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The Highland Course At Primland

Meadows of Dan, VA Public

Overview

The Highland Course at Primland sits atop a mountain plateau overlooking some of the most unusual scenery in America, a deep river valley dotted with tall spirals of rock called the Pinnacles of the Dan River. The course design by veteran British architect Donald Steel is austere in its green contours and bunkering, as if not to overpower the setting. Aided by his then-associates Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert (who have since formed their own very successful partnership, Mackenzie & Ebert), Steel routed holes along ridges, over chasms, down valleys and into sideslopes, always offering a safe alternative to every perilous carry. There’s a stretch of three straight holes - 13 through 15 - with no sand, because dense trees and deep gulleys are hazards enough. Primland is Smoky Mountain majesty.

About

Holes 18
Price $290
Facility Type Public
Designer Martin Ebert/Donald Steel

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 155th.
Previous ranking: 151st.
Highest ranking: 103rd, 2013-'14.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2011.
2023-'24 ranking: 25th.
Previous ranking: 28th.
Highest ranking: 13th, 2011-'12.

Best in State:
Ranked inside the top five since 2011.
Current ranking: 4th.
Previous ranking: 5th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2151
Character
7.2907
Challenge
7.3361
Layout Variety
7.3936
Fun
6.9563
Aesthetics
7.694
Conditioning
7.4406

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