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, Ault

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Cobb course designed by George Cobb (1973). Stonehaven course (2003) and Woodhaven course (2010) designed by Tom Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates.

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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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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Roanoke

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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
Roanoke
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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Roanoke

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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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Roanoke

Designer

Donald Steel

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Tournaments

The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with four wins out of her last four appearances on the LPGA Tour, a feat last achieved by Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Korda's win at the T-Mobile Match Play brought up her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda’s three-in-three, when he placed second at the Houston Open. This followed back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players. Like Korda, he remains comfortably ahead in the official world golf rankings.

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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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