Blue Ridge Country Club
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in Nov 2017.
|Red (W)||73||5195 yards||71.4||118|
|Black M: 73.2/127||410||175||340||375||515||215||560||435||435||3460||420||385||375||225||525||415||170||470||435||3420||6880|
|Blue M: 72.1/125||400||145||335||360||495||195||555||420||415||3320||395||375||365||190||510||405||160||470||425||3295||6615|
|White M: 70.7/122||390||130||320||340||490||180||555||405||400||3210||375||360||360||180||490||350||140||465||410||3130||6340|
|Green M: 68.3/121||340||120||260||350||425||170||405||365||380||2815||330||355||280||160||400||345||135||410||300||2715||5530|
|Red W: 71.0/122||335||105||235||295||420||165||410||360||275||2600||320||280||275||145||410||245||130||405||385||2595||5195|
Excellent course, slow greens
First time for my son and me. Was told the conditions were the same at both Colonial and Blue Ridge. We were persuaded by members of Hershey CC to play Colonial Golf and Tennis Club instead of Blue Ridge CC. However when we called Colonial, they indicated to us Blue Ridge CC was the same as Blue Ridge, especially tee time was not available until 2:30 pm. Course conditions were very good, but greens were very slow. That was not stated by pro shop at the time we went there. Very playable golf course, even though very back and forth. 8 Holes played the same. Bunkers and rough were very playable, although sand inconsistent. Played in 3:15. One last comment. Colonial GC gave me impression that they did not want open play. I cannot say for sure, but anytime you put Arthur Hills as an architect on a course, it has to be better than any other course in the area. Blue Ridge is not Arthur Hills, Colonial is. I would still play Blue Ridge CC if in the area again.
Beautiful course. The conditions of the course were fantastic. My ONLY gripe was that it seemed like every hole was straight. There was elevation variation and many (MANY) trees and other hazards, but you could see the flag stick from the tee box on nearly every hole. That being said, the fairways were medium to narrow and some of the holes were fairly long. The bunkers were strategically placed, so you did have to think about your shots and you did need to be accurate. Some of the greens were small. If there were a few more variations in fairway shape, this would probably be my new favorite course. Still, I would definitely play here again.
Good course conditions, a sufficient challenge and numerous tee box options. In the cool, breezy overcast weather it played pretty long. Front nine pace of play was excellent. On the back we caught an achingly slow foursome. That said, we enjoyed the course enough that the wait didn't spoil the round. A great burger at the turn and a friendly staff made it even better. Will return.
Worth the Money
I have been playing around the area for the past summer and have played about 9 different courses that I have never played before and this was actually among the top tier of courses I have ever played. I have played in 6 different states and have also played Williamsburg National (host of a Web.com event), and the Links at Gettysburg so being among the top tier is saying a lot for this course. There are some challenging driving holes as well as some very tough approach shots but scoring is available. I would definitely play this course again in the near future.
PGA Tour Eligible Golf Course
This course was the best I have ever played on! Excellent greens and fairway with challenging bunkers. The staff were very nice and the grounds crew do an awesome job at maintaining this course. The opening tee looks like the opening tee at The Greenbrier. Some of the holes remind of both The Greenbrier and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. I truly believe this course can host a PGA Tour event. It could even host the U.S. Open or the PGA Championship. Awesome course!
A previously private club is now public
If you're looking to experience private club amenities at a great rate, visit this club. Great fairways and greens and a mountain backdrop make it an attractive course.