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Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
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3.8
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3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6602 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.0
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Hanging Rock Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Breeden

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.1
64 Reviews (64)
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Day

Got a great hot deal price wise. Staff was EXCELLENT and other players friendly. A great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course great value

Nice layout. Played round in a little under 4 hrs on a busy 60 degree day during Christmas week. Greens very tricky to read and very large but course very fair generally. Awesome value with golfnow for $11. Can't even get a cart for that price. Recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Roanoke Area’s Best Public Course

Hanging Rock Golf Club is a challenging and fun golf course located in Salem, Virginia, about 10 minutes from downtown Roanoke and eight minutes from the Roanoke Regional Airport. The course was designed by Russell Breeden and overlooks the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. It’s surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and guarantees golf enthusiasts of all skill levels a pleasant and exciting round.

Over the years, Hanging Rock has earned numerous Roanoke golf and national accolades, including a 3 1/2-star rating by Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" and one of the top 100 Must Play Courses in the Mid-Atlantic by Washington Golf Monthly magazine. Seventeen of the last 21 years, Hanging Rock has been voted "Best Golf Course in the Roanoke Valley" by readers of The Roanoke Magazine.

Hanging Rock plays 6,602 yards from the Black tees with a course rating of 72 and a slope of 137. In all, there are 4 sets of tees: White (6,007/69.7/124), Gold (5,425/66.8/118) and Red (4,519/66.6/109). Everyone, regardless of skill can find a suitable yardage and have a good time.
A lot of the fairways at Hanging Rock are tree lined, forcing either control off the tee or a good recovery game. There are five par 3s and five par 5’s which can help you gain some strokes as a couple of the par 5s are reachable.
Most Memorable Hole: Number 14, Par 4, 369 yards (upper green). This is the most unique golf hole I’ve ever played. Before teeing off players choose which green to play to. The original hole is a straight par 4, that plays longer than the 369 yards stated on the card. Tee off from an elevated tee box over a creek. There’s water on the right and if the hill on the left doesn’t bring your ball back into the fairway, it will leave an interesting lie. Your approach shot is blind and straight uphill to a triangular two-tiered green that slopes back to front and is protected back right by sand. Option 2 involves the aforementioned water on the right. Hit the same tee shot, but instead of going up the hill, the green sits on a peninsula surrounded by that water. The kidney shaped green is a lot deeper than it is wide. It’s a significantly shorter approach shot to the lower green – 100 – 120 yards - if you aren’t afraid of the water. Most of the members I spoke with prefer the original green for two reasons: they’re afraid of the water and they’re afraid of snakes. I looked and couldn’t find any.
Favorite Par 3: Number 9, 179 yards. An interesting par 3 that plays 2 or 3 clubs less because of the elevation drop. Come up short off the tee and you could easily find the creek; anything right could easily find one of two bunkers. Your best bet is to just hit it on the green, which could also win you the side.
Favorite Par 4: Number 17, 291 yards. This risk/reward hole could be your opportunity to get back in the game or put your opponents away once and for all. If you’ve got the length to go for the green off the tee, hit into the mounds just to the right of the green. Beware, there is out of bounds lurking on the left and right side. Find yourself OB and all your opponent needs to do is lay back off the tee and leave a full wedge into the fairly flat green. This is a great place for you – or your opponent – to make a birdie.
Favorite Par 5: Number 18, 466 yards. An interesting double dogleg par 5 with a blind tee shot, although there is a lot more room in the landing area than you think. Favoring the right side of the fairway is the preferred line off the tee; just not too far or you’ll never see that ball again. The lone pine tree in the distance is a good line. From there, you’ll need to decide how long of an approach shot you want to hit and play your layup shot accordingly. The green is wide and shallow and slopes from back to front. It’s protected by bunkers front right and back left. A great finishing hole.
Before your round, spend some time on Hanging Rock’s full length driving range. You can hit every club in the bag, which is good because you’ll be using them all on the course. There’s also a practice bunker and chipping is allowed on the practice green. It’s a popular place with locals to hit balls. After your round, stick around for some great clubhouse grub from the grill. They make tasty burgers and sandwiches and have all of your favorite post-golf libations.
With such stunning views of the mountains, it’s hard to believe that Hanging Rock is so convenient to Roanoke. There are a good variety of holes; each one of the five par 5s is unique and there is a good deal of elevation change. Hills on the sides of a few holes can make for some unordinary lies meaning you may need a certain amount of creativity on these shots.
A bevy of weekly golf specials make Hanging Rock affordable for anyone. “Super” Tuesdays are a 2 for 1 day; just $44 for a twosome, including cart after 11 AM. Juniors, age 17 and under are free with paying parent on Saturdays after 12:00PM and if both parents play, the second is half price. Sundays are Jack and Jill Sundays. couples play for $44.00 for 18 holes, including cart after 11:00 a.m. After 3:00PM the rate drops to $30.00 per couple. And every day is Senior Day, where seniors 55 and older receive a $3.00 discount off Hanging Rock’s normal green fee and cart rate until 12:00PM. They also receive a 15% discount on fountain drinks and prepared food in the grill.

