The Meadows Golf and Country Club

2.8308823529 2.8 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5864 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times. Cut-off jeans, swimsuits, and tank tops not allowed.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5864 yards N/A 117
White 70 5553 yards N/A 113
Red 72 4576 yards N/A 111
Red (W) 70 4576 yards N/A 105

Opened in 1955, Meadows Golf & Swim Club is one of the New River Valley's oldest continually running golf courses. The course has a traditional layout that measures only 5,864 yards from the back tees, a seemingly short course compared to modern designs. Though you may not have to use your driver, your putting skills will be put to the test. The back nine wasn't added until 20 years after the front nine but they still manage to complement each other perfectly. The greens all vary in size, speed, and undulation but generally the front nine has larger greens. The golf course sprawls across mountainous terrain, providing dramatic elevation changes as well as stunning views. To make Meadows Golf & Swim Club even tougher, water comes into play on all but three holes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

16 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes  

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"great mountain views, but not much else."


AdrianWhite's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

extremely hilly course. many blind shots with few distance markings. course not very well maintained for a semi private course with clubhouse n pool. long roughs were bad for losing fairly good tee shots. only flat spots on course were tee boxes and greens. and part of parking lots and the pro shop. .did not see much to bring me back to this course even at decent rate thru golfnow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course, but somewhat difficult"


GolfingBetter's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This course is well-kept and not too difficult to find one's way around with the cart path. The course would not be very difficult if it were not for the elevation changes; however, that is to be expected in this part of Virginia. For players not used to playing up and downhill (like myself!), it can be very challenging trying to figure out which clubs to use. Several times playing the course would make that much easier. All in all, the course is beautiful, and I had a great experience. I look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u00000760072's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for money, with elevation changes that challenge your club selection. Staff were friendly. would love to play course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never again"


dweddle1's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and I have to say I will never go back. As a below average golfer, it was extremely difficult. The greens were like Augusta, fast and lots of slopes. A lot of blind green shots from 100 yards out, and very many unrealistic holes. If you are a scratch golfer, give it a shot, but if you are below average and just like to play a nice round of chill golf, dont go here. The driving range is only 200 yards, so how am I supposed to warm up with my woods and my driver? Staff was not very friendly, and there was no drinking water on the course. An 88 yard par 3, how is that fun and realistic? Very confusing layout, no road signs, or tee box signs, and cart path was very confusing; Its like they built this course in a months time. Im sorry, but never again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Better bring your A game"


u000008056121's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tricky holes with incredible pin placements. This is target golf at its best. Fast greens manicured fairways bring you to your knees. It's an uphill battle all day.

Spectacular views of some of the most peaceful part of America. It's a must play !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course Lots of Elevation Changes"


Orlimar1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I are from Illinois. He just moved to Roanoke and this was our first time playing this course.

We were blown away by the vistas and views from a few holes. Lots of elevation changes. So a big change for us.

The course was in pretty good shape overall. They are redoing a par 5. It was down to a par 4 hole. But we were glad it wasn't a par 5. It would have been crazy tough from where the tee box was.

The greens were pretty nice. We got there at 7:30am and they let us out. So most of the greens hadn't been mowed. But we were told that and wanted to go out.

The gentleman that waited on us behind the counter was very friendly and nice to talk to.

I'm sure we'll play this course again when I come back to town.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Elevation"


Hokiecro168's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 of this course plays well, a lot of elevation changes throughout the course. Back 9 needs some work as far as course conditions. For the value its still a steal though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"first time golfer"


u878005264's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

for just starting I found a love for golf in this course help me play to who I want to be I would always come here and I enjoy playing here


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens were great"


Ricky9265351's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem for me was no flat ground.almost all greens are up or down looking forward to playing it again.you just have to play it to in joy it not what I would call a walking course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Meadows Golf Course VA"


alwznewfs's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Some water and tough rough. Played while visiting with my son. (He lives in Hawaii and I got to see him that weekend), Enjoyed the time together. One hole had a really elevated green with a creek just in front of it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"front 9 is open,back 9 fairly challenging"


tdtech's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

for the unusual dry conditions course was well groomed. fun round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


u857505329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in excellent condition. Fairways in good condition. Rough and other areas need some work. Lots of down trees.

Overall very nice and a good quality. Will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Place to Try!"


u000007790117's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was extremely windy and they had just aerated the greens but still a great day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairly good"


u000007900567's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most holes are well kept. Second hale is too hard to access. The mounted green will deny to be accessed.<br/> 9th and several holes are uphill


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has challenging elevation changes"


Pauleddiebro's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course really beat me. I am a 20 handicap and I lost a few shots that hit the fairway but rolled in the brush or up against crosstie abutment . The course was fun to play and enjoyed hearing and seeing the Norfolk Southern trains that pass by the golf course .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"NICE COURSE"


u000007825603's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

VERY FRIENDLY STAFF, NICE COURSE. CHALLENGING. NICE PRO SHOP AND RESTAURANT. HAS BEAUTIFUL VIEWS WITH CREEKS AND TRAINS ROLLING THROUGH.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course will test your iron shots"


bkstclair's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Staff was fantastic and the course was challenging. If your not used to playing up or down hills this course can be very difficult. Overall great course for any level of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"the course has a challenging but forgiving difficulty. The course is in excellent shape and offers great atmosphere."


u000006498313's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape and offers a great atmosphere and offers a great scenery. Great experience all together i would definitely refer to a friend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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