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Published by The Golf Guide Magazine, 2018-02-08 11:35:59

The Golf Guide, Winter 2018

Cover Story: The Links At Gettysburg

Also Featuring: Bryce Resort, Bowling Green
Destination: Oglebay Resort, Williamsburg, VA

Winter 2018





















Oglebay Resort
8

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Winter 2018 Vol. 20 Issue 1 COVER STORY
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Nick Ciattei 29 PGA Tour Schedules
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Diana Barge
Wes Bolyard 34 Bowling Green
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38 Bryce Resort
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Above: Oglebay Resort, Palmer Course, Hole 17 Par 3


Winter 2018





















Oglebay Resort
8

2 Opening Shot

Winter 2018 Vol. 20 Issue 1 COVER STORY
The Golf Guide, Inc.
206 Morlyn Drive 4 Links At Gettysburg
Stephenson, VA 22656
540-431-5034 8 Golf Destination: Oglebay Resort
golfguideinc.com
sales@golfguideinc.com 12 Feature Courses
Publisher
Nick Ciattei 29 PGA Tour Schedules
Designer – Magazine & Website
Cheryl Brown, Site Schemes 31 Feature Course Regional Map
siteschemes.com
Staff Writers 32 Additional Regional Courses
Mike Ahrnsbrak, PGA
Diana Barge
Wes Bolyard 34 Bowling Green
JoAnne Fernandez
Scott A. Peterson, PGA 36 Mid-Atlantic Tournaments

38 Bryce Resort
facebook.com/golfgetaway 40 Out Of The Bag
twitter: @golfguideinc
42 New Products
The Golf Guide is a trademark of The
Golf Guide, Inc. Reproduction without 44 Golf Destination: Williamsburg
permission is prohibited. The Golf
TM
Guide is not responsible or liable
for any errors, omissions, or other 48 Accommodations & Packages
information. For editorial comments
or additional copies, contact The Golf 54 Shanks & 3-Putts
Guide, 206 Morlyn Drive, Stephenson,
VA 22656. ©2018 The Golf Guide, Inc. 55 Golf Discounts
All Rights Reserved
Published Four Times Annually
YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS 61 Pro’s Corner
AVAILABLE BY SENDING $15.00
(CHECK OR MONEY ORDER)
TO ABOVE ADDRESS Front Cover: Links at Gettysburg (Back Nine)
Above: Oglebay Resort, Palmer Course, Hole 17 Par 3


Opening Shot





Retrospective

Two decades adds up to a long time to do any one thing,
so excuse me as I take a bow in honor of my baby’s
anniversary Any of you who own a small business
realize the sacrifice and sweat that goes into operating
one I feel incredibly blessed to be doing what I love
and now want to take this moment to look back on the
past 20 years and find out together how things have
changed
The brand new Virginia National Golf Course that
graced The Golf Guide’s first cover in 1999 closed years
ago as have many others that were among favorites
for golfers in the mid-Atlantic Golf experienced a
tremendous golf boom at the time, and it felt like a new
golf course opened every other week. The ill effects of
“too much of a good thing” led to many golf courses
going bust before they could host their first golf tournament.
In 1999 a gallon of gas cost an average of $1 22, while in 2017, it evened out at $2 49
The charge for a postage stamp rose from 33 to the current 46 cents. The standard
price of a car climbed from $21K to $33,500 In a world where increased fees for
almost everything seems normal, the cost for a typical round of golf on a weekend
has remained virtually unchanged and now stands at $46 for green fees and a cart
The most dramatic change in golf since 1999 may surprise you. The number of
golfers last year was reported to be around 26 million in the United States compared
to 28 8 million when The Golf Guide first hit newsstands. The high watermark for
golf participation occurred in 2005 when the National Golf Foundation (NGF)
reported 30 million golfers played the game during the peak of what’s commonly
referred to as the “Tiger Effect.”
Now, the GOOD news Over the past couple of years,
the number of beginner golfers continues to grow at a
rapid rate, seeing double digit percentage hikes Much
of this gain can be attributed to the number of people
just looking into taking up the game. The NGF reports
estimates of aspiring golfers have escalated for more than
five years straight. Total “core” or “committed” golfers
also run on the upside. The biggest growth that helps the
game of golf has happened in the number of people who
have never played on a real golf course but have teed it
up on driving ranges or at entertainment complexes like
Topgolf. That number now sits at more than eight million
people, which puts total golf participation at around 32
million. So, finally we see a consistent uptick in the sport.
We obviously still face many obstacles, but who knows
where the next 20 years will take us If it’s anything like
the last 20, prepare for a wild ride




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Opening Shot





Retrospective

Two decades adds up to a long time to do any one thing,
so excuse me as I take a bow in honor of my baby’s
anniversary Any of you who own a small business
realize the sacrifice and sweat that goes into operating
one I feel incredibly blessed to be doing what I love
and now want to take this moment to look back on the
past 20 years and find out together how things have
changed
The brand new Virginia National Golf Course that
graced The Golf Guide’s first cover in 1999 closed years
ago as have many others that were among favorites
for golfers in the mid-Atlantic Golf experienced a
tremendous golf boom at the time, and it felt like a new
golf course opened every other week. The ill effects of
“too much of a good thing” led to many golf courses
going bust before they could host their first golf tournament.
In 1999 a gallon of gas cost an average of $1 22, while in 2017, it evened out at $2 49
The charge for a postage stamp rose from 33 to the current 46 cents. The standard
price of a car climbed from $21K to $33,500 In a world where increased fees for
almost everything seems normal, the cost for a typical round of golf on a weekend
has remained virtually unchanged and now stands at $46 for green fees and a cart
The most dramatic change in golf since 1999 may surprise you. The number of
golfers last year was reported to be around 26 million in the United States compared
to 28 8 million when The Golf Guide first hit newsstands. The high watermark for
golf participation occurred in 2005 when the National Golf Foundation (NGF)
reported 30 million golfers played the game during the peak of what’s commonly
referred to as the “Tiger Effect.”
Now, the GOOD news Over the past couple of years,
the number of beginner golfers continues to grow at a
rapid rate, seeing double digit percentage hikes Much
of this gain can be attributed to the number of people
just looking into taking up the game. The NGF reports
estimates of aspiring golfers have escalated for more than
five years straight. Total “core” or “committed” golfers
also run on the upside. The biggest growth that helps the
game of golf has happened in the number of people who
have never played on a real golf course but have teed it
up on driving ranges or at entertainment complexes like
Topgolf. That number now sits at more than eight million
people, which puts total golf participation at around 32
million. So, finally we see a consistent uptick in the sport.
We obviously still face many obstacles, but who knows
where the next 20 years will take us If it’s anything like
the last 20, prepare for a wild ride




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The Links At Gettysburg ~ Make Your Own History
Nick Ciattei


Near hallowed ground where Union
and Confederate soldiers marched
and camped during the defining
battle of America’s Civil War, a Hole 7 Par 5 Hole 8 Par 4
supreme challenge of golf wages
on at The Links At Gettysburg. If 187-yard par 3 third From the elevated tee, the green appears to have been hewn
into the side of a 25-foot rock wall While the hole diplays a treat to behold, the
an address were to be presented for challenge tests all of your skills. Holes four through six present what I consider
golf in this historic area, it would the scoring section of the outward nine and gently introduce you to the links-style
take place right here at The Links. play you’ll encounter for the rest of the round Face the toughest tee shot of the day
Since first shots fired in 1999, this on the 600-yard par 5 seventh From an elevated tee, you’ll play to a landing strip
unforgettable layout designed by Lindsay Ervin has received accolades fairway with water on both sides Wetlands, two large sand traps, and another 20-
from professional and amateur golfers as well as regional and national foot red rock wall protect the green on the short, 323-yard par 4 eighth, the ultimate
publications Each trip around the course reminds golfers of the ultimate risk-reward hole. The front nine closes with a solid par 4, where the second shot
plays uphill
confrontation that the game provides. The handsomely showcased rolling
Pennsylvania hills envelope lakes, creeks, and even some memorable red Legendary for its difficulty and challenge, the inward nine at The Links brandishes
rock cliffs. The term “eye candy” always comes to mind when thinking water of some sort on each hole On the tenth, a good drive leads to a short iron
about The Links At Gettysburg. played to an elevated green Bunkers and natural forest frame a lovely green
complex on the dogleg right eleventh On what is perhaps the most photographed
Before we venture out to make our own history here, let’s backtrack a bit to hole for its raw beauty and location, an arched stone bridge serves as the only path
remember the saga that put Gettysburg in the record books. The Civil War Battle to the par 3 twelfth’s huge island green. Similar in feel and look, the par 4 thirteenth
of Gettysburg proved to be the bloodiest battle fought on U.S. soil. From July 1 and par 5 fourteenth each have water down the left and woodlands to the right. The
through July 3, 1863, Major General George Gordon Meade led the Union’s Army 233-yard par 3 fifteenth plays over still more water to a 40-yard deep green. Breathe
of the Potomac’s 85,000 men to war against General Robert Edward Lee and his deep on the whopper of a par 4 sixteenth that measures nearly 500 yards from the
approximately 75,000 troops of the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia. gold cannons Anything short on your approach to the tough par 4 seventeenth will
When all was said and done, more than 7,000 soldiers from both sides were killed be swallowed by two large bunkers that protect the green Keep it straight and out
and 33,000 were wounded. Lee’s army took a major hit losing more than a third of several hazards that come into play on the par 5 eighteenth, a dandy of a closer
of their militia. These irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined that provides a realistic birdie opportunity to end your round
with the Confederate surrender at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, marked what
is widely regarded as the turning point in the Civil War even though the conflict
would continue for nearly two more years
Tiny Civil War cannons serve as tee markers
honoring the region’s history Six generous
sets of tees ranging from 4800 to just over 7000
yards gives players of many levels the chance
to experience this Southern Pennsylvania
gem. The front nine poses less threat than its
rather daunting back nine but at the same time
delivers the goods in character and beauty
The opening hole is generally played as a par 4
lay-up as the fairway drops off significantly at about 225 yards out. The approach
runs downhill over a creek and into a striking stone wall If you could vote for a
signature hole at The Links At Gettysburg, one of the finalists would have to be the

Hole 13 Par 4
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The Links At Gettysburg ~ Make Your Own History
Nick Ciattei


Near hallowed ground where Union
and Confederate soldiers marched
and camped during the defining
battle of America’s Civil War, a Hole 7 Par 5 Hole 8 Par 4
supreme challenge of golf wages
on at The Links At Gettysburg. If 187-yard par 3 third From the elevated tee, the green appears to have been hewn
into the side of a 25-foot rock wall While the hole diplays a treat to behold, the
an address were to be presented for challenge tests all of your skills. Holes four through six present what I consider
golf in this historic area, it would the scoring section of the outward nine and gently introduce you to the links-style
take place right here at The Links. play you’ll encounter for the rest of the round Face the toughest tee shot of the day
Since first shots fired in 1999, this on the 600-yard par 5 seventh From an elevated tee, you’ll play to a landing strip
unforgettable layout designed by Lindsay Ervin has received accolades fairway with water on both sides Wetlands, two large sand traps, and another 20-
from professional and amateur golfers as well as regional and national foot red rock wall protect the green on the short, 323-yard par 4 eighth, the ultimate
publications Each trip around the course reminds golfers of the ultimate risk-reward hole. The front nine closes with a solid par 4, where the second shot
plays uphill
confrontation that the game provides. The handsomely showcased rolling
Pennsylvania hills envelope lakes, creeks, and even some memorable red Legendary for its difficulty and challenge, the inward nine at The Links brandishes
rock cliffs. The term “eye candy” always comes to mind when thinking water of some sort on each hole On the tenth, a good drive leads to a short iron
about The Links At Gettysburg. played to an elevated green Bunkers and natural forest frame a lovely green
complex on the dogleg right eleventh On what is perhaps the most photographed
Before we venture out to make our own history here, let’s backtrack a bit to hole for its raw beauty and location, an arched stone bridge serves as the only path
remember the saga that put Gettysburg in the record books. The Civil War Battle to the par 3 twelfth’s huge island green. Similar in feel and look, the par 4 thirteenth
of Gettysburg proved to be the bloodiest battle fought on U.S. soil. From July 1 and par 5 fourteenth each have water down the left and woodlands to the right. The
through July 3, 1863, Major General George Gordon Meade led the Union’s Army 233-yard par 3 fifteenth plays over still more water to a 40-yard deep green. Breathe
of the Potomac’s 85,000 men to war against General Robert Edward Lee and his deep on the whopper of a par 4 sixteenth that measures nearly 500 yards from the
approximately 75,000 troops of the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia. gold cannons Anything short on your approach to the tough par 4 seventeenth will
When all was said and done, more than 7,000 soldiers from both sides were killed be swallowed by two large bunkers that protect the green Keep it straight and out
and 33,000 were wounded. Lee’s army took a major hit losing more than a third of several hazards that come into play on the par 5 eighteenth, a dandy of a closer
of their militia. These irreplaceable losses to the South’s largest army, combined that provides a realistic birdie opportunity to end your round
with the Confederate surrender at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, marked what
is widely regarded as the turning point in the Civil War even though the conflict
would continue for nearly two more years
Tiny Civil War cannons serve as tee markers
honoring the region’s history Six generous
sets of tees ranging from 4800 to just over 7000
yards gives players of many levels the chance
to experience this Southern Pennsylvania
gem. The front nine poses less threat than its
rather daunting back nine but at the same time
delivers the goods in character and beauty
The opening hole is generally played as a par 4
lay-up as the fairway drops off significantly at about 225 yards out. The approach
runs downhill over a creek and into a striking stone wall If you could vote for a
signature hole at The Links At Gettysburg, one of the finalists would have to be the

