjoyable and more attainable for the adventurous player.

Steve Clark reminded me recently that it was in 2000 during the golf boom that
Raspberry started the “Grow the Golf” campaign. Maybe they realized that you can
never have enough people in the pipeline ready to play the game Any way you cut
it, that’s what Raspberry Golf Management still does today, albeit across a much
grander and glorious platform



For more information visit raspberrygolfmgmt.com

6 GOLFGUIDEINC.COM SPRING 2018 7


Golf Destination Golf Destination





Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ~ A Tale of Five Courses the course, however, I prefer the view
of thirteen from the back of the third
Wes and Angela Bolyard green. Seventeen, a version of a Redan
hole from an elevated tee, slopes to
what looks like an “island” green on the
Pure Golf! Exquisite Beauty! and Unique front, left, and back. Hit to the right to
Challenges await you at Bandon Dunes ride down the land to the green
Golf Resort Founder Mike Keiser
searched for the perfect property that When Keiser had the opportunity to
would embody the feeling of playing the play Sand Hills in Nebraska, he realized
classic courses in the British Isles. He Bandon Trails that the topography reminded him
realized that links golf started it all and of his Bandon property He asked the
had been played for hundreds of years designers, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to design his third course. With their
in Ireland and Scotland, and he believed inspiration, Bandon Trails was established in 2005 with no adjacent ocean and
that this type of golf is more exciting topography through dunes, meadow, and forest. Back Ridge, the spine of the
to play and a lot more fun than what property, rises about 150 feet. Like a small mountain range, it divides the forest
most modern courses offer. The desired property needed to have a sandy soil base from the meadow. Grasses and dunes occupy the ocean side, while rain forest
where the erosive forces of wind and tide shaped the land over eons and where the inhabits the inland side. First you encounter the dunes (holes one and two), then
designer only had to figure out where to place the holes. the meadow (holes three-six) and forest (holes seven-thirteen). Heading uphill
to the ridge, then back to the meadow lie fourteen through seventeen with the
In 1999, Bandon Dunes golf course finishing hole at the dunes again. The uphill trail from the thirteenth green to the
opened to rave reviews and bested the fourteenth tee is one of the longest walks on the course. But at the tee, you can see
expectations of those who wondered if forever. This point also happens to be where Keiser stood when he had his “Eureka!”
golfers would come to this remote resort moment and decided to buy the property. My favorite hole here is number two, a
on the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. When par 3 with a tall dune on the right, bunkers on both sides of the green, and trees and
designing the course, David McLay mountains in the background.
Kidd drew some inspiration from Old
Tom Morris’ Machrihanish Golf Club in In 2010, a fourth course, Old Macdonald was built on a piece of property just
Scotland and made the fairways wide and north of Pacific Dunes. Keiser had Tom Doak and one of his associates, Jim Urbina,
rolling and the undulating greens huge design this course as a tribute to C.B. Macdonald, considered America’s first golf
considering the heavy coastal winds. The Bandon Dunes architect and the Grandfather of American Golf. While not exact copies, the layout
fourth, fifth, and sixth holes combine to utilizes Macdonald’s unique concepts such as Redan, Biarritz, and Alps. The back of
make an unforgettable sequence, with five and six skirting the rim of the cliff with the scorecard shows the designated names for each hole While studying courses in
the Pacific on the right. On the back nine, the twelfth, fifteenth, and sixteenth holes Scotland, Macdonald identified 21 different hole designs or “templates” that would
also play along the rim test a great player’s game while allowing less skilled players angles and options to
score well. Each hole has been designed specifically for the site to create a unique
The planned site for Pacific Dunes golf twist for players. One of the more exciting holes, number three, is called “Sahara.”
course already had rugged elements–
dunes, gorse, shore pines, and huge
natural blowout bunkers like Ireland’s
Royal County Down and Portrush To
best utilize ocean frontage, designer
Tom Doak composed unorthodox
routing that includes four par 3s on the
back nine. Seaside holes here include
four, ten, eleven (back to back par 3s),
Pacific Dunes and the spectacular thirteenth. Number
nine has no fairway but does have two
greens, upper and lower. Hopefully, you’ll remember which one the starter said
was in play. They say that holes ten and eleven are the most photogenic holes on Old Macdonald



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Golf Destination Golf Destination





Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ~ A Tale of Five Courses the course, however, I prefer the view
of thirteen from the back of the third
Wes and Angela Bolyard green. Seventeen, a version of a Redan
hole from an elevated tee, slopes to
what looks like an “island” green on the
Pure Golf! Exquisite Beauty! and Unique front, left, and back. Hit to the right to
Challenges await you at Bandon Dunes ride down the land to the green
Golf Resort Founder Mike Keiser
searched for the perfect property that When Keiser had the opportunity to
would embody the feeling of playing the play Sand Hills in Nebraska, he realized
classic courses in the British Isles. He Bandon Trails that the topography reminded him
realized that links golf started it all and of his Bandon property He asked the
had been played for hundreds of years designers, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to design his third course. With their
in Ireland and Scotland, and he believed inspiration, Bandon Trails was established in 2005 with no adjacent ocean and
that this type of golf is more exciting topography through dunes, meadow, and forest. Back Ridge, the spine of the
to play and a lot more fun than what property, rises about 150 feet. Like a small mountain range, it divides the forest
most modern courses offer. The desired property needed to have a sandy soil base from the meadow. Grasses and dunes occupy the ocean side, while rain forest
where the erosive forces of wind and tide shaped the land over eons and where the inhabits the inland side. First you encounter the dunes (holes one and two), then
designer only had to figure out where to place the holes. the meadow (holes three-six) and forest (holes seven-thirteen). Heading uphill
to the ridge, then back to the meadow lie fourteen through seventeen with the
In 1999, Bandon Dunes golf course finishing hole at the dunes again. The uphill trail from the thirteenth green to the
opened to rave reviews and bested the fourteenth tee is one of the longest walks on the course. But at the tee, you can see
expectations of those who wondered if forever. This point also happens to be where Keiser stood when he had his “Eureka!”
golfers would come to this remote resort moment and decided to buy the property. My favorite hole here is number two, a
on the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. When par 3 with a tall dune on the right, bunkers on both sides of the green, and trees and
designing the course, David McLay mountains in the background.
Kidd drew some inspiration from Old
Tom Morris’ Machrihanish Golf Club in In 2010, a fourth course, Old Macdonald was built on a piece of property just
Scotland and made the fairways wide and north of Pacific Dunes. Keiser had Tom Doak and one of his associates, Jim Urbina,
rolling and the undulating greens huge design this course as a tribute to C.B. Macdonald, considered America’s first golf
considering the heavy coastal winds. The Bandon Dunes architect and the Grandfather of American Golf. While not exact copies, the layout
fourth, fifth, and sixth holes combine to utilizes Macdonald’s unique concepts such as Redan, Biarritz, and Alps. The back of
make an unforgettable sequence, with five and six skirting the rim of the cliff with the scorecard shows the designated names for each hole While studying courses in
the Pacific on the right. On the back nine, the twelfth, fifteenth, and sixteenth holes Scotland, Macdonald identified 21 different hole designs or “templates” that would
also play along the rim test a great player’s game while allowing less skilled players angles and options to
score well. Each hole has been designed specifically for the site to create a unique
The planned site for Pacific Dunes golf twist for players. One of the more exciting holes, number three, is called “Sahara.”
course already had rugged elements–
dunes, gorse, shore pines, and huge
natural blowout bunkers like Ireland’s
Royal County Down and Portrush To
best utilize ocean frontage, designer
Tom Doak composed unorthodox
routing that includes four par 3s on the
back nine. Seaside holes here include
four, ten, eleven (back to back par 3s),
Pacific Dunes and the spectacular thirteenth. Number
nine has no fairway but does have two
greens, upper and lower. Hopefully, you’ll remember which one the starter said
was in play. They say that holes ten and eleven are the most photogenic holes on Old Macdonald



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This blind tee shot carries over a huge sand dune. Aim for the dead cedar tree, called
Ghost Tree, to reach the green; just hit your tee shot just to the right of the tree.
You don’t know the first time playing here that once the ball travels over that hill,
it tumbles down the dune, aiding its journey to the hole. It might just be the perfect
opportunity for a 300 yard drive
Conditions can vary throughout the different seasons. It can be windy, rainy, or
very calm. With the more extreme conditions in mind, the courses were designed
with wide and forgiving fairways, but you will want to avoid strategic bunkering.
You can very easily putt from fairway to green as the grass is cut similar around
the greens, just like courses in the British Isles. These walking courses allow you to
enjoy the true experience of links style golf whether you carry, push a cart, or use a
caddie. Persons with disabilities can contact the club and request golf carts.
In 2012, thirteen-hole Bandon Preserve
golf course was added. The holes range
from 63 to 150 yards, so it is not really
a pitch and putt course. Keeping with
the theme of the other four courses,
challenging holes offer elevation changes
and great bunkering assure an exciting
round. On the tenth hole tee box, all you
can see is the top of the flag as the hole is
hidden behind a large sand mound. This
course was added to make it easy to still Bandon Preserve
get in some golf on the day you arrive, or
if you just don’t want to play a full round one day. You could play 18 and then the
Preserve course replay
Last built and just more great golf is the 36 hole, 2½ acre putting complex called The
Punchbowl. Again, hardly a flat spot can be found, but what you will find is a fun
time regardless of your skill level

The resort offers many lodging options to suit your needs, varying from single
accommodations in The Lodge or The Inn to the spacious four-bedroom Grove
Cottages. Five restaurants each offer unique dining experiences.

Getting to the Bandon Resort is a journey that is well worth taking! Visiting could
be considered a Golf Pilgrimage and should be put on any golfers “Bucket List.” The
courses with their layouts, and of course the challenge, could never disappoint. The
topography, the views of the Pacific Ocean below, and the gorse bushes with their
yellow flowers when in bloom is unbelievably beautiful.
It is difficult to say something new about a resort when so many others have
already written so much. However, it is not hard to appreciate all the efforts of
those who envisioned, planned, and created this great resort. Bandon Resort is the
result of many talented people: Mike Keiser; Howard McKee; and the architects
and their crews, David McLay Kidd, Tom Doak, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, and
Jim Urbina. Golfers who play here will realize how lucky they are due to the
commitment of these individuals who allow them to enjoy “Golf As It Was Meant
To Be,” the motto of Bandon Dunes Resort.
For more information visit bandondunesgolf.com
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This blind tee shot carries over a huge sand dune. Aim for the dead cedar tree, called
Ghost Tree, to reach the green; just hit your tee shot just to the right of the tree.
You don’t know the first time playing here that once the ball travels over that hill,
it tumbles down the dune, aiding its journey to the hole. It might just be the perfect
opportunity for a 300 yard drive
Conditions can vary throughout the different seasons. It can be windy, rainy, or
very calm. With the more extreme conditions in mind, the courses were designed
with wide and forgiving fairways, but you will want to avoid strategic bunkering.
You can very easily putt from fairway to green as the grass is cut similar around
the greens, just like courses in the British Isles. These walking courses allow you to
enjoy the true experience of links style golf whether you carry, push a cart, or use a
caddie. Persons with disabilities can contact the club and request golf carts.
In 2012, thirteen-hole Bandon Preserve
golf course was added. The holes range
from 63 to 150 yards, so it is not really
a pitch and putt course. Keeping with
the theme of the other four courses,
challenging holes offer elevation changes
and great bunkering assure an exciting
round. On the tenth hole tee box, all you
can see is the top of the flag as the hole is
hidden behind a large sand mound. This
course was added to make it easy to still Bandon Preserve
get in some golf on the day you arrive, or
if you just don’t want to play a full round one day. You could play 18 and then the
Preserve course replay
Last built and just more great golf is the 36 hole, 2½ acre putting complex called The
Punchbowl. Again, hardly a flat spot can be found, but what you will find is a fun
time regardless of your skill level

The resort offers many lodging options to suit your needs, varying from single
accommodations in The Lodge or The Inn to the spacious four-bedroom Grove
Cottages. Five restaurants each offer unique dining experiences.

Getting to the Bandon Resort is a journey that is well worth taking! Visiting could
be considered a Golf Pilgrimage and should be put on any golfers “Bucket List.” The
courses with their layouts, and of course the challenge, could never disappoint. The
topography, the views of the Pacific Ocean below, and the gorse bushes with their
yellow flowers when in bloom is unbelievably beautiful.
It is difficult to say something new about a resort when so many others have
already written so much. However, it is not hard to appreciate all the efforts of
those who envisioned, planned, and created this great resort. Bandon Resort is the
result of many talented people: Mike Keiser; Howard McKee; and the architects
and their crews, David McLay Kidd, Tom Doak, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, and
Jim Urbina. Golfers who play here will realize how lucky they are due to the
commitment of these individuals who allow them to enjoy “Golf As It Was Meant
To Be,” the motto of Bandon Dunes Resort.
For more information visit bandondunesgolf.com
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Feature Courses Feature Courses






Front royal, Va Basye, Va
Designer: Tom Clark Designer: Ed Ault
General Manager: Brian Jones Head Professional: Seth Van Hall
“#4 Best Courses you can play in Virginia” — Golfweek “Top Must Play Courses” — GolfStyles
“#32 America’s Top 50 Women–Friendly” — Golf Digest Woman Rated HHH1/2 — Golf Digest
“#14 Best New Courses in America” — Golfweek
“#6 Best New Affordable Public Courses” — Golf Digest Although quietly tucked away in the mountains of the
Shenandoah Valley, Bryce Resort proudly showcases
Come experience Virginia’s most beautiful golf in a beautiful Ed Ault designed 18-hole championship golf
the Shenandoah Valley. This 18-hole par 72 features course. The golf course, though relatively flat, offers lush
bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. Seven sets of tees scenery and views. With several tree-lined holes and
(including two PGA Family Tees) provide a challenging, fairway bunkering, Bryce Resort d an excellent test of
yet pleasurable, golf experience for players of all skill players’ abilities to keep balls in play. With 48 strategically
levels. Measuring just over 7300 yards from the tips, the placed bunkers and Stony Creek winding throughout, Bryce
layout consists of two very distinct 9-hole sides. The front Resort presents all the challenges of mountain golf at its
features several holes cut through hardwoods, while the best. Bryce Resort has a broad menu of activities besides
back nine plays in a valley. Blue Ridge Shadows continues golf, including Zipline Adventure, Lake Laura Beach,
to rank among America’s Top 50 Women-Friendly courses and Boat Rentals. In the winter months they offer skiing,
in the United States by Golf Digest Woman Magazine! snowboarding, and snow tubing. Located in Basye, VA, 11
Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the miles west of Interstate 81 at Exit 273, Bryce Resort’s four
resort features a full-service Holiday Inn Hotel and Spa. season resort delivers great golf value and should be a
You can find the facility just one hour from the Washington definite stop on your next swing through the Shenandoah
beltway via I-66, exit 6. Valley of Virginia.
866-631-9661 540-856-2124
blueridgeshadows.com bryceresort.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLACK 7315 72 75.5 143 BLUE 6260 71 69.7 127
BLUE 6787 72 73.1 138 WHITE 6027 71 68.9 123
WHITE 6204 72 70.4 130 GOLD 5297 71 65.3 116
GOLD 5551 72 68.2 122 RED 5175 71 69.9 118
RED 5006 72 70.0 120


Front royal, Va Berkeley springs, WV
Designer: Lynwood Morrison Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
General Manager: Adam Engley Club Manager: Tom Boyle
“Best of Shenandoah Valley” —Northern Virginia Daily 2017 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
“#13 in Virginia, North Course” — Golf Advisory 2017 Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#1 Municipal Golf Course in West Virginia” —Golf Digest
Nestled in the northern neck of the Shenandoah Valley One of the mid-Atlantic’s most popular golf destinations
against the backdrop of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains each year is the scenic Cacapon Resort State Park. This
lies the picturesque Bowling Green Country Club. For challenging championship golf venue sits in the rolling
more than 30 years, both the North and South courses foothills of the 2,300 foot Cacapon Mountain and is the
have offered golfer-friendly designs with gently rolling centerpiece of the 6,000 acre park near Berkeley Springs,
terrain, finely manicured conditions, and smooth bentgrass West Virginia. Designed by famous golf course Designer
putting surfaces. The North course features several lakes, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the layout makes prime use of
towering willows, and even an island green. The South the rolling hills at the base of the ridge. Rated as one of
course offers a shorter course than today’s standard. While the 130 best designed courses in the United States, this
favored among seniors and ladies, this course has plenty outstanding facility features 73 well placed sand bunkers
of character golf for players of all abilities with its rolling and three ponds. Holes 4 and 8 share a double green
fairways and large, undulating greens. Bowling Green that stretches more than 100 yards wide. USA Today put
North and South, managed by Wingfield Golf Properties, Cacapon on its list of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the
are located near Winchester and Front Royal via Route country. The resort is located 30 minutes from I-81 on
522. “Where the Skyline is Only a Short Drive Away” Route 522, just two hours from Baltimore and Washington,
North: 540-635-2024 DC.
South: 540-635-2883 304-258-1022
bowlinggreencountryclub.net cacaponresort.com
North Course South Course YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
YARDAGE RATING SLOPE YARDAGE RATING SLOPE BLUE 6827 72 72.3 126
BLUE 6364 70.4 129 5938 68.3 119 WHITE 6267 72 70.4 123
WHITE 6098 69.2 126 5504 66.2 126 YELLOW 5910 72 68.0 119
GOLD 5570 66.6 120 5140 64.5 112 RED 5647 72 70.6 118
RED 5075 68.9 121 4893 67.9 114
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Front royal, Va Basye, Va
Designer: Tom Clark Designer: Ed Ault
General Manager: Brian Jones Head Professional: Seth Van Hall
“#4 Best Courses you can play in Virginia” — Golfweek “Top Must Play Courses” — GolfStyles
“#32 America’s Top 50 Women–Friendly” — Golf Digest Woman Rated HHH1/2 — Golf Digest
“#14 Best New Courses in America” — Golfweek
“#6 Best New Affordable Public Courses” — Golf Digest Although quietly tucked away in the mountains of the
Shenandoah Valley, Bryce Resort proudly showcases
Come experience Virginia’s most beautiful golf in a beautiful Ed Ault designed 18-hole championship golf
the Shenandoah Valley. This 18-hole par 72 features course. The golf course, though relatively flat, offers lush
bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. Seven sets of tees scenery and views. With several tree-lined holes and
(including two PGA Family Tees) provide a challenging, fairway bunkering, Bryce Resort d an excellent test of
yet pleasurable, golf experience for players of all skill players’ abilities to keep balls in play. With 48 strategically
levels. Measuring just over 7300 yards from the tips, the placed bunkers and Stony Creek winding throughout, Bryce
layout consists of two very distinct 9-hole sides. The front Resort presents all the challenges of mountain golf at its
features several holes cut through hardwoods, while the best. Bryce Resort has a broad menu of activities besides
back nine plays in a valley. Blue Ridge Shadows continues golf, including Zipline Adventure, Lake Laura Beach,
to rank among America’s Top 50 Women-Friendly courses and Boat Rentals. In the winter months they offer skiing,
in the United States by Golf Digest Woman Magazine! snowboarding, and snow tubing. Located in Basye, VA, 11
Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the miles west of Interstate 81 at Exit 273, Bryce Resort’s four
resort features a full-service Holiday Inn Hotel and Spa. season resort delivers great golf value and should be a
You can find the facility just one hour from the Washington definite stop on your next swing through the Shenandoah
beltway via I-66, exit 6. Valley of Virginia.
866-631-9661 540-856-2124
blueridgeshadows.com bryceresort.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLACK 7315 72 75.5 143 BLUE 6260 71 69.7 127
BLUE 6787 72 73.1 138 WHITE 6027 71 68.9 123
WHITE 6204 72 70.4 130 GOLD 5297 71 65.3 116
GOLD 5551 72 68.2 122 RED 5175 71 69.9 118
RED 5006 72 70.0 120


