Best golf courses: Roanoke

Roanoke: 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
Roanoke
Cobb, George

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George Cobb

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Clark, Tom

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Tom Clark (Ault, Clark & Associates) designed Glade Springs' Stonehaven course (2003) and Woodhaven course (2010).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Raynor & Nicklaus

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Original design by Seth Raynor (1924); modernised by Jack Nicklaus (1978) in preparation for the course hosting the 1979 Ryder Cup.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Roanoke
Wilson & Cupp

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Roanoke

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Original nine-hole design by Alexander H. Findlay (1911); redesign by Seth Raynor (1923). Reworked and expanded to 18 holes by Dick Wilson (1923), and redesigned by Bob Cupp & Sam Snead (1999).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Macdonald, Charles B.

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Original design by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor; restored and remodelled by Lester George (2007); further modifications by Steve Wenzloff (2010) and Keith Foster (2016).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Flynn, William S.

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Original design by William S. Flynn (1923); renovation by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961); modifications by Wayne Morrison & Tom Paul (2005).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Ross, Flynn & Jones

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Roanoke

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Original six-hole course (1892), extended to 18 holes by Donald Ross (1901); later modifications by William S. Flynn (1923) and Rees Jones (1994).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Maples, Ellis & Dan

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Original design by Ellis Maples (1972); updated by his son Dan Maples and his grandson Brad.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Dye, Pete

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Roanoke

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Original course designed by Brian Ault & Tom Clark (1998); substantially redesigned by Pete Dye (2005).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Roanoke
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Roanoke

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Donald Steel

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