Hole 13 Par 4
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Two clubhouses and a triple-tiered
stone patio sit gracefully on the
property. The Red Rock Grille in
the golf clubhouse serves breakfast,
lunch, and dinner and specializes in
grilled foods with a full bar Indoor
and outdoor seating overlooks
several holes of the back nine
The second clubhouse seats up to
Hole 11 Par 4 Hole 12 Par 3

225 guests and along with award-
winning dining, serves an ideal spot
for couples looking for a place to
tie the knot Parts of the golf course
pass as props for photographers
Imagine your wedding and reception
in beautiful Southern Pennsylvania
with awesome views of the Blue
Ridge Mountains as the backdrop Hole 17 Par 4
Whether you plan a magnificent
indoor-outdoor event in the Spring, Summer or Fall, or the splendor of a Winter
wonderland wedding by their stone fireplace, The Links can create the perfect
setting for your event. A stunning French Country development of single-family
homes and luxury condominiums, also situated on the property, only add beauty to
the area’s landscape

The Links At Gettysburg in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the
hot spot for golf events in the area
Tourism brings many golfers to the
course, but local businesses and
organizations also host outings
here If you were to rate courses
on aesthetics alone, The Links At
Gettysburg knows few rivals. I
guarantee you’ll find so much more
here as it is recognized as one of the
top daily fee tracts in the four-state region with a 4-1/2 star rating by Golf Digest
and a “Must-Play” stamp from GolfStyles So, take time to open your new chapter of
history with a golf venture to The Links At Gettysburg.








Hole 4 Par 5
For more information visit thelinksatgettysburg.com

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Two clubhouses and a triple-tiered
stone patio sit gracefully on the
property. The Red Rock Grille in
the golf clubhouse serves breakfast,
lunch, and dinner and specializes in
grilled foods with a full bar Indoor
and outdoor seating overlooks
several holes of the back nine
The second clubhouse seats up to
Hole 11 Par 4 Hole 12 Par 3

225 guests and along with award-
winning dining, serves an ideal spot
for couples looking for a place to
tie the knot Parts of the golf course
pass as props for photographers
Imagine your wedding and reception
in beautiful Southern Pennsylvania
with awesome views of the Blue
Ridge Mountains as the backdrop Hole 17 Par 4
Whether you plan a magnificent
indoor-outdoor event in the Spring, Summer or Fall, or the splendor of a Winter
wonderland wedding by their stone fireplace, The Links can create the perfect
setting for your event. A stunning French Country development of single-family
homes and luxury condominiums, also situated on the property, only add beauty to
the area’s landscape

The Links At Gettysburg in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the
hot spot for golf events in the area
Tourism brings many golfers to the
course, but local businesses and
organizations also host outings
here If you were to rate courses
on aesthetics alone, The Links At
Gettysburg knows few rivals. I
guarantee you’ll find so much more
here as it is recognized as one of the
top daily fee tracts in the four-state region with a 4-1/2 star rating by Golf Digest
and a “Must-Play” stamp from GolfStyles So, take time to open your new chapter of
history with a golf venture to The Links At Gettysburg.








Hole 4 Par 5
For more information visit thelinksatgettysburg.com

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Oglebay Resort & Conference Center 1962. The driving range doubles as a
A “Nature”-all Experience ski slope in the winter months One
key event in Oglebay Resort’s history
Nick Ciattei that brought significant change would
most likely be the opening of the
Wilson Lodge in 1957. That turning
point transformed the property into a
Wheeling, West Virginia, treats visitors to a fascinating resort that offers plenty of year-round vacation spot. Consequently,
great golf among their many amenities Oglebay Resort & Conference Center has the two championship golf courses that
three distinct golf courses, but what stood out most about my stay at Oglebay was Jones Course Hole 4 were added, the Jones in 1970 and the
my return to nature. You see, Oglebay stretches out over nearly 1,800 acres with Palmer in 2000, moved Oglebay into the
abundant wildlife, walking trails, and gardens at every turn. This exquisite property golf resort category Both outstanding tracks form the Speidel Golf Club and round
located inside Wheeling Park serves as the backdrop for a wonderful resort and golf out the golfing menu of sixty-three sporting holes at Oglebay.
destination
I tend to agree with the consensus that
We must go back more than 100 years to trace the resort’s the course designed by the legendary
tradition of hospitality started by Earl W. Oglebay. He eventually Robert Trent Jones, Sr is the most
willed his property, including his estate and mansion, to the people challenging that you will find during
of Wheeling and only requested that they “shall operate it for your stay at Oglebay. The multiple tee
public recreation.” The City of Wheeling has remained committed placements allow the course to play
to his stipulation, as Oglebay Resort has provided year-round from 7000 yards at the tips to just 4659
recreational activities and exceptional overnight accommodations yards from the forward set It was the
for generations of families and groups first public course undertaken by Jones,
who described his layout as “a fair test Jones Course Hole 9
Golf at Oglebay
of golf” but one that would lead to an
“easy bogey, tough par.” The so-called
Golf arrived at Oglebay on July 4, 1930, “Monster on the Hill” played host to the
when the front nine at Crispin Golf West Virginia LPGA Classic from 1974
Course opened One of the focal points till 1984, so you know it packs a punch
of the Crispin Center, the course added The modern marvel at the Arnold Palmer
a second nine and golf shop in 1938 as Signature Golf Course was added due
construction continued through the to the demand golfers placed on the
depression by the Civilian Conservation other two courses. It quickly became the
Corps. The Crispin Course perfectly favorite of the lot for its playability and
complements the other golf choices Palmer Course Hole 9
Crispin Course Hole 1 available at Oglebay Resort. The very clever, novel design features that include
six par 3 holes, seven par 4 holes, and five
par 5 holes. The Palmer track offers plenty of scoring opportunities and signature
playable 5 670-yard par 71 Crispin Golf moments during a round and like the Jones, has quite a few awe-inspiring elevation
Course rolls over hills and valleys quite changes It’s a must play on your stay at Oglebay
naturally. The builders of the iconic
Oakmont Country Club also roughed
in the actual greens here, and this
golfer found the putting surfaces quite
interesting. Crispin has quite a story to
tell ... Arnold Palmer played the course
for the first time in an exhibition match
in 1963 and walked off with a 9-under Crispin Course Hole 7
course record. Play this terrific set of
par 3s, along with some reachable par 5s, and you will understand why the Crispin
Course has been a regional favorite for more than 80 years. The picturesque Par
3 and Driving Range Clubhouse on the north side of the park became a reality in

Palmer Course Hole 14 (forefront) Hole 15 (rear)
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Oglebay Resort & Conference Center 1962. The driving range doubles as a
A “Nature”-all Experience ski slope in the winter months One
key event in Oglebay Resort’s history
Nick Ciattei that brought significant change would
most likely be the opening of the
Wilson Lodge in 1957. That turning
point transformed the property into a
Wheeling, West Virginia, treats visitors to a fascinating resort that offers plenty of year-round vacation spot. Consequently,
great golf among their many amenities Oglebay Resort & Conference Center has the two championship golf courses that
three distinct golf courses, but what stood out most about my stay at Oglebay was Jones Course Hole 4 were added, the Jones in 1970 and the
my return to nature. You see, Oglebay stretches out over nearly 1,800 acres with Palmer in 2000, moved Oglebay into the
abundant wildlife, walking trails, and gardens at every turn. This exquisite property golf resort category Both outstanding tracks form the Speidel Golf Club and round
located inside Wheeling Park serves as the backdrop for a wonderful resort and golf out the golfing menu of sixty-three sporting holes at Oglebay.
destination
I tend to agree with the consensus that
We must go back more than 100 years to trace the resort’s the course designed by the legendary
tradition of hospitality started by Earl W. Oglebay. He eventually Robert Trent Jones, Sr is the most
willed his property, including his estate and mansion, to the people challenging that you will find during
of Wheeling and only requested that they “shall operate it for your stay at Oglebay. The multiple tee
public recreation.” The City of Wheeling has remained committed placements allow the course to play
to his stipulation, as Oglebay Resort has provided year-round from 7000 yards at the tips to just 4659
recreational activities and exceptional overnight accommodations yards from the forward set It was the
for generations of families and groups first public course undertaken by Jones,
who described his layout as “a fair test Jones Course Hole 9
Golf at Oglebay
of golf” but one that would lead to an
“easy bogey, tough par.” The so-called
Golf arrived at Oglebay on July 4, 1930, “Monster on the Hill” played host to the
when the front nine at Crispin Golf West Virginia LPGA Classic from 1974
Course opened One of the focal points till 1984, so you know it packs a punch
of the Crispin Center, the course added The modern marvel at the Arnold Palmer
a second nine and golf shop in 1938 as Signature Golf Course was added due
construction continued through the to the demand golfers placed on the
depression by the Civilian Conservation other two courses. It quickly became the
Corps. The Crispin Course perfectly favorite of the lot for its playability and
complements the other golf choices Palmer Course Hole 9
Crispin Course Hole 1 available at Oglebay Resort. The very clever, novel design features that include
six par 3 holes, seven par 4 holes, and five
par 5 holes. The Palmer track offers plenty of scoring opportunities and signature
playable 5 670-yard par 71 Crispin Golf moments during a round and like the Jones, has quite a few awe-inspiring elevation
Course rolls over hills and valleys quite changes It’s a must play on your stay at Oglebay
naturally. The builders of the iconic
Oakmont Country Club also roughed
in the actual greens here, and this
golfer found the putting surfaces quite
interesting. Crispin has quite a story to
tell ... Arnold Palmer played the course
for the first time in an exhibition match
in 1963 and walked off with a 9-under Crispin Course Hole 7
course record. Play this terrific set of
par 3s, along with some reachable par 5s, and you will understand why the Crispin
Course has been a regional favorite for more than 80 years. The picturesque Par
3 and Driving Range Clubhouse on the north side of the park became a reality in

Palmer Course Hole 14 (forefront) Hole 15 (rear)
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Take note of the horticulture, which come directly from the 16-acre Bissonnette Carriage House Glass and Oglebay Glass
Gardens located within the resort. You’ll see beautiful hanging baskets on every tee! Museum, which honor West Virginia’s
glass industry. You will enjoy a visit to
both
Oglebay truly offers golf at every
skill-level. However, regardless of
whether you play golf or not, you will
experience the wonderful hospitality and
atmosphere that has families returning
annually

So, let’s talk logistics If you reside in the Baltimore-
Washington metro area, you arrive after a comfortable
Lodging and Amenities at Oglebay 4½ hour drive. You need to travel just a bit farther from
Philadelphia and just 60 minutes from the steel city. The
It comes as little surprise that Oglebay has guests who return year after year to rates are quite affordable for a 3-day/2-night stay, and
enjoy the wonderful array of available lodging options. The newly renovated as you would expect, you can build a package online to
Wilson Lodge has 330 rooms and suites, but larger golf groups normally choose your specifications whether you are staying at the lodge
from one of the 54 cottages on the property that include three with eight bedrooms or renting a cottage. If you seek a golf resort that doesn’t
All have oversized kitchens and social areas with fireplaces. These cottages make take an all-day drive and one that won’t break the bank
perfect accommodations for buddy golf trips Four estate houses present more of an on anybody’s budget, venture out to the “all” nature
executive-type retreat encampment known as Oglebay Resort & Conference
Center
Golf packages include an awesome spread each morning called the Mountaineer For more information visit oglebay.com
Breakfast Buffet in the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, which also serves dinner nightly.
Additionally, the Wilson Lodge is home to the GlassWorks Grill for more casual
dining and tasty libations for some rounds after your rounds.

