Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Golf at its finest is what the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is all about. Set away from the encroaching real estate, golfers will find themselves captured by the resort’s convenient location as well as the scenic fairways designed by the famed father and son tandem, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Rees Jones. You can choose either from the Green Course or the Gold Course in which both considered as a certified Audubon sanctuaries. These popular golf vacation destinations are also consistent recipients of high ratings from reputable golf publications.

The “Green Course” which was designed by the younger Jones features the 18-hole layout that offers a 7,120-yard par 72 play. This championship-caliber golf course was opened in 1991 and since then continued a legacy of excellent golfing. What makes this layout attractive is that it brings out the challenges of golf which perfectly blends with the impressive mix of natural terrain with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 75.1. That is why the course was named as one of the “Top 10 Golf Courses in Virginia” and was given a 4 ½ star rating by Golf Digest Magazine.

The “Gold Course” on the other hand is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. masterpiece that was opened for play in 1963. This stunning championship golf layout features a 144 slope rating on Bermuda grass and a course rating of 73.8. Although it’s a bit short from the Green course with the 6,817 yards of play, this golf gem can surprise you with the various challenges as you move on along the course.

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