Front royal, Va Berkeley springs, WV
Designer: Lynwood Morrison Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
General Manager: Adam Engley Club Manager: Tom Boyle
“Best of Shenandoah Valley” —Northern Virginia Daily 2017 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
“#13 in Virginia, North Course” — Golf Advisory 2017 Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#1 Municipal Golf Course in West Virginia” —Golf Digest
Nestled in the northern neck of the Shenandoah Valley One of the mid-Atlantic’s most popular golf destinations
against the backdrop of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains each year is the scenic Cacapon Resort State Park. This
lies the picturesque Bowling Green Country Club. For challenging championship golf venue sits in the rolling
more than 30 years, both the North and South courses foothills of the 2,300 foot Cacapon Mountain and is the
have offered golfer-friendly designs with gently rolling centerpiece of the 6,000 acre park near Berkeley Springs,
terrain, finely manicured conditions, and smooth bentgrass West Virginia. Designed by famous golf course Designer
putting surfaces. The North course features several lakes, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the layout makes prime use of
towering willows, and even an island green. The South the rolling hills at the base of the ridge. Rated as one of
course offers a shorter course than today’s standard. While the 130 best designed courses in the United States, this
favored among seniors and ladies, this course has plenty outstanding facility features 73 well placed sand bunkers
of character golf for players of all abilities with its rolling and three ponds. Holes 4 and 8 share a double green
fairways and large, undulating greens. Bowling Green that stretches more than 100 yards wide. USA Today put
North and South, managed by Wingfield Golf Properties, Cacapon on its list of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the
are located near Winchester and Front Royal via Route country. The resort is located 30 minutes from I-81 on
522. “Where the Skyline is Only a Short Drive Away” Route 522, just two hours from Baltimore and Washington,
North: 540-635-2024 DC.
South: 540-635-2883 304-258-1022
bowlinggreencountryclub.net cacaponresort.com
North Course South Course YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
YARDAGE RATING SLOPE YARDAGE RATING SLOPE BLUE 6827 72 72.3 126
BLUE 6364 70.4 129 5938 68.3 119 WHITE 6267 72 70.4 123
WHITE 6098 69.2 126 5504 66.2 126 YELLOW 5910 72 68.0 119
GOLD 5570 66.6 120 5140 64.5 112 RED 5647 72 70.6 118
RED 5075 68.9 121 4893 67.9 114
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Carroll Valley, pa FrederiCk, Md
Designer: Ault, Clark & Assoc. Architect: Ault, Clark & Associates
Assistant Director of Golf: Gavin Green Head Professional: Scott A. Peterson
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#9 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
Carroll Valley Golf Course is pleased to be starting its Clustered Spires Golf Club, located just outside of historic
seventh season under the ownership of the adjacent Frederick, MD, offers golfers everything they need for an
Liberty Mountain Resort. Set amidst picturesque rolling enjoyable day on the course. Built by the city in 1991, this
hills, surrounded by the inspiring Catoctin Mountains, was Frederick County’s first public golf course. This gem
Carroll Valley presents 18 holes of Pennsylvania’s best has been constantly voted as the favorite golf course in
golf. Many upgrades have been made to the course Frederick. Clustered Spires is laid out upon 200 acres
including state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage systems, of rolling farmland adjacent to the Monocacy River. The
rebuilt tee boxes, and new bunkers. The Highland Lodge excellent conditions of the bentgrass greens and plush
will make your golf stay much more enjoyable with a list of rolling fairways provide a venue for golfers of all skill
modern amenities including restaurants, an expanded pro levels. Clustered Spires received its unique name from
shop, and indoor golf simulators. Guests continue to enjoy the grouping of five very old, distinct church steeples that
the stellar championship course and friendly faces they make up the clustered spires of Frederick City’s skyline.
have enjoyed over the years. This mature layout designed The respected design team of Ault, Clark and Associates
by renowned architects Ault and Clark winds its way around created a fun and challenging competitive course. You can
streams, lakes, hills, and native trees. Carroll Valley Golf find one of the best golf values in central Maryland just
Course at Liberty Mountain Resort also offers special “Stay minutes from I-70 and a short drive from both Baltimore
and Play” golf packages. and Washington, DC. Clustered Spires Golf Club delivers a
solid golfing experience you will enjoy from start to finish.
717-642-8252 301-600-1295
libertymountainresort.com clusteredspiresgolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6688 71 72.3 128 CHAMP 6913 72 72.7 130
WHITE 6345 71 70.7 127 WHITE 6203 72 69.6 123
GOLD 5647 71 66.7 123 GREEN 5401 72 67.0 118
RED 5022 72 68.8 116 RED 5230 72 69.7 119



luray, Va Front royal, Va
Architect: Malcolm M. Purdy Designer: William Carson
Club Manager: Putt Lancaster Managed by: County of Warren
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “One of the state’s premier nine hole layouts” —Virginia Golfer
Enjoy outstanding golf in the breathtakingly beautiful One of Virginia’s oldest, continuously operating golf
Shenandoah Valley at Caverns Country Club Resort. courses continues to be one of the best golf values in all of
Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Under the operation, direction, and
overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, this unique management of Warren County, Front Royal Golf Club’s
setting creates one of the most scenic golf opportunities in 1938 nine-hole layout features dual tee boxes to create a
the mid-Atlantic region. High above the banks of the river, true 18-hole feel. Front Royal has the old Scottish links-
6499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the style feel that requires accuracy not length. Challenges
mountaintops while flaunting beautiful farmland vistas. Call come from small undulating greens and deep bunkering.
(540) 743-7111 for daily tee times and greens fees. Golfers Four holes border the Shenandoah River, more than any
from Canada and points north have found Caverns Country course in Virginia, with none more dramatic than the par 5
Club in Luray, Virginia, an ideal place for golf excursions seventeenth hole that features a tee shot along the river’s
with seasonal specials and vacation packages for golfers edge. Front Royal Golf Club brings back the 4-hour round
and non-golfers alike. Packages include special rates for of golf. It’s a fun and excellent test of golf you will surely
lodging, golfing, and dining. If you are a fan of golf with a enjoy. The first Certified USFGA FootGolf Course in the
view, you cannot go wrong with a pleasant drive to one of Shenandoah Valley, Front Royal Golf Club offers a par 32
the finest mountain courses in the mid-Atlantic. course as part of the United States FootGolf Association.
You can find it conveniently located just off I-66 at Exit
6 on Country Club Road in the beautiful and historic
Shenandoah Valley.
888-443-6551 540-636-9061
cavernscountryclub.com frontroyalgolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6499 72 71.2 117 BACK 5870 70 69.4 116
WHITE 6307 72 69.8 115 FRONT 4688 70 67.3 119
GOLD 5650 72 67.0 127
RED 5266 72 72.4 120
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Carroll Valley, pa FrederiCk, Md
Designer: Ault, Clark & Assoc. Architect: Ault, Clark & Associates
Assistant Director of Golf: Gavin Green Head Professional: Scott A. Peterson
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#9 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
Carroll Valley Golf Course is pleased to be starting its Clustered Spires Golf Club, located just outside of historic
seventh season under the ownership of the adjacent Frederick, MD, offers golfers everything they need for an
Liberty Mountain Resort. Set amidst picturesque rolling enjoyable day on the course. Built by the city in 1991, this
hills, surrounded by the inspiring Catoctin Mountains, was Frederick County’s first public golf course. This gem
Carroll Valley presents 18 holes of Pennsylvania’s best has been constantly voted as the favorite golf course in
golf. Many upgrades have been made to the course Frederick. Clustered Spires is laid out upon 200 acres
including state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage systems, of rolling farmland adjacent to the Monocacy River. The
rebuilt tee boxes, and new bunkers. The Highland Lodge excellent conditions of the bentgrass greens and plush
will make your golf stay much more enjoyable with a list of rolling fairways provide a venue for golfers of all skill
modern amenities including restaurants, an expanded pro levels. Clustered Spires received its unique name from
shop, and indoor golf simulators. Guests continue to enjoy the grouping of five very old, distinct church steeples that
the stellar championship course and friendly faces they make up the clustered spires of Frederick City’s skyline.
have enjoyed over the years. This mature layout designed The respected design team of Ault, Clark and Associates
by renowned architects Ault and Clark winds its way around created a fun and challenging competitive course. You can
streams, lakes, hills, and native trees. Carroll Valley Golf find one of the best golf values in central Maryland just
Course at Liberty Mountain Resort also offers special “Stay minutes from I-70 and a short drive from both Baltimore
and Play” golf packages. and Washington, DC. Clustered Spires Golf Club delivers a
solid golfing experience you will enjoy from start to finish.
717-642-8252 301-600-1295
libertymountainresort.com clusteredspiresgolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6688 71 72.3 128 CHAMP 6913 72 72.7 130
WHITE 6345 71 70.7 127 WHITE 6203 72 69.6 123
GOLD 5647 71 66.7 123 GREEN 5401 72 67.0 118
RED 5022 72 68.8 116 RED 5230 72 69.7 119



luray, Va Front royal, Va
Architect: Malcolm M. Purdy Designer: William Carson
Club Manager: Putt Lancaster Managed by: County of Warren
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “One of the state’s premier nine hole layouts” —Virginia Golfer
Enjoy outstanding golf in the breathtakingly beautiful One of Virginia’s oldest, continuously operating golf
Shenandoah Valley at Caverns Country Club Resort. courses continues to be one of the best golf values in all of
Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Under the operation, direction, and
overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, this unique management of Warren County, Front Royal Golf Club’s
setting creates one of the most scenic golf opportunities in 1938 nine-hole layout features dual tee boxes to create a
the mid-Atlantic region. High above the banks of the river, true 18-hole feel. Front Royal has the old Scottish links-
6499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the style feel that requires accuracy not length. Challenges
mountaintops while flaunting beautiful farmland vistas. Call come from small undulating greens and deep bunkering.
(540) 743-7111 for daily tee times and greens fees. Golfers Four holes border the Shenandoah River, more than any
from Canada and points north have found Caverns Country course in Virginia, with none more dramatic than the par 5
Club in Luray, Virginia, an ideal place for golf excursions seventeenth hole that features a tee shot along the river’s
with seasonal specials and vacation packages for golfers edge. Front Royal Golf Club brings back the 4-hour round
and non-golfers alike. Packages include special rates for of golf. It’s a fun and excellent test of golf you will surely
lodging, golfing, and dining. If you are a fan of golf with a enjoy. The first Certified USFGA FootGolf Course in the
view, you cannot go wrong with a pleasant drive to one of Shenandoah Valley, Front Royal Golf Club offers a par 32
the finest mountain courses in the mid-Atlantic. course as part of the United States FootGolf Association.
You can find it conveniently located just off I-66 at Exit
6 on Country Club Road in the beautiful and historic
Shenandoah Valley.
888-443-6551 540-636-9061
cavernscountryclub.com frontroyalgolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6499 72 71.2 117 BACK 5870 70 69.4 116
WHITE 6307 72 69.8 115 FRONT 4688 70 67.3 119
GOLD 5650 72 67.0 127
RED 5266 72 72.4 120
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FrederiCksBurg, Va HarrisonBurg, Va
Designer: P.B. Dye Designers: Russ Roberts, Buddy Loving,
General Manager: Mike Byrd Ault, Clark & Assoc., Lester George
General Manager: Ryan Hite
Discover The Gauntlet, one of Virginia’s finest golf courses
in Fredericksburg. Opened in 1995, their par 72, 6900- Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
yard, P.B. Dye championship layout features lush zoysia “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
fairways and smooth, consistent bentgrass greens. Set Outstanding golf awaits you at Lakeview Golf Club in
around the lake of Curtis Memorial Park in Fredericksburg, exciting Harrisonburg, VA. Lakeview offers 27 unforgettable
The Gauntlet made its mark by being named one of Golf holes over three unique nines that complement one
Digest’s Top 10 New Courses to Play in the US. The another terrifically and give golfers the chance to get in an
Gauntlet Golf Club aims to please the most demanding extra nine. The Mountain Nine features some of the most
players with four set of tees. The front nine is interspersed challenging holes Lakeview has to offer. The Lake Nine at
with meandering wetlands, while the back nine features Lakeview Golf Club is appropriately named with more water
generous tiered greens. The Gauntlet Golf Club offers an hazards, while The Forest Nine is dominated by tree-lined
outstanding practice facility with staff available for lessons, fairways. Subtle undulating greens and a well-maintained
and their clubhouse has a full-service bar and grill and landscape are trademark features of Lakeview Golf Club.
fully-stocked golf shop. Perfect for your next golf outing, The service-friendly atmosphere and professional staff
banquet, wedding, or special event, it is located minutes foster enjoyment of the game of golf at any level here.
from I-95 just off Rt. 17 in Fredericksburg. Lakeview plays host to some of the area’s top golf events
and has an outstanding practice facility. Let them host your
next golf event! Come see one of the best the Shenandoah
Valley has to offer at Lakeview Golf Club located just off
I-81, exits 245 and 247.
540-752-0963 540-434-8937
golfgauntlet.com lakeviewgolf.net
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE MOUNTAIN LAKE PEAK
DYE 6723 72 72.8 140 BLUE 3579 3190 3327
BLACK 6161 72 70.2 134 WHITE 3341 3030 3123
WHITE 5807 72 68.6 130 GOLD 3056 2850 2877
RED 4819 72 64.2 119 RED 2686 2805 2826
GREEN 2421 2319 2435

HarrisonBurg, Va FrederiCksBurg, Va
Designer: Bill Love Designer: Bill Love
Head Professional: David Johns PGA General Manager: Jamie Loughan
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#11 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016
“Best in the Valley” - Daily News Record 2017
“Best of Virginia” - Virginia Living The Sporting Life 2017 Located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, approximately
one hour south of Washington, DC, Lee's Hill Golf Club
Heritage Oaks, a beautiful public course, is located in and helped to pioneer upscale golf in the region. From its
operated by the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Designed celebrated opening in 1993 to present day, the course has
by Bill Love, this course combines links- and parkland- always attracted excellent reviews and was immediately
style holes that meander along a diverse piece of property, listed in the top ten in Northern Virginia. The Bill Love
giving golfers a challenging yet fair test of golf. Towering designed championship course winds throughout authentic
oaks, hence the name, are found in abundance. Voted civil war battle trenches and the actual 1862 campsite of
“Best In The Valley” five out of the past six years, Heritage General Robert E. Lee and his troops. In 2007, new local
Oaks plays to a par 70, measuring 6324 yards from the owners purchased Lee's Hill, with renovations and rebirth
back tees, providing plenty for accomplished golfers. Three you don’t want to miss. If you have not played this beautiful
other spacious sets of tees make the facility an excellent layout in awhile, you need to see the revitalization and
layout for golfers of all skills. Heritage Oaks incorporates improvements yourself. The new team has committed itself
many modern day golf course features like generous to providing excellent conditions and is always recognized
landing areas and large bentgrass greens with moderate for their outstanding customer service. Located 3 miles
undulations. Heritage Oaks also provides a home to The from I-95, Exit 126, just off Route 17 South, Lee's Hill Golf
First Tee Program. A great day of golf awaits everyone at Club truly gives golfers the best of past and present.
Heritage Oaks, just off Route 33 West on Garbers Church
Road, Exit 247B, I-81.
540-442-6502 540-891-0111
heritageoaksgolf.com leeshillgc.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD (Back) 6324 70 70.2 129 CANNON 6572 72 72.4 135
BLACK (Middle) 5891 70 68.5 124 RIFLE 6113 72 70.3 129
WHITE (Senior) 5298 70 66.1 118 SABER 5778 72 68.8 125
GREEN (Ladies) 4542 70 66.6 114 PISTOL 4935 72 70.1 122
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FrederiCksBurg, Va HarrisonBurg, Va
Designer: P.B. Dye Designers: Russ Roberts, Buddy Loving,
General Manager: Mike Byrd Ault, Clark & Assoc., Lester George
General Manager: Ryan Hite
Discover The Gauntlet, one of Virginia’s finest golf courses
in Fredericksburg. Opened in 1995, their par 72, 6900- Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
yard, P.B. Dye championship layout features lush zoysia “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
fairways and smooth, consistent bentgrass greens. Set Outstanding golf awaits you at Lakeview Golf Club in
around the lake of Curtis Memorial Park in Fredericksburg, exciting Harrisonburg, VA. Lakeview offers 27 unforgettable
The Gauntlet made its mark by being named one of Golf holes over three unique nines that complement one
Digest’s Top 10 New Courses to Play in the US. The another terrifically and give golfers the chance to get in an
Gauntlet Golf Club aims to please the most demanding extra nine. The Mountain Nine features some of the most
players with four set of tees. The front nine is interspersed challenging holes Lakeview has to offer. The Lake Nine at
with meandering wetlands, while the back nine features Lakeview Golf Club is appropriately named with more water
generous tiered greens. The Gauntlet Golf Club offers an hazards, while The Forest Nine is dominated by tree-lined
outstanding practice facility with staff available for lessons, fairways. Subtle undulating greens and a well-maintained
and their clubhouse has a full-service bar and grill and landscape are trademark features of Lakeview Golf Club.
fully-stocked golf shop. Perfect for your next golf outing, The service-friendly atmosphere and professional staff
banquet, wedding, or special event, it is located minutes foster enjoyment of the game of golf at any level here.
from I-95 just off Rt. 17 in Fredericksburg. Lakeview plays host to some of the area’s top golf events
and has an outstanding practice facility. Let them host your
next golf event! Come see one of the best the Shenandoah
Valley has to offer at Lakeview Golf Club located just off
I-81, exits 245 and 247.
540-752-0963 540-434-8937
golfgauntlet.com lakeviewgolf.net
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE MOUNTAIN LAKE PEAK
DYE 6723 72 72.8 140 BLUE 3579 3190 3327
BLACK 6161 72 70.2 134 WHITE 3341 3030 3123
WHITE 5807 72 68.6 130 GOLD 3056 2850 2877
RED 4819 72 64.2 119 RED 2686 2805 2826
GREEN 2421 2319 2435

HarrisonBurg, Va FrederiCksBurg, Va
Designer: Bill Love Designer: Bill Love
Head Professional: David Johns PGA General Manager: Jamie Loughan
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#11 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016
“Best in the Valley” - Daily News Record 2017
“Best of Virginia” - Virginia Living The Sporting Life 2017 Located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, approximately
one hour south of Washington, DC, Lee's Hill Golf Club
Heritage Oaks, a beautiful public course, is located in and helped to pioneer upscale golf in the region. From its
operated by the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Designed celebrated opening in 1993 to present day, the course has
by Bill Love, this course combines links- and parkland- always attracted excellent reviews and was immediately
style holes that meander along a diverse piece of property, listed in the top ten in Northern Virginia. The Bill Love
giving golfers a challenging yet fair test of golf. Towering designed championship course winds throughout authentic
oaks, hence the name, are found in abundance. Voted civil war battle trenches and the actual 1862 campsite of
“Best In The Valley” five out of the past six years, Heritage General Robert E. Lee and his troops. In 2007, new local
Oaks plays to a par 70, measuring 6324 yards from the owners purchased Lee's Hill, with renovations and rebirth
back tees, providing plenty for accomplished golfers. Three you don’t want to miss. If you have not played this beautiful
other spacious sets of tees make the facility an excellent layout in awhile, you need to see the revitalization and
layout for golfers of all skills. Heritage Oaks incorporates improvements yourself. The new team has committed itself
many modern day golf course features like generous to providing excellent conditions and is always recognized
landing areas and large bentgrass greens with moderate for their outstanding customer service. Located 3 miles
undulations. Heritage Oaks also provides a home to The from I-95, Exit 126, just off Route 17 South, Lee's Hill Golf
First Tee Program. A great day of golf awaits everyone at Club truly gives golfers the best of past and present.
Heritage Oaks, just off Route 33 West on Garbers Church
Road, Exit 247B, I-81.
540-442-6502 540-891-0111
heritageoaksgolf.com leeshillgc.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD (Back) 6324 70 70.2 129 CANNON 6572 72 72.4 135
BLACK (Middle) 5891 70 68.5 124 RIFLE 6113 72 70.3 129
WHITE (Senior) 5298 70 66.1 118 SABER 5778 72 68.8 125
GREEN (Ladies) 4542 70 66.6 114 PISTOL 4935 72 70.1 122
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gettysBurg, pa MiddletoWn, Md
Designer: Lindsay Ervin Designer: Arthur Hills
Head Professional: Jason Pandoli Head Professional: Steve Miller
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#5 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
“#9 in PA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2006 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
#4 in Pennsylvania —Golf Advisor 2017 “Rolex Top 1,000 Courses” —2011
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest “#10 in MD, Best Public Golf Courses” —Golf Magazine 2012
Set among the rolling hills and mountains of Adams County, Recipient of national attention, Maryland National, in
The Links At Gettysburg is situated near the area’s most Middletown, MD, holds acclaim for its tremendous layout
historic countryside. Prepare for sensory overload when with impeccable turf conditions. To add to the beauty of the
you battle this challenging layout. The magnificent upscale course, a well-trained and very hospitable staff makes the
championship course features steep 35’ rock cliffs, stone- golfer feel warmly welcomed from the moment they arrive.
lined tee boxes and bridges, ten lakes, and waterfalls, Nestled in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of Frederick,
offering a great round of golf for all levels of ability. The Maryland National offers majestic views of the surrounding
beautiful clubhouses accommodate up to 200 guests; a countryside. This par 71, 6811-yard masterpiece includes
triple-tier brick patio overlooking the 11th, 12th, and 18th open links-style holes, wetland carries, and wooded tree
greens accommodates 300. Visit today on Mason-Dixon lined fairways that will surely keep your interest at every
Road, minutes from Route 15 and less than an hour away turn. Additional amenities include a spectacular clubhouse
from Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Harrisburg, PA. with restaurant, on-board GPS, and complimentary practice
Experience the beauty and unique challenge of The Links use facility. Maryland National, located just off I-70, 45
At Gettysburg. minutes from DC and Baltimore, is a must play for your
next rewarding day of golf.
717-359-8000 301-371-0000
thelinksatgettysburg.com
marylandnational.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD 7069 72 74.1 144 YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6666 72 72.4 140 BLACK 6811 71 73.6 139
WHITE 6277 72 70.5 136 GOLD 6474 71 72.0 136
MEMBER 5740 72 68.9 135 WHITE 6069 71 70.0 131
GREEN 5551 72 67.8 134 GREEN 5549 71 67.4 124
RED 4977 72 67.9 123 RED 4844 71 68.3 120