Other notable amenities include the West Spa at Oglebay, featuring Swedish and
Deep Tissue massages. The three-acre Schenk Lake has paddle boats and kayaks,
and you can even do a little fishing because the lake is stocked with bass, trout, and
catfish. The resort also has indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis center, horseback
riding, and skiing and snow tubing Speaking of cold weather, the Winter Festival of
Lights delights guests across a three-mile frolic through the resort in season.
Oglebay also furnishes several other
attractions unique to most regional
destinations. This writer has been to
many resorts but none with its own
zoo. The 35-acre Good Zoo houses more
than 50 species of animals, including
endangered species like red pandas,
cheetahs, and even an albino alligator
These animals certainly must feel right
at home considering all the wildlife that
surrounds them I encountered deer and
foxes each day during my stay

The founder’s estate home has become the Mansion Museum and displays artifacts
that depicts the history of the area I was fascinated by the pieces found in the


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Take note of the horticulture, which come directly from the 16-acre Bissonnette Carriage House Glass and Oglebay Glass
Gardens located within the resort. You’ll see beautiful hanging baskets on every tee! Museum, which honor West Virginia’s
glass industry. You will enjoy a visit to
both
Oglebay truly offers golf at every
skill-level. However, regardless of
whether you play golf or not, you will
experience the wonderful hospitality and
atmosphere that has families returning
annually

So, let’s talk logistics If you reside in the Baltimore-
Washington metro area, you arrive after a comfortable
Lodging and Amenities at Oglebay 4½ hour drive. You need to travel just a bit farther from
Philadelphia and just 60 minutes from the steel city. The
It comes as little surprise that Oglebay has guests who return year after year to rates are quite affordable for a 3-day/2-night stay, and
enjoy the wonderful array of available lodging options. The newly renovated as you would expect, you can build a package online to
Wilson Lodge has 330 rooms and suites, but larger golf groups normally choose your specifications whether you are staying at the lodge
from one of the 54 cottages on the property that include three with eight bedrooms or renting a cottage. If you seek a golf resort that doesn’t
All have oversized kitchens and social areas with fireplaces. These cottages make take an all-day drive and one that won’t break the bank
perfect accommodations for buddy golf trips Four estate houses present more of an on anybody’s budget, venture out to the “all” nature
executive-type retreat encampment known as Oglebay Resort & Conference
Center
Golf packages include an awesome spread each morning called the Mountaineer For more information visit oglebay.com
Breakfast Buffet in the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, which also serves dinner nightly.
Additionally, the Wilson Lodge is home to the GlassWorks Grill for more casual
dining and tasty libations for some rounds after your rounds.

Other notable amenities include the West Spa at Oglebay, featuring Swedish and
Deep Tissue massages. The three-acre Schenk Lake has paddle boats and kayaks,
and you can even do a little fishing because the lake is stocked with bass, trout, and
catfish. The resort also has indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis center, horseback
riding, and skiing and snow tubing Speaking of cold weather, the Winter Festival of
Lights delights guests across a three-mile frolic through the resort in season.
Oglebay also furnishes several other
attractions unique to most regional
destinations. This writer has been to
many resorts but none with its own
zoo. The 35-acre Good Zoo houses more
than 50 species of animals, including
endangered species like red pandas,
cheetahs, and even an albino alligator
These animals certainly must feel right
at home considering all the wildlife that
surrounds them I encountered deer and
foxes each day during my stay

The founder’s estate home has become the Mansion Museum and displays artifacts
that depicts the history of the area I was fascinated by the pieces found in the


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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
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
#1 Municipal Golf Course in West Virginia —Golf Digest
Nestled in the northern neck of the Shenandoah Valley
against the backdrop of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains One of the mid-Atlantic’s most popular golf destinations
lies the picturesque Bowling Green Country Club. For each year is the scenic Cacapon Resort State Park. This
more than 30 years, both the North and South courses challenging championship golf venue sits in the rolling
have offered golfer-friendly designs with gently rolling foothills of the 2,300 foot Cacapon Mountain and is the
terrain, finely manicured conditions, and smooth bentgrass centerpiece of the 6,000 acre park near Berkeley Springs,
putting surfaces. The North course features several lakes, West Virginia. Designed by famous golf course Designer
towering willows, and even an island green. The South Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the layout makes prime use of
course offers a shorter course than today’s standard. While the rolling hills at the base of the ridge. Rated as one of
favored among seniors and ladies, this course has plenty the 130 best designed courses in the United States, this
of character golf for players of all abilities with its rolling outstanding facility features 73 well placed sand bunkers
fairways and large, undulating greens. Bowling Green and three ponds. Holes 4 and 8 share a double green
North and South, managed by Wingfield Golf Properties, that stretches more than 100 yards wide. USA Today put
are located near Winchester and Front Royal via Route Cacapon on its list of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the
522. “Where the Skyline is Only a Short Drive Away” country. The resort is located 30 minutes from I-81 on
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
“Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles Rated HHH1/2 —Golf Digest
#1 Municipal Golf Course in West Virginia —Golf Digest
Nestled in the northern neck of the Shenandoah Valley
against the backdrop of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains One of the mid-Atlantic’s most popular golf destinations
lies the picturesque Bowling Green Country Club. For each year is the scenic Cacapon Resort State Park. This
more than 30 years, both the North and South courses challenging championship golf venue sits in the rolling
have offered golfer-friendly designs with gently rolling foothills of the 2,300 foot Cacapon Mountain and is the
terrain, finely manicured conditions, and smooth bentgrass centerpiece of the 6,000 acre park near Berkeley Springs,
putting surfaces. The North course features several lakes, West Virginia. Designed by famous golf course Designer
towering willows, and even an island green. The South Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the layout makes prime use of
course offers a shorter course than today’s standard. While the rolling hills at the base of the ridge. Rated as one of
favored among seniors and ladies, this course has plenty the 130 best designed courses in the United States, this
of character golf for players of all abilities with its rolling outstanding facility features 73 well placed sand bunkers
fairways and large, undulating greens. Bowling Green and three ponds. Holes 4 and 8 share a double green
North and South, managed by Wingfield Golf Properties, that stretches more than 100 yards wide. USA Today put
are located near Winchester and Front Royal via Route Cacapon on its list of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the
522. “Where the Skyline is Only a Short Drive Away” country. The resort is located 30 minutes from I-81 on
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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FairField, 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.
800-548-8504 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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FairField, 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.
800-548-8504 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
Head Professional: Dean Greer
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 FOREST
DYE 6723 72 72.8 140 BLUE 3579 3190 3277
BLACK 6161 72 70.2 134 WHITE 3341 3030 3119
WHITE 5807 72 68.6 130 GOLD 3056 2850 2814
RED 4819 72 64.2 119 RED 2686 2805 2776
GREEN 2421 2319 2392

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
Head Professional: Dean Greer
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 FOREST
DYE 6723 72 72.8 140 BLUE 3579 3190 3277
BLACK 6161 72 70.2 134 WHITE 3341 3030 3119
WHITE 5807 72 68.6 130 GOLD 3056 2850 2814
RED 4819 72 64.2 119 RED 2686 2805 2776
GREEN 2421 2319 2392