Hanging Rock has some great membership options that will let you take advantage of this great course as often as you like. The Hanging Rock Player's Card gets you reduced green fees throughout the year as well as ½ off on range balls and more! The Hanging Rock Play Pass gets you unlimited complimentary green fees all year, reduced cart fees and unlimited complimentary range balls. For younger players, Hanging Rock’s Junior Play Pass gives juniors age 17 and under the same benefits as the adult’s Play Pass. A Couples Play Pass is also available. Just call the pro shop and they can give you all the details.

Hanging Rock Golf Club prides themselves on a high quality golf course that is magnificently maintained, superb amenities and outstanding service. Their goal is to be recognized as the region's premier golf experiences. From your first drive to your last putt, you’ll enjoy great golf conditions and fantastic views at Hanging Rock Golf Club.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Rock Hanging

Course was in very good shape. Greens were fast and true. That’s about all you can ask at this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

MLH

Course is in great shape. Management & staff great people to deal with. Beautiful place to enjoy a round .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course that plays well

Played this for the first time today, and had a great time. It's a fun layout and unfortunately, with it being so dry, there was some brown-out. However, this did not take away from the quiet and beauty of the surroundings. There are enough challenges all around for golfers playing from appropriate tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Go out and have a ball.

This course is a great layout. A few dog legs left and a few right. None of them were severe or confusing to nagivate for a first time player here.
All the greens We’re in great shape, strike a 3 footer or less with a little firmness or the putt will drift off line. There is a strong grain effect in these greens and lt is not always obvious.

I’d join a club like this if I lived in the area ... it’s one of those courses that produce a different type of challenge in every round. A couple of vanilla holes but only a couple.

Enjoy yourself. I did.

I’m a 14 thin and shot an 86 from the white tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unfriendly

If you do not want Golf Now players then you should not allow them. Very poorly treated it was if I did not exist.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The rock

Great course. Always a challenge. Will definitely be back soon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course

Been playing this course my entire life. Beautiful, challenging golf course. The staff is super friendly and you can’t beat these hot deal rates! Love playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

part 2 of review - pictures

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

wonderful value in heart of Shenandoah valley

Played on my own on 7/5 but was paired up with a 2-some on the front 9. Course was in amazing shape for how hot its been. Staff was INCREDIBLY friendly. Greens were fast and a bit sloped here and there but not totally unfair. Loved the challenging layout. You need to have accuracy off the tee or risk the woods. The part I liked best was that each hole was unique. It wasn't a cookie cutter course where all the holes are the same. Take your camera because the views are spectacular. Only 4 of 5 stars b/c a two some of members wouldn't allow me through after 5 holes. Eventually had to go around them and circle back to missed hole (a-holes). That seems to be a minority of the folks out there though. I will be back and bringing friends on golf trips when I'm in the area. It was a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Bang For Your Buck on GolfNow!

Played a different course every Thursday this summer on GolfNow. Hanging Rock has been in the best shape and one of the cheapest! Great tee boxes, fairways, greens and rough. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun times

Great place to play. Kept in great shape. Can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoy play Hanging Rock. Such outstanding VIEWS of the mountains yet so
Convenient to Roanoke. Will Definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful views

I grew up around here and had never played the Rock. Great value for a nice course. A bunch of nice holes with a couple of really outstanding ones. Can’t waitnto come back. Great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with difficult greens!!

We actually played this course twice because of the beautiful surroundings and condition of the course. While we didn't know we were placed behind a company outing, because we booked online the play was very slow. The 2nd time around I called the course first and set our tee time that way. worked out for a better rate for us to book by calling. The greens were very challenging and inconsistent in terms of speed. But it was worth playing twice for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course for the common man

Beautiful view, friendly staff, good course for the money.
Laid-back atmosphere, not pretentious.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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