CHarles toWn, WV loCust groVe, Va
Owner: Wayne Clark Designer: Bill Ward, Jr.
Superintendent: Clear Vision Turf, LLC General Manager: Josh Dotson
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest “#19 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town claims fame Bill “Farmer” Meadows’ dream, Meadows Farms Golf
as one of the top courses in the state of West Virginia. Course, has become one of the most unique courses
Locust Hill maintains championship golf conditions with in all of America. Located in Locust Grove, VA, this
outstanding bentgrass tees and greens. Playing at just 27-hole layout features several golf holes that can only
over 7000 yards from the tips, this facility provides plenty be described as one-of-a-kind. From the 841-yard par 6
of challenge. Lakes, ponds, and streams bring 35 acres of recognized in The Guinness Book of Records as “The
water into play on ten holes. The finishing four holes are Longest Hole in the United States” to the baseball and
as good as you’ll find anywhere, wrapping up with the 455- waterfall holes, Meadows Farms combines fun and great
yard, par 4 eighteenth that features a dramatic approach value. Meadows’ talent for unique landscaping can also
shot over a large lake. Golf Digest awarded Locust Hill be seen throughout the course. A pre-civil war homestead
one of the “Top 125 in Country for Best Value.” The course and cemetery on the very ground where civil war battles
handles corporate and charity golf outings. With the were fought can also be found here. A fabulous clubhouse
excitement of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, overlooking the course features the Red Bull Grill. Situated
the area has plenty to offer. Golf, Racing, and Gaming on beautiful gently rolling countryside, Meadows Farms is
make for the perfect sporting getaway. Locust Hill is located located 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond,
west of Charles Town off Route 51, a little more than a 45 minutes from Charlottesville, and only 15 minutes from
beautiful hour’s drive from the Baltimore and Washington Fredericksburg.
beltways.
304-728-7300 540-854-9890
locusthillgolf.com meadowsfarmsgolfcourse.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Island/Longest Island/Waterfall Longest/Waterfall
BLACK 6930 72 73.8 140 YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE
WHITE 6394 72 71.4 131 BLUE 7014 138 6067 124 6824 135
GREY 5772 72 68.6 125 WHITE 6323 129 5475 117 6280 128
RED (M) 5112 72 65.5 119 GOLD 5478 111 4842 107 5560 113
RED (W) 5112 72 70.4 121 RED 4607 114 4078 106 4425 112
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gettysBurg, pa MiddletoWn, Md
Designer: Lindsay Ervin Designer: Arthur Hills
Head Professional: Jason Pandoli Head Professional: Steve Miller
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “#5 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
“#9 in PA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2006 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
#4 in Pennsylvania —Golf Advisor 2017 “Rolex Top 1,000 Courses” —2011
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest “#10 in MD, Best Public Golf Courses” —Golf Magazine 2012
Set among the rolling hills and mountains of Adams County, Recipient of national attention, Maryland National, in
The Links At Gettysburg is situated near the area’s most Middletown, MD, holds acclaim for its tremendous layout
historic countryside. Prepare for sensory overload when with impeccable turf conditions. To add to the beauty of the
you battle this challenging layout. The magnificent upscale course, a well-trained and very hospitable staff makes the
championship course features steep 35’ rock cliffs, stone- golfer feel warmly welcomed from the moment they arrive.
lined tee boxes and bridges, ten lakes, and waterfalls, Nestled in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of Frederick,
offering a great round of golf for all levels of ability. The Maryland National offers majestic views of the surrounding
beautiful clubhouses accommodate up to 200 guests; a countryside. This par 71, 6811-yard masterpiece includes
triple-tier brick patio overlooking the 11th, 12th, and 18th open links-style holes, wetland carries, and wooded tree
greens accommodates 300. Visit today on Mason-Dixon lined fairways that will surely keep your interest at every
Road, minutes from Route 15 and less than an hour away turn. Additional amenities include a spectacular clubhouse
from Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Harrisburg, PA. with restaurant, on-board GPS, and complimentary practice
Experience the beauty and unique challenge of The Links use facility. Maryland National, located just off I-70, 45
At Gettysburg. minutes from DC and Baltimore, is a must play for your
next rewarding day of golf.
717-359-8000 301-371-0000
thelinksatgettysburg.com
marylandnational.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD 7069 72 74.1 144 YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6666 72 72.4 140 BLACK 6811 71 73.6 139
WHITE 6277 72 70.5 136 GOLD 6474 71 72.0 136
MEMBER 5740 72 68.9 135 WHITE 6069 71 70.0 131
GREEN 5551 72 67.8 134 GREEN 5549 71 67.4 124
RED 4977 72 67.9 123 RED 4844 71 68.3 120

CHarles toWn, WV loCust groVe, Va
Owner: Wayne Clark Designer: Bill Ward, Jr.
Superintendent: Clear Vision Turf, LLC General Manager: Josh Dotson
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest “#19 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town claims fame Bill “Farmer” Meadows’ dream, Meadows Farms Golf
as one of the top courses in the state of West Virginia. Course, has become one of the most unique courses
Locust Hill maintains championship golf conditions with in all of America. Located in Locust Grove, VA, this
outstanding bentgrass tees and greens. Playing at just 27-hole layout features several golf holes that can only
over 7000 yards from the tips, this facility provides plenty be described as one-of-a-kind. From the 841-yard par 6
of challenge. Lakes, ponds, and streams bring 35 acres of recognized in The Guinness Book of Records as “The
water into play on ten holes. The finishing four holes are Longest Hole in the United States” to the baseball and
as good as you’ll find anywhere, wrapping up with the 455- waterfall holes, Meadows Farms combines fun and great
yard, par 4 eighteenth that features a dramatic approach value. Meadows’ talent for unique landscaping can also
shot over a large lake. Golf Digest awarded Locust Hill be seen throughout the course. A pre-civil war homestead
one of the “Top 125 in Country for Best Value.” The course and cemetery on the very ground where civil war battles
handles corporate and charity golf outings. With the were fought can also be found here. A fabulous clubhouse
excitement of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, overlooking the course features the Red Bull Grill. Situated
the area has plenty to offer. Golf, Racing, and Gaming on beautiful gently rolling countryside, Meadows Farms is
make for the perfect sporting getaway. Locust Hill is located located 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond,
west of Charles Town off Route 51, a little more than a 45 minutes from Charlottesville, and only 15 minutes from
beautiful hour’s drive from the Baltimore and Washington Fredericksburg.
beltways.
304-728-7300 540-854-9890
locusthillgolf.com meadowsfarmsgolfcourse.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Island/Longest Island/Waterfall Longest/Waterfall
BLACK 6930 72 73.8 140 YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE
WHITE 6394 72 71.4 131 BLUE 7014 138 6067 124 6824 135
GREY 5772 72 68.6 125 WHITE 6323 129 5475 117 6280 128
RED (M) 5112 72 65.5 119 GOLD 5478 111 4842 107 5560 113
RED (W) 5112 72 70.4 121 RED 4607 114 4078 106 4425 112
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FairField, pa keezletoWn, Va
Designer: Ault, Clark & Assoc. Designers: Russell Breeden & Jeff Forbes
Head Professional: Ed Reely Head Professional: Brad Powell
“#1 in Pennsylvania for Value” —Golf Advisor 2016 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest “#5 Best New Affordable Course” —Golf Digest 2003
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest
Mountain View Golf Club in Fairfield, PA, features a Pre-
Civil War clubhouse, picturesque views of the Catoctin In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley sits one of America’s
Mountains, a large natural grass practice facility, and 18 most spectacular golf courses. A stunning 18-hole
well-manicured holes. Golfers will find a fair, challenging, championship golf course, Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club in
and gratifying course with two distinctly different 9-hole Keezletown, Virginia, features incredible views of the valley
tracts. The front nine is considered more open compared below. Golf Digest in 2003 voted Packsaddle #5 “Best New
to the longer, tree-lined back nine. With a four star rating Affordable Course.” In the fall of 2014 $40,000 was spent
by Golf Digest, Mountain View features a full grass practice renovating the front nine. This breathtaking facility was built
range, short game area, and putting green. Mountain on more than 500 acres of rolling countryside. Designed
View can be distinguished from other golf clubs not only by renowned golf architect Russell Breeden along with Jeff
by its exceptional playability and great condition but Forbes, this 4-year project required moving an incredible
also by its great value. After your round, reminisce while one million tons of rock and 750,000 tons of top soil. The
enjoying a bite and cold beverage in the Grill–Pavilion with resulting layout will challenge all types of golfers and
picturesque views of the 9th, 10th, and 18th holes. This overload your senses with natural beauty. Packsaddle
must play course is located just minutes from the historic Ridge is located 15 minutes off Exit 247, east of I-81.
Gettysburg battlefields. Come play this hidden treasure
where you’ll frequently find the smoothest and quickest
greens in the area.
717-641-7380 540-269-8188
mtviewgc.com packsaddle.net
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6608 71 71.2 128 BLACK 7024 72 74.2 139
WHITE 6230 71 69.4 125 BLUE 6398 72 70.7 131
GOLD 5945 71 66.3 116 GREEN 5929 72 68.2 128
RED 5193 70 68.4 118 WHITE 5470 72 65.7 118
RED/GOLD 4663 72 66.8 116

MyersVille, Md rutHer glen, Va
Designer: Joe Lee Designer: Tom Walker
Head Professional: David Freiss Director of Golf: Jim Mason
“#2 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017 “#18 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “Top Must Play Courses” —Golfstyles
“#6 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
Located mid-point between Richmond and Washington,
Musket Ridge Golf Club encompasses more than 150 D.C. in Ruther Glen, Pendleton Golf Club, one of Virginia’s
acres of breathtaking mountain views without one house, most exciting new and picturesque golf courses, opened
condo, or townhouse spoiling any fairway. This final gem to the public in September of 2006. Named after Virginia’s
designed by the late Gentleman Joe Lee is known as first acting governor Edmund Pendleton, this course lives
one of his finest works, joining the ranks of Doral and up to its lofty namesake. Designed by Thomas Walker,
LaCosta. From the first hole’s dramatic elevated tee shot, former lead designer at the Gary Player Design Company,
golfers will see this course as one of the Free State’s this spectacular layout combines creative mounding and
best. Trademarks of this superbly conditioned golf course undulating greens to challenge players of all levels. With
include undulating greens, strategically located visible five sets of tees in all, the course stretches to more than
hazards from elevated tee boxes, and unique bunkering. 7000 yards from the back tees, while ladies will find the
The friendly, professional staff believes that a day on the 4500 yard length accommodating. Pendleton also features
golf course should reward golfers with the “perfect golf” one of the best practice facilities and driving ranges in the
experience, and no other public golf course serves better mid-Atlantic. The grass tee alone at the range stretches
food. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and unique over more than an acre. Call 804-448-4727 or visit us on
topography, Musket Ridge is located conveniently just off the web at pendletongolfva.com.
I-70, west of Frederick, in Myersville, MD.
301-293-9930 804-448-4727
musketridge.com pendletongolfva.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD 6902 72 73.0 140 BLACK 7093 72 75.5 141
BLUE 6416 72 71.1 130 BLUE 6635 72 72.8 135
WHITE 5884 72 68.9 123 WHITE 6090 72 69.9 131
RED 5333 72 71.1 124 GOLD 5547 72 67.5 124
RED 4525 72 67.0 115
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FairField, pa keezletoWn, Va
Designer: Ault, Clark & Assoc. Designers: Russell Breeden & Jeff Forbes
Head Professional: Ed Reely Head Professional: Brad Powell
“#1 in Pennsylvania for Value” —Golf Advisor 2016 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest “#5 Best New Affordable Course” —Golf Digest 2003
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest
Mountain View Golf Club in Fairfield, PA, features a Pre-
Civil War clubhouse, picturesque views of the Catoctin In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley sits one of America’s
Mountains, a large natural grass practice facility, and 18 most spectacular golf courses. A stunning 18-hole
well-manicured holes. Golfers will find a fair, challenging, championship golf course, Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club in
and gratifying course with two distinctly different 9-hole Keezletown, Virginia, features incredible views of the valley
tracts. The front nine is considered more open compared below. Golf Digest in 2003 voted Packsaddle #5 “Best New
to the longer, tree-lined back nine. With a four star rating Affordable Course.” In the fall of 2014 $40,000 was spent
by Golf Digest, Mountain View features a full grass practice renovating the front nine. This breathtaking facility was built
range, short game area, and putting green. Mountain on more than 500 acres of rolling countryside. Designed
View can be distinguished from other golf clubs not only by renowned golf architect Russell Breeden along with Jeff
by its exceptional playability and great condition but Forbes, this 4-year project required moving an incredible
also by its great value. After your round, reminisce while one million tons of rock and 750,000 tons of top soil. The
enjoying a bite and cold beverage in the Grill–Pavilion with resulting layout will challenge all types of golfers and
picturesque views of the 9th, 10th, and 18th holes. This overload your senses with natural beauty. Packsaddle
must play course is located just minutes from the historic Ridge is located 15 minutes off Exit 247, east of I-81.
Gettysburg battlefields. Come play this hidden treasure
where you’ll frequently find the smoothest and quickest
greens in the area.
717-641-7380 540-269-8188
mtviewgc.com packsaddle.net
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6608 71 71.2 128 BLACK 7024 72 74.2 139
WHITE 6230 71 69.4 125 BLUE 6398 72 70.7 131
GOLD 5945 71 66.3 116 GREEN 5929 72 68.2 128
RED 5193 70 68.4 118 WHITE 5470 72 65.7 118
RED/GOLD 4663 72 66.8 116

MyersVille, Md rutHer glen, Va
Designer: Joe Lee Designer: Tom Walker
Head Professional: David Freiss Director of Golf: Jim Mason
“#2 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017 “#18 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “Top Must Play Courses” —Golfstyles
“#6 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
Located mid-point between Richmond and Washington,
Musket Ridge Golf Club encompasses more than 150 D.C. in Ruther Glen, Pendleton Golf Club, one of Virginia’s
acres of breathtaking mountain views without one house, most exciting new and picturesque golf courses, opened
condo, or townhouse spoiling any fairway. This final gem to the public in September of 2006. Named after Virginia’s
designed by the late Gentleman Joe Lee is known as first acting governor Edmund Pendleton, this course lives
one of his finest works, joining the ranks of Doral and up to its lofty namesake. Designed by Thomas Walker,
LaCosta. From the first hole’s dramatic elevated tee shot, former lead designer at the Gary Player Design Company,
golfers will see this course as one of the Free State’s this spectacular layout combines creative mounding and
best. Trademarks of this superbly conditioned golf course undulating greens to challenge players of all levels. With
include undulating greens, strategically located visible five sets of tees in all, the course stretches to more than
hazards from elevated tee boxes, and unique bunkering. 7000 yards from the back tees, while ladies will find the
The friendly, professional staff believes that a day on the 4500 yard length accommodating. Pendleton also features
golf course should reward golfers with the “perfect golf” one of the best practice facilities and driving ranges in the
experience, and no other public golf course serves better mid-Atlantic. The grass tee alone at the range stretches
food. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and unique over more than an acre. Call 804-448-4727 or visit us on
topography, Musket Ridge is located conveniently just off the web at pendletongolfva.com.
I-70, west of Frederick, in Myersville, MD.
301-293-9930 804-448-4727
musketridge.com pendletongolfva.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
GOLD 6902 72 73.0 140 BLACK 7093 72 75.5 141
BLUE 6416 72 71.1 130 BLUE 6635 72 72.8 135
WHITE 5884 72 68.9 123 WHITE 6090 72 69.9 131
RED 5333 72 71.1 124 GOLD 5547 72 67.5 124
RED 4525 72 67.0 115
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FayetteVille, pa WinCHester, Va
Designer: Ed Ault/Bill Love Designer: Denny Perry
Head Professional: David Beegle General Manager: Gerri Lum
“The Top 10 Courses for the Money Right Now” in the country “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
—Links Magazine 2014 “Nominated Top 100 New Course” —Golf Digest 2004
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHHH—Golf Digest
“#9 in PA, Best Public Golf Courses”—Golf Magazine 2012
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest Located in the Shenandoah Valley west of Winchester, VA,
Rock Harbor Golf Course offers the region’s most exciting
The perfect combination of traditional and modern golf can two layouts. Designer Denny Perry’s Rock and Boulder
be found in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, at Penn National courses are two must plays on any golfer’s agenda.
Golf Club, home of two four-star, 18-hole championship Boulder’s unique combination of six par 5s, six par 4s and
courses. The Founders Course (1968-Ed Ault Design), six par 3s make it a one-of-a-kind must-play and see! Forty
a classic northeastern-style masterpiece, features large acres of lakes dominate the Rock Course, which includes
contoured greens, tree-lined rye/bluegrass fairways, two signature par 3s, the island green seventh and the
sculpted bunkers, and a 7-acre lake. Iron Forge (1996-Bill Heart of Virginia seventeenth. Six sets of tees allow players
Love) with its contemporary design offers bentgrass tees, of all skill levels to enjoy these fun courses. The fast Penn
fairways, and greens and fescue bluegrass roughs. Iron A-4 bentgrass greens are recognized as some of the best
Forge has link characteristics with well-placed mounding in the region. The Rock and the Boulder are two rock solid
and tall native grasses in the outer rough areas. “Play courses. Just minutes from Interstate 81 off Route 37, Rock
among the stars” at Penn National, located 18 miles west Harbor lies within one hour from Northern VA or Frederick,
of Gettysburg, close to I-81 and I-70. Stay & Play packages MD.
are offered at the on-site 52 room Inn.
800-221-7366 866-273-1934
rockharborgolf.com
penngolf.com
Rock Boulder
Founders Course Iron Forge Course YDG PAR RTG SLOPE YDG PAR RTG SLOPE
YARDAGE RTG/SLP YARDAGE RTG/SLP BLACK 7299 72 75.8 135 7554 72 76.1 143
BLUE 6972 73.8/137 BLACK 7009 73.5/133 BLUE 6808 72 73.4 132 6959 72 73.4 137
GREEN 6465 71.0/131 BLUE 6602 71.6/130 WHITE 6252 72 69.8 127 6281 72 70.4 130
GREY 5791 68.2/124 WHITE 6300 70.3/128 ORANGE 5424 72 65.6 114 5513 72 66.7 121
LADIES 5352 71.1/120 GOLD 6001 68.8/ 124 YELLOW 4673 72 61.0 100 4791 72 63.4 114
LADIES 5246 69.9/121 GREEN 3692 72 57.5 98 3667 72 57.4 101
MiddletoWn, Md Flintstone, Md
Designer: Rick Jacobson Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Director of Golf: Alex Hoffman Director of Golf: Rick Flowers
“#14 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
Richland Golf Club, formerly known as Hollow Creek, Five Diamond Award—AAA
has opened under new ownership and is managed by
East Coast Golf Management Company. Nestled in the The award-winning Rocky Gap Golf Course is the only Jack
Middletown Valley of Frederick County MD, Richland Golf Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland. The 18-hole
Club offers a truly special place to unwind and relax from layout has become a “must-play” for golfers seeking a
the daily grind with amazing views of the Catoctin Mountain challenging, yet affordable, championship experience at a
Range. Just minutes from I-70, this Rick Jacobson design scenic setting in the Appalachian Mountains. The course
cascades over the rolling countryside making it both opened in 1999, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates
aesthetic and enjoyable for players of all abilities. With the facility. Rocky Gap has hosted PGA and NCAA
distances ranging from 5000 to 6800 yards and a choice sponsored tournaments and received recognition from golf
of four sets of tees, this impeccably maintained layout publications as one of the best courses to play in Maryland.
requires precise shot making, yet yields playability to all Rocky Gap designers included the lush landscape and
golfers. Richland proudly offers all-inclusive golf packages views of the 243-acre Lake Habeeb. A mountainous,
that can be tailored to suit the needs of your next golf tree-lined terrain with several elevation changes creates
outing for 20 to 200 golfers. Richland Golf Club’s popular the front nine. Expansive and gently rolling meadows
Valley Grill Sports Bar has twenty foot wide high definition form the back nine. Located at the entrance of Rocky Gap
TVs so you can catch whatever sport you favor while State Park, off Interstate 68, golfers from throughout the
enjoying great eats and your favorite beverage. Come Northeastern United States are drawn to the Rocky Gap.
enjoy the exciting changes at Richland Golf Club. Please play responsibly. For help visit mdgambling.org or call 1-800-GAMBER.
No person under the age of 21 is permitted on the casino floor.
301-371-0400 301-784-8500
richlandgolfclub.com rockygapcasino.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6780 72 72.0 135 BLACK 7002 72 74.2 145
WHITE 6394 72 70.3 133 BLUE 6563 72 72.2 140
GREEN 5719 72 67.6 124 WHITE 6135 72 70.3 135
RED 5105 72 68.7 121 GOLD 5782 72 68.7 129
RED 5198 72 70.0 129
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FayetteVille, pa WinCHester, Va
Designer: Ed Ault/Bill Love Designer: Denny Perry
Head Professional: David Beegle General Manager: Gerri Lum
“The Top 10 Courses for the Money Right Now” in the country “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
—Links Magazine 2014 “Nominated Top 100 New Course” —Golf Digest 2004
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHHH—Golf Digest
“#9 in PA, Best Public Golf Courses”—Golf Magazine 2012
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest Located in the Shenandoah Valley west of Winchester, VA,
Rock Harbor Golf Course offers the region’s most exciting
The perfect combination of traditional and modern golf can two layouts. Designer Denny Perry’s Rock and Boulder
be found in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, at Penn National courses are two must plays on any golfer’s agenda.
Golf Club, home of two four-star, 18-hole championship Boulder’s unique combination of six par 5s, six par 4s and
courses. The Founders Course (1968-Ed Ault Design), six par 3s make it a one-of-a-kind must-play and see! Forty
a classic northeastern-style masterpiece, features large acres of lakes dominate the Rock Course, which includes
contoured greens, tree-lined rye/bluegrass fairways, two signature par 3s, the island green seventh and the
sculpted bunkers, and a 7-acre lake. Iron Forge (1996-Bill Heart of Virginia seventeenth. Six sets of tees allow players
Love) with its contemporary design offers bentgrass tees, of all skill levels to enjoy these fun courses. The fast Penn
fairways, and greens and fescue bluegrass roughs. Iron A-4 bentgrass greens are recognized as some of the best
Forge has link characteristics with well-placed mounding in the region. The Rock and the Boulder are two rock solid
and tall native grasses in the outer rough areas. “Play courses. Just minutes from Interstate 81 off Route 37, Rock
among the stars” at Penn National, located 18 miles west Harbor lies within one hour from Northern VA or Frederick,
of Gettysburg, close to I-81 and I-70. Stay & Play packages MD.
are offered at the on-site 52 room Inn.
800-221-7366 866-273-1934
rockharborgolf.com
penngolf.com
Rock Boulder
Founders Course Iron Forge Course YDG PAR RTG SLOPE YDG PAR RTG SLOPE
YARDAGE RTG/SLP YARDAGE RTG/SLP BLACK 7299 72 75.8 135 7554 72 76.1 143
BLUE 6972 73.8/137 BLACK 7009 73.5/133 BLUE 6808 72 73.4 132 6959 72 73.4 137
GREEN 6465 71.0/131 BLUE 6602 71.6/130 WHITE 6252 72 69.8 127 6281 72 70.4 130
GREY 5791 68.2/124 WHITE 6300 70.3/128 ORANGE 5424 72 65.6 114 5513 72 66.7 121
LADIES 5352 71.1/120 GOLD 6001 68.8/ 124 YELLOW 4673 72 61.0 100 4791 72 63.4 114
LADIES 5246 69.9/121 GREEN 3692 72 57.5 98 3667 72 57.4 101
MiddletoWn, Md Flintstone, Md
Designer: Rick Jacobson Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Director of Golf: Alex Hoffman Director of Golf: Rick Flowers
“#14 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
Richland Golf Club, formerly known as Hollow Creek, Five Diamond Award—AAA
has opened under new ownership and is managed by
East Coast Golf Management Company. Nestled in the The award-winning Rocky Gap Golf Course is the only Jack
Middletown Valley of Frederick County MD, Richland Golf Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland. The 18-hole
Club offers a truly special place to unwind and relax from layout has become a “must-play” for golfers seeking a
the daily grind with amazing views of the Catoctin Mountain challenging, yet affordable, championship experience at a
Range. Just minutes from I-70, this Rick Jacobson design scenic setting in the Appalachian Mountains. The course
cascades over the rolling countryside making it both opened in 1999, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates
aesthetic and enjoyable for players of all abilities. With the facility. Rocky Gap has hosted PGA and NCAA
distances ranging from 5000 to 6800 yards and a choice sponsored tournaments and received recognition from golf
of four sets of tees, this impeccably maintained layout publications as one of the best courses to play in Maryland.
requires precise shot making, yet yields playability to all Rocky Gap designers included the lush landscape and
golfers. Richland proudly offers all-inclusive golf packages views of the 243-acre Lake Habeeb. A mountainous,
that can be tailored to suit the needs of your next golf tree-lined terrain with several elevation changes creates
outing for 20 to 200 golfers. Richland Golf Club’s popular the front nine. Expansive and gently rolling meadows
Valley Grill Sports Bar has twenty foot wide high definition form the back nine. Located at the entrance of Rocky Gap
TVs so you can catch whatever sport you favor while State Park, off Interstate 68, golfers from throughout the
enjoying great eats and your favorite beverage. Come Northeastern United States are drawn to the Rocky Gap.
enjoy the exciting changes at Richland Golf Club. Please play responsibly. For help visit mdgambling.org or call 1-800-GAMBER.
No person under the age of 21 is permitted on the casino floor.
301-371-0400 301-784-8500
richlandgolfclub.com rockygapcasino.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6780 72 72.0 135 BLACK 7002 72 74.2 145
WHITE 6394 72 70.3 133 BLUE 6563 72 72.2 140
GREEN 5719 72 67.6 124 WHITE 6135 72 70.3 135
RED 5105 72 68.7 121 GOLD 5782 72 68.7 129
RED 5198 72 70.0 129
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Front royal, Va neW kent, Va
Designer: Buddy Loving Designer: Rees Jones
Head Professional: Jeff Forman General Manager/PGA Professional: Jeff Moy
“#7 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016 “#25 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH—Golf Digest “#8 in VA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
The Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, located 8 miles north The Club at Viniterra, Virginia’s most beautiful and exciting
of Front Royal, offers 27 holes of Virginia’s best golf. With new golf course, is located in New Kent between Richmond
unparalleled scenic beauty you’ll catch views of the Skyline and Williamsburg. This 18-hole championship course
Drive and the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain designed by acclaimed architect Rees Jones lies adjacent
ranges on every hole. This superbly conditioned course to New Kent Winery and serves as the centerpiece of the
on 250 rolling acres features bentgrass tees and greens unique and upscale Viniterra residential community. Spread
and plush ryegrass fairways. With three nines - the red, out over a vast and diverse piece of land, the course
white, and blue – you’ll have a great chance to get in 27 measures anywhere from 5200 to over 7700 yards, giving
holes. The club has hosted many golf championships, it infinite flexibility. The Club at Viniterra uses multiple tee
numerous VSGA tournaments, and Middle Atlantic Section boxes and wide fairways to assure an enjoyable experience
PGA events. Its Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Teaching for all skill levels. The U.S. Open doctor has crafted a jewel,
& Fitness Center houses the area’s only indoor heated and The Club at Viniterra is a must–play in the mid-Atlantic
center. Constantly lauded for its condition, playability, and region. You will be amazed by the raw beauty of this Jones
overall value, play Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, located masterpiece located minutes from I-64 in New Kent, VA,
just minutes from I-81 and I-66 between Winchester and just 20 minutes from both Richmond and Williamsburg.
Front Royal, to experience golf in the country at its best.
540-636-GOLF(4653) 804-932-3888
shenandoahvalleygolfclub.com viniterragolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
Red/White White/Blue Blue/Red BLACK 7496 72 75.2 142
YDG SLOPE YDG SLOPE YDG SLOPE BLUE 7087 72 73.1 137
BLUE 6108 127 6371 129 6433 128 GREEN 6698 72 71.4 133
WHITE 5692 121 5916 122 6058 124 WHITE 6117 72 69.8 129
GOLD 4860 113 5083 113 5301 114 GOLD 5504 72 68.7 127
RED 4749 115 4712 115 4851 121 BURGUNDY 5122 72 71.1 128


