The Olde Farm

Bristol, VA Private

Overview

The Olde Farm is old school in concept and execution. The terrain of this site was so nearly perfect for golf that designer Bobby Weed staked it out in just two days, driving around the property in his rental car. The routing hugs the flowing contours of old farmland beneath the foothills of the Appalachians, with holes hopping Sinking Creek a few times and edging slopes of the adjacent hills. It’s a lay-of-the-land design featuring some semi-blind shots, but Weed always provides a target somewhere in the distance. Bentgrass fairways are kept dry and firm and most greens are open in front to encourage the old-style game of low, running approach shots.

About

Holes 18
Length 6857
Slope 141
Facility Type Private
Designer Robert Weed, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Second 100 Greatest: Since 2015.

2023-'24 ranking: 105th.

Previous ranking: 107th.

Highest ranking: 105th, 2023-'24

Best in State: Ranked from 2011-2024.

Current ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

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

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.414
Character
7.6582
Challenge
7.3627
Layout Variety
7.4022
Fun
7.5056
Aesthetics
7.5621
Conditioning
7.8008

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