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Virginia for The Golf Enthusiast in You

As a Southeastern state, Virginia is best known for beaches that give locals and tourists a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also a state where mountain hikers and nature lovers can go on climbs in the vicinity of the Appalachian mountains. Aside from these attractions and the rich history of the state, Virginia is also a place for golfers and golf enthusiasts. Here are some of the best sites that you can visit in Virginia if you are a big fan of golf.

The Greenbrier

Dubbed as America’s Resort, the Greenbrier has been in existence since 1778, located along the mountains and plains of West Virginia. It has been dubbed both as a luxury resort and a national landmark. The place has been the top choice for relaxation and retreat by members of royalty, leading businesspeople, and a couple of United States presidents. The golf courses in the resort is a traditional annual venue for the PGA Tour. It has also hosted other golf tournaments such as the Ryder Cup and the Greenbrier American Express Championship. The Greenbrier offers Golf Group packages starting at $289. They are also beginning an Unlimited Golf Package that includes food and accommodation.

Keswick Hall and Golf Club

In Charlottesville, the Keswick Hall and Golf Club is a famous destination for golf lovers. The historic resort is composed of 600 acres of land with 48 guest room accommodations. They have won the 2016 Forbes Five-Star Award for its excellence in service and luxury. Golf lovers would definitely enjoy the resort’s golf courses made in the Pete Dye style. Hailed as the 47th “Best Resort Courses” is their Full Cry golf course which is definitely a must-try for all golfers out there. The Keswick offers the Pete Dye Golf Package from Mondays to Thursdays at $319 which includes the for the Full Cry golf course, a one-night stay and breakfast.

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

The Oglebay Resort and Conference Center is located at the foot of the Appalachian mountains in Wheeling, Virginia. They have a 1,700-acre land that can be explored and enjoyed through a variety of recreational activities such as horse-riding, tennis, swimming, fishing, and playing mini-golf. The Oglebay has four playable golf courses at its Speidel Golf Club. The terrains are laid out in par-71 Arnold Palmer Design that makes excellent use of the natural landscape. The resort also has the standard 18-hole Crispin Course and a par-3 nine-hole course. The Oglebay has a Birdie Weekday package that starts at $179 per head which includes access to the golf courses, lodging at the golf cottages, and a buffet breakfast.

Magnolia Green Golf Club

Located in suburbs of Richmond in Moseley, the Magnolia Green Golf Club has been hailed in 2015 among the top ten newly built golf courses by Golf Digest. Nicklaus Design has developed the landscape and the golf courses in partnership with Tom Clark. The 18-hole course is suitable for all golf players, both beginners, and seasoned players. The developer of the Magnolia Green community is iStar, which invested $3 million in the completion of the course. Billy Gasper Golf currently manages the Magnolia Green Golf Club.