Caverns Country Club & Resort

4.2941176471 4.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6499 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No


Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6499 yards 70.9 135
White 72 6304 yards 69.8 131
Gold 72 5650 yards 67.0 127
Red 72 5266 yards 65.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Pretty Good Course, If You Know About It"

MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I wasn’t even aware this course was a public daily fee course until I stumbled across it in a GolfStyles magazine last week. I called them up and sure enough, even if you aren’t staying at the nearby Caverns resort, they still offer $40 18-hole and $20 9-hole rates, including cart.

There aren’t a lot of courses in the area to compare to Caverns but the closest and most direct comparison would be Shenvalee golf resort. Caverns only has 18 holes but it’s a lot less crowded, the course is in nicer condition, and the scenic views are nearly as good as its New Market competitor.

The conditions at Caverns is the first thing you notice as you start playing. The greens are semi-fast and very smooth, putts roll true with plenty of break and are the most challenging aspect of the course. The bunkers have nice beach sand that’s not too fluffy. The fairways and rough are well-maintained and even on a hot summer afternoon when I played, there were few if any burned-out areas in play.

The layout here is nothing extraordinary or breathtaking but it isn’t devoid of imagination either. The aforementioned bunkers are scarce but strategically placed, adding thought and planning to many of your shots off the tee. That said, the course from tee-to-green doesn’t play all that difficult. Most of your shots are laid out in front of you with only a couple blind shots. The fairways roll up and down the hills (some quite drastic in grade) making distance a bit of a challenge to eyeball. The rough can get dense in places but is kept quite short so you won’t lose many balls here.. There are a few forced carries from the two back tees but beginners will find the course inviting from the gold tees up front. The scenic views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the novelty of the small cave opening on hole 1 add to the character of this course.

I didn’t stay long before or after my round to fully appreciate the off-course amenities but they appeared to be fairly standard. The staff was fairly minimal but friendly and the pace of play was excellent for a holiday weekend afternoon. Without the option of a GolfNow discount, the $40 greens fee is about average for what the course is; Shenvalee is admittedly a better value overall but I just liked this course more. I’ll probably come back later this year or next and play again and I recommend it to others in town as well.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Great course!!!!"

Kurtzdevelop's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play this course at least 3 times a month, when I'm in town. I have played PGA courses. Very close, as far as course conditions. All for $28.00 a round, with a cart. Don't know how they do it.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Hidden Gem"

Joe7491408's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Rainy morning, guys were in the club house waiting for the mountain rain to clear. What followed was an unexpected 3 hour round on a hilly course. This course had the darkest green greens and were in magnificent condition. Every putt rolled well but it's hard to find a flat putt. This course has a lot of character with some serious elevation changes. The reason for the average ratings on conditions was the rough and tee boxes were in ok condition but he greens...... were amazing. The only thing better was the friendliness of the staff and the price. Bill was a great starter and a beer and pack of crackers was 3 dollars. When I finished on 18 I had a feeling of fulfillment, the course will take your mind to a distant place with its rolling hills and nice views.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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