MiddletoWn, Va Buena Vista, Va
Designer: Shapemasters Designer: Rick Jacobson
Club Manager: Debra Maloy Director of Golf: Ed Armentrout, III

Sly Fox Golf Club, formerly Jackson’s Chase, combines The Vista Links Golf Club, a beautiful and classic Rick
unique challenges and unsurpassed beauty. Located in Jacobson links-style layout, is situated on 180 acres
the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the rolling hills and of undulating topography between the Blue Ridge and
plateaus provide panoramic views of Signal Knob and Alleghany mountain ranges. Vista Links has the feel of
surrounding mountains. Enjoy a breathtaking round on a mountain course with many elevation changes, rock
grounds rich with Civil War history. You will need to be outcroppings, native grasses and panoramic views. This
as crafty as a sly fox to win your fight here! Situated on rare course can both challenge experienced players and
130 acres in Middletown, VA, minutes from the city of help newcomers relax as they enjoy learning this great
Front Royal, Sly Fox measures over 6500 yards from game. Just come prepared to reach for every club in your
the tips for the skilled players and a very playable 4500 bag as you work to conquer this unique Buena Vista golf
yards for the less experienced. A wonderful mix of open course. Vista Links has 5 sets of tees ranging from 4924 to
and tree-lined holes with multiple water hazards including 6855 yards. The course also boasts offering an outstanding
Cooley Lake, will force you to choose whether to go for it practice facility that includes a driving range, putting green,
or play it safe. Just five miles from Interstates 66 and 81, and chipping area. Owned by the city of Buena Vista, VA,
Sly Fox promises a friendly welcoming environment with and part of the city’s 600-acre Glen Maury Park, Vista Links
unmatched customer service. Stick around afterwards for is located on Route 60 minutes from I-81.
good times, food, and drinks at the recently renovated bar
and grill. Local owners are committed to providing the finest
course conditions along with one of the best golf values.
Get to know Sly Fox Golf Club today!
540-635-7814 540-261-GOLF (4653)
slyfoxgolf.com thevistalinks.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6513 72 71.1 129 BLACK 6855 72 74.2 140
WHITE 6100 72 69.9 124 BLUE 6447 72 72.2 136
GOLD 5389 72 66.8 115 WHITE 6057 72 70.2 133
RED 4526 72 69.1 114 GOLD 5466 72 65.8 125
RED 4924 72 68.1 123
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Front royal, Va neW kent, Va
Designer: Buddy Loving Designer: Rees Jones
Head Professional: Jeff Forman General Manager/PGA Professional: Jeff Moy
“#7 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016 “#25 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2017
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH—Golf Digest “#8 in VA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
The Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, located 8 miles north The Club at Viniterra, Virginia’s most beautiful and exciting
of Front Royal, offers 27 holes of Virginia’s best golf. With new golf course, is located in New Kent between Richmond
unparalleled scenic beauty you’ll catch views of the Skyline and Williamsburg. This 18-hole championship course
Drive and the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain designed by acclaimed architect Rees Jones lies adjacent
ranges on every hole. This superbly conditioned course to New Kent Winery and serves as the centerpiece of the
on 250 rolling acres features bentgrass tees and greens unique and upscale Viniterra residential community. Spread
and plush ryegrass fairways. With three nines - the red, out over a vast and diverse piece of land, the course
white, and blue – you’ll have a great chance to get in 27 measures anywhere from 5200 to over 7700 yards, giving
holes. The club has hosted many golf championships, it infinite flexibility. The Club at Viniterra uses multiple tee
numerous VSGA tournaments, and Middle Atlantic Section boxes and wide fairways to assure an enjoyable experience
PGA events. Its Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Teaching for all skill levels. The U.S. Open doctor has crafted a jewel,
& Fitness Center houses the area’s only indoor heated and The Club at Viniterra is a must–play in the mid-Atlantic
center. Constantly lauded for its condition, playability, and region. You will be amazed by the raw beauty of this Jones
overall value, play Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, located masterpiece located minutes from I-64 in New Kent, VA,
just minutes from I-81 and I-66 between Winchester and just 20 minutes from both Richmond and Williamsburg.
Front Royal, to experience golf in the country at its best.
540-636-GOLF(4653) 804-932-3888
shenandoahvalleygolfclub.com viniterragolf.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
Red/White White/Blue Blue/Red BLACK 7496 72 75.2 142
YDG SLOPE YDG SLOPE YDG SLOPE BLUE 7087 72 73.1 137
BLUE 6108 127 6371 129 6433 128 GREEN 6698 72 71.4 133
WHITE 5692 121 5916 122 6058 124 WHITE 6117 72 69.8 129
GOLD 4860 113 5083 113 5301 114 GOLD 5504 72 68.7 127
RED 4749 115 4712 115 4851 121 BURGUNDY 5122 72 71.1 128


MiddletoWn, Va Buena Vista, Va
Designer: Shapemasters Designer: Rick Jacobson
Club Manager: Debra Maloy Director of Golf: Ed Armentrout, III

Sly Fox Golf Club, formerly Jackson’s Chase, combines The Vista Links Golf Club, a beautiful and classic Rick
unique challenges and unsurpassed beauty. Located in Jacobson links-style layout, is situated on 180 acres
the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the rolling hills and of undulating topography between the Blue Ridge and
plateaus provide panoramic views of Signal Knob and Alleghany mountain ranges. Vista Links has the feel of
surrounding mountains. Enjoy a breathtaking round on a mountain course with many elevation changes, rock
grounds rich with Civil War history. You will need to be outcroppings, native grasses and panoramic views. This
as crafty as a sly fox to win your fight here! Situated on rare course can both challenge experienced players and
130 acres in Middletown, VA, minutes from the city of help newcomers relax as they enjoy learning this great
Front Royal, Sly Fox measures over 6500 yards from game. Just come prepared to reach for every club in your
the tips for the skilled players and a very playable 4500 bag as you work to conquer this unique Buena Vista golf
yards for the less experienced. A wonderful mix of open course. Vista Links has 5 sets of tees ranging from 4924 to
and tree-lined holes with multiple water hazards including 6855 yards. The course also boasts offering an outstanding
Cooley Lake, will force you to choose whether to go for it practice facility that includes a driving range, putting green,
or play it safe. Just five miles from Interstates 66 and 81, and chipping area. Owned by the city of Buena Vista, VA,
Sly Fox promises a friendly welcoming environment with and part of the city’s 600-acre Glen Maury Park, Vista Links
unmatched customer service. Stick around afterwards for is located on Route 60 minutes from I-81.
good times, food, and drinks at the recently renovated bar
and grill. Local owners are committed to providing the finest
course conditions along with one of the best golf values.
Get to know Sly Fox Golf Club today!
540-635-7814 540-261-GOLF (4653)
slyfoxgolf.com thevistalinks.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLUE 6513 72 71.1 129 BLACK 6855 72 74.2 140
WHITE 6100 72 69.9 124 BLUE 6447 72 72.2 136
GOLD 5389 72 66.8 115 WHITE 6057 72 70.2 133
RED 4526 72 69.1 114 GOLD 5466 72 65.8 125
RED 4924 72 68.1 123
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ijaMsVille, Md HedgesVille, WV
Designers: Ernie Els & J. Michael Poellot Designer: Ray Johnston
General Manager: Ted Goodenow Head Professional: Ron Springer
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
“#10 Best Golf Course in MD (2017-18)” —Golf Digest “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
“#7 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses”—Golfweek 2017
“#1 Course Layout in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016 Located at the northern entrance to the Shenandoah
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest Valley in Hedgesville, WV, the Woods, part of a 2,000-acre
community, features 36 holes including the Mountain View
Designed by architect J. Michael Poellot and two-time Championship Course and the Stony Lick Mid-Length
U.S. Open Champion Ernie Els, Whiskey Creek feels as Course. The Mountain View Course wanders around a
big and bold as the land itself. Bordered by a high ridge of wooded plateau between The Woods pro shop and Third
hardwoods and a winding, free-flowing creek, the course Hill Mountain, which dominates its view. Carved from a
features wetlands, rock outcroppings, stone walls, streams, forest, Mountain View’s fairways are framed by dogwood,
and dramatic views of the Catoctin Mountains. Like most maple, oak, and pine trees. The Stony Lick Mid-Length,
tested and true championship courses, Whiskey Creek, an the first 18-hole course of its kind in the area, provides
honest golf course, presents its challenges and hazards in golfers of all levels terrific fun without taking five hours and
plain sight. The holes at Whiskey Creek were designed to losing a dozen balls. Stony Lick is also home to the eastern
test a player’s shot making ability, which is clearly evident panhandle’s only FootGolf course. GolfStyles Washington
on the par 5 closer where ruins of an old farmhouse split writes that golf at The Woods is “Fun & Fair.” Escape to
the fairway and offer a great risk-reward opportunity. Come The Woods at Exit 16 West off I-81.
feel the drama that awaits just minutes off I-270, Exit 26, on
Route 80 in Urbana, Maryland.
888-883-1174 304-754-7222
whiskeycreekgolf.com thewoods.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Mountain View Stony Lick
BLACK 7001 72 74.6 138 YDG PAR RTG SLOPE YDG PAR RTG SLOPE
BLUE 6525 72 72.1 136 BLUE 6621 72 72.0 125 N/A N/A N/A N/A
WHITE 5979 72 69.3 129 WHITE 6041 72 68.6 119 3700 62 59.9 97
RED 5296 72 70.5 121 GREEN 5442 72 65.9 116 3482 62 58.8 92
GOLD 4938 71 68.4 119 3018 62 56.9 87


MerCersBurg, pa urBana, Md
Designer: Rick Robbins Designer: Brian Ault
Director of Golf: Rich Hogan Head Professional: Ed Coyle
“Perfect Five, Breathtaking, Terrific Value”—Golf Magazine “America’s Top Pace of Play Golf Courses” —Zagat Survey
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rick Robbins spectacular design at Whitetail Golf Resort “#7 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
brings “golf with a view.” Quite simply, Whitetail can boast “#9 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
being one of the area’s most beautiful golf courses. Each
hole has been designed to take advantage of the natural Worthington Manor Golf Club, one of the mid-Atlantic’s
beauty that surrounds the area. Whitetail combines a links premier championship daily fee and membership clubs,
and mountain style layout. The front nine winds across was carved intelligently from Maryland’s countryside.
the valley, while the back nine features six holes that This magnificent 18-hole, 7000-yard, Ault-Clark Signature
play into the mountain with dramatic elevation changes Course features lush bentgrass from tee to green. Holes
and breathtaking views. Located just minutes from I-81 are routed dramatically through wetlands and across rolling
and I-70 and approximately 70 minutes from Baltimore farmland. Worthington Manor has received rave reviews
and Washington, come to the mountains of south central and was nominated for Golf Digest’s Best New Course in
Pennsylvania for a golf experience that is true to the game. America (1999) and Maryland Course of the Year (2001) by
Whitetail also has a state of the art clubhouse, Grille Room, the National Golf Course Owners Association. This modern
and pro shop. Whitetail Golf Resort is owned and operated facility provides professional, courteous service, 10 minute
by Whitetail Ski Resort & Snow Time, Inc. tee times, and permits carts off the paths. Worthington
Manor, located in Urbana, MD, just one mile west of I-270
on Route 80, is sure to be your “country club for the day.”
888-493-4169 301-874-5400
golfatwhitetail.com worthingtonmanor.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLACK 6950 72 74.3 137 BLACK 7034 72 74.7 145
BLUE 6433 72 71.3 126 BLUE 6525 72 72.4 137
WHITE 6129 72 70.0 123 WHITE 6058 72 70.0 132
GOLD 5817 72 68.3 120 RED 5206 72 70.1 127
RED 5063 72 70.9 126
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ijaMsVille, Md HedgesVille, WV
Designers: Ernie Els & J. Michael Poellot Designer: Ray Johnston
General Manager: Ted Goodenow Head Professional: Ron Springer
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
“#10 Best Golf Course in MD (2017-18)” —Golf Digest “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
“#7 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses”—Golfweek 2017
“#1 Course Layout in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016 Located at the northern entrance to the Shenandoah
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest Valley in Hedgesville, WV, the Woods, part of a 2,000-acre
community, features 36 holes including the Mountain View
Designed by architect J. Michael Poellot and two-time Championship Course and the Stony Lick Mid-Length
U.S. Open Champion Ernie Els, Whiskey Creek feels as Course. The Mountain View Course wanders around a
big and bold as the land itself. Bordered by a high ridge of wooded plateau between The Woods pro shop and Third
hardwoods and a winding, free-flowing creek, the course Hill Mountain, which dominates its view. Carved from a
features wetlands, rock outcroppings, stone walls, streams, forest, Mountain View’s fairways are framed by dogwood,
and dramatic views of the Catoctin Mountains. Like most maple, oak, and pine trees. The Stony Lick Mid-Length,
tested and true championship courses, Whiskey Creek, an the first 18-hole course of its kind in the area, provides
honest golf course, presents its challenges and hazards in golfers of all levels terrific fun without taking five hours and
plain sight. The holes at Whiskey Creek were designed to losing a dozen balls. Stony Lick is also home to the eastern
test a player’s shot making ability, which is clearly evident panhandle’s only FootGolf course. GolfStyles Washington
on the par 5 closer where ruins of an old farmhouse split writes that golf at The Woods is “Fun & Fair.” Escape to
the fairway and offer a great risk-reward opportunity. Come The Woods at Exit 16 West off I-81.
feel the drama that awaits just minutes off I-270, Exit 26, on
Route 80 in Urbana, Maryland.
888-883-1174 304-754-7222
whiskeycreekgolf.com thewoods.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Mountain View Stony Lick
BLACK 7001 72 74.6 138 YDG PAR RTG SLOPE YDG PAR RTG SLOPE
BLUE 6525 72 72.1 136 BLUE 6621 72 72.0 125 N/A N/A N/A N/A
WHITE 5979 72 69.3 129 WHITE 6041 72 68.6 119 3700 62 59.9 97
RED 5296 72 70.5 121 GREEN 5442 72 65.9 116 3482 62 58.8 92
GOLD 4938 71 68.4 119 3018 62 56.9 87


