Shake the dust off those clubs, get your golfing buddies together and go and play these two great public golf courses less than 10 miles from the center of Roanoke! If these barely pique your interest, the Roanoke page at GolfNow has a great selection of the other area courses.
Hanging Rock Golf Club
Par 72 | 6,828 yards |
Hanging Rock is a championship golf course with beautiful views of the Roanoke Valley. The course, which was designed by Russell Breeden, will definitely provide a stern test of golf. The breathtaking natural beauty will however ensure that your round is enjoyable even if your scoring is not that great.
The club has won the award for “Best Golf Course in the Roanoke Valley” by readers of The Roanoke magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012. The course has also been named as one of the “Top 100 Must Play Courses” in the Mid-Atlantic by Washington Golf Monthly magazine.
The club offers golf lessons, camps and a fully stocked pro shop. Friendly staff and reasonable green fees will add to a most pleasurable outing. Use the number below to book your tee-time, or log onto the website for more information.
Blue Hills Golf Course
| Par 71 | 6,436 yards |
Blue Hills is a very pretty 18-hole golf course. The course, which was designed by Clarence King and opened in 1920, provides an enjoyable round to golfers of any skill level. From the back tees, the course plays over 6436 yards with a slope of 115 and rating of 70.1. It is not the most challenging course you will find, which means that low-handicap golfers will probably score very well at Blue Hills.
The friendly staff and the Bar & Grill will ensure that your group enjoy a comfortable and relaxed time after your round.
Other amenities include a full driving range with two practice putting greens, golf lessons by PGA professionals, as well as a fully stocked golf shop.
Blue Hills Golf Course is very well maintained and offers a good value for money experience.
By Werner Loots
Werner Loots has been playing golf for over 15 years and enjoys helping other golfers play better golf. You can take advantage of over 85 web pages of great free golf tips at: www.great-free-golf-tips.com