The Old Dominion State is rich in some of the country’s best public and private golf courses. The best way to fully enjoy these courses and take advantage of your time away from home is by staying over and playing all the golf you possibly can. Here’s a look at some of the best stay-and-play packages in this state.
1. Omni Homestead
Omni is the official hotel partner of the PGA Tour, so you are guaranteed a quality stay at any of their establishments. Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs offers an all-inclusive stay and play package, named the PGA Tour Golf Package.
The package includes a stay in the resort’s luxurious accommodation options and one round of golf per guest per day. Additionally, you get unlimited use of the driving range to brush up on your skills before you hit The Cascades or the Old Course. The package also includes a $100 resort credit and a PGA Tour welcome gift, which contains a limited edition pack of Chrome Soft balls and a branded hat.
2. Kingsmill Resort
Kingsmill in Williamsburg is home to three of the state’s best golf courses, namely the Pete Dye-designed River Course, the Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay-designed Plantation Course, and the Tom Clark-designed Woods Course. The resort offers two distinct stay-and-play packages to choose from.
The Kingsmill Stay and Play Package includes overnight accommodations, a round of golf on the River or Plantation course, and a breakfast buffet. Plus, they throw in free range balls and bag storage, and a souvenir bag tag. The Kingsmill Elite Golf package includes two nights of accommodation, unlimited play on the River or Plantation course, a breakfast buffet, range balls, bag storage, and a bag tag.
3. Lansdowne Resort
Lansdowne in Leesburg has a total of three challenging yet relaxing courses. These courses include the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course, the Greg Norman Course, and the Greg Norman Sharkbite Course. With these courses, the resort also offers three distinct stay-and-play packages to choose from.
The Stay & Play package includes overnight accommodations, one round of golf per person per night, and a $25 daily breakfast credit per person. The Pamper & Putt package includes overnight accommodations, a round of golf, and a 50-minute Swedish massage per stay. Lastly, the Play Your Way package includes overnight accommodations and a round of golf per person per stay at the course of your choice.
4. Wintergreen Resort
Wintergreen, the 11,000-acre resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has two different stay-and-play packages. The resort is also home to Virginia’s highest golf course, Devils Knob, and Rees Jones-designed course, Stoney Creek.
Their Stay & Play Golf package is only valid throughout the Spring months (April 15 to October 31) and it includes accommodation with 18 holes on a course of your choice. The Devils Knob Mid-Week Golf Package is valid from Sundays to Thursdays between April 16 and October 31. This package includes accommodation and 18 rounds of golf per person per night on Devils Knob.
5. Keswick Hall
Keswick Hall is regarded as a landmark estate in Virginia, with the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain as a backdrop. If you book a two-night stay in one of the luxurious guest rooms at Keswick Hall, the Golf Package will get you golf on Full Cry, which is an 18-hole Pete Dye course. You’ll also get golf club rentals, balls, a golf cart, a hat, and a hot breakfast. That sounds like a deal, right?
6. Shenvalee Golf Resort
Shenvalee is known as The Home of Hospitality and they guarantee world-class service if you book a stay at the resort. They have three 9-hole courses that can be played in any combination to get the ultimate golfing experience. These courses include the Olde Course, the Miller Course, and the Creek Course.
Their Summer Unlimited Golf Package runs from July 3 to September 3, so you have to hurry if you want to take advantage of this offer. It includes a night’s stay with unlimited rounds of golf and breakfast. They also have a fully customizable stay-and-play package that you can alter to suit your needs, which typically includes lodging, green fees, breakfast, and cart fees. Additionally, if you’re traveling in a group (8-100 people), you can contact the resort and they’ll customize a package for your stay.
7. Olde Mill Golf Resort
Old Mille doesn’t disclose much about its stay-and-play package because it needs to be booked and customized over the phone. However, we could see that these packages start at $122 per person per day and they include golf at the 50-year-old, Ellis Maples-designed, Olde Mill Course. The course features four sets of tees and a challenging yet enjoyable design for any player. The stay part of the package would be accommodation in The Gallery at the 18th Condos or Birdie Lane Cottages.
8. Primland Resort
The Highland Course at Primland is a Donald Steel-designed 18-hole course that embraces the natural landscape. The resort is on a 12,000-acre estate with a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To take advantage of everything Primland has to offer, you should definitely consider booking one of their stay-and-play packages.
The Last Swing Before the Ring package is perfect for couples who want to take a last pre-wedding honeymoon. It includes 3 nights in the luxurious lodge accommodations, 2 rounds of golf, a clay shooting experience, a private RTV ride, and a private dinner in the Schlumberger Wine Cellar with hand-rolled cigars. The Blue Ridge Golf Package includes one night in the lodge accommodations and two rounds of golf.
9. Colonial Williamsburg Resort
Colonial Williamsburg is home to the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed and Rees Jones renovated courses, the Gold Course and the Green Course. The Golden Horseshoe Unlimited Golf Package includes accommodation in the hotel, unlimited rounds of golf, and access to the practice range and short game area. You also receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the golf shop and a 50% discount on golf club rentals.
The Golden Horseshoe Gold Course Package includes accommodation and a round of golf on the Gold Course. Additionally, you’ll receive discounts in the golf shop and on club rentals. Lastly, the Williamsburg Golf Package includes nightly accommodation, a round of golf per person per night at your choice of course, and all the extra benefits included in the other packages.
Have a look at our comprehensive guide on stay-and-play packages for more information on what these offers typically include & golf package recommendations in different states.
Are there any other stay-and-play packages to consider in and around Virginia?
Yes! This list only comprises 10 of Virginia’s best courses, which means that there are still more than 300 other courses to choose from. If you feel like crossing state borders for a golf outing, have a look at these lists:
When is the best time to play golf in Virginia?
Virginia boasts a year-round golfing season. However, for the best experience with the fairest weather conditions, hitting the course between mid-April and early June is a good idea. Plus, between late September and early November would also be a rewarding choice.
How many golf courses are there in Virginia?
The Atlantic State of Virginia is home to nearly 330 golf courses, which isn’t enough to put the state in the top 10 US golfing states. More than 220 of these are public courses.
Do stay-and-play packages include complimentary use of golf clubs?
There are many stay-and-play packages that include the use of golf clubs. However, most establishments would prefer that you bring your own golf clubs. Remember to have a look at our article on how to travel with golf clubs to ensure that your clubs are safe during your trip.