FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - A challenging golf course, Cannon Ridge Golf Club is also a four-hour history lesson.
This Deane Beman/Bobby Weed-designed, 7,100-yard par 71 not only provides plenty of interesting golf holes but several metal placards throughout the course that tell stories of battles and maneuvers that occurred during the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862.
There are also some old cannons on the back nine, a couple right behind the 14th green, for example.
Cannon Ridge is all about the vistas, as many of the tees come with plenty of great scenery of the hills and valleys below and shot values on the approaches.
Beman is the former commissioner of the PGA Tour, and he is also a former tour player. He and the renowned architect Weed give players ample room in the fairways to drive the ball, but there are plenty of deep bunkers both on the fairways around these small push up greens to force good shots.