Best Golf Courses Near Winchester, VA
Nicknamed “The Apple Capital of the World” because it has long been one of America’s largest apple producers, Winchester, VA, revels in the natural beauty and bounty of the Shenandoah Valley. The town, located 75 miles to the west of Washington, D.C. and 25 miles from golf-rich Front Royal, VA, should delight anyone looking for a tee time and a tee time discount. Rock Harbor Golf Club sits next to an active quarry and is home to two rock-themed courses that were designed by the owner of the quarry. The older and higher rated Rock Course rambles on hilly terrain with an excellent collection of par 3s, including one with an island green, while the Boulder Course is longer and prettier with views of the quarry. Three Front Royal facilities well worth considering are the 27-hole Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, and Bowling Green Golf Club where you’ll find the hilly, parkland-style North Course and the sporty, narrow and undulating South Course. After golf, save some time to stroll around and unwind in pedestrian friendly downtown Winchester. Country music’s Patsy Cline was from Winchester and you’ll find many attractions related to her life spread throughout town. Two annual highlights in Winchester are the Patsy Cline Music Festival over Labor Day weekend and the 10-day Apple Blossom Festival that begins in late April or early May. Whether during a festival or not, a tee time at one of the splendid golf courses in and around Winchester makes a visit to this Shenandoah Valley town even more enjoyable.