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 “#3 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
“#9 in PA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2006 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest “Rolex Top 1,000 Courses” —2011
“#10 in MD, Best Public Golf Courses” —Golf Magazine 2012
Set among the rolling hills and mountains of Adams County,
The Links At Gettysburg is situated near the area’s most Recipient of national attention, Maryland National, in
historic countryside. Prepare for sensory overload when Middletown, MD, holds acclaim for its tremendous layout
you battle this challenging layout. The magnificent upscale with impeccable turf conditions. To add to the beauty of the
championship course features steep 35’ rock cliffs, stone- course, a well-trained and very hospitable staff makes the
lined tee boxes and bridges, ten lakes, and waterfalls, golfer feel warmly welcomed from the moment they arrive.
offering a great round of golf for all levels of ability. The Nestled in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of Frederick,
beautiful clubhouses accommodate up to 200 guests; a Maryland National offers majestic views of the surrounding
triple-tier brick patio overlooking the 11th, 12th, and 18th countryside. This par 71, 6811-yard masterpiece includes
greens accommodates 300. Visit today on Mason-Dixon open links-style holes, wetland carries, and wooded tree
Road, minutes from Route 15 and less than an hour away lined fairways that will surely keep your interest at every
from Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Harrisburg, PA. turn. Additional amenities include a spectacular clubhouse
Experience the beauty and unique challenge of The Links with restaurant, on-board GPS, and complimentary practice
At Gettysburg. use facility. Maryland National, located just off I-70, 45
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.
Head Professional: Jason Robinson General Manager: Josh Dotson
Superintendent: Clear Vision Turf, LLC
“#3 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2015
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
Bill “Farmer” Meadows’ dream, Meadows Farms Golf
Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town claims fame Course, has become one of the most unique courses
as one of the top courses in the state of West Virginia. in all of America. Located in Locust Grove, VA, this
Locust Hill maintains championship golf conditions with 27-hole layout features several golf holes that can only
outstanding bentgrass tees and greens. Playing at just be described as one-of-a-kind. From the 841-yard par 6
over 7000 yards from the tips, this facility provides plenty recognized in The Guinness Book of Records as “The
of challenge. Lakes, ponds, and streams bring 35 acres of Longest Hole in the United States” to the baseball and
water into play on ten holes. The finishing four holes are waterfall holes, Meadows Farms combines fun and great
as good as you’ll find anywhere, wrapping up with the 455- value. Meadows’ talent for unique landscaping can also
yard, par 4 eighteenth that features a dramatic approach be seen throughout the course. A pre-civil war homestead
shot over a large lake. Golf Digest awarded Locust Hill and cemetery on the very ground where civil war battles
one of the “Top 125 in Country for Best Value.” The course were fought can also be found here. A fabulous clubhouse
handles corporate and charity golf outings. With the overlooking the course features the Red Bull Grill. Situated
excitement of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, on beautiful gently rolling countryside, Meadows Farms is
the area has plenty to offer. Golf, Racing, and Gaming located 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond,
make for the perfect sporting getaway. Locust Hill is located 45 minutes from Charlottesville, and only 15 minutes from
west of Charles Town off Route 51, a little more than a Fredericksburg.
beautiful hour’s drive from the Baltimore and Washington
beltways.
304-728-7300 540-854-9890
locusthillgolf.com meadowsfarmsgolfcourse.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Island/Longest Island/Waterfall Longest/Waterfall
BLACK 7005 72 73.0 130 YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE
WHITE 6394 72 70.9 128 BLUE 7014 138 6067 124 6824 135
GREY 5772 72 68.4 123 WHITE 6323 129 5475 117 6280 128
RED 5112 72 69.9 118 GOLD 5478 111 4842 107 5560 113
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 “#3 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
“#9 in PA, America’s Best Golf Courses” —Golfweek 2006 “Top Must Play Courses” —GolfStyles
Rated HHHH1/2 —Golf Digest “Rolex Top 1,000 Courses” —2011
“#10 in MD, Best Public Golf Courses” —Golf Magazine 2012
Set among the rolling hills and mountains of Adams County,
The Links At Gettysburg is situated near the area’s most Recipient of national attention, Maryland National, in
historic countryside. Prepare for sensory overload when Middletown, MD, holds acclaim for its tremendous layout
you battle this challenging layout. The magnificent upscale with impeccable turf conditions. To add to the beauty of the
championship course features steep 35’ rock cliffs, stone- course, a well-trained and very hospitable staff makes the
lined tee boxes and bridges, ten lakes, and waterfalls, golfer feel warmly welcomed from the moment they arrive.
offering a great round of golf for all levels of ability. The Nestled in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of Frederick,
beautiful clubhouses accommodate up to 200 guests; a Maryland National offers majestic views of the surrounding
triple-tier brick patio overlooking the 11th, 12th, and 18th countryside. This par 71, 6811-yard masterpiece includes
greens accommodates 300. Visit today on Mason-Dixon open links-style holes, wetland carries, and wooded tree
Road, minutes from Route 15 and less than an hour away lined fairways that will surely keep your interest at every
from Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Harrisburg, PA. turn. Additional amenities include a spectacular clubhouse
Experience the beauty and unique challenge of The Links with restaurant, on-board GPS, and complimentary practice
At Gettysburg. use facility. Maryland National, located just off I-70, 45
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.
Head Professional: Jason Robinson General Manager: Josh Dotson
Superintendent: Clear Vision Turf, LLC
“#3 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2015
Rated HHHH —Golf Digest
Bill “Farmer” Meadows’ dream, Meadows Farms Golf
Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town claims fame Course, has become one of the most unique courses
as one of the top courses in the state of West Virginia. in all of America. Located in Locust Grove, VA, this
Locust Hill maintains championship golf conditions with 27-hole layout features several golf holes that can only
outstanding bentgrass tees and greens. Playing at just be described as one-of-a-kind. From the 841-yard par 6
over 7000 yards from the tips, this facility provides plenty recognized in The Guinness Book of Records as “The
of challenge. Lakes, ponds, and streams bring 35 acres of Longest Hole in the United States” to the baseball and
water into play on ten holes. The finishing four holes are waterfall holes, Meadows Farms combines fun and great
as good as you’ll find anywhere, wrapping up with the 455- value. Meadows’ talent for unique landscaping can also
yard, par 4 eighteenth that features a dramatic approach be seen throughout the course. A pre-civil war homestead
shot over a large lake. Golf Digest awarded Locust Hill and cemetery on the very ground where civil war battles
one of the “Top 125 in Country for Best Value.” The course were fought can also be found here. A fabulous clubhouse
handles corporate and charity golf outings. With the overlooking the course features the Red Bull Grill. Situated
excitement of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, on beautiful gently rolling countryside, Meadows Farms is
the area has plenty to offer. Golf, Racing, and Gaming located 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond,
make for the perfect sporting getaway. Locust Hill is located 45 minutes from Charlottesville, and only 15 minutes from
west of Charles Town off Route 51, a little more than a Fredericksburg.
beautiful hour’s drive from the Baltimore and Washington
beltways.
304-728-7300 540-854-9890
locusthillgolf.com meadowsfarmsgolfcourse.com
YARDAGE PAR RATING SLOPE Island/Longest Island/Waterfall Longest/Waterfall
BLACK 7005 72 73.0 130 YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE YARDAGE SLOPE
WHITE 6394 72 70.9 128 BLUE 7014 138 6067 124 6824 135
GREY 5772 72 68.4 123 WHITE 6323 129 5475 117 6280 128
RED 5112 72 69.9 118 GOLD 5478 111 4842 107 5560 113
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
“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
“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
Five Diamond Award—AAA
Richland Golf Club, formerly known as Hollow Creek,
has opened under new ownership and is managed by The award-winning Rocky Gap Golf Course is the only Jack
East Coast Golf Management Company. Nestled in the Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland. The 18-hole
Middletown Valley of Frederick County MD, Richland Golf layout has become a “must-play” for golfers seeking a
Club offers a truly special place to unwind and relax from challenging, yet affordable, championship experience at
the daily grind with amazing views of the Catoctin Mountain a scenic setting in the Appalachian Mountains of Western
Range. Just minutes from I-70, this Rick Jacobson design Maryland. The course opened in 1999, and Rocky Gap
cascades over the rolling countryside making it both Casino Resort operates the facility. Rocky Gap has been
aesthetic and enjoyable for players of all abilities. With home to PGA and NCAA sponsored tournaments and has
distances ranging from 5000 to 6800 yards and a choice received recognition from golf publications as one the best
of four sets of tees, this impeccably maintained layout courses to play in Maryland. Rocky Gap designers took
requires precise shot making, yet yields playability to all in the lush landscape and included views of the 243-acre
golfers. Richland proudly offers all-inclusive golf packages Lake Habeeb. A mountainous, tree-lined terrain with
that can be tailored to suit the needs of your next golf several elevation changes creates the front nine. Expansive
outing for 20 to 200 golfers. Richland Golf Club’s popular and gently rolling meadows house the back nine. Located
Valley Grill Sports Bar has twenty foot wide high definition at the entrance of Maryland’s Rocky Gap State Park, just
TVs so you can catch whatever sport you favor while off Interstate 68, golfers from throughout the Northeastern
enjoying great eats and your favorite beverage. Come United States are drawn to the Rocky Gap.
enjoy the exciting changes at Richland Golf Club.
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
Five Diamond Award—AAA
Richland Golf Club, formerly known as Hollow Creek,
has opened under new ownership and is managed by The award-winning Rocky Gap Golf Course is the only Jack
East Coast Golf Management Company. Nestled in the Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland. The 18-hole
Middletown Valley of Frederick County MD, Richland Golf layout has become a “must-play” for golfers seeking a
Club offers a truly special place to unwind and relax from challenging, yet affordable, championship experience at
the daily grind with amazing views of the Catoctin Mountain a scenic setting in the Appalachian Mountains of Western
Range. Just minutes from I-70, this Rick Jacobson design Maryland. The course opened in 1999, and Rocky Gap
cascades over the rolling countryside making it both Casino Resort operates the facility. Rocky Gap has been
aesthetic and enjoyable for players of all abilities. With home to PGA and NCAA sponsored tournaments and has
distances ranging from 5000 to 6800 yards and a choice received recognition from golf publications as one the best
of four sets of tees, this impeccably maintained layout courses to play in Maryland. Rocky Gap designers took
requires precise shot making, yet yields playability to all in the lush landscape and included views of the 243-acre
golfers. Richland proudly offers all-inclusive golf packages Lake Habeeb. A mountainous, tree-lined terrain with
that can be tailored to suit the needs of your next golf several elevation changes creates the front nine. Expansive
outing for 20 to 200 golfers. Richland Golf Club’s popular and gently rolling meadows house the back nine. Located
Valley Grill Sports Bar has twenty foot wide high definition at the entrance of Maryland’s Rocky Gap State Park, just
TVs so you can catch whatever sport you favor while off Interstate 68, golfers from throughout the Northeastern
enjoying great eats and your favorite beverage. Come United States are drawn to the Rocky Gap.
enjoy the exciting changes at Richland Golf Club.
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 PGA Club Professional: Tripp McIntyre
“#7 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016 “#3 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016
“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 PGA Club Professional: Tripp McIntyre
“#7 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016 “#3 in Virginia” —Golf Advisor 2016
“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
“#5 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses”—Golfweek 2016
“#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 “#7 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
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
“#5 in MD, America’s Best Golf Courses”—Golfweek 2016
“#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 “#7 in Maryland” —Golf Advisor 2016
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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FEB 8-11 AT&T National Pro-Am Boca Raton Championship
Pebble Beach Golf Links Old Course at Broken Sound Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
FEB 15-18 Genesis Open Chubb Classic ISPS Handa Australian Open
Riviera Country Club The TwinEagles Golf Club Royal Adelaide Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
FEB 22-25 The Honda Classic Honda LPGA Thailand
PGA National–Champion Course Siam Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 1-4 WGC-Mexico Championship Cologuard Classic HSBC Women’s Champions
Club de Golf Chapultepec Omni Tuscon National Sentosa Golf Club-Tanjong Course
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAR 8-11 Valspar Championship Toshiba Classic
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Newport Beach Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 15-18 Arnold Palmer Invitational Bank of Hope Founders Cup
Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge Wildfire Golf Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 22-25 WGC-Match Play Championship Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic KIA Classic
Austin Country Club Fallen Oak Golf Club Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
Corales Puntacana Championship
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club
(GOLF)
MAR 29-APR 1 Shell Houston Open ANA Inspiration
Golf Club of Houston Mission Hills Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
APR 5-8 The Masters
Augusta National Golf Club
(ESPN/CBS)
APR 12-15 RBC Heritage Mitsubishi Electric Classic Lotte Championship by Hershey
Harbour Town Golf Links TPC Sugarloaf Ko Olina Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
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 L&P Cosmetic 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
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FEB 8-11 AT&T National Pro-Am Boca Raton Championship
Pebble Beach Golf Links Old Course at Broken Sound Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF)
FEB 15-18 Genesis Open Chubb Classic ISPS Handa Australian Open
Riviera Country Club The TwinEagles Golf Club Royal Adelaide Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
FEB 22-25 The Honda Classic Honda LPGA Thailand
PGA National–Champion Course Siam Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 1-4 WGC-Mexico Championship Cologuard Classic HSBC Women’s Champions
Club de Golf Chapultepec Omni Tuscon National Sentosa Golf Club-Tanjong Course
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
MAR 8-11 Valspar Championship Toshiba Classic
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Newport Beach Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 15-18 Arnold Palmer Invitational Bank of Hope Founders Cup
Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge Wildfire Golf Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
MAR 22-25 WGC-Match Play Championship Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic KIA Classic
Austin Country Club Fallen Oak Golf Club Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF) (GOLF)
Corales Puntacana Championship
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club
(GOLF)
MAR 29-APR 1 Shell Houston Open ANA Inspiration
Golf Club of Houston Mission Hills Country Club
(GOLF/NBC) (GOLF)
APR 5-8 The Masters
Augusta National Golf Club
(ESPN/CBS)
APR 12-15 RBC Heritage Mitsubishi Electric Classic Lotte Championship by Hershey
Harbour Town Golf Links TPC Sugarloaf Ko Olina Golf Club
(GOLF/CBS) (GOLF) (GOLF)
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 L&P Cosmetic 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
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MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Clustered Spires Blue Ridge Shadows Shenandoah Valley
301-600-1295 1 866-631-9661 1 540-636-GOLF (4653) 14
Maryland National Bowling Green Sly Fox
301-371-0000 2 North 540-635-2024 540-635-7814 15
Musket Ridge South 540-635-2883 2 Viniterra
301-293-9930 3 Bryce 804-932-3888 16
540-856-2124 3
Richland The Vista Links
301-371-0400 4 Caverns 540-261-GOLF (4653) 17
888-443-6551 4
Rocky Gap
301-784-8500 5 Front Royal WEST VIRGINIA golfguideinc.com
540-636-9061 5
Whiskey Creek 888-306-3673
888-883-1174 6 The Gauntlet Cacapon Resort
Worthington Manor 540-752-0963 6 304-258-1022 1
301-874-5400 7 Heritage Oaks Locust Hill
540-442-6502 7 304-728-7300 2
PENNSYLVANIA Lakeview The Woods
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 Shenandoah Valley
301-600-1295 1 866-631-9661 1 540-636-GOLF (4653) 14
Maryland National Bowling Green Sly Fox
301-371-0000 2 North 540-635-2024 540-635-7814 15
Musket Ridge South 540-635-2883 2 Viniterra
301-293-9930 3 Bryce 804-932-3888 16
540-856-2124 3
Richland The Vista Links
301-371-0400 4 Caverns 540-261-GOLF (4653) 17
888-443-6551 4
Rocky Gap
301-784-8500 5 Front Royal WEST VIRGINIA golfguideinc.com
540-636-9061 5
Whiskey Creek 888-306-3673
888-883-1174 6 The Gauntlet Cacapon Resort
Worthington Manor 540-752-0963 6 304-258-1022 1
301-874-5400 7 Heritage Oaks Locust Hill
540-442-6502 7 304-728-7300 2
PENNSYLVANIA Lakeview The Woods
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 301-601-9209 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 Holly Meadows – Parsons 304-478-3406 Woodbrier – Martinsburg 304-274-9818
Wyncote – Oxford 610-932-8900

