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Poplar Grove Golf Club

129 Tavern Lane,

Amherst, Virginia 24521

  • Office

    +1 (434) 946 9933
  • Pro shop

    +1 (434) 946 9933
  • Golf pro

    Tracy O. Newman (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7059
6101
4980
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.0
70.6
68.5

Location

Latitude:

37.551348

Longitude:

-79.046052

How to get there:

4 mi S of Amherst / 52 mi SW of Charlottesville.

Poplar Grove Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2004

Poplar Grove Golf Club is home to a well-rated and pleasantly testing golf course. This tree-lined parkland layout should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, a well-crafted design and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list if you are in the area.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: weekdays $50; weekends $60.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Poplar Grove's original brick-built plantation home (now the clubhouse) dates back to 1773. An adjoining log cabin is even older, dating back to 1730.

Seven-time major champion Sam Snead rarely got involved in golf course design. Until Poplar Grove there were no "Sam Snead designs" in the golfing world. However, in 2002 he and his son Jack became involved in a project that was targetted at creating an eventual Sam Snead Golf Trail. They worked with Ed Carton, originally of Tom Fazio's design business, and drew-up the plans for Poplar Grove. The course opened for play in 2004, well after Sam Snead's death in May 2002.

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