Best in State
The best golf courses in Virginia
The rolling terrain of Virginia has blessed the state with some tremendous golf—including five layouts currently ranked in the top 200 of Golf Digest’s national lists. The state’s public courses are a standout—with three tracks ranked in our upcoming 100 Greatest Public rankings and nine public options within the state’s 25 best courses—one of the highest ratio of public versus private out of any state.
For those planning a buddies trip, Virginia presents a variety of great golf at an affordable price compared to other upscale public resorts. William Flynn, who had a hand in designing five of our nation’s 100 best courses, built the legendary Cascades course at the Omni Homestead, which also boasts another classic (The Old Course). The Highlands course at Primland has been a mainstay in our 100 Greatest Public ranking since its Donald Steel design opened. And Golden Horseshoe in Williamsburg, Va., and Rivermill Resort boasts multiple quality 18-hole courses that would be perfect for any group.
Below you'll find our 2023-'24 ranking of the Best Golf Courses in Virginia.
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Manakin Sabot, VA
Meadows of Dan, VA
Hot Springs, VA
Potomac Falls, VA
Providence Forge, VA
Ruther Glen, VA
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