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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 301-601-9209 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 Holly Meadows – Parsons 304-478-3406 Woodbrier – Martinsburg 304-274-9818
Wyncote – Oxford 610-932-8900

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Bowling Green Country Club The South Course, while
The Morrison Legacy Lives On somewhat shorter than its older
sibling, is favored among seniors
Nick Ciattei and women for its very playable
length just a tick under 6000
yards Bowling Green–South
offers abundantly sized greens
Nearly 35 years ago Lynwood Morrison saw that the and wider fairways Golfers also
region needed another facility that offered quality love the South course because
golf at an affordable tariff. At that time the mid-
Atlantic witnessed an outburst of new upscale golf South Course Hole 15 Par 4
courses popping up across the area While several
of those courses have already closed, Morrison’s of its lack of hazards. You will more
recipe endures at Bowling Green Country Club just than likely finish with the same
outside of Front Royal, VA. His first go-round in the ball with which you started. Better
golf business occurred back in the 1960s when he skilled players will still find plenty of
developed the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in the challenge, especially on the closing
northeastern corner of Warren County. After selling holes A couple of short par 4s appear
Shenandoah, Morrison eventually started work on on the front nine of this par 70, while
the North Course at Bowling Green, which opened in the back nine heats up with a tough
1984, and then completed the South Course eight years later. Each day Lynwood’s stretch starting at the fourteenth, a South Course Hole 16 Par 5
wife Nellie would be doing her thing in the kitchen or in the garden. They were par 4 well-known for its roller coaster fairway Two more treacherous par 4s follow
quite a team. Sadly, both have passed on, but the Morrison’s legacy lives on through I’ve always found the fifteenth to be just plain difficult from tee to green. Sixteen,
their family and management team that continue to carry on using his formula on the longest of the lot tipping in at 450 yards, will wow you with stunning views of
these two championship 18-hole courses the valley and Blue Ridge Mountains

The North Course, the tougher of the Bowling Green has recently restored bunkers and cart paths throughout the
two eighteens, remains one that is very property and has scheduled more improvements to come. Longtime Bowling Green
playable even though several changes Superintendent David Lewallen does a terrific job in keeping both courses in tip-top
have been made Bowling Green–North shape. The facility has two clubhouses, two grand ballrooms, and two golf courses
measures in at just less than 6500 yards that make wonderful venues for weddings, parties, and golf tournament events of
from the tips, but its tight fairway and any size
moderately sized greens create enough
nuisance. The par 71 features several Bowling Green Country Club General Manager Adam Engley notes that golfers
lakes, towering willows, and a relatively can take advantage of several exciting options for 2018 memberships Among the
dry drainage creek that can gobble up North Course Hole 5 Par 5 more popular categories that the club offers are the Young Professional Membership
for those 35 and under, the Senior Weekday for those 55 and older, and Junior
shots on no less than ten holes Big Weekday for those 17 and under. These memberships as well as others available
hitters can reach both par 5s on the include unlimited green fees, four guest passes, and pro shop and range discounts
front side in two with the latter hole You will also receive preferred rates at the three other Wingfield properties in
being a great risk/reward endeavor Virginia. Engley points out that an alternative to buying a membership is to join
The most recognized hole is the par 3 the Associate Member Club For about the cost of two rounds of golf, you get back 2
fourth, which has undergone a complete free rounds plus ample savings year-round at both 18-hole championship courses at
metamorphosis A normal 170-yard par Bowling Green
3 became a bulk-headed island green,
and more recently, a natural land slope
North Course Hole 14 Par 4 The Morrison’s will always be fondly remembered in this part of Virginia for
replaced old wood surrounding the their hard work and outstanding contributions to the game of golf. Those goals of
green to complete the transition Several providing a terrific product and keeping the sport affordable for everyone continues
short par 4s characterized by tricky undulating greens punctuate the back nine on on today at Bowling Green County Club
the North Course Score level par for good results on the two long par 3s on the
inward nine
For more information visit bowlinggreencountryclub.net

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Bowling Green Country Club The South Course, while
The Morrison Legacy Lives On somewhat shorter than its older
sibling, is favored among seniors
Nick Ciattei and women for its very playable
length just a tick under 6000
yards Bowling Green–South
offers abundantly sized greens
Nearly 35 years ago Lynwood Morrison saw that the and wider fairways Golfers also
region needed another facility that offered quality love the South course because
golf at an affordable tariff. At that time the mid-
Atlantic witnessed an outburst of new upscale golf South Course Hole 15 Par 4
courses popping up across the area While several
of those courses have already closed, Morrison’s of its lack of hazards. You will more
recipe endures at Bowling Green Country Club just than likely finish with the same
outside of Front Royal, VA. His first go-round in the ball with which you started. Better
golf business occurred back in the 1960s when he skilled players will still find plenty of
developed the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in the challenge, especially on the closing
northeastern corner of Warren County. After selling holes A couple of short par 4s appear
Shenandoah, Morrison eventually started work on on the front nine of this par 70, while
the North Course at Bowling Green, which opened in the back nine heats up with a tough
1984, and then completed the South Course eight years later. Each day Lynwood’s stretch starting at the fourteenth, a South Course Hole 16 Par 5
wife Nellie would be doing her thing in the kitchen or in the garden. They were par 4 well-known for its roller coaster fairway Two more treacherous par 4s follow
quite a team. Sadly, both have passed on, but the Morrison’s legacy lives on through I’ve always found the fifteenth to be just plain difficult from tee to green. Sixteen,
their family and management team that continue to carry on using his formula on the longest of the lot tipping in at 450 yards, will wow you with stunning views of
these two championship 18-hole courses the valley and Blue Ridge Mountains

The North Course, the tougher of the Bowling Green has recently restored bunkers and cart paths throughout the
two eighteens, remains one that is very property and has scheduled more improvements to come. Longtime Bowling Green
playable even though several changes Superintendent David Lewallen does a terrific job in keeping both courses in tip-top
have been made Bowling Green–North shape. The facility has two clubhouses, two grand ballrooms, and two golf courses
measures in at just less than 6500 yards that make wonderful venues for weddings, parties, and golf tournament events of
from the tips, but its tight fairway and any size
moderately sized greens create enough
nuisance. The par 71 features several Bowling Green Country Club General Manager Adam Engley notes that golfers
lakes, towering willows, and a relatively can take advantage of several exciting options for 2018 memberships Among the
dry drainage creek that can gobble up North Course Hole 5 Par 5 more popular categories that the club offers are the Young Professional Membership
for those 35 and under, the Senior Weekday for those 55 and older, and Junior
shots on no less than ten holes Big Weekday for those 17 and under. These memberships as well as others available
hitters can reach both par 5s on the include unlimited green fees, four guest passes, and pro shop and range discounts
front side in two with the latter hole You will also receive preferred rates at the three other Wingfield properties in
being a great risk/reward endeavor Virginia. Engley points out that an alternative to buying a membership is to join
The most recognized hole is the par 3 the Associate Member Club For about the cost of two rounds of golf, you get back 2
fourth, which has undergone a complete free rounds plus ample savings year-round at both 18-hole championship courses at
metamorphosis A normal 170-yard par Bowling Green
3 became a bulk-headed island green,
and more recently, a natural land slope
North Course Hole 14 Par 4 The Morrison’s will always be fondly remembered in this part of Virginia for
replaced old wood surrounding the their hard work and outstanding contributions to the game of golf. Those goals of
green to complete the transition Several providing a terrific product and keeping the sport affordable for everyone continues
short par 4s characterized by tricky undulating greens punctuate the back nine on on today at Bowling Green County Club
the North Course Score level par for good results on the two long par 3s on the
inward nine
For more information visit bowlinggreencountryclub.net

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Date Tournament Location

March 12 MAPGA TopGolf Team Challenge TopGolf Loudoun
April 3 MAPGA Central Chapter Pro-Pro Army Navy Country Club
April 9 MAPGA Northern Chapter Pro-Pro Beaver Creek Country Club
April 14-15 WV Two Person Scramble Stonewall Resort
April 16 MAPGA Two Person Scramble Sparrows Point Country Club
April 23 MSGA Four-Ball Stroke Play Country Club at Woodmore
April 23-24 PA Dressler Memorial Championship Country Club of York
April 23-24 MAPGA Match Play Springfield Golf & Country Club
April 28-29 VSGA Virginia-West Virginia Matches Olde Mill Golf Club
April 28-29 MAPGA/VSGA Junior Four-Ball Ford’s Colony Country Club
April 30 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Holly Hills Country Club
April 30 VSGA Club Championship The Foundry Golf Club
April 30 MAPGA Central Chapter Match Play Locust Hill Golf Club
April 30 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
April 30 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier Waynesboro Country Club
May 2 Apple Blossom Classic Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
May 8 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Cattail Creek Golf Club
May 8 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier The Club at Viniterra
May 9-10 Pennsylvania Senior Match Play LedgeRock Golf Club
May 10 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier – WV Locust Hill Golf Club
May 10 U.S. Open Local Qualifier – VA Farmington Country Club
May 14 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier – VA Hermitage Country Club
May 14 U.S. Open Local Qualifier – MD Hillendale Country Club
May 14-15 PA Senior Four-Ball Championship Lehigh Country Club
May 17 West Virginia Amateur Qualifier The Club at Cress Creek
May 17 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Sparrows Point Country Club
May 19-20 VSGA Four Ball Stroke Play Championship Cedar Point Country Club
May 21 MAPGA Senior-Junior Championship The Suburban Club
May 22 MSGA Senior Four-Ball Championship Kenwood Country Club
May 24 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Queenstown Harbor Golf Club

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Date Tournament Location

March 12 MAPGA TopGolf Team Challenge TopGolf Loudoun
April 3 MAPGA Central Chapter Pro-Pro Army Navy Country Club
April 9 MAPGA Northern Chapter Pro-Pro Beaver Creek Country Club
April 14-15 WV Two Person Scramble Stonewall Resort
April 16 MAPGA Two Person Scramble Sparrows Point Country Club
April 23 MSGA Four-Ball Stroke Play Country Club at Woodmore
April 23-24 PA Dressler Memorial Championship Country Club of York
April 23-24 MAPGA Match Play Springfield Golf & Country Club
April 28-29 VSGA Virginia-West Virginia Matches Olde Mill Golf Club
April 28-29 MAPGA/VSGA Junior Four-Ball Ford’s Colony Country Club
April 30 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Holly Hills Country Club
April 30 VSGA Club Championship The Foundry Golf Club
April 30 MAPGA Central Chapter Match Play Locust Hill Golf Club
April 30 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
April 30 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier Waynesboro Country Club
May 2 Apple Blossom Classic Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
May 8 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Cattail Creek Golf Club
May 8 VSGA Four-Ball Qualifier The Club at Viniterra
May 9-10 Pennsylvania Senior Match Play LedgeRock Golf Club
May 10 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier – WV Locust Hill Golf Club
May 10 U.S. Open Local Qualifier – VA Farmington Country Club
May 14 U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier – VA Hermitage Country Club
May 14 U.S. Open Local Qualifier – MD Hillendale Country Club
May 14-15 PA Senior Four-Ball Championship Lehigh Country Club
May 17 West Virginia Amateur Qualifier The Club at Cress Creek
May 17 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Sparrows Point Country Club
May 19-20 VSGA Four Ball Stroke Play Championship Cedar Point Country Club
May 21 MAPGA Senior-Junior Championship The Suburban Club
May 22 MSGA Senior Four-Ball Championship Kenwood Country Club
May 24 Maryland State Am/Open Qualifier Queenstown Harbor Golf Club

