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-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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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

Nearest city

Charlottesville

Designer

Ellis Maples

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

Nearest city

Charlottesville

Designer

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
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charlottesville

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charlottesville

Designer

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

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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.

Golf Son Gual

Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.

Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.

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