MerCersBurg, pa urBana, Md
Designer: Rick Robbins Designer: Brian Ault
Director of Golf: Rich Hogan Head Professional: Ed Coyle
“Perfect Five, Breathtaking, Terrific Value”—Golf Magazine “America’s Top Pace of Play Golf Courses” —Zagat Survey
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rick Robbins spectacular design at Whitetail Golf Resort “#7 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2016
brings “golf with a view.” Quite simply, Whitetail can boast “#9 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2017
being one of the area’s most beautiful golf courses. Each
hole has been designed to take advantage of the natural Worthington Manor Golf Club, one of the mid-Atlantic’s
beauty that surrounds the area. Whitetail combines a links premier championship daily fee and membership clubs,
and mountain style layout. The front nine winds across was carved intelligently from Maryland’s countryside.
the valley, while the back nine features six holes that This magnificent 18-hole, 7000-yard, Ault-Clark Signature
play into the mountain with dramatic elevation changes Course features lush bentgrass from tee to green. Holes
and breathtaking views. Located just minutes from I-81 are routed dramatically through wetlands and across rolling
and I-70 and approximately 70 minutes from Baltimore farmland. Worthington Manor has received rave reviews
and Washington, come to the mountains of south central and was nominated for Golf Digest’s Best New Course in
Pennsylvania for a golf experience that is true to the game. America (1999) and Maryland Course of the Year (2001) by
Whitetail also has a state of the art clubhouse, Grille Room, the National Golf Course Owners Association. This modern
and pro shop. Whitetail Golf Resort is owned and operated facility provides professional, courteous service, 10 minute
by Whitetail Ski Resort & Snow Time, Inc. tee times, and permits carts off the paths. Worthington
Manor, located in Urbana, MD, just one mile west of I-270
on Route 80, is sure to be your “country club for the day.”
888-493-4169 301-874-5400
golfatwhitetail.com worthingtonmanor.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE
BLACK 6950 72 74.3 137 BLACK 7034 72 74.7 145
BLUE 6433 72 71.3 126 BLUE 6525 72 72.4 137
WHITE 6129 72 70.0 123 WHITE 6058 72 70.0 132
GOLD 5817 72 68.3 120 RED 5206 72 70.1 127
RED 5063 72 70.9 126
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TPC San Antonio Top of the Rock Los Angeles, CA
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APR 26-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Mediheal Championship
TPC Louisiana Lake Merced Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
MAY 3-6 Wells Fargo Championship Insperity Invitational Volunteers of America TX Shootout
Quail Hollow Club Woodlands Country Club Las Colinas Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAY 10-13 The Players Championship
TPC Sawgrass-Stadium Course
(GOLF/NBC)
MAY 17-20 Byron Nelson Championship Regions Tradition Kingsmill Championship
Trinity Forest Golf Club Greystone Golf & CC Kingsmill Resort–River Course
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAY 24-27 Fort Worth Invitational Senior PGA Championship LPGA Volvik Championship
Colonial Country Club Harbor Shores Travis Pointe Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAY 31-JUNE 3 The Memorial Tournament The Women’s U.S. Open
Austin Country Club Shoal Creek
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
JUNE 7-10 Fed Ex St. Jude Classic Principal Charity Classic ShopRite LPGA Classic
TPC Southwind Wakonda Club Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JUNE 14-17 The U.S. Open Championship Meijer LPGA Classic
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Blythefield Country Club
(FS1/FOX) (GOLF)
JUNE 21-24 Travelers Championship American Family Insurance Walmart NW Arkansas
TPC River Highlands University Ridge Golf Course Pinnacle Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JUNE 28-JULY 1 The National U.S. Senior Open KPMG Women’s PGA
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms The Broadmoor Resort Kemper Lakes Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (FS1/FOX) (GOLF/NBC)
JULY 5-8 The Greenbrier Classic Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
The Greenbrier Old White TPC Thornberry Creek at Oneida
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
JULY 12-15 John Deere Classic Constellation Sr Players Marathon Classic
TPC Deere Run Exmoor Country Club Highland Meadows Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JULY 19-22 The Open Championship
Carnoustie Golf Links
(GOLF/NBC)
Barbasol Championship
Keene Trace Golf Club
(GOLF)

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APR 19-22 Valero Texas Open Bass Pro Shops Legends HUGEL-JTBC Championship
TPC San Antonio Top of the Rock Los Angeles, CA
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
APR 26-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Mediheal Championship
TPC Louisiana Lake Merced Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
MAY 3-6 Wells Fargo Championship Insperity Invitational Volunteers of America TX Shootout
Quail Hollow Club Woodlands Country Club Las Colinas Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAY 10-13 The Players Championship
TPC Sawgrass-Stadium Course
(GOLF/NBC)
MAY 17-20 Byron Nelson Championship Regions Tradition Kingsmill Championship
Trinity Forest Golf Club Greystone Golf & CC Kingsmill Resort–River Course
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAY 24-27 Fort Worth Invitational Senior PGA Championship LPGA Volvik Championship
Colonial Country Club Harbor Shores Travis Pointe Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAY 31-JUNE 3 The Memorial Tournament The Women’s U.S. Open
Austin Country Club Shoal Creek
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
JUNE 7-10 Fed Ex St. Jude Classic Principal Charity Classic ShopRite LPGA Classic
TPC Southwind Wakonda Club Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JUNE 14-17 The U.S. Open Championship Meijer LPGA Classic
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Blythefield Country Club
(FS1/FOX) (GOLF)
JUNE 21-24 Travelers Championship American Family Insurance Walmart NW Arkansas
TPC River Highlands University Ridge Golf Course Pinnacle Country Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JUNE 28-JULY 1 The National U.S. Senior Open KPMG Women’s PGA
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms The Broadmoor Resort Kemper Lakes Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (FS1/FOX) (GOLF/NBC)
JULY 5-8 The Greenbrier Classic Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
The Greenbrier Old White TPC Thornberry Creek at Oneida
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
JULY 12-15 John Deere Classic Constellation Sr Players Marathon Classic
TPC Deere Run Exmoor Country Club Highland Meadows Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
JULY 19-22 The Open Championship
Carnoustie Golf Links
(GOLF/NBC)
Barbasol Championship
Keene Trace Golf Club
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MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Clustered Spires Blue Ridge Shadows
301-600-1295 1 866-631-9661 1 Shenandoah Valley
540-636-GOLF (4653) 14
Maryland National Bowling Green
301-371-0000 2 North 540-635-2024 Sly Fox
540-635-7814 15
Musket Ridge South 540-635-2883 2
301-293-9930 3 Bryce Viniterra
540-856-2124 3 804-932-3888 16
Richland
301-371-0400 4 Caverns The Vista Links
888-443-6551 4 540-261-GOLF (4653) 17
Rocky Gap
301-784-8500 5 Front Royal
540-636-9061 5 WEST VIRGINIA golfguideinc.com
Whiskey Creek
888-883-1174 6 The Gauntlet Cacapon Resort 888-306-3673
540-752-0963 6 304-258-1022 1
Worthington Manor
301-874-5400 7 Heritage Oaks Locust Hill
540-442-6502 7 304-728-7300 2
Lakeview The Woods
PENNSYLVANIA 540-434-8937 8 304-754-7222 3
Carroll Valley Lee’s Hill
800-548-8504 1 540-891-0111 9
Links At Gettysburg Meadows Farms
717-359-8000 2 540-854-9890 10
Mountain View Packsaddle Ridge
717-641-7380 3 540-269-8188 11
Penn National Pendleton
800-221-7366 4 804-448-4727 12
Whitetail Resort Rock Harbor
888-493-4169 5 866-273-1934 13
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MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Clustered Spires Blue Ridge Shadows
301-600-1295 1 866-631-9661 1 Shenandoah Valley
540-636-GOLF (4653) 14
Maryland National Bowling Green
301-371-0000 2 North 540-635-2024 Sly Fox
540-635-7814 15
Musket Ridge South 540-635-2883 2
301-293-9930 3 Bryce Viniterra
540-856-2124 3 804-932-3888 16
Richland
301-371-0400 4 Caverns The Vista Links
888-443-6551 4 540-261-GOLF (4653) 17
Rocky Gap
301-784-8500 5 Front Royal
540-636-9061 5 WEST VIRGINIA golfguideinc.com
Whiskey Creek
888-883-1174 6 The Gauntlet Cacapon Resort 888-306-3673
540-752-0963 6 304-258-1022 1
Worthington Manor
301-874-5400 7 Heritage Oaks Locust Hill
540-442-6502 7 304-728-7300 2
Lakeview The Woods
PENNSYLVANIA 540-434-8937 8 304-754-7222 3
Carroll Valley Lee’s Hill
800-548-8504 1 540-891-0111 9
Links At Gettysburg Meadows Farms
717-359-8000 2 540-854-9890 10
Mountain View Packsaddle Ridge
717-641-7380 3 540-269-8188 11
Penn National Pendleton
800-221-7366 4 804-448-4727 12
Whitetail Resort Rock Harbor
888-493-4169 5 866-273-1934 13
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Additional Regional Courses Additional Regional Courses
MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Bay Hills – Arnold 410-974-0669 Marlton – Upper Marlboro 301-856-7566 1757 – Dulles 703-444-0901 Meadowcreek – Charlottesville 434-977-0615
Beaver Creek – Hagerstown 301-733-5152 McDaniel College – Westminster 410-848-7667 Algonkian – Sterling 703-450-4655 Oak Marr – Oakton 703-255-5391
Black Rock – Hagerstown 240-313-2816 Mitchell’s – Reisterstown 410-833-7721 Appleland – Stephens City 540-869-8600 Old Hickory – Woodbridge 703-580-9000
Blue Mash – Olney 301-670-1966 Mount Pleasant – Baltimore 410-254-5100 Aquia Harbour – Stafford 540-659-4478 Old Trail – Crozet 434-283-8101
Bowie – Bowie 301-262-8141 Mountain Branch – Joppa 410-836-9600 Augustine – Stafford 540-720-7374 Penderbrook – Fairfax 703-385-3700
Bulle Rock – Havre de Grace 410-939-8887 Needwood – Rockville 301-948-1075 Birdwood – Charlottesville 434-293-4653 Pinecrest – Alexandria 703-941-1061
Carroll Park – Baltimore 410-685-8344 Northwest Park – Silver Spring 301-598-6100 Brambleton – Ashburn 703-327-3403 Pleasant Valley – Chantilly 703-222-7900
Clifton Park – Baltimore 410-243-3500 Oak Creek – Upper Marlboro 301-249-0809 Bristow Manor – Bristow 703-368-3558 Pohick Bay – Lorton 703-339-8585
Compass Point – Pasadena 410-255-7764 Oakmont Green – Hampstead 410-374-1500 Broad Run – Bristow 703-365-2443 Poplar Grove – Amherst 434-946-9933
Cross Creek – Beltsville 301-595-8901 Paint Branch – College Park 301-935-0330 Bull Run – Haymarket 866-BULL-RUN Potomac Shores – Potomac Shores 855-808-6051
Diamond Ridge – Windsor Mill 410-887-1349 Patriots Glen – Elkton 410-392-9552 Burke Lake – Fairfax Station 703-323-1641 Primland Resort – Rivers of Dan 276-251-8012
Eisenhower – Crownsville 410-571-0973 Patuxent Greens – Laurel 301-776-5533 Cameron Hills – King George 540-775-4653 Prince William – Nokesville 703-754-7111
Enterprise – Mitchellville 301-249-2040 P B Dye Club – Ijamsville 301-607-4653 Forest Greens – Triangle 703-221-0123 Rapidan – Locust Grove 540-547-7274
Exton – Aberdeen 410-436-2213 Pine Ridge – Lutherville 410-252-1408 Four Winds – Rappahanock Academy 804-742-5647 Reston National – Reston 703-620-9333
Fairway Hills – Columbia 410-730-1112 Poolesville – Poolesville 301-428-8143 General’s Ridge – Manassas Park 703-337-0777 Raspberry Falls – Leesburg 703-779-2555
Falls Road – Potomac 301-299-5156 Potomac Ridge – Waldorf 301-372-1305 Greendale – Alexandria 703-971-6170 Royal Virginia – Louisa 804-457-2041
Fore Sisters – Rawlings 301-729-4000 Rattlewood – Mt Airy 301-607-9000 Greene Hills – Stanardsville 434-985-7320 Shenvalee – New Market 888-339-3181
Forest Park – Baltimore 410-448-4653 Redgate – Rockville 240-406-1650 Gypsy Hill – Staunton 540-332-3949 South Riding – South Riding 703-327-6660
Fox Hollow – Timonium 410-887-7735 Renditions – Davidsonville 888-451-4144 Herndon Centennial – Herndon 703-471-5769 South Wales – Jeffersonton 540-937-3250
Frederick Golf Club – Frederick 301-846-0694 River Downs – Finksburg 410-526-2000 Hilltop – Alexandria 703-719-6504 Spring Creek – Gordonsville 540-832-0744
Geneva Farms – Street 410-893-1114 Rocky Point – Essex 410-887-0215 Hobbs Hill – Tappahannock 804-443-4500 Stonewall – Gainesville 703-753-5101
Glade Valley – Walkersville 301-898-5555 Ruggles – Aberdeen 410-278-4794 Hunting Hawk – Glen Allen 804-749-1900 Tanyard – Louisa 540-967-1889
Glenn Dale – Glenn Dale 301-262-1166 Severna Park – Arnold 410-647-8618 Independence – Midlothian 804-594-0261 The Club at Ironwood – Staunton 540-248-7272
Golf Club at Oakland – Oakland 301-334-3883 Swan Point – Swan Point 301-259-0047 Ingleside – Stauton 540-248-7888 The Crossings – Glen Allen 804-261-0000
Greystone – Whitehall 410-887-1945 Timbers at Troy – Elkridge 410-313-4653 Jefferson District – Falls Church 703-573-0444 The Homestead – Hot Springs 540-839-7739
Gunpowder – Laurel 301-725-4532 Trotters Glen – Olney 301-570-4951 Keswick Club – Keswick 434-923-4363 The Manor – Farmville 434-392-2244
Hagerstown Greens – Hagerstown 301-733-8630 Turf Valley – Ellicott City 410-465-1500 King Carter – Irvington 804-435-7842 The Tides Golden Eagle – Irvington 804-438-4460
Hampshire Greens – Silver Spring 301-476-7999 University of Maryland – College Park 301-314-4653 Lake Montecello – Palmyra 434-589-3075 Twin Lakes – Clifton 703-631-9099
Hope Valley – Mt Airy 301-865-0026 Waverly Woods – Marriottsville 410-313-9182 Lake Ridge – Woodbridge 703-494-5564 Virginia Golf Academy – Clifton 703-830-2400
Lake Presidential – Upper Marlboro 301-298-9999 Westminster National – Westminster 410-876-4653 Lansdowne – Leesburg 703-729-8400 Virginia Oaks – Gainesville 703-754-7977
Laytonsville – Laytonsville 301-948-5288 Wetlands – Aberdeen 410-273-7488 Laurel Hill – Lorton 703-493-8849 Westfields – Clifton 703-631-3300
Links at Challedon – Mt Airy 301-829-3000 Wisp – McHenry 301-859-3159 Massanutten – McGaheysville 540-289-9441 Westpark – Leesburg 703-777-7023
Little Bennett – Clarksburg 301-253-1515 Willow Springs – West Friendship 410-442-7700 Mattaponi Springs – Ruther Glen 804-633-7888 Wintergreen – Wintergreen 800-860-3809
Maple Run – Thurmont 301-271-7870 The Woodlands – Windsor Mill 410-887-1349
PENNSYLVANIA WEST VIRGINIA
Bedford Springs – Bedford 814-623-8700 Little Creek – Spring Grove 717-225-1702 Alpine Lake – Terra Alta 304-789-2481 Lakeview Resort – Morgantown 304-594-2011
Briarwood – York 717-792-9776 Lykens Valley – Millersburg 717-692-3664 Apple Valley – Fairmont 304-363-9551 Mill Creek – Keyser 304-289-3160
The Bridges – Abbottstown 717-624-9551 Meadow Brook – Gettysburg 717-334-0569 Barbour – Philippi 304-457-2156 Mountaineer – Morgantown 304-328-5520
Cedar Ridge – Gettysburg 717-359-4480 Nemacolin Woodlands – Farmington 800-422-2736 Bel Meadow – Mt Calre 304-623-3701 Oglebay Resort – Wheeling 304-243-4141
Caledonia – Fayetteville 717-352-7271 Overlook – Lancaster 717-569-9551 Bluefield Elks – Bluefield 304-327-9822 Paradise Lakes – Morgantown 304-291-0827
Conocodell – Fayetteville 717-352-3222 Piney Apple – Biglerville 717-677-9264 Canaan Valley – Davis 304-866-4121 Pipestem – Pipestem 304-466-1800
Down River – Everett 814-652-5193 Pleasant Valley – Stewartstown 717-993-2184 Clarksburg – Clarksburg 304-624-5807 Polish Pines – Keyser 301-786-4131
Flatbush – Littlestown 717-359-7125 Quail Valley – Littletown 717-359-8453 Cress Creek – Shepherdstown 304-876-2544 Preston – Kingwood 304-329-2100
Grandview – York 717-764-2674 Rocky Spring – Chambersburg 717-264-7742 Crows Nest – Clarksburg 304-622-3241 The Raven – Snowshoe Mountain 304-572-6500
Great Cove – McConnellsburg 717-485-4157 Rolling Acres – York 717-755-1406 Deerfield – Weston 304-269-1139 Riverbend – Buckhannon 304-472-6295
Greencastle – Greencastle 717-597-1188 Royal Manchester – Mt Wolf 717-268-0490 Elks – Elkins 304-636-9704 Sleepy Hollow – Charles Town 304-725-5210
Heritage Hills – York 717-792-9771 South Hills – Hanover 717-637-7500 Glade Springs Resort – Daniels 800-634-5233 Stonewall – Roanoke 888-278-8150
Hershey – Hershey 717-533-0890 Springwood – York 717-747-9663 The Greenbrier – White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1110 Twin Falls – Mullens 304-294-4000
Honey Run – York 717-792-9771 Tanglewood Manor – Quarryville 717-786-2500 Hide-a-way – Clarksburg 304-745-4900 Tygart Lake – Grafton 304-265-3100
Iron Valley – Lebanon 717-279-7409 Waynesboro Muni – Waynesboro 717-762-3734 Highlands at Fisher Mountain – Franklin 304-358-2261 Valley View – Moorefield 304-538-6564
Lancaster Host – Lancaster 717-397-7156 Wyncote – Oxford 610-932-8900 Holly Meadows – Parsons 304-478-3406 Woodbrier – Martinsburg 304-274-9818


