Best golf courses: Charlottesville

Charlottesville: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charlottesville
Love Golf Design

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Visitors welcome

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Charlottesville

Designer

Original design by Lindsay Ervin (1984). Improvements made by Pete Dye & Assocs (2005). Complete redesign by Love Golf Design (2019; lead designer Scot Sherman).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Charlottesville
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

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Charlottesville

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Original nine-hole design by Fred Findlay (1948); extended to 18-holes in the 1950s. Modified by Arnold Palmer (1992); complete redesign by Pete Dye (2013).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charlottesville
Snead & Carton

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Visitors welcome

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Charlottesville

Designer

Sam Snead (his only design) in collaboration with Ed Carton (formerly of the Tom Fazio design group).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Weekdays only
Charlottesville
Carton, Ed

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Weekdays only

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Charlottesville

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Ed Carton

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Charlottesville
Maples, Ellis

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Rsrt guests only

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Charlottesville

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Ellis Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charlottesville
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Charlottesville

Designer

Rees Jones designed the Monocan & Shamokin-nines (1988) and the Tuckahoe-nine (1998).

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.

Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.

Who's Who

The 25‑year‑old Viktor Hovland, defending champion, wins the Hero World Challenge 2022 beating Scottie Scheffler, last year's runner-up, by two shots.
Every year twenty of the world's top-ranked golfers are invited to compete at the Hero World Challenge.

Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).

Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year European no. One for the fourth time in his career.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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