The Highland Course at Primland Resort

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   The Highland Course at Primland Resort Est. 2006

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The Highland Course at Primland Resort: this stunningly natural, quiet and scenic golf course commands fabulous views over the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. In the forefront the pyramid-shaped Pinnacle of Dan. While a host of designers considered building the course at a much lower level on this huge property, Donald Steel was convinced the spectacular mountain top views had to play their full part. As such Steel's excellently crafted design sits alongside the luxury Lodge at Primland's highest elevation. From the Lodge and the golf course the vistas are spectacular.

With its mix of woodland stretches and more open terrain, the generally good-width rolling fairways wend their way across this mountain top retreat in two nine-hole loops. Water hazards don't feature at all in the layout, and you can definitely forget roads and housing. From the gatehouse to the golf course it's a mere six-mile drive through pristine woodland.

Steel's layout includes 18 wonderfully varied golf holes, stylish but not excessive bunkering, large undulating greens and several precipitous drop-offs into heavily wooded valleys. Good ball striking is demanded from the tee, not least on the closing par-4-5-4 stretch. This final and gloriously scenic trio all dogleg left to right; a "baby fade" on each hole will serve you well.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The first six holes, which include three par-5s and two par-3s are fabulous scene setters. From there on the immaculately presented course continues to sweep you along with many wonderful lookouts on the way. The long downhill par-3 8th is many people's favourite. But, perhaps the best hole (and view) is saved 'til last, with a spectacular vista awaiting at the 18th tee. Primland's impressive Lodge (complete with it's deep-space observatory-silo) looks down on proceedings as you putt-out on the final expansive green.

Stay & Play: luxury on-site accommodation is available in the lodge, cottages and mountain homes (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Primland Resort
2000 Busted Rock Rd,
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120
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Office   +1 (866) 960 7746
Pro Shop   +1 (276) 222 3827

  +1 (276) 222 3816

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Golf Pro
Brian Alley (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain. Golf cart strongly advised.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Donald Steel
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7053 6013 5166
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.1 70.5 72.1
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How2Get There?

11 mi S of Meadows of Dan / 70 mi SW of Roanoke.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (May thru' mid-Nov): $220 (day and Lodge guests). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted at certain times, but not advised. Several long green-to-tee distances and considerable elevation change.

Practice facilities
Excellent (including a double-ended driving range).
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Did you know?

Primland is named after its founder, Frenchman Didier Primat, the grandson of Marcel Schlumberger, one of the founders of the Schlumberger oil field services company. Didier Primat, who had a net worth of £3 billion when he died in 2008, bought approximately 12,000 acres of land in Meadows of Dan, Virginia in 1977. The site, now known as Primland, was used for hunting, fishing, horseback riding and other recreational activities. The golf course was built in 2005/06.

In 2013 Primland joined five other prestigious world-renowned golf clubs and competed for the annual Tavistock Cup (see our Tournaments section >by Tournament >Tavistock Cup). Primland was represented by Fred Couples, Bill Haas, Jay Haas & Webb Simpson, with the team coming a creditable third. The winners, after a playoff were Albany, Bahamas. The other teams competing were: Lake Nona, Orlando; Isleworth, Orlando; Oak Tree Natl, Oklahoma; Queenwood, London. The low round prize went to Webb Simpson. | Primland is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 149th best course and 28th best public course in the USA; 5th best course in Virginia.
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Latitude: (36.662653)
Longitude: (-80.431820)
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Primland Lodge, Cottages & Mountain Homes 
2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
+1 (276) 222 3800

Situated at the highest point on the property, The Lodge at Primland offers a refined lodging experience in a stunningly natural environment. Sophisticated in style and spectacular in scale, the cedar and stone Lodge features 26 luxury guestrooms and suites, each with a distinctive floor plan. In addition there are fully-equipped cottages, mountain homes and even "tree-houses', all with spectacular mountain views. Perhaps uniquely for a golf Stay&Play venue, Primland also offers the opportunity to study the planets and stars in the resort's fully equipped deep-space observatory.

Golf at this hotel Primland (Highland)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Olde Mill (22 mi)
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