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Feature Story Feature Story





Bryce Resort ~ Fore all Seasons season In addition to the links and
slopes, Bryce continues to ride the
Nick Ciattei cusp for the modern-day thrill seeker
with a wide range of other outdoor
activities including the recently
Located about 20 minutes off I-81 in what redesigned Zipline Adventure. This
feels like its own little corner of the world 11-line quest cruises 90 feet off the ground and crisscrosses the mountain taking
you will encounter the delightful four- nearly two hours to complete. The snow tubing lanes transform into a 330-foot
season Bryce Resort in Basye, VA. The Ed summer tubing romp with no bathing suit or water required. The mountain Bike
Ault-designed golf course along with the Park at Bryce continues to be one of the more popular attractions for extremists.
ski slopes at Bryce form the cornerstones Eight trails range from beginner to advanced on the custom-built, shredder
for the plethora of year-round activities you approved park. Designed by Gravity Logic, it was built by 402 Trails. Bryce’s
will find here. This beautiful layout opened specially equipped quad chairlift allows you
Hole 3 Par 3 in 1970 and spreads across 400 acres on to take your bike over the cone of the park
the east side of Great North Mountain An and spend more time on the trails taking
initial glance at the scorecard reveals comfortable yardages that make Bryce one the jumps Additional distractions for you
of the more player-friendly layouts in the region. Peppered with a fine mix of tree- to partake in include conventional outdoor
lined holes and several others that play across rolling open land, the main obstacle recess like swimming, boating, and fishing
to contend with is Stony Creek, a handsome flowing tributary that comes into play at Lake Laura.
on 12 of the holes
Reaching Bryce Resort entails a leisurely 2-hour journey from the Washington
The front nine at Bryce opens with one of the great holes in the valley. The 573-yard DC Beltway through the Shenandoah Valley, and with plenty of recreation for the
par 5 gently doglegs to the right and requires two forced carries over the creek from entire family, you score an affordable getaway any season of the year.
the tee box and on your approach A majority of the front nine plays on the most For more information visit bryceresort.com
secluded part of the unique course where the front and back nines are separated by
an airport runway. The tee box on the par 3 eighth could pass as a landing strip as
you take off towards one of the course’s longest greens. You get a terrific view of
the ski slopes at Bryce from the tee of the par 4 ninth Some golfers enjoy playing
golf during the day and then take in some night skiing after a round here.

Short and sloping would accurately describe the par 4 back side opener. Holes
fourteen, par 4, and fifteen, par 3 are the holes most recognized at Bryce Resort.
You can catch glimpses of them from the entry road, and they are very good holes
to boot. Both of the par 5s on the inward nine are long, respected holes. The uphill
thirteenth has a challenging green while the sixteenth requires some clever shots to
negotiate properly Another rather charming trait of the property is that residents
lay claim and care for several attractive flower gardens that are situated around the
course

The ski facility at Bryce is recognized as one
of the premier resorts in the mid-Atlantic and
has frequently received “The Most Family
Friendly Ski Resort” accolades by trade
publications. A new quad lift that was added
several years ago really helped the resort give
the skiers and snowboarders more time on
the slopes. Three 800-foot snow tubing lanes
provide fun and excitement for the whole
family, even the non-skier. The trails at Bryce face the colder west side that allows
around the clock snow-making when Mother Nature cooperates like she has this

Hole 12 Par 4
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Feature Story Feature Story





Bryce Resort ~ Fore all Seasons season In addition to the links and
slopes, Bryce continues to ride the
Nick Ciattei cusp for the modern-day thrill seeker
with a wide range of other outdoor
activities including the recently
Located about 20 minutes off I-81 in what redesigned Zipline Adventure. This
feels like its own little corner of the world 11-line quest cruises 90 feet off the ground and crisscrosses the mountain taking
you will encounter the delightful four- nearly two hours to complete. The snow tubing lanes transform into a 330-foot
season Bryce Resort in Basye, VA. The Ed summer tubing romp with no bathing suit or water required. The mountain Bike
Ault-designed golf course along with the Park at Bryce continues to be one of the more popular attractions for extremists.
ski slopes at Bryce form the cornerstones Eight trails range from beginner to advanced on the custom-built, shredder
for the plethora of year-round activities you approved park. Designed by Gravity Logic, it was built by 402 Trails. Bryce’s
will find here. This beautiful layout opened specially equipped quad chairlift allows you
Hole 3 Par 3 in 1970 and spreads across 400 acres on to take your bike over the cone of the park
the east side of Great North Mountain An and spend more time on the trails taking
initial glance at the scorecard reveals comfortable yardages that make Bryce one the jumps Additional distractions for you
of the more player-friendly layouts in the region. Peppered with a fine mix of tree- to partake in include conventional outdoor
lined holes and several others that play across rolling open land, the main obstacle recess like swimming, boating, and fishing
to contend with is Stony Creek, a handsome flowing tributary that comes into play at Lake Laura.
on 12 of the holes
Reaching Bryce Resort entails a leisurely 2-hour journey from the Washington
The front nine at Bryce opens with one of the great holes in the valley. The 573-yard DC Beltway through the Shenandoah Valley, and with plenty of recreation for the
par 5 gently doglegs to the right and requires two forced carries over the creek from entire family, you score an affordable getaway any season of the year.
the tee box and on your approach A majority of the front nine plays on the most For more information visit bryceresort.com
secluded part of the unique course where the front and back nines are separated by
an airport runway. The tee box on the par 3 eighth could pass as a landing strip as
you take off towards one of the course’s longest greens. You get a terrific view of
the ski slopes at Bryce from the tee of the par 4 ninth Some golfers enjoy playing
golf during the day and then take in some night skiing after a round here.

Short and sloping would accurately describe the par 4 back side opener. Holes
fourteen, par 4, and fifteen, par 3 are the holes most recognized at Bryce Resort.
You can catch glimpses of them from the entry road, and they are very good holes
to boot. Both of the par 5s on the inward nine are long, respected holes. The uphill
thirteenth has a challenging green while the sixteenth requires some clever shots to
negotiate properly Another rather charming trait of the property is that residents
lay claim and care for several attractive flower gardens that are situated around the
course

The ski facility at Bryce is recognized as one
of the premier resorts in the mid-Atlantic and
has frequently received “The Most Family
Friendly Ski Resort” accolades by trade
publications. A new quad lift that was added
several years ago really helped the resort give
the skiers and snowboarders more time on
the slopes. Three 800-foot snow tubing lanes
provide fun and excitement for the whole
family, even the non-skier. The trails at Bryce face the colder west side that allows
around the clock snow-making when Mother Nature cooperates like she has this

Hole 12 Par 4
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Out of the Bag Out of the Bag





Courses in the mid-Atlantic endured another tough year propel Tobacco Road into the future,” said
as we watched more of them close. A second go-round Tobacco Road Co-owner Mark Stewart.
for Cannon Ridge in Fredericksburg, VA, unfortunately “Tobacco Road is one of the most iconic
concluded the same way as the first one. The golf course golf course designs in the country, and we
tried to make a comeback in 2016 after a multi-year are privileged to help make this facility the
closure, but it just didn’t work for the demand Deane best that it can be,” said KemperSports
Beman/Bobby Weed design. Those who venture to Myrtle CEO Steve Skinner. Tobacco Road ranks
Beach may be surprised to hear that the delightful as the No. 6 Best Public Course in North
Heather Glen Golf Links, the 27-hole facility in Little Carolina by Golfweek magazine and No.
River, NC, has closed after 30 years and is designated 88 on GOLF Magazine's Top-100 Public
to become a real estate development. The owners of Courses.
Westpark Golf Club in Leesburg have sold its property to
CalAtlantic, a large home developer. The situation there is The USGA has announced that Woodmont Country Club in
very fluid, so it remains to be seen what will happen to the Rockville, MD, will host the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur
course ready for their 50th anniversary this year. Some Championship. Scheduled for August 3-9, 2020, this will be
other lofty courses in our region have now come up for the first USGA championship contested at Woodmont, which
sale. No one knows what might happen at Bulle Rock, the has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying for 30 of the last
#1 ranked public course in Maryland. It would be a dark day if this Pete Dye masterpiece 31 years. While Woodmont traces its roots to 1913, it moved
were to disappear. Two of the most unique courses near Williamsburg have also both to its current location in 1950. Alfred Tull designed the North
turned up on the trading block. The Tradition Clubs at Stonehouse and Royal New Kent Course, which will host the championship. In 1999, the course
futures appear to be in a holding pattern. Hopefully, the powers that be will see what these underwent extensive renovations by Arthur Hills that included
two Strantz-designed courses have to offer. work on bunkers and teeing grounds. In 2007, Hills completed further work, replacing all
18 original greens, rebuilding greenside bunkers, and installing a new irrigation system.
A non-profit group has started turning some heads in its work “It is an honor for Woodmont Country Club to have been selected to host the 2020 U.S.
assisting junior golf. Born in Northern California, Youth on Course Women’s Amateur, and to bring this distinguished championship to the nation’s capital,”
provides young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, said Barry Forman, president of Woodmont Country Club. Notable U.S. Women’s
caddie programs, and paid internships. The organization is growing Amateur champions include Juli Inkster, Patty Berg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Carol
throughout America and now exists in 19 regions but strives to Semple Thompson, and Lydia Ko. The South Course at Woodmont plays a part in golf and
be in all 50 states soon. More than 30,000 kids ages 6-18 can USGA history, as well. In the first round of 2000 U.S. Open sectional qualifying, Shigeki
play at more than 700 partner courses. The organization enabled Maruyama shot a 58 on the course, a U.S. Open qualifying record.
junior golfers to play more than 100,000 rounds at $5 or less last
year and awarded $315,000 in college scholarships. “We are on a 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA, has been named the 2017 “Public
mission to inspire the 2.9 million golfers ages 6-17 who are starting Golf Leader” by the National Golf Course Owners Association
the game earlier in life,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course Mid-Atlantic. This award was presented to Dave Ahart, Director
Executive Director. NBA MVP Steph Curry serves as a vocal ambassador of the program. of Golf at 1757, in recognition of the programs executed by this
For information and list of partners, visit youthoncourse.org. public facility to promote golf in the region. 1757 is owned and
operated by Billy Casper Golf (BCG). “Refining our approach and making our public golf
Another more established organization that promotes youth experience better is a never-ending mission,” says Aaron Czajka, BCG Regional Director
in golf, The First Tee (thefirsttee.org), recognized outstanding of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic. “We're really excited about what the future holds for
contributors during its 20th anniversary meeting held last 1757.”
November. Founder’s Award recipients included Johnson &
Johnson, The Golf Channel, and World Golf Hall of Fame
member Annika Sorenstam. The First Tee of Hampton Roads
VA received $20,000 in scholarships from Shell Oil Company,
the Founding Corporate Partner.
KemperSports has been selected by the owners of Tobacco
Road Golf Club to provide consulting services for their golf
club. Widely considered one of the most ambitious golf course
designs in the last 20 years, Tobacco Road was the vision of
famed architect Mike Strantz. Located just over 20 miles from The Village of Pinehurst
in Sanford, NC, the layout was built on land that was previously used for tobacco farming
until sand mining and excavation shaped the landscape into dynamic land forms. “In
today's competitive golf market, we felt that KemperSports was the right partner to help



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Out of the Bag Out of the Bag