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Additional Regional Courses Additional Regional Courses
MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Bay Hills – Arnold 410-974-0669 Marlton – Upper Marlboro 301-856-7566 1757 – Dulles 703-444-0901 Meadowcreek – Charlottesville 434-977-0615
Beaver Creek – Hagerstown 301-733-5152 McDaniel College – Westminster 410-848-7667 Algonkian – Sterling 703-450-4655 Oak Marr – Oakton 703-255-5391
Black Rock – Hagerstown 240-313-2816 Mitchell’s – Reisterstown 410-833-7721 Appleland – Stephens City 540-869-8600 Old Hickory – Woodbridge 703-580-9000
Blue Mash – Olney 301-670-1966 Mount Pleasant – Baltimore 410-254-5100 Aquia Harbour – Stafford 540-659-4478 Old Trail – Crozet 434-283-8101
Bowie – Bowie 301-262-8141 Mountain Branch – Joppa 410-836-9600 Augustine – Stafford 540-720-7374 Penderbrook – Fairfax 703-385-3700
Bulle Rock – Havre de Grace 410-939-8887 Needwood – Rockville 301-948-1075 Birdwood – Charlottesville 434-293-4653 Pinecrest – Alexandria 703-941-1061
Carroll Park – Baltimore 410-685-8344 Northwest Park – Silver Spring 301-598-6100 Brambleton – Ashburn 703-327-3403 Pleasant Valley – Chantilly 703-222-7900
Clifton Park – Baltimore 410-243-3500 Oak Creek – Upper Marlboro 301-249-0809 Bristow Manor – Bristow 703-368-3558 Pohick Bay – Lorton 703-339-8585
Compass Point – Pasadena 410-255-7764 Oakmont Green – Hampstead 410-374-1500 Broad Run – Bristow 703-365-2443 Poplar Grove – Amherst 434-946-9933
Cross Creek – Beltsville 301-595-8901 Paint Branch – College Park 301-935-0330 Bull Run – Haymarket 866-BULL-RUN Potomac Shores – Potomac Shores 855-808-6051
Diamond Ridge – Windsor Mill 410-887-1349 Patriots Glen – Elkton 410-392-9552 Burke Lake – Fairfax Station 703-323-1641 Primland Resort – Rivers of Dan 276-251-8012
Eisenhower – Crownsville 410-571-0973 Patuxent Greens – Laurel 301-776-5533 Cameron Hills – King George 540-775-4653 Prince William – Nokesville 703-754-7111
Enterprise – Mitchellville 301-249-2040 P B Dye Club – Ijamsville 301-607-4653 Forest Greens – Triangle 703-221-0123 Rapidan – Locust Grove 540-547-7274
Exton – Aberdeen 410-436-2213 Pine Ridge – Lutherville 410-252-1408 Four Winds – Rappahanock Academy 804-742-5647 Reston National – Reston 703-620-9333
Fairway Hills – Columbia 410-730-1112 Poolesville – Poolesville 301-428-8143 General’s Ridge – Manassas Park 703-337-0777 Raspberry Falls – Leesburg 703-779-2555
Falls Road – Potomac 301-299-5156 Potomac Ridge – Waldorf 301-372-1305 Greendale – Alexandria 703-971-6170 Royal Virginia – Louisa 804-457-2041
Fore Sisters – Rawlings 301-729-4000 Rattlewood – Mt Airy 301-607-9000 Greene Hills – Stanardsville 434-985-7320 Shenvalee – New Market 888-339-3181
Forest Park – Baltimore 410-448-4653 Redgate – Rockville 240-406-1650 Gypsy Hill – Staunton 540-332-3949 South Riding – South Riding 703-327-6660
Fox Hollow – Timonium 410-887-7735 Renditions – Davidsonville 888-451-4144 Herndon Centennial – Herndon 703-471-5769 South Wales – Jeffersonton 540-937-3250
Frederick Golf Club – Frederick 301-846-0694 River Downs – Finksburg 410-526-2000 Hilltop – Alexandria 703-719-6504 Spring Creek – Gordonsville 540-832-0744
Geneva Farms – Street 410-893-1114 Rocky Point – Essex 410-887-0215 Hobbs Hill – Tappahannock 804-443-4500 Stonewall – Gainesville 703-753-5101
Glade Valley – Walkersville 301-898-5555 Ruggles – Aberdeen 410-278-4794 Hunting Hawk – Glen Allen 804-749-1900 Tanyard – Louisa 540-967-1889
Glenn Dale – Glenn Dale 301-262-1166 Severna Park – Arnold 410-647-8618 Independence – Midlothian 804-594-0261 The Club at Ironwood – Staunton 540-248-7272
Golf Club at Oakland – Oakland 301-334-3883 Swan Point – Swan Point 301-259-0047 Ingleside – Stauton 540-248-7888 The Crossings – Glen Allen 804-261-0000
Greystone – Whitehall 410-887-1945 Timbers at Troy – Elkridge 410-313-4653 Jefferson District – Falls Church 703-573-0444 The Homestead – Hot Springs 540-839-7739
Gunpowder – Laurel 301-725-4532 Trotters Glen – Olney 301-570-4951 Keswick Club – Keswick 434-923-4363 The Manor – Farmville 434-392-2244
Hagerstown Greens – Hagerstown 301-733-8630 Turf Valley – Ellicott City 410-465-1500 King Carter – Irvington 804-435-7842 The Tides Golden Eagle – Irvington 804-438-4460
Hampshire Greens – Silver Spring 301-476-7999 University of Maryland – College Park 301-314-4653 Lake Montecello – Palmyra 434-589-3075 Twin Lakes – Clifton 703-631-9099
Hope Valley – Mt Airy 301-865-0026 Waverly Woods – Marriottsville 410-313-9182 Lake Ridge – Woodbridge 703-494-5564 Virginia Golf Academy – Clifton 703-830-2400
Lake Presidential – Upper Marlboro 301-298-9999 Westminster National – Westminster 410-876-4653 Lansdowne – Leesburg 703-729-8400 Virginia Oaks – Gainesville 703-754-7977
Laytonsville – Laytonsville 301-948-5288 Wetlands – Aberdeen 410-273-7488 Laurel Hill – Lorton 703-493-8849 Westfields – Clifton 703-631-3300
Links at Challedon – Mt Airy 301-829-3000 Wisp – McHenry 301-859-3159 Massanutten – McGaheysville 540-289-9441 Westpark – Leesburg 703-777-7023
Little Bennett – Clarksburg 301-253-1515 Willow Springs – West Friendship 410-442-7700 Mattaponi Springs – Ruther Glen 804-633-7888 Wintergreen – Wintergreen 800-860-3809
Maple Run – Thurmont 301-271-7870 The Woodlands – Windsor Mill 410-887-1349
PENNSYLVANIA WEST VIRGINIA
Bedford Springs – Bedford 814-623-8700 Little Creek – Spring Grove 717-225-1702 Alpine Lake – Terra Alta 304-789-2481 Lakeview Resort – Morgantown 304-594-2011
Briarwood – York 717-792-9776 Lykens Valley – Millersburg 717-692-3664 Apple Valley – Fairmont 304-363-9551 Mill Creek – Keyser 304-289-3160
The Bridges – Abbottstown 717-624-9551 Meadow Brook – Gettysburg 717-334-0569 Barbour – Philippi 304-457-2156 Mountaineer – Morgantown 304-328-5520
Cedar Ridge – Gettysburg 717-359-4480 Nemacolin Woodlands – Farmington 800-422-2736 Bel Meadow – Mt Calre 304-623-3701 Oglebay Resort – Wheeling 304-243-4141
Caledonia – Fayetteville 717-352-7271 Overlook – Lancaster 717-569-9551 Bluefield Elks – Bluefield 304-327-9822 Paradise Lakes – Morgantown 304-291-0827
Conocodell – Fayetteville 717-352-3222 Piney Apple – Biglerville 717-677-9264 Canaan Valley – Davis 304-866-4121 Pipestem – Pipestem 304-466-1800
Down River – Everett 814-652-5193 Pleasant Valley – Stewartstown 717-993-2184 Clarksburg – Clarksburg 304-624-5807 Polish Pines – Keyser 301-786-4131
Flatbush – Littlestown 717-359-7125 Quail Valley – Littletown 717-359-8453 Cress Creek – Shepherdstown 304-876-2544 Preston – Kingwood 304-329-2100
Grandview – York 717-764-2674 Rocky Spring – Chambersburg 717-264-7742 Crows Nest – Clarksburg 304-622-3241 The Raven – Snowshoe Mountain 304-572-6500
Great Cove – McConnellsburg 717-485-4157 Rolling Acres – York 717-755-1406 Deerfield – Weston 304-269-1139 Riverbend – Buckhannon 304-472-6295
Greencastle – Greencastle 717-597-1188 Royal Manchester – Mt Wolf 717-268-0490 Elks – Elkins 304-636-9704 Sleepy Hollow – Charles Town 304-725-5210
Heritage Hills – York 717-792-9771 South Hills – Hanover 717-637-7500 Glade Springs Resort – Daniels 800-634-5233 Stonewall – Roanoke 888-278-8150
Hershey – Hershey 717-533-0890 Springwood – York 717-747-9663 The Greenbrier – White Sulphur Springs 304-536-1110 Twin Falls – Mullens 304-294-4000
Honey Run – York 717-792-9771 Tanglewood Manor – Quarryville 717-786-2500 Hide-a-way – Clarksburg 304-745-4900 Tygart Lake – Grafton 304-265-3100
Iron Valley – Lebanon 717-279-7409 Waynesboro Muni – Waynesboro 717-762-3734 Highlands at Fisher Mountain – Franklin 304-358-2261 Valley View – Moorefield 304-538-6564
Lancaster Host – Lancaster 717-397-7156 Wyncote – Oxford 610-932-8900 Holly Meadows – Parsons 304-478-3406 Woodbrier – Martinsburg 304-274-9818


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The Gauntlet Golf Club~New Direction for The G New Course to Play in the US” from
Golf Digest Four sets of tees provide
Nick Ciattei comfortable ranges for players with the
front tees a tick over 4800 yards and
the back measuring 6723. The Zoysia
I’ve known Michael Byrd for almost as grass fairways are fun to play on, and
long as I’ve been in the golf business. the Bentgrass greens are some of the
He has always been a great proponent smoothest in the Northern Virginia
of the sport and travels to golf shows area. I never have found length to be Hole 9 Par 4
across the east coast and beyond an issue here. This layout requires
pitching the game and the region precision over power. Three of the first
After 12 long, and hard working years five holes bring Lake Curtis into play and fall into the “target” golf category. The
as General Manager of The Gauntlet par 5 second hole has the lake running down the entire left side and a wetland area
Golf Club (The G) in Fredericksburg, crossing the fairway at the 150-yard mark. If you are laying up over the marsh,
Virginia, Byrd decided it was time to your landing area is more ample than it appears. The tee shot on the par 4 fourth,
create his own company and buy out which is definately the signature hole, must carry over marsh to a very narrow strip
Hole 4 Par 4 the old company Byrd is now the new of fairway. Any approach must encounter three tiers of putting surface, the lake
owner of The G! on the left and back, and bunkers on the right. The par 5 fifth, a natural three shot
hole, features water again to your left off the tee and across the fairway. Both of the
“My plans all along were to purchase New Direction closing par 4s on the front nine play downhill after your drive.
Golf Management was formed in 2010, however the
stars didn’t align, and my partners and I didn’t feel I’ve always thought the inward nine
as though it was a good time,” Byrd said. In June 2017 at The Gauntlet offers a little more
the old regime approached Michael, and a deal was breathing room, especially holes
completed to take over The G’s lease. In December the eleven though fifteen, which gives
Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously you the chance to get back a couple
approved the lease reassignment to New Direction of those shots lost on the front. The
Golf Management (NDGM). straight, short par 5 tenth plays
longer than advertised. It offers a
NDGM has a simple mission. The new owner states, “The
main goal will always be to grow the game of golf within Hole 13 Par 5
the community by specifically designing programs and
initiatives to create, develop, and sustain interest in the decent chance at birdie in contrast to
sport But we will go against the norm to not only preserve the thirteenth, the longest hole at The
but also help propel the game to new and very attainable G tipping the scales at 560 yards Play
heights.” Byrd said of using new and innovative ways to a long iron or fairway wood from the
sustain golf interest and development, “It forces operators tee on the par 3 fifteenth to achieve
like myself to really become outside-the-box thinkers.” So par, which is gold. The closing
far, NDGM has addressed on-course maintenance practices three par 4s on the back nine play Hole 17 Par 4
to include better autonomous procedures. They are also through a wooded, parkland setting.
dealing with playability issues and concerns. This year look Seventeen’s dogleg left requires an uphill shot to one of Dye’s most intimidating
for a completely renovated clubhouse including the “19th greens. The second shot on the beautiful eighteenth plays uphill so take an extra
Hole at The G.” Byrd said part of the renewed start required turning over the staff stick to reach the green
and not looking back.
The Gauntlet Golf Club has an extensive practice facility with a large grass driving
The Gauntlet Golf Club has always been one of the more exciting courses in range, practice bunker, and chipping and putting greens. Lessons are always
Virginia. Architect P.B. Dye is known for his creativity and the challenge he puts available, and don’t be surprised if you see Admiral Byrd out there running some
into his designs. A lot of earth was moved to build The G, but Curtis Lake was used youth golf camps this summer. I’m sure he will be providing us with more news
brilliantly with seven holes playing either alongside or over parts of the course’s of the new directions he will be bringing to The G to suit the modern golfer while
main feature Much recognition followed the 1995 opening including a “Top 10 maintaining the core traditions in which he has always believed.
For more information visit golfgauntlet.com

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The Gauntlet Golf Club~New Direction for The G New Course to Play in the US” from
Golf Digest Four sets of tees provide
Nick Ciattei comfortable ranges for players with the
front tees a tick over 4800 yards and
the back measuring 6723. The Zoysia
I’ve known Michael Byrd for almost as grass fairways are fun to play on, and
long as I’ve been in the golf business. the Bentgrass greens are some of the
He has always been a great proponent smoothest in the Northern Virginia
of the sport and travels to golf shows area. I never have found length to be Hole 9 Par 4
across the east coast and beyond an issue here. This layout requires
pitching the game and the region precision over power. Three of the first
After 12 long, and hard working years five holes bring Lake Curtis into play and fall into the “target” golf category. The
as General Manager of The Gauntlet par 5 second hole has the lake running down the entire left side and a wetland area
Golf Club (The G) in Fredericksburg, crossing the fairway at the 150-yard mark. If you are laying up over the marsh,
Virginia, Byrd decided it was time to your landing area is more ample than it appears. The tee shot on the par 4 fourth,
create his own company and buy out which is definately the signature hole, must carry over marsh to a very narrow strip
Hole 4 Par 4 the old company Byrd is now the new of fairway. Any approach must encounter three tiers of putting surface, the lake
owner of The G! on the left and back, and bunkers on the right. The par 5 fifth, a natural three shot
hole, features water again to your left off the tee and across the fairway. Both of the
“My plans all along were to purchase New Direction closing par 4s on the front nine play downhill after your drive.
Golf Management was formed in 2010, however the
stars didn’t align, and my partners and I didn’t feel I’ve always thought the inward nine
as though it was a good time,” Byrd said. In June 2017 at The Gauntlet offers a little more
the old regime approached Michael, and a deal was breathing room, especially holes
completed to take over The G’s lease. In December the eleven though fifteen, which gives
Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously you the chance to get back a couple
approved the lease reassignment to New Direction of those shots lost on the front. The
Golf Management (NDGM). straight, short par 5 tenth plays
longer than advertised. It offers a
NDGM has a simple mission. The new owner states, “The
main goal will always be to grow the game of golf within Hole 13 Par 5
the community by specifically designing programs and
initiatives to create, develop, and sustain interest in the decent chance at birdie in contrast to
sport But we will go against the norm to not only preserve the thirteenth, the longest hole at The
but also help propel the game to new and very attainable G tipping the scales at 560 yards Play
heights.” Byrd said of using new and innovative ways to a long iron or fairway wood from the
sustain golf interest and development, “It forces operators tee on the par 3 fifteenth to achieve
like myself to really become outside-the-box thinkers.” So par, which is gold. The closing
far, NDGM has addressed on-course maintenance practices three par 4s on the back nine play Hole 17 Par 4
to include better autonomous procedures. They are also through a wooded, parkland setting.
dealing with playability issues and concerns. This year look Seventeen’s dogleg left requires an uphill shot to one of Dye’s most intimidating
for a completely renovated clubhouse including the “19th greens. The second shot on the beautiful eighteenth plays uphill so take an extra
Hole at The G.” Byrd said part of the renewed start required turning over the staff stick to reach the green
and not looking back.
The Gauntlet Golf Club has an extensive practice facility with a large grass driving
The Gauntlet Golf Club has always been one of the more exciting courses in range, practice bunker, and chipping and putting greens. Lessons are always
Virginia. Architect P.B. Dye is known for his creativity and the challenge he puts available, and don’t be surprised if you see Admiral Byrd out there running some
into his designs. A lot of earth was moved to build The G, but Curtis Lake was used youth golf camps this summer. I’m sure he will be providing us with more news
brilliantly with seven holes playing either alongside or over parts of the course’s of the new directions he will be bringing to The G to suit the modern golfer while
main feature Much recognition followed the 1995 opening including a “Top 10 maintaining the core traditions in which he has always believed.
For more information visit golfgauntlet.com

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Mid-Atlantic Tournaments Mid-Atlantic Tournaments


VSGA One–Day

Date Tournament Location Date Course Location

April 30 Whiskey Creek Pro-Am Whiskey Creek Golf Club April 25 Bull Run Golf Club Haymarket
May 1 First Tee of Greater Washington DC Pro-Am Argyle Country Club May 2 Keswick Golf Club Keswick
May 7 Piney Branch Pro-Am Piney Branch Golf Club May 6 The Homestead-Old Hot Springs
May 10-11 West Virginia Senior Open Bridgeport Country Club May 7 The Homestead-Cascades Hot Springs
May 12-13 West Virginia Junior Match Play Parkersburg Country Club May 8 Mattaponi Springs Golf Club Ruther Glen
May 14 MAPGA Pro-President Woodholme Country Club May 9 Fauquier Springs Country Club Warrenton
May 21 MAPGA Senior-Junior Suburban Country Club May 15 Augustine Golf Club Stafford
May 29 MAPGA Central Chapter Norbeck Country Club May 21 Winchester Country Club Winchester
May 30 Washington Metro Mid-Amateur Golf Club of South River May 24 Poplar Grove Golf Club Amherst
June 4-5 Pennsylvania Four-Ball Bedford Springs Resort May 30 Potomac Shores Golf Club Dumfries
June 4-7 West Virginia Amateur The Greenbrier Resort June 4 The Club at Viniterra New Kent
June 5-6 VSGA Super Senior Stroke Play The Homestead-Old June 5 Birdwood Golf Course Charlottesville
June 7-10 Maryland Amateur Baltimore Country Club June 8 King Carter Golf Club Irvington
June 9-10 VSGA Women’s Four Ball Ford’s Colony Country Club June 21 South Riding Golf Club Chantilly
June 13-14 VSGA Senior Stroke Play Mount Vernon Country Club June 27 Spring Creek Golf Club Gordonsville
June 14 West Virginia Senior Series Canaan Valley Resort For additional events visit vsga.org
June 15 West Virginia Senior Series The Raven at Snowshoe MAPGA Junior Tour
June 19-20 WV Women’s Senior Amateur Bel Meadow Golf Club
Date Course Location
June 19-20 Maryland Junior Girls Amateur Kenwood Country Club
June 19-21 VSGA Women’s Stroke Play Belle Haven Country Club
June 25 University of Maryland Golf Club College Park, MD
June 19-22 VSGA Junior Match Play Richmond Country Club
June 20 Maryland Four-Ball Stroke Play Crofton Country Club June 27 Bristow Manor Golf Club Bristow, VA
June 20-21 VSGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play Belle Haven Country Club July 9 Eagle’s Nest Country Club Phoenix, MD
July 10 Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club Leesburg, VA
June 23-24 WV Parent Child The Resort at Glade Springs
June 23-24 Virginia-Maryland Junior Girls Matches Ocean City Golf Club July 11 Old Hickory Golf Club Woodbridge, MD
June 25 MAPGA Spring Pro-Scratch Lakewood Country Club July 13 P.B. Dye Club Ijamsville, MD
July 17 1757 Golf Club Dulles, VA
June 25-26 Pennsylvania Junior Hershey Country Club
June 25-26 Maryland Junior Boys Elkridge Club July 23 Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course Columbia, MD
June 25-26 WV Junior Amateur Edgewood Country Club July 24 Clustered Spires Golf Club Frederick, MD
July 25 Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville, MD
June 26-30 Virginia Amateur The Federal Club
July 30 Winchester Country Club Winchester, VA
July 31 Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Front Royal, VA
Middle Atlantic Section
August 1 The Gauntlet Golf Club Fredericksburg, VA
August 7 Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg, MD
August 13-14 Tour Championship-The GC at South River Edgewater, MD

For additional events visit MAPGA.com


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Mid-Atlantic Tournaments Mid-Atlantic Tournaments


VSGA One–Day

Date Tournament Location Date Course Location

April 30 Whiskey Creek Pro-Am Whiskey Creek Golf Club April 25 Bull Run Golf Club Haymarket
May 1 First Tee of Greater Washington DC Pro-Am Argyle Country Club May 2 Keswick Golf Club Keswick
May 7 Piney Branch Pro-Am Piney Branch Golf Club May 6 The Homestead-Old Hot Springs
May 10-11 West Virginia Senior Open Bridgeport Country Club May 7 The Homestead-Cascades Hot Springs
May 12-13 West Virginia Junior Match Play Parkersburg Country Club May 8 Mattaponi Springs Golf Club Ruther Glen
May 14 MAPGA Pro-President Woodholme Country Club May 9 Fauquier Springs Country Club Warrenton
May 21 MAPGA Senior-Junior Suburban Country Club May 15 Augustine Golf Club Stafford
May 29 MAPGA Central Chapter Norbeck Country Club May 21 Winchester Country Club Winchester
May 30 Washington Metro Mid-Amateur Golf Club of South River May 24 Poplar Grove Golf Club Amherst
June 4-5 Pennsylvania Four-Ball Bedford Springs Resort May 30 Potomac Shores Golf Club Dumfries
June 4-7 West Virginia Amateur The Greenbrier Resort June 4 The Club at Viniterra New Kent
June 5-6 VSGA Super Senior Stroke Play The Homestead-Old June 5 Birdwood Golf Course Charlottesville
June 7-10 Maryland Amateur Baltimore Country Club June 8 King Carter Golf Club Irvington
June 9-10 VSGA Women’s Four Ball Ford’s Colony Country Club June 21 South Riding Golf Club Chantilly
June 13-14 VSGA Senior Stroke Play Mount Vernon Country Club June 27 Spring Creek Golf Club Gordonsville
June 14 West Virginia Senior Series Canaan Valley Resort For additional events visit vsga.org
June 15 West Virginia Senior Series The Raven at Snowshoe MAPGA Junior Tour
June 19-20 WV Women’s Senior Amateur Bel Meadow Golf Club
Date Course Location
June 19-20 Maryland Junior Girls Amateur Kenwood Country Club
June 19-21 VSGA Women’s Stroke Play Belle Haven Country Club
June 25 University of Maryland Golf Club College Park, MD
June 19-22 VSGA Junior Match Play Richmond Country Club
June 20 Maryland Four-Ball Stroke Play Crofton Country Club June 27 Bristow Manor Golf Club Bristow, VA
June 20-21 VSGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play Belle Haven Country Club July 9 Eagle’s Nest Country Club Phoenix, MD
July 10 Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club Leesburg, VA
June 23-24 WV Parent Child The Resort at Glade Springs
June 23-24 Virginia-Maryland Junior Girls Matches Ocean City Golf Club July 11 Old Hickory Golf Club Woodbridge, MD
June 25 MAPGA Spring Pro-Scratch Lakewood Country Club July 13 P.B. Dye Club Ijamsville, MD
July 17 1757 Golf Club Dulles, VA
June 25-26 Pennsylvania Junior Hershey Country Club
June 25-26 Maryland Junior Boys Elkridge Club July 23 Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course Columbia, MD
June 25-26 WV Junior Amateur Edgewood Country Club July 24 Clustered Spires Golf Club Frederick, MD
July 25 Musket Ridge Golf Club Myersville, MD
June 26-30 Virginia Amateur The Federal Club
July 30 Winchester Country Club Winchester, VA
July 31 Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Front Royal, VA
Middle Atlantic Section
August 1 The Gauntlet Golf Club Fredericksburg, VA
August 7 Little Bennett Golf Course Clarksburg, MD
August 13-14 Tour Championship-The GC at South River Edgewater, MD

