The oldest of the original Thirteen Colonies, Virginia is aptly nicknamed “Old Dominion” and is the birthplace of four of the first five American presidents, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The capital of Virginia, Richmond, served as the Confederacy’s capital during the American Civil War and claims more Civil War battlefields than any other state. Virginia’s mountains are prime destinations for hiking and other outdoor sports, and the long golden beaches are popular summer destinations.
Virginia is home to some of the best public golf courses in America, the Cascades Course at Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs is national recognized as a top public course. Regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, the Cascades Course offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia's breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Sam Snead launched his career on this fabled Virginia mountain golf course designed by William S Flynn. Another prized course set in the mountains of Virginia is the Highland Course at Primland. Designed by Donald Steel the course offers views reminiscent of the highlands of Scotland and will test the mettle of golfers who want to play courses that challenge the professionals.
These are just a few of the examples of championship courses Virginia offers golfers. Not mentioned are the incredible beach courses along the coast and presidential candidate’s Donald Trump’s home course, Trump National G.C. , located in Potomac Falls. So if you are into history, beautiful landscapes, and incredible golf, make sure to include Virginia as a future destination for your next golf trip.