Courses in the mid-Atlantic endured another tough year propel Tobacco Road into the future,” said
as we watched more of them close. A second go-round Tobacco Road Co-owner Mark Stewart.
for Cannon Ridge in Fredericksburg, VA, unfortunately “Tobacco Road is one of the most iconic
concluded the same way as the first one. The golf course golf course designs in the country, and we
tried to make a comeback in 2016 after a multi-year are privileged to help make this facility the
closure, but it just didn’t work for the demand Deane best that it can be,” said KemperSports
Beman/Bobby Weed design. Those who venture to Myrtle CEO Steve Skinner. Tobacco Road ranks
Beach may be surprised to hear that the delightful as the No. 6 Best Public Course in North
Heather Glen Golf Links, the 27-hole facility in Little Carolina by Golfweek magazine and No.
River, NC, has closed after 30 years and is designated 88 on GOLF Magazine's Top-100 Public
to become a real estate development. The owners of Courses.
Westpark Golf Club in Leesburg have sold its property to
CalAtlantic, a large home developer. The situation there is The USGA has announced that Woodmont Country Club in
very fluid, so it remains to be seen what will happen to the Rockville, MD, will host the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur
course ready for their 50th anniversary this year. Some Championship. Scheduled for August 3-9, 2020, this will be
other lofty courses in our region have now come up for the first USGA championship contested at Woodmont, which
sale. No one knows what might happen at Bulle Rock, the has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying for 30 of the last
#1 ranked public course in Maryland. It would be a dark day if this Pete Dye masterpiece 31 years. While Woodmont traces its roots to 1913, it moved
were to disappear. Two of the most unique courses near Williamsburg have also both to its current location in 1950. Alfred Tull designed the North
turned up on the trading block. The Tradition Clubs at Stonehouse and Royal New Kent Course, which will host the championship. In 1999, the course
futures appear to be in a holding pattern. Hopefully, the powers that be will see what these underwent extensive renovations by Arthur Hills that included
two Strantz-designed courses have to offer. work on bunkers and teeing grounds. In 2007, Hills completed further work, replacing all
18 original greens, rebuilding greenside bunkers, and installing a new irrigation system.
A non-profit group has started turning some heads in its work “It is an honor for Woodmont Country Club to have been selected to host the 2020 U.S.
assisting junior golf. Born in Northern California, Youth on Course Women’s Amateur, and to bring this distinguished championship to the nation’s capital,”
provides young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, said Barry Forman, president of Woodmont Country Club. Notable U.S. Women’s
caddie programs, and paid internships. The organization is growing Amateur champions include Juli Inkster, Patty Berg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Carol
throughout America and now exists in 19 regions but strives to Semple Thompson, and Lydia Ko. The South Course at Woodmont plays a part in golf and
be in all 50 states soon. More than 30,000 kids ages 6-18 can USGA history, as well. In the first round of 2000 U.S. Open sectional qualifying, Shigeki
play at more than 700 partner courses. The organization enabled Maruyama shot a 58 on the course, a U.S. Open qualifying record.
junior golfers to play more than 100,000 rounds at $5 or less last
year and awarded $315,000 in college scholarships. “We are on a 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA, has been named the 2017 “Public
mission to inspire the 2.9 million golfers ages 6-17 who are starting Golf Leader” by the National Golf Course Owners Association
the game earlier in life,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course Mid-Atlantic. This award was presented to Dave Ahart, Director
Executive Director. NBA MVP Steph Curry serves as a vocal ambassador of the program. of Golf at 1757, in recognition of the programs executed by this
For information and list of partners, visit youthoncourse.org. public facility to promote golf in the region. 1757 is owned and
operated by Billy Casper Golf (BCG). “Refining our approach and making our public golf
Another more established organization that promotes youth experience better is a never-ending mission,” says Aaron Czajka, BCG Regional Director
in golf, The First Tee (thefirsttee.org), recognized outstanding of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic. “We're really excited about what the future holds for
contributors during its 20th anniversary meeting held last 1757.”
November. Founder’s Award recipients included Johnson &
Johnson, The Golf Channel, and World Golf Hall of Fame
member Annika Sorenstam. The First Tee of Hampton Roads
VA received $20,000 in scholarships from Shell Oil Company,
the Founding Corporate Partner.
KemperSports has been selected by the owners of Tobacco
Road Golf Club to provide consulting services for their golf
club. Widely considered one of the most ambitious golf course
designs in the last 20 years, Tobacco Road was the vision of
famed architect Mike Strantz. Located just over 20 miles from The Village of Pinehurst
in Sanford, NC, the layout was built on land that was previously used for tobacco farming
until sand mining and excavation shaped the landscape into dynamic land forms. “In
today's competitive golf market, we felt that KemperSports was the right partner to help



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footwear for the course and became an immediate fan for the comfort and Well, he never found that magic formula, but the advancements in the
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TecTecTec Laser Rangefinders–See See Rider US.TecTecTec.com
The brutal cold spell we experienced will long be remembered, and thank
goodness, I had one of the NEW fleece blankets offered by Ballpark Laser Rangefinders can be a great tool on the golf course when picking
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to your game day gear or maybe even part of your early morning tee-time models have three scanning modes allowing you to get the right distance whether you are firing at the flag
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see more PGA Tour players choosing a compression sock, because they see The Blast Motion Sensor is a swing analyzer device about the size of a
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HackersRx–Keep It Simple hackersRX.com
Hydaway Bottle–Disappearing Act hydawaybottle.com
Golf, as we all know, is one of the hardest games to master. Most of us
could always use a little tip to help our play and scoring potential. Well, Here’s another clever idea for golfers or anyone who is on the go. We
here’s a big tip. It all starts with aim, stance, and ball position. The have reviewed many drink bottles here at The Golf Guide over the years
HackersRx training tool is a simple to use aid that works on those big three but none quite like the Hydaway collapsible bottle. This very unique water
fundamentals to your set-up and swing. Product Inventor Dr. Dick Miller bottle does what it says. It literally expands to 6 inches for use and folds
calls his baby “The Prescription for Proper Practice.” Coming from a retired surgeon, I guess he knows up like an accordion down to 1 inch when not in use so that you can easily
his medicine! HackersRx can be used outdoors and indoors during the off season. Simply adjust the device carry it in a golf bag or gym bag. The large size can hold up to 21-ounces
on the practice surface, and you will get some instant reference on your stance and alignment. It can of water and it also fits handily in most car or golf cart cup holders. So, it’s portable, it’s collapsible, and
assist the beginner golfer into getting into the practice of a proper stance and position and assist the better it’s re-usable. It even has a carrying handle and a flip up straw for those who prefer sipping. The Hydaway
player who wants to flight the ball higher/lower or looking at swing path for fades and draws. Several comes with a watertight guarantee and is dishwasher safe. For those of us that need a splash of flavor or
players and teachers use this as a regular practice utensil. The online training guide can take you step by carbonation, the Hydaway can handle both. It comes in eight bright colors and right now is sold exclusively
step for each shot and club in your bag and can be purchased from their website or at Amazon or eBay. online. Get a Hydaway today before it disappears!


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New Products New Products





ECCO Cage Pro Golf Shoe–Feet First eccousa.com Bridgestone Tour B Golf Balls–To B Fit or Not B Fit bridgestonegolf.com
Finding a comfortable golf shoe for my wide feet has always been an My late father would describe the ideal golf ball that he would like to play
ongoing challenge. About 10 years ago, I was introduced to ECCO as one that would go straight and was allergic to both wood and water.
footwear for the course and became an immediate fan for the comfort and Well, he never found that magic formula, but the advancements in the
style. They offered everything I was looking for in a golf shoe. The Cage golf ball world since his days has made it easier to play the proper ball
Pro, one of ECCO’s latest designs, has a unique sole that looks like it may that fits your game. Bridgestone Golf has always been one of the leaders
have been developed by NASA. The SPYDR-GRIP design uses naturally in premium golf balls, and their new for 2018 Tour B series combines
placed pivot points for stability as opposed to a standard golf shoe grid, and it’s lightweight with a golf ball performance with modern technology to make sure you pull out the right ball on the first tee.
water-resistant leather layer. Most shoes, particularly golf shoes, need a bit of a work-in period to sustain Bridgestone used data from more than 3 million ball fittings to identify the needs of players who can now
complete comfort and fit. The ECCO Cage had a decent fit right from the outset. Now, the part I really go through either of two different fittings to find the model best suited for their game. The free BFIT
like. The shoe comes with a removable inlay sole that allows my extra wide foot the extra wide width it Golf Ball Fitting App turns your iPhone into a launch monitor or the online “Quick Fit” shows you fitting
needs! See the selection of all the golf shoes and other footwear on their website, and you can visit DICK’S options. My game (average score and low-mid club speed) fit the Tour B RX model. Three other type balls
Sporting Goods to get golf ready the ECCO way this spring. (X, XS, and RXS) round out the series. These tools now make it a no-brainer to play the appropriate ball.
Be fit.
Ballpark Blueprints Fleece Blanket–Warm UP ballparkblueprints.com
TecTecTec Laser Rangefinders–See See Rider US.TecTecTec.com
The brutal cold spell we experienced will long be remembered, and thank
goodness, I had one of the NEW fleece blankets offered by Ballpark Laser Rangefinders can be a great tool on the golf course when picking
Blueprints to warm up. Yes, they have found another way for you to show out the proper yardage before attempting any shot. My conversations
your love for the game of golf or for your favorite sports team’s venue. with golfers have led me to believe some feel like (1) rangefinders are too
I chose the Pebble Beach design, and as with Ballpark Blueprints’ other expensive and (2) rangefinders are complicated to use. They obviously
products, I was impressed with the detail of the actual print. But what have not tried the TecTecTec line that will most likely eliminate those two
jumped out this time was the quality of the blanket. It has a super soft concerns. I tend to agree that the easier the rangefinder, the better, and
fleece face with a fluffy-warm Sherpa reverse. It would be a nice addition we would put TecTecTec’s right up there for their straightforward use. All
to your game day gear or maybe even part of your early morning tee-time models have three scanning modes allowing you to get the right distance whether you are firing at the flag
essentials. For me, it has become a friend to my couch and those who or just avoiding a hazard. The viewing screen is clear and concise, and the graphics are simple to read. The
frequent it. Ballpark Blueprints has more than 90 prints available and entire array of TecTecTec rangefinders come in standard or “S” models that adjust readings to elevation
an ever-growing selection of merchandise that would make excellent gift changes. This handsome device could make the difference between having to play out of the bunker or
choices for that sport enthusiast Dad on Father’s Day. putting for birdie. Get one and you may SEE lower scores.
CEP Compression Socks–The Blood Pumper cepcompression.com Blast–Capture the Motion blastmotion.com
Because they are absolutely the best golf sock we have reviewed, we want Any serious golfer should consider this device, especially if you are looking
to talk about the CEP Compression Socks again. This year you will likely to improve your game using all of the technology and resources available.
see more PGA Tour players choosing a compression sock, because they see The Blast Motion Sensor is a swing analyzer device about the size of a
the benefits that they bring. In a nutshell, CEP has engineered socks that quarter that attaches to your club to provide accurate real-time motion
promote maximum blood circulation by pushing blood though your legs and statistics. After initially stumbling through the set-up (so easy, even a
back to the heart to get those feet and leg muscles the fresh, oxygenated 60-year old can do) and once I got things up and running, I was able to see
blood they need. Our favorite styles include the ultralight no-show and low-cut that prevent golfers from readings on my swing as if I were using a unit at a driving range. Now, let
getting those comical tan lines 3 inches above their ankles. That’s NOT a good look padre. These styles me tell you some of the cool stuff that the Blast Motion Sensor and App can do. You can capture, replay,
obviously work best with shorts and warmer weather but not to worry. CEP Compression Socks have and share golf videos of your swings with the corresponding metrics overlaid on the video. Slow Mo? No
a wide variety of styles for just about any activity or climate. Get the blood moving and look for better problemo. Real-time motion of your driving, iron play, and putting are now here with the Blast Motion
results on the links. Sensor. The website comes with plenty of support to help you through the process. Blast also has created
motion sensors for baseball and softball but remains a teaching tool for the new age of golf!
HackersRx–Keep It Simple hackersRX.com
Hydaway Bottle–Disappearing Act hydawaybottle.com
Golf, as we all know, is one of the hardest games to master. Most of us
could always use a little tip to help our play and scoring potential. Well, Here’s another clever idea for golfers or anyone who is on the go. We
here’s a big tip. It all starts with aim, stance, and ball position. The have reviewed many drink bottles here at The Golf Guide over the years
HackersRx training tool is a simple to use aid that works on those big three but none quite like the Hydaway collapsible bottle. This very unique water
fundamentals to your set-up and swing. Product Inventor Dr. Dick Miller bottle does what it says. It literally expands to 6 inches for use and folds
calls his baby “The Prescription for Proper Practice.” Coming from a retired surgeon, I guess he knows up like an accordion down to 1 inch when not in use so that you can easily
his medicine! HackersRx can be used outdoors and indoors during the off season. Simply adjust the device carry it in a golf bag or gym bag. The large size can hold up to 21-ounces
on the practice surface, and you will get some instant reference on your stance and alignment. It can of water and it also fits handily in most car or golf cart cup holders. So, it’s portable, it’s collapsible, and
assist the beginner golfer into getting into the practice of a proper stance and position and assist the better it’s re-usable. It even has a carrying handle and a flip up straw for those who prefer sipping. The Hydaway
player who wants to flight the ball higher/lower or looking at swing path for fades and draws. Several comes with a watertight guarantee and is dishwasher safe. For those of us that need a splash of flavor or
players and teachers use this as a regular practice utensil. The online training guide can take you step by carbonation, the Hydaway can handle both. It comes in eight bright colors and right now is sold exclusively
step for each shot and club in your bag and can be purchased from their website or at Amazon or eBay. online. Get a Hydaway today before it disappears!


