Virginia is for
lovers golfers! No matter what type of golf you’re into, Virginia has the perfect resort for your next golf vacation. Whether you want to play a mountain course, take a vacation to the beach, or visit the nations capital, Virginia is the perfect spot for a golf vacation. Rich in history, and with an abundance of natural beauty, you’ll be glad you took a trip to the Old Dominion.
Virginia Golf Vacations
One of the best parts about Virginia is the climate and topography. No matter what time of year you’re planning a vacation, there is a spot in Virginia that’ll be perfect. The Shenandoah Valley & the Blue Ridge Mountains are cooler in the summer & exquisite in the fall, while Virginia Beach is the go to spot for beach bums looking to play some golf on vacation.
If you’re a history buff who’d love to sneak in a round or 2, you’ll also be treated to some magnificent resorts and vacations spots throughout the state, including Charlottesville & Washington D.C. What better place for a historical vacation and some golf than the D.C. area?
So let’s get to it….
Virginia Beach Golf Resorts
The Breakers Resort Inn
The Breakers Resort Inn doesn’t have a golf course on the property but they do offer great golf packages in conjunction with 15 area courses. Their packages include an ocean front room, complimentary breakfast each day, as well as a round of golf w/cart and a free gift.
If you’re willing to venture off the property to play, the Breakers is a great place to stay and it’s also extremely affordable.
If you’d prefer to stay at a place that has golf on-site Bay Creek has what you’re looking for. They have two, 18 hole signature golf courses designed by no other than Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both courses offer insane views of the Chesapeake Bay, and truly incorporate the natural beauty of the area into the courses.
If you’re looking for a laid back, country club feel type vacation, Bay Creek is the spot. It’s in the Virginia Beach area, but feels like a world away from carnival rides and noisy boardwalks. They also have some great golf vacation packages that can include time at the spa, so it’s the perfect place for couples who want a weekend of luxury.
Virginia Beach National Golf Club
The Virginia Beach National Golf Club isn’t a golf resort at all, so you’ll have to find other accommodations but it’s definitely a course you’re going to want to play when you’re in the area. It’s a legendary Pete Dye Design, built with Curtis Strange as a PGA Tour consultant. The course is breathtaking for all players and also a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Williamsburg, VA Golf Resorts
Just north of Virginia Beach lies the historic town of Williamsburg, VA. I’m sure by now we’ve all seen the commercials for Busch Gardens, which makes Williamsburg a great spot for a fun filled family vacation that’s going to include some golf.
The Kingsmill Resort
When traveling to Williamsburg for a golf vacation resort you can’t look past the Kingsmill Resort. It has two extraordinary golf courses each unique in their own way.
The River Course has hosted PGA & LPGA players, while the Plantation Course is an Arnold Palmer design that is on the shorter side. At 6,254 yards it favors iron play, yet it’s challenging enough to be a test for golfers of all skill levels.
If you’re looking to stay at a AAA Four Star Diamond Resort that exudes luxury this is the place to stay. The Kingsmill also offers year-round golf clinics as well, so it’d also a great place to stay and hone your skills.
Shenandoah Valley & Blue Ridge Mountains
The Omni Homestead Resort
Want to tee off at one of the nation’s oldest golf courses? Want to play the same course that has hosted 3 presidents? The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA offers a 250 year history that you can only find in Virginia.
The resort is also home to a world class spa and many others outdoor activities like zip lining. If you want to relax in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, while enjoying spectacular views while you golf, be sure to visit the Homestead.
Shenvalee Golf Resort
The Shenvalee Golf Resorts prides itself on customer service and affordable prices. It may not have the glitz and glamour that the Omni offers, but what it does have is 27 perfectly manicured holes of golf! It’s a great little spot for an overnight trip or for a weekend. They offer several accommodation options and have a variety of golf packages as well.
When I think of the Massanutten Resort I think of two things; family and fun! Seriously, no matter what your family likes to do, this place has got everything, and you’re guaranteed to have fun. They have a waterpark, an adventure park, an escape room, mountain biking, snow sports, live events, and most importantly…golf!
Ballyhack Golf Club
The Ballyhack Golf Club is pretty much the antithesis of Massanutten. They’re both great, just different. Ballyhack is a beautifully designed course in the Blue Ridge mountains that offers amazing views throughout the round. The course was designed to pay tribute to the links style golf course of Scotland (where it all started).
Ballyhack offers some great stay and play packages that feel more like you’re staying at a country club than a resort. It can be a great spot for families, but it’ll have to be for the family that loves to golf together.
Washington D.C. Golf Resorts
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
The Lansdowne Resort & Spa is a true golfers paradise. It’s home is in Leesburg, VA which is approximately 33 miles northwest of D.C. It has 3 golf courses, one designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and two by the legendary Greg Norman.
One of Norman’s courses is appropriately named the “sharkbite” which is a 9 hole course. The full Norman course has a stretch of holes that has been called, “the hardest mile in golf”, so golfers of all skill levels will sure to be challenged.
The resort also has a golf academy, foot golf, , travel packages and golf memberships are available. So whether you live in the area of you’re just stopping by for a visit, be sure to play at Lansdowne.
Salamander Resort & Spa
There’s not much to say about the The Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA except, WOW! Located in a tiny town, about an hour west of our nation’s capital, known as D.C’s wine country, lies this luxurious resort. If you’re a golfer who fancies themselves as wine connoisseur this is the resort for you.
While the resort has a ton of activities on-site, it technically does not have a golf course, but there are several within 15 minutes. The Salamander also has an exclusive arrangement with The Club at Creighton Farms, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Creighton Farms is spectacular in its own right, so you’re in for a treat. It’s hosted the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, and the Virginia State Amateur in 2017, so even the most highly skilled golfers will be challenged.
Charlottesville, VA Golf Resorts
Keswick Hall & Golf Club
Keswick Hall & Golf Club is a luxury golf resort located in Keswick, VA, minutes from Charlottesville. When you see Keswick Hall it’s hard not to fall in love. The resort and the grounds are simply stunning, and the golf course in no slouch either.
You have to stay at the resort to get access to the Pete Dye course, but when you do you’ll be playing at a golf course that was ranked No. 3 in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Virginia”, No. 45 in the publication’s “Best 100 Resort Courses.” & Golf Digest’s prestigious “Best New Courses for 2015” list.
If you’re looking for a luxury getaway or a romantic weekend away Keswick is just the place.