For additional events visit MAPGA.com


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Worthington Manor Golf Club~A Round All Around golf buddies finish their rounds, and catch the
latest sports action Worthington Manor has
Nick Ciattei always used the space in the 1858 farmhouse
very wisely, and Bar19 seems like a cheerful
addition
If you happen to be reading this on May 18th, you may like to know this exact
day in 1998 Worthington Manor Golf Club opened their front nine. The back nine You’ll want to check out another new
burst on to the scene July 4th weekend of that same year. This highly honored amenity, the state-of-the-art indoor golf
Urbana, Maryland, golf facility just outside of Frederick and the D.C. Metro area simulator You can use it to practice and
commemorates 20 years with plenty of fanfare also play famous courses. I can see guys
lining up to try this during the off-season,
Worthington Manor flows very maybe during a morning rain delay, or just
naturally across what was once continuing their on-course bet in the parlor.
farmland Rolling valleys and scenic It features a high definition ball tracking
wetlands dominate this picturesque system that uses Doppler radar to accurately
country setting. The first four holes analyze every aspect of your golf game
are all par 4s with a gorge that must be including ball and club speed, launch angle,
carried on each of your first two drives. and spin rate
A bad drive on the third and you may
have to play this hole like a par 5 to Worthington Manor will be training rangers and staff to implement a new pace-
Hole 3 Par 4 reach the green. On the first par five at of-play plan this year in a commitment to keep all rounds under 4 hours and 20
Worthington, the fifth, big hitters can minutes even during the busiest times. I’m sure glad to see a golf course take
get home in two because of its downhill nature off the tee. The signature par 3 sixth affirmative action on one of the sport’s most serious issues.
touts a beautiful shot over a pond trimmed with fieldstone to a green punctuated
with inviting bunkers and bailouts. The worthy par five ninth’s green is guarded in Most golf rankings of the courses in Maryland by major publications have
front by more environmental area. Worthington Manor firmly placed in the top ten. I think most golfers who have
put a tee into the ground here know just how good this golf course is. The proof
Much like the front side, the back nine at is in the pudding when you see that the facility is a 9-time U.S. Open Qualifier
Worthington Manor is dominated by par site. It also is the only Free State golf club that has hosted each of the USGA
4s in the beginning of the circuit. Ten and Men’s Qualifiers. The Board of the Maryland State Golf Association has selected
eleven offer good scoring opportunities. Worthington Manor to host the 98th Maryland Open Championship in July 2019,
The very tough par 4 twelfth is feared and of note is only the third public golf club to host this historic championship.
most because of a testy approach over a The club prides itself on accommodating these events, which is a testament to
ravine to an elevated green. The uphill the challenge and conditioning of the course. The wonderful design has aged
contour of the par 5 thirteenth normally without a wrinkle or blemish and is as solid today as it was the day the first round
demands three shots to reach one of commenced For more information visit worthingtonmanor.com
the course’s deeper greens. The par 4 Hole 16 Par 4
fourteenth plays alongside the clubhouse.
While not a long hole, a lightning quick putting surface can lead to bogie. The long
par 4 sixteenth measures out at 470-yards from the tips, and a well-placed patch of
high grass protects the front and center of the green. Tucked into Worthington’s
only hardwoods, the par 3 seventeenth dandy presents trouble surrounding the
green for any wayward shots from the elevated tee A sloped section of rough
divides the closing par 5 hole’s fairway. This fun hole gives you a chance to close
your round with a birdie or maybe even a three!
Now, if you weren’t nervous enough on the eagle putt on the last hole, imagine
having it aired live on television. In what I think will be pure fun, one of the three
televisions located at the new bar in the clubhouse has a live video feed of the
eighteenth green. Bar19 is the spot to enjoy a round after your round, watch your

Front: Hole 5 Par 5
Back: Hole 6 Par 3
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Worthington Manor Golf Club~A Round All Around golf buddies finish their rounds, and catch the
latest sports action Worthington Manor has
Nick Ciattei always used the space in the 1858 farmhouse
very wisely, and Bar19 seems like a cheerful
addition
If you happen to be reading this on May 18th, you may like to know this exact
day in 1998 Worthington Manor Golf Club opened their front nine. The back nine You’ll want to check out another new
burst on to the scene July 4th weekend of that same year. This highly honored amenity, the state-of-the-art indoor golf
Urbana, Maryland, golf facility just outside of Frederick and the D.C. Metro area simulator You can use it to practice and
commemorates 20 years with plenty of fanfare also play famous courses. I can see guys
lining up to try this during the off-season,
Worthington Manor flows very maybe during a morning rain delay, or just
naturally across what was once continuing their on-course bet in the parlor.
farmland Rolling valleys and scenic It features a high definition ball tracking
wetlands dominate this picturesque system that uses Doppler radar to accurately
country setting. The first four holes analyze every aspect of your golf game
are all par 4s with a gorge that must be including ball and club speed, launch angle,
carried on each of your first two drives. and spin rate
A bad drive on the third and you may
have to play this hole like a par 5 to Worthington Manor will be training rangers and staff to implement a new pace-
Hole 3 Par 4 reach the green. On the first par five at of-play plan this year in a commitment to keep all rounds under 4 hours and 20
Worthington, the fifth, big hitters can minutes even during the busiest times. I’m sure glad to see a golf course take
get home in two because of its downhill nature off the tee. The signature par 3 sixth affirmative action on one of the sport’s most serious issues.
touts a beautiful shot over a pond trimmed with fieldstone to a green punctuated
with inviting bunkers and bailouts. The worthy par five ninth’s green is guarded in Most golf rankings of the courses in Maryland by major publications have
front by more environmental area. Worthington Manor firmly placed in the top ten. I think most golfers who have
put a tee into the ground here know just how good this golf course is. The proof
Much like the front side, the back nine at is in the pudding when you see that the facility is a 9-time U.S. Open Qualifier
Worthington Manor is dominated by par site. It also is the only Free State golf club that has hosted each of the USGA
4s in the beginning of the circuit. Ten and Men’s Qualifiers. The Board of the Maryland State Golf Association has selected
eleven offer good scoring opportunities. Worthington Manor to host the 98th Maryland Open Championship in July 2019,
The very tough par 4 twelfth is feared and of note is only the third public golf club to host this historic championship.
most because of a testy approach over a The club prides itself on accommodating these events, which is a testament to
ravine to an elevated green. The uphill the challenge and conditioning of the course. The wonderful design has aged
contour of the par 5 thirteenth normally without a wrinkle or blemish and is as solid today as it was the day the first round
demands three shots to reach one of commenced For more information visit worthingtonmanor.com
the course’s deeper greens. The par 4 Hole 16 Par 4
fourteenth plays alongside the clubhouse.
While not a long hole, a lightning quick putting surface can lead to bogie. The long
par 4 sixteenth measures out at 470-yards from the tips, and a well-placed patch of
high grass protects the front and center of the green. Tucked into Worthington’s
only hardwoods, the par 3 seventeenth dandy presents trouble surrounding the
green for any wayward shots from the elevated tee A sloped section of rough
divides the closing par 5 hole’s fairway. This fun hole gives you a chance to close
your round with a birdie or maybe even a three!
Now, if you weren’t nervous enough on the eagle putt on the last hole, imagine
having it aired live on television. In what I think will be pure fun, one of the three
televisions located at the new bar in the clubhouse has a live video feed of the
eighteenth green. Bar19 is the spot to enjoy a round after your round, watch your

Front: Hole 5 Par 5
Back: Hole 6 Par 3
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One of the nicest clubhouses in our region Willow Springs Golf Course found just off
is adding some space for events. Maryland I-70 in West Friendship, MD, unveils their
National Golf Club in Middletown, MD, is new clubhouse this spring. A November
expanding their existing facility to cater 2016 fire destroyed the old farmhouse,
more efficiently to full field outings and and the course has worked out of a trailer
larger weddings and parties. A bump-out since. The fresh digs will nearly triple the
of around 20 feet will add more than 50 size of the former pro shop and snack bar.
seats to the main room and create a larger Additional outdoor seating under a huge
backyard patio area that can be accessed porch area will make a perfect after-round
by a new outside stairway. setting.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) presented the Joe Dey Award to Gib Palmer, The Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Director
of Midlothian, VA. The honor presented in February at the USGA’s annual meeting in of Instruction Eric Johnson. With this honor, Johnson joins legendary Pittsburgh
Florida recognizes an individual’s meritorious service to the game as a volunteer. Palmer PGA Professional Chuck Scally as the only four-time recipients of the Tri-State PGA’s
has served on the USGA’s Junior Championship Committee since 1996. He also served as highly coveted award. Johnson, who arrived at Nemacolin in the Laurel Highlands of
a rules official at nearly 20 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships while also volunteering southwestern Pennsylvania just days after his former course, Oakmont Country Club,
at numerous other USGA championships. Palmer also serves as an instrumental leader of hosted the 2016 U.S. Open, also received the section’s Teacher of the Year award in 2005,
the Virginia State Golf Association and the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame, an organization he 2008, and 2011. Recognized by Golf Magazine as a Top-100 teacher since 2011, Johnson
helped to establish. is also in the running for the PGA of America’s National Teacher of the Year award.
In other USGA announcements that concern a couple of regional golf courses, Locust Hill I’m sure you have heard by now, but it’s worth
Golf Club in Charles Town, WV, is one of 25 courses and 4 international sites that will repeating, that Tiger Woods will return this year to
host a sectional qualifier for the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The 36-hole the DMV area to play in the 2018 National to be
qualifier at Locust Hill will take place on Thursday, May 10. Shoal Creek in Birmingham, held June 25-July 1 at TPC Potomac. “I am really
AL, will host the championship May 31 through June 3. The championship is open to looking forward to being back in the D.C. area this
female professionals and female amateurs. A Virginia course has not hosted a USGA summer playing in The National,” Woods said. “As a two-time champion of this event
Championship since 2013. Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, VA, has been selected benefiting my foundation, The National has always been a special event for me.” With
as the host site for the 40th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Independence Golf Club, the support of Lockheed Martin, The National is proudly offering complimentary tickets
a nearby public facility in Midlothian, VA, will serve as the stroke-play co-host course for to members of the military. More than 30,000 tickets to the tournament are distributed
the championship, which will be contested September 12-17, 2020. Kinloch previously annually to active, retired, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces. Past
hosted the 2011 U.S. Senior Amateur. “The USGA is pleased to return to Kinloch Golf champions of The National include tournament host Woods, defending champion Kyle
Club and to bring this championship to the venue for the first time,” said Stuart Francis, Stanley, Bill Haas, Billy Hurley III, and Justin Rose. Tickets for the tournament can be
USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship purchased at NationalGolfTournament.com and start at $15.
consistently identifies the world’s best mid-amateur players. With its risk-reward holes,
Kinloch will challenge the players to think and execute in their quest to hoist the Robert T. The Mid Atlantic PGA (MAPGA) has
Jones Memorial Trophy.” announced their 2019 Hall of Fame Class,
and these two gentlemen of the game
Dustin Johnson returned to TPC Myrtle are well deserving of the honor: Mike
Beach to break ground on the state-of-the- Ahrnsbrak and Wayne DeFrancesco. Mike
art Dustin Johnson Golf Performance Center, is the senior writer for The Golf Guide and
reinforcing the World No. 1’s commitment has been a PGA member for 37 years. He
to giving back to the game. Construction was secretary of the MAPGA in 1991,
on the 3,100 square foot building will ultimately rising to president in November
be complete by Memorial Day, and the 1995. He also served at the national level as the District-10 director position in 2010. He
facility will serve as home to the Dustin is well known for being the head PGA professional at courses including Shenandoah Valley
Johnson Golf School and the Dustin Johnson GC, Musket Ridge GC, and Blue Ridge Shadows GC. Mike and his wife Ann recently
Foundation. “To bring this Performance moved to Wilmington, NC, where Mike serves as the general manager at Pine Valley
Center to my hometown and be able to give CC. DeFrancesco is an accomplished player, almost legendary in this region. Wayne won
golfers a competitive edge is exciting,” said three section championships, three Maryland Opens and three MAPGA match play titles.
Johnson, a 17-time PGA TOUR winner and major champion. The new building will have However, perhaps his biggest win was the 2001 National Club Professional Championship.
three indoor hitting bays, three covered hitting areas, a fitness center, and room to provide Wayne was a four-time MAPGA Player of the Year as well as the 1994 MAPGA Teacher
instructional seminars. The Dustin Johnson Foundation was founded with the primary of the Year and 1998 MAPGA Horton Smith Trophy award winner. Wayne was an
focus of promoting and supporting youth and college golf programs, programs he credits instructor at Woodholme CC and Woodmont CC and has been at Lakewood CC since
for his development. For more information, visit dustinjohnsongolfschool.com. 2014.



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One of the nicest clubhouses in our region Willow Springs Golf Course found just off
is adding some space for events. Maryland I-70 in West Friendship, MD, unveils their
National Golf Club in Middletown, MD, is new clubhouse this spring. A November
expanding their existing facility to cater 2016 fire destroyed the old farmhouse,
more efficiently to full field outings and and the course has worked out of a trailer
larger weddings and parties. A bump-out since. The fresh digs will nearly triple the
of around 20 feet will add more than 50 size of the former pro shop and snack bar.
seats to the main room and create a larger Additional outdoor seating under a huge
backyard patio area that can be accessed porch area will make a perfect after-round
by a new outside stairway. setting.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) presented the Joe Dey Award to Gib Palmer, The Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Director
of Midlothian, VA. The honor presented in February at the USGA’s annual meeting in of Instruction Eric Johnson. With this honor, Johnson joins legendary Pittsburgh
Florida recognizes an individual’s meritorious service to the game as a volunteer. Palmer PGA Professional Chuck Scally as the only four-time recipients of the Tri-State PGA’s
has served on the USGA’s Junior Championship Committee since 1996. He also served as highly coveted award. Johnson, who arrived at Nemacolin in the Laurel Highlands of
a rules official at nearly 20 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships while also volunteering southwestern Pennsylvania just days after his former course, Oakmont Country Club,
at numerous other USGA championships. Palmer also serves as an instrumental leader of hosted the 2016 U.S. Open, also received the section’s Teacher of the Year award in 2005,
the Virginia State Golf Association and the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame, an organization he 2008, and 2011. Recognized by Golf Magazine as a Top-100 teacher since 2011, Johnson
helped to establish. is also in the running for the PGA of America’s National Teacher of the Year award.
In other USGA announcements that concern a couple of regional golf courses, Locust Hill I’m sure you have heard by now, but it’s worth
Golf Club in Charles Town, WV, is one of 25 courses and 4 international sites that will repeating, that Tiger Woods will return this year to
host a sectional qualifier for the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The 36-hole the DMV area to play in the 2018 National to be
qualifier at Locust Hill will take place on Thursday, May 10. Shoal Creek in Birmingham, held June 25-July 1 at TPC Potomac. “I am really
AL, will host the championship May 31 through June 3. The championship is open to looking forward to being back in the D.C. area this
female professionals and female amateurs. A Virginia course has not hosted a USGA summer playing in The National,” Woods said. “As a two-time champion of this event
Championship since 2013. Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, VA, has been selected benefiting my foundation, The National has always been a special event for me.” With
as the host site for the 40th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Independence Golf Club, the support of Lockheed Martin, The National is proudly offering complimentary tickets
a nearby public facility in Midlothian, VA, will serve as the stroke-play co-host course for to members of the military. More than 30,000 tickets to the tournament are distributed
the championship, which will be contested September 12-17, 2020. Kinloch previously annually to active, retired, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces. Past
hosted the 2011 U.S. Senior Amateur. “The USGA is pleased to return to Kinloch Golf champions of The National include tournament host Woods, defending champion Kyle
Club and to bring this championship to the venue for the first time,” said Stuart Francis, Stanley, Bill Haas, Billy Hurley III, and Justin Rose. Tickets for the tournament can be
USGA Championship Committee chairman. “The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship purchased at NationalGolfTournament.com and start at $15.
consistently identifies the world’s best mid-amateur players. With its risk-reward holes,
Kinloch will challenge the players to think and execute in their quest to hoist the Robert T. The Mid Atlantic PGA (MAPGA) has
Jones Memorial Trophy.” announced their 2019 Hall of Fame Class,
and these two gentlemen of the game
Dustin Johnson returned to TPC Myrtle are well deserving of the honor: Mike
Beach to break ground on the state-of-the- Ahrnsbrak and Wayne DeFrancesco. Mike
art Dustin Johnson Golf Performance Center, is the senior writer for The Golf Guide and
reinforcing the World No. 1’s commitment has been a PGA member for 37 years. He
to giving back to the game. Construction was secretary of the MAPGA in 1991,
on the 3,100 square foot building will ultimately rising to president in November
be complete by Memorial Day, and the 1995. He also served at the national level as the District-10 director position in 2010. He
facility will serve as home to the Dustin is well known for being the head PGA professional at courses including Shenandoah Valley
Johnson Golf School and the Dustin Johnson GC, Musket Ridge GC, and Blue Ridge Shadows GC. Mike and his wife Ann recently
Foundation. “To bring this Performance moved to Wilmington, NC, where Mike serves as the general manager at Pine Valley
Center to my hometown and be able to give CC. DeFrancesco is an accomplished player, almost legendary in this region. Wayne won
golfers a competitive edge is exciting,” said three section championships, three Maryland Opens and three MAPGA match play titles.
Johnson, a 17-time PGA TOUR winner and major champion. The new building will have However, perhaps his biggest win was the 2001 National Club Professional Championship.
three indoor hitting bays, three covered hitting areas, a fitness center, and room to provide Wayne was a four-time MAPGA Player of the Year as well as the 1994 MAPGA Teacher
instructional seminars. The Dustin Johnson Foundation was founded with the primary of the Year and 1998 MAPGA Horton Smith Trophy award winner. Wayne was an
focus of promoting and supporting youth and college golf programs, programs he credits instructor at Woodholme CC and Woodmont CC and has been at Lakewood CC since
for his development. For more information, visit dustinjohnsongolfschool.com. 2014.