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Golf Destination Golf Destination





Williamsburg, Virginia ~ Freedom to Play
Nick Ciattei


If anyone asks me what my favorite small
town in America is, I will answer without River Course at Kingsmill Stonehouse
hesitation Williamsburg, VA. I’ve had a
love affair with this city ever since I first The most identifiable layout to golfers
visited it on a school field trip (Yes, they is the Pete Dye designed River Course
had motorized transportation even back at Kingsmill Resort. The current host for
then) and became captivated by its history the LPGA Kingsmill Championship also
It wasn’t long after that the golfer in me hosted a popular PGA Tour event for years
became equally absorbed by the amount of Outstanding finishing holes along the
quality golf that has thrust Williamsburg James River make this a standard selection
into ranking as one of the top 25 golf destinations in the world. You have the liberty for visiting golfers Arnold Palmer created
to select among 15 four-star or higher courses all within 30 minutes The Plantation Course that challenges Royal New Kent
players of all skill levels
Let’s take time for today’s history lesson and some well known and some
obscure facts about Williamsburg. You don’t have to be an historian to know It takes a golfer with self-determination
that Williamsburg was the original capital of Virginia. One of the first of its kind, to test both Mike Strantz projects, The
Williamsburg was a “planned city ” Duke of Gloucester Street was intentionally Tradition Courses at Stonehouse and
cleared to be the central street through the town, and then buildings and streets Royal New Kent Stonehouse is a true
were built according to a blueprint. The oldest university building in the United mountain course with steep forested hills,
States is the Wren Building at William & Mary, the nation’s second oldest wide plateaus, and abrupt ravines while
college. Eighty-eight of Williamsburg’s unique structures were preserved in the Royal New Kent has been called “the truest
development of Colonial Williamsburg More than 450 modern buildings were representation of Irish links in America ”
demolished in the first nine years of its restoration to maintain its authenticity. Each of these received “Best New Courses Brickshire
Colonial Williamsburg now has approximately 2,500 citizens, roughly double the in America” awards upon their arrivals. The
town’s population during the Revolutionary era. The first hospital for mentally Tradition at Brickshire, a Curtis Strange
ill patients in North America, The Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and signature course, presents wide, inviting fairways with several holes paying tribute
Disordered Minds was built in Williamsburg. It admitted its first patient in 1773. in his design to some of his favorite holes
The hospital is now an Art Museum. Could this be connected to the fact that
Williamsburg is considered a ghost hunter’s paradise with the Peyton Randolph Designed by well-known golf course architect Arthur
house, built in 1715, said to be one of the most haunted homes in America? Hills that opened in late fall 2006, Colonial Heritage
Williamsburg together with Jamestown and Yorktown form the “Historic Triangle.” Golf Club is laid out on a beautiful piece of property
The triangle’s heart is Colonial Williamsburg, and the region attracts more than and is truly one of Williamsburg’s best conditioned
four million tourists each year courses with large greens and several deep ravines
Williamsburg National’s two courses have popular
Choices abound for golfers coming to layouts A favorite for golfers of all skill levels designed
Williamsburg. If I was a first-time visitor, by Nicklaus Design, the signature Jamestown course
a “must-play” would be the Robert Trent has just completed a green renovation that replaced
Jones masterpiece Golden Horseshoe Yorktown surfaces with Champion Bermuda Designed by renowned
Gold Course An incredible renovation by architect Tom Clark, the new Yorktown course mixes
his son Rees Jones was recently completed classic course design with a few modern twists. The Yorktown course was recently
returning the luster and magnificence to this named to Golf Digest’s list of top 50 courses “most playable for Women ”
classic with the best set of par 3s you will
find anywhere. The Green Course at Golden Golden Horseshoe Ford’s Colony Country Club’s three distinct championship 18-hole layouts make
Gold Course
Horseshoe opened in 1991 and is an ideal it quite a task just choosing to play one or all of them on your trip. They are all
companion to the Gold that enjoyable Ford’s Colony features 54 holes of golf designed by Dan Maples,


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Golf Destination Golf Destination





Williamsburg, Virginia ~ Freedom to Play
Nick Ciattei


If anyone asks me what my favorite small
town in America is, I will answer without River Course at Kingsmill Stonehouse
hesitation Williamsburg, VA. I’ve had a
love affair with this city ever since I first The most identifiable layout to golfers
visited it on a school field trip (Yes, they is the Pete Dye designed River Course
had motorized transportation even back at Kingsmill Resort. The current host for
then) and became captivated by its history the LPGA Kingsmill Championship also
It wasn’t long after that the golfer in me hosted a popular PGA Tour event for years
became equally absorbed by the amount of Outstanding finishing holes along the
quality golf that has thrust Williamsburg James River make this a standard selection
into ranking as one of the top 25 golf destinations in the world. You have the liberty for visiting golfers Arnold Palmer created
to select among 15 four-star or higher courses all within 30 minutes The Plantation Course that challenges Royal New Kent
players of all skill levels
Let’s take time for today’s history lesson and some well known and some
obscure facts about Williamsburg. You don’t have to be an historian to know It takes a golfer with self-determination
that Williamsburg was the original capital of Virginia. One of the first of its kind, to test both Mike Strantz projects, The
Williamsburg was a “planned city ” Duke of Gloucester Street was intentionally Tradition Courses at Stonehouse and
cleared to be the central street through the town, and then buildings and streets Royal New Kent Stonehouse is a true
were built according to a blueprint. The oldest university building in the United mountain course with steep forested hills,
States is the Wren Building at William & Mary, the nation’s second oldest wide plateaus, and abrupt ravines while
college. Eighty-eight of Williamsburg’s unique structures were preserved in the Royal New Kent has been called “the truest
development of Colonial Williamsburg More than 450 modern buildings were representation of Irish links in America ”
demolished in the first nine years of its restoration to maintain its authenticity. Each of these received “Best New Courses Brickshire
Colonial Williamsburg now has approximately 2,500 citizens, roughly double the in America” awards upon their arrivals. The
town’s population during the Revolutionary era. The first hospital for mentally Tradition at Brickshire, a Curtis Strange
ill patients in North America, The Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and signature course, presents wide, inviting fairways with several holes paying tribute
Disordered Minds was built in Williamsburg. It admitted its first patient in 1773. in his design to some of his favorite holes
The hospital is now an Art Museum. Could this be connected to the fact that
Williamsburg is considered a ghost hunter’s paradise with the Peyton Randolph Designed by well-known golf course architect Arthur
house, built in 1715, said to be one of the most haunted homes in America? Hills that opened in late fall 2006, Colonial Heritage
Williamsburg together with Jamestown and Yorktown form the “Historic Triangle.” Golf Club is laid out on a beautiful piece of property
The triangle’s heart is Colonial Williamsburg, and the region attracts more than and is truly one of Williamsburg’s best conditioned
four million tourists each year courses with large greens and several deep ravines
Williamsburg National’s two courses have popular
Choices abound for golfers coming to layouts A favorite for golfers of all skill levels designed
Williamsburg. If I was a first-time visitor, by Nicklaus Design, the signature Jamestown course
a “must-play” would be the Robert Trent has just completed a green renovation that replaced
Jones masterpiece Golden Horseshoe Yorktown surfaces with Champion Bermuda Designed by renowned
Gold Course An incredible renovation by architect Tom Clark, the new Yorktown course mixes
his son Rees Jones was recently completed classic course design with a few modern twists. The Yorktown course was recently
returning the luster and magnificence to this named to Golf Digest’s list of top 50 courses “most playable for Women ”
classic with the best set of par 3s you will
find anywhere. The Green Course at Golden Golden Horseshoe Ford’s Colony Country Club’s three distinct championship 18-hole layouts make
Gold Course
Horseshoe opened in 1991 and is an ideal it quite a task just choosing to play one or all of them on your trip. They are all
companion to the Gold that enjoyable Ford’s Colony features 54 holes of golf designed by Dan Maples,


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Blue Heron Marsh Hawk
who incorporated many water elements
while keeping the playability aspect
at a high level Each course brings its
own challenges and highlights, whether
you play Blackheath, Blue Heron, or
Marsh Hawk. This semi-private golf
club features some of the best resort golf
in Virginia and the unique courses make Blackheath
ideal choices for your vacation
Kiskiack Golf Club plays along the ridge of a natural bluff. Some holes demand
accurate shot making from tee to green while others are more forgiving and feature
ample landing areas. Award-winning architect John LaFoy created a fun-to-play
course that is always one of the best values in Williamsburg

The newest of the lot to the
Williamsburg golf scene is The Club
at Viniterra in nearby New Kent
Another Rees Jones design, Viniterra
was built adjacent to a vineyard. This
breathtaking layout covers a vast piece
of land that is home to golf, grapes, and
good times. This is the perfect course to
The Club at Viniterra use on your way into or out of town

There are other attractions besides
history and golf that make Williamsburg,
VA, such an attractive destination. Busch
Gardens and Water Country USA are
two beautiful theme parks that need
entire days to experience. Historic
Jamestown and the settlement are always
at the top of everyone’s things-to-do in
Williamsburg’s lists
Golf in Williamsburg is noted for their scenic woodlands, rolling hills, and
challenging holes Most new visitors are surprised by the amazing topography of
this region Many of these courses are recognized as some of the most playable in
the country, so conjure up your free will and let Golf Guide Golf Getaways arrange
your next stay and play
For more information visit golfguideinc.com/golfgetaway.asp
and visitwilliamsburg.com
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Blue Heron Marsh Hawk
who incorporated many water elements
while keeping the playability aspect
at a high level Each course brings its
own challenges and highlights, whether
you play Blackheath, Blue Heron, or
Marsh Hawk. This semi-private golf
club features some of the best resort golf
in Virginia and the unique courses make Blackheath
ideal choices for your vacation
Kiskiack Golf Club plays along the ridge of a natural bluff. Some holes demand
accurate shot making from tee to green while others are more forgiving and feature
ample landing areas. Award-winning architect John LaFoy created a fun-to-play
course that is always one of the best values in Williamsburg

The newest of the lot to the
Williamsburg golf scene is The Club
at Viniterra in nearby New Kent
Another Rees Jones design, Viniterra
was built adjacent to a vineyard. This
breathtaking layout covers a vast piece
of land that is home to golf, grapes, and
good times. This is the perfect course to
The Club at Viniterra use on your way into or out of town

There are other attractions besides
history and golf that make Williamsburg,
VA, such an attractive destination. Busch
Gardens and Water Country USA are
two beautiful theme parks that need
entire days to experience. Historic
Jamestown and the settlement are always
at the top of everyone’s things-to-do in
Williamsburg’s lists
Golf in Williamsburg is noted for their scenic woodlands, rolling hills, and
challenging holes Most new visitors are surprised by the amazing topography of
this region Many of these courses are recognized as some of the most playable in
the country, so conjure up your free will and let Golf Guide Golf Getaways arrange
your next stay and play
For more information visit golfguideinc.com/golfgetaway.asp
and visitwilliamsburg.com
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