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We have all faced that situation when we could use a snack, but five holes The High Five. The Fist Pump. Celebrations on the putting green like those
lay between you and the clubhouse. This tasty on-course break was actually after a birdie seem kind of lame after seeing this creative product that
discovered ON a golf course. Blair Swiler was caddying alongside Dennis puts some spirit back into the game! The Birdie Bottle is an 8 or 12-ounce
Riedel and shared some of his homemade jerky. Soon, the two started stainless steel round flask, wrapped in leather with 4 stainless steel shot
Chef’s Cut Real Jerky. You can have real cuts of premium beef, right there glasses held in place by a snap-on leather strap. Fill the Birdie Bottle with
on the course. Sampling these delicious products myself opened my eyes. your favorite drink before your round, and when one in your foursome rolls
Chef’s Cut Real Jerky completely nixed my perception that all jerky had in a birdie, take time for a round of shots! Can you imagine your group getting on a roll and going on a
to be tough and chewy. Tender and full of robust smoked flavor, Chef’s Cut birdie barrage! Woo Hoo! I know those of you that enjoy some liquid replenishment will find the Birdie
now sells at more than 1,000 top courses including Pebble Beach and Pinehurst as well as retailers like Bottle to be a great addition to your bag. They can also imprint your logo or a message making it the
Amazon, Costco, and 7-11. In 2017, Chef’s Cut was the fourth fastest-growing food product in the U.S. perfect golf outing giveaway or prize. The Birdie Bottle will also make the perfect gift for Father’s Day,
With dozens of different flavors and varieties from which to choose, grab some before your next round to groomsmen at a wedding, birthdays and holidays, or even Mother’s Day. That’s right, the Birdie Bottle
end those snack cravings. comes in pink leather as well as the standard black. Cheers and don’t forget to use Uber!
Carpe Lotion–Hand to Hand Combat carpeLotion.com “The Finest Nines–The Best Nine-Hole skyhorsepublishing.com
Golf Courses in North America” By Anthony Pioppi (Skyhorse Publishing)
Have you ever gone to war on the golf course with sweaty hands that lead
to club slips and errant shots? As one who perspires profusely and who During my golfing career I have spent many, many days on a nine-hole golf
prefers to go gloveless on my iron shots to improve feel, I’ve battled this course. Front Royal Golf Club has been one of my home courses for years,
problem for years. Carpe Hand Lotion solves the problem. Carpe is unlike so this book really hit home. I was amazed by the number of these facilities
some grip sprays I’ve tried. When a pea-sized amount of this lotion is as there are close to 8,000 worldwide. “The Finest Nines” narrows the
applied, you notice the effect immediately. Rather than a sticky affect, Carpe gave my hands a dry, clean playlist down to the best that North America has to offer. Pioppi includes
feel. A couple of college guys who suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) developed this product, one course from the DMV, the very exclusive Gibson Island Club in
but it turns out to be perfect for sports as well. Also unlike other remedies, Carpe Lotion works best with Maryland. An original 18-hole design by Charles Blair McDonald has been
repeated daily application. Carpe also offers an anti-sweat lotion for feet. Get your confidence back that whittled down to a nine that includes views of the Chesapeake Bay and
you will make that shot under pressure thanks to Carpe Lotion. Available online on their website and at Magothy River. In this day of golfers having limited time to play with their day dominated by work and
Amazon.com. family, any of these nine-hole gems would be high on the list as the best ones to play.
Puttfidence Putting Aide–Big Yellow Ball puttfidence.com “Golf’s Sacred Journey-The Sequel” linksofutopia.com
By David L. Cook (Zondervan)
I met Dave Smith and his family at the Philadelphia Golf Show this winter
and was immediately impressed by his passion for the game and the The motion picture Seven Days in Utopia was based on Cook’s “Golf’s
product he represents. My playing partners will vouch to the fact that my Sacred Journey.” In “The Sequel,” Cook again takes us on a journey
putting inside 10 feet does not look pretty. The Puttfidence Putting Aide filled with emotion that can relate to any reader, or golfer for that matter.
is a yellow golf ball that is larger and heavier than normal. The increased The portrayal of fictional professional golfer Luke Chisholm deals with
size and weight helps in two ways. Once you start holing your putts with overcoming fears, pursuing honor, and filling the voids found on and off
a Puttfidence training ball, it will become easier to hole your putts with the greens. I think we all know that life and golf seem to parallel each
a standard size golf ball. Secondly, the increase in weight forces you to other with similar challenges. Chisholm seeks advice from his more than
accelerate through the putt. After just a couple practice putts with the wise advisor, Johnny Crawford, as he prepares for his ultimate encounter,
Puttfidence Putting Aide, I could identify my weakness of not releasing the putter. Dave, I’ve put your the U.S. Open. A easy, quick read as well as inspirational and suspenseful, “Golf’s Sacred Journey-The
training ball in my bag and plan to use it before every round. Endorsed by PGA Tour Member Steve Sequel” may have you making needed changes in your life to reach your goals and dreams.
Wheatcroft, we give it two big holes in one!
“Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons (Previously zondervan.com
NoSweat Hat Liner–Keeping a Cool Head nosweatco.com Titled Mentored by the King)”
By Brad Brewer w/Paul J. Batura (Skyhorse Publishing)
There’s nothing worse than ruining that white golf hat with disgusting
sweat residue. I’ve had to throw away some decent headwear as a result. Brad Brewer has been on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America
The NoSweat Hat Liner tackles that problem at its source. Just peel list since 2008. Who was his teacher? None other than the King of Golf.
and place the liner inside your hat where it can absorb forehead sweat. Brewer was fortunate enough to have Arnold Palmer as a friend and
Squinting over a shot because of burning eyes ends here. The disposable mentor for nearly 30 years. “Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons” chronicles
NoSweat Hat Liner captures the moisture before it becomes a nuisance. I tested it during a round of golf life teachings that Brewer felt so blessed to have bestowed on him. One of
in the hot Florida heat and sunshine, and it performed wonderfully. NoSweat also makes a helmet liner the more impactful morals that Palmer believed hit home for me. Palmer
that has become a huge hit in the NHL for players like Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie. For those working always believed that true success had nothing to do with the final score and
a construction site, a hard hat liner soaks up work perspiration. This product presented in the 2018 more on how you played the game. I only wish some of my dear but way-to-serious playing companions
PGA Merchandise Show will help you keep a cool head during a sweltering circuit of golf. They are sold would drop their clubs for a second, read this, then go home and hug their wife, children, and grandkids.
exclusively online in 3, 12, and 25 packs. This book definitely offers lessons to learn.




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Chef’s Cut Real Jerky–On Course Beef Break chefscutrealjerky.com Birdie Bottle–Celebrate Every Stroke birdiebottle.com
We have all faced that situation when we could use a snack, but five holes The High Five. The Fist Pump. Celebrations on the putting green like those
lay between you and the clubhouse. This tasty on-course break was actually after a birdie seem kind of lame after seeing this creative product that
discovered ON a golf course. Blair Swiler was caddying alongside Dennis puts some spirit back into the game! The Birdie Bottle is an 8 or 12-ounce
Riedel and shared some of his homemade jerky. Soon, the two started stainless steel round flask, wrapped in leather with 4 stainless steel shot
Chef’s Cut Real Jerky. You can have real cuts of premium beef, right there glasses held in place by a snap-on leather strap. Fill the Birdie Bottle with
on the course. Sampling these delicious products myself opened my eyes. your favorite drink before your round, and when one in your foursome rolls
Chef’s Cut Real Jerky completely nixed my perception that all jerky had in a birdie, take time for a round of shots! Can you imagine your group getting on a roll and going on a
to be tough and chewy. Tender and full of robust smoked flavor, Chef’s Cut birdie barrage! Woo Hoo! I know those of you that enjoy some liquid replenishment will find the Birdie
now sells at more than 1,000 top courses including Pebble Beach and Pinehurst as well as retailers like Bottle to be a great addition to your bag. They can also imprint your logo or a message making it the
Amazon, Costco, and 7-11. In 2017, Chef’s Cut was the fourth fastest-growing food product in the U.S. perfect golf outing giveaway or prize. The Birdie Bottle will also make the perfect gift for Father’s Day,
With dozens of different flavors and varieties from which to choose, grab some before your next round to groomsmen at a wedding, birthdays and holidays, or even Mother’s Day. That’s right, the Birdie Bottle
end those snack cravings. comes in pink leather as well as the standard black. Cheers and don’t forget to use Uber!
Carpe Lotion–Hand to Hand Combat carpeLotion.com “The Finest Nines–The Best Nine-Hole skyhorsepublishing.com
Golf Courses in North America” By Anthony Pioppi (Skyhorse Publishing)
Have you ever gone to war on the golf course with sweaty hands that lead
to club slips and errant shots? As one who perspires profusely and who During my golfing career I have spent many, many days on a nine-hole golf
prefers to go gloveless on my iron shots to improve feel, I’ve battled this course. Front Royal Golf Club has been one of my home courses for years,
problem for years. Carpe Hand Lotion solves the problem. Carpe is unlike so this book really hit home. I was amazed by the number of these facilities
some grip sprays I’ve tried. When a pea-sized amount of this lotion is as there are close to 8,000 worldwide. “The Finest Nines” narrows the
applied, you notice the effect immediately. Rather than a sticky affect, Carpe gave my hands a dry, clean playlist down to the best that North America has to offer. Pioppi includes
feel. A couple of college guys who suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) developed this product, one course from the DMV, the very exclusive Gibson Island Club in
but it turns out to be perfect for sports as well. Also unlike other remedies, Carpe Lotion works best with Maryland. An original 18-hole design by Charles Blair McDonald has been
repeated daily application. Carpe also offers an anti-sweat lotion for feet. Get your confidence back that whittled down to a nine that includes views of the Chesapeake Bay and
you will make that shot under pressure thanks to Carpe Lotion. Available online on their website and at Magothy River. In this day of golfers having limited time to play with their day dominated by work and
Amazon.com. family, any of these nine-hole gems would be high on the list as the best ones to play.
Puttfidence Putting Aide–Big Yellow Ball puttfidence.com “Golf’s Sacred Journey-The Sequel” linksofutopia.com
By David L. Cook (Zondervan)
I met Dave Smith and his family at the Philadelphia Golf Show this winter
and was immediately impressed by his passion for the game and the The motion picture Seven Days in Utopia was based on Cook’s “Golf’s
product he represents. My playing partners will vouch to the fact that my Sacred Journey.” In “The Sequel,” Cook again takes us on a journey
putting inside 10 feet does not look pretty. The Puttfidence Putting Aide filled with emotion that can relate to any reader, or golfer for that matter.
is a yellow golf ball that is larger and heavier than normal. The increased The portrayal of fictional professional golfer Luke Chisholm deals with
size and weight helps in two ways. Once you start holing your putts with overcoming fears, pursuing honor, and filling the voids found on and off
a Puttfidence training ball, it will become easier to hole your putts with the greens. I think we all know that life and golf seem to parallel each
a standard size golf ball. Secondly, the increase in weight forces you to other with similar challenges. Chisholm seeks advice from his more than
accelerate through the putt. After just a couple practice putts with the wise advisor, Johnny Crawford, as he prepares for his ultimate encounter,
Puttfidence Putting Aide, I could identify my weakness of not releasing the putter. Dave, I’ve put your the U.S. Open. A easy, quick read as well as inspirational and suspenseful, “Golf’s Sacred Journey-The
training ball in my bag and plan to use it before every round. Endorsed by PGA Tour Member Steve Sequel” may have you making needed changes in your life to reach your goals and dreams.
Wheatcroft, we give it two big holes in one!
“Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons (Previously zondervan.com
NoSweat Hat Liner–Keeping a Cool Head nosweatco.com Titled Mentored by the King)”
By Brad Brewer w/Paul J. Batura (Skyhorse Publishing)
There’s nothing worse than ruining that white golf hat with disgusting
sweat residue. I’ve had to throw away some decent headwear as a result. Brad Brewer has been on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America
The NoSweat Hat Liner tackles that problem at its source. Just peel list since 2008. Who was his teacher? None other than the King of Golf.
and place the liner inside your hat where it can absorb forehead sweat. Brewer was fortunate enough to have Arnold Palmer as a friend and
Squinting over a shot because of burning eyes ends here. The disposable mentor for nearly 30 years. “Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons” chronicles
NoSweat Hat Liner captures the moisture before it becomes a nuisance. I tested it during a round of golf life teachings that Brewer felt so blessed to have bestowed on him. One of
in the hot Florida heat and sunshine, and it performed wonderfully. NoSweat also makes a helmet liner the more impactful morals that Palmer believed hit home for me. Palmer
that has become a huge hit in the NHL for players like Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie. For those working always believed that true success had nothing to do with the final score and
a construction site, a hard hat liner soaks up work perspiration. This product presented in the 2018 more on how you played the game. I only wish some of my dear but way-to-serious playing companions
PGA Merchandise Show will help you keep a cool head during a sweltering circuit of golf. They are sold would drop their clubs for a second, read this, then go home and hug their wife, children, and grandkids.
exclusively online in 3, 12, and 25 packs. This book definitely offers lessons to learn.




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The Greenbrier~Rites of Passage of the most famous throughout Europe. The 8th hole was styled after the "Redan"
at North Berwick, the 13th after the "Alps" at Prestwick, and the 15th after the
Nick Ciattei "Eden" at St. Andrews. Through the years, the course has hosted legendary golfers
like Snead, Hogan, Player, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Trevino, as well as presidents and
celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment who show up regularly to
Every golfer I know has several courses lined tee it up here
up in the back of his or her mind to try to
play during their lifetime. It’s known as their After the West Virginia floods in June 2016
“golfer’s bucket list,” and this writer scratched caused substantial damage to the course, noted
one course off the list when he happily teed golf course architect Keith Foster was brought in
it up at the Old White TPC Course at The to restore Old White TPC while fully embracing
Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West the original Macdonald/Raynor components.
Virginia. A birthday gift this past October for Golf Digest named The Old White TPC the Best
my “Big 60” from one of the most giving ladies Restoration of 2017. It was also named one of
on the planet turned into a memorable and remarkable getaway for both of us. If America’s 100 Best Public Courses by that same
you have some room in your pail, and I know golfers always have room for another publication. This year’s golf season is interrupted
round, I highly recommend a passage to America’s resort. only by needed maintenance and preparation for The Greenbrier Classic in July
While this event has only been around since 2010, it has already become one of
The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark that has been welcoming guests the most popular events for the players of the PGA Tour. In addition to playing
from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs there that drew this incredible golf course (the oldest on the tour), most of the players bring
their first guests more than 240 years ago continue to lure visitors. The guest list their families to enjoy the 11,000-acre playground and a week’s worth of events
has included 26 of our country’s 45 presidents (including our current golf-crazy celebrating America’s birthday.
leader). In the early 1800s, a cottage community grew into a very fashionable place
to gather. The Springhouse (still standing today) opened in 1835, the first hotel on My circuit around Old White TPC with caddie
the property opened in 1858, and the central section of the current hotel structure reminded me of all the reasons I have had a
opened in 1913. The Greenbrier also served as a WWII military hospital that love affair with this game for so many years.
admitted 24,148 patients. The course was conditioned immaculately, and
I found it hard to imagine that a Tour event had
been held here just three months before. As
traditional and as challenging as any course I
The Old White Hole 18 have played this side of the Atlantic and with
no gimmicks, they present golf as is was meant
to be played. In fact, when they repaired the course, they consulted the original
designers’ drawings and blueprints to make sure they got it right. The renovated
Meadows Course serves as a perfect complement to the historic Old White TPC
The 105th season of golf on The Old White at The Greenbrier officially began this
spring. “The Old White TPC has an amazing story to tell, and it is a significant
part of golf history in the United States,” said Dr. Jill Justice, president of the resort.
Originally designed and constructed by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor
in 1914, this treasured classic was named for the well-known Old White Hotel,
which stood on the resort grounds from 1858 through 1922 Considered the father
of American golf course architecture, Macdonald modeled several holes from some








The Old White Hole 2



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The Greenbrier~Rites of Passage of the most famous throughout Europe. The 8th hole was styled after the "Redan"
at North Berwick, the 13th after the "Alps" at Prestwick, and the 15th after the
Nick Ciattei "Eden" at St. Andrews. Through the years, the course has hosted legendary golfers
like Snead, Hogan, Player, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Trevino, as well as presidents and
celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment who show up regularly to
Every golfer I know has several courses lined tee it up here
up in the back of his or her mind to try to
play during their lifetime. It’s known as their After the West Virginia floods in June 2016
“golfer’s bucket list,” and this writer scratched caused substantial damage to the course, noted
one course off the list when he happily teed golf course architect Keith Foster was brought in
it up at the Old White TPC Course at The to restore Old White TPC while fully embracing
Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West the original Macdonald/Raynor components.
Virginia. A birthday gift this past October for Golf Digest named The Old White TPC the Best
my “Big 60” from one of the most giving ladies Restoration of 2017. It was also named one of
on the planet turned into a memorable and remarkable getaway for both of us. If America’s 100 Best Public Courses by that same
you have some room in your pail, and I know golfers always have room for another publication. This year’s golf season is interrupted
round, I highly recommend a passage to America’s resort. only by needed maintenance and preparation for The Greenbrier Classic in July
While this event has only been around since 2010, it has already become one of
The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark that has been welcoming guests the most popular events for the players of the PGA Tour. In addition to playing
from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs there that drew this incredible golf course (the oldest on the tour), most of the players bring
their first guests more than 240 years ago continue to lure visitors. The guest list their families to enjoy the 11,000-acre playground and a week’s worth of events
has included 26 of our country’s 45 presidents (including our current golf-crazy celebrating America’s birthday.
leader). In the early 1800s, a cottage community grew into a very fashionable place
to gather. The Springhouse (still standing today) opened in 1835, the first hotel on My circuit around Old White TPC with caddie
the property opened in 1858, and the central section of the current hotel structure reminded me of all the reasons I have had a
opened in 1913. The Greenbrier also served as a WWII military hospital that love affair with this game for so many years.
admitted 24,148 patients. The course was conditioned immaculately, and
I found it hard to imagine that a Tour event had
been held here just three months before. As
traditional and as challenging as any course I
The Old White Hole 18 have played this side of the Atlantic and with
no gimmicks, they present golf as is was meant
to be played. In fact, when they repaired the course, they consulted the original
designers’ drawings and blueprints to make sure they got it right. The renovated
Meadows Course serves as a perfect complement to the historic Old White TPC
The 105th season of golf on The Old White at The Greenbrier officially began this
spring. “The Old White TPC has an amazing story to tell, and it is a significant
part of golf history in the United States,” said Dr. Jill Justice, president of the resort.
Originally designed and constructed by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor
in 1914, this treasured classic was named for the well-known Old White Hotel,
which stood on the resort grounds from 1858 through 1922 Considered the father
of American golf course architecture, Macdonald modeled several holes from some








The Old White Hole 2



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The modern, strategic layout of The Meadows includes new signature bunker
concepts in an entertaining but challenging design. Water comes into play on eight
different holes throughout the course to provide challenge not common on The Old
White TPC





The Meadows Hole 18

I would need most of the pages in this magazine to review all of the amenities that
you can find on your migration to The Greenbrier in the Allegheny Mountains.
Let’s explore some of my favorites from my exodus there. Known for its world-
class, authentic, southern hospitality, this quite unique and dazzling resort will
likely transport you back in time as I was with its grand scale architecture and
infamous Dorothy Draper décor. You will literally be walking in the footsteps of
presidents and celebrities that have made The Greenbrier
one of the most iconic resorts in the country. The wealth
of remarkable chandeliers here will likely be one of the
first things that catches your eye as you enter, but only one
comes from the move “Gone with the Wind.” The resort
purchased it from The Debbie Reynolds estate not long Gone With the Wind
after her death, and it now graces the Lobby Bar. Chandelier

At the height of the Cold War a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility now
known as “The Bunker” was built on the property to house Congress in the event
of an attack on the capital. Since exposed to the public in 1992, you can now take a
must-see walking tour to go behind the scenes of a fascinating period of history.
Sam Snead first came here in 1936, and his name has been
synonymous with The Greenbrier as evident with his
memorabilia prominently displayed at The Golf Club and
its two dining venues – Sam Snead’s at The Golf Club and
Slammin’ Sammy's. Snead made his final hole-in-one on
the eighteenth of Old White TPC

The Casino Club, America’s only private casino just for
Greenbrier guests, features table games, slot machines,
and simulcast racing. The Spa, a 40,000 square-foot
pamper palace, is widely recognized as one of the most
luxurious mineral spas in the world. With 35 boutiques
and shops and 20 restaurants, cafes, and lounges, fill
your heart and appetite to content. If golf isn’t your only sporting fix, try tennis,
swimming, bowling, horseback riding, or any of the abundance of outdoor and
indoor activities that will help you make the most of your trip
I realize I’m one of the fortunate ones that can call my line of work play and vice
versa. At this point in my life, I wouldn’t want it any other way. A chapter of your
life spent at The Greenbrier will be one that will provide plenty of memories to
cherish until your next journey there.
For more information visit greenbrier.com

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The modern, strategic layout of The Meadows includes new signature bunker
concepts in an entertaining but challenging design. Water comes into play on eight
different holes throughout the course to provide challenge not common on The Old
White TPC





The Meadows Hole 18

I would need most of the pages in this magazine to review all of the amenities that
you can find on your migration to The Greenbrier in the Allegheny Mountains.
Let’s explore some of my favorites from my exodus there. Known for its world-
class, authentic, southern hospitality, this quite unique and dazzling resort will
likely transport you back in time as I was with its grand scale architecture and
infamous Dorothy Draper décor. You will literally be walking in the footsteps of
presidents and celebrities that have made The Greenbrier
one of the most iconic resorts in the country. The wealth
of remarkable chandeliers here will likely be one of the
first things that catches your eye as you enter, but only one
comes from the move “Gone with the Wind.” The resort
purchased it from The Debbie Reynolds estate not long Gone With the Wind
after her death, and it now graces the Lobby Bar. Chandelier

At the height of the Cold War a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility now
known as “The Bunker” was built on the property to house Congress in the event
of an attack on the capital. Since exposed to the public in 1992, you can now take a
must-see walking tour to go behind the scenes of a fascinating period of history.
Sam Snead first came here in 1936, and his name has been
synonymous with The Greenbrier as evident with his
memorabilia prominently displayed at The Golf Club and
its two dining venues – Sam Snead’s at The Golf Club and
Slammin’ Sammy's. Snead made his final hole-in-one on
the eighteenth of Old White TPC

The Casino Club, America’s only private casino just for
Greenbrier guests, features table games, slot machines,
and simulcast racing. The Spa, a 40,000 square-foot
pamper palace, is widely recognized as one of the most
luxurious mineral spas in the world. With 35 boutiques
and shops and 20 restaurants, cafes, and lounges, fill
your heart and appetite to content. If golf isn’t your only sporting fix, try tennis,
swimming, bowling, horseback riding, or any of the abundance of outdoor and
indoor activities that will help you make the most of your trip
I realize I’m one of the fortunate ones that can call my line of work play and vice
versa. At this point in my life, I wouldn’t want it any other way. A chapter of your
life spent at The Greenbrier will be one that will provide plenty of memories to
cherish until your next journey there.
For more information visit greenbrier.com

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