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4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6667 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.2
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Old Trail Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.6
19 Reviews (19)
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

I had an amazing experience at Old Trail. The staff were incredible and were genuinely concerned with ensuring I had a great experience at the facility. The Bermuda grass was starting to turn, but the condition of the course was great. Greens were very fast and smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This place is a GEM

I typically play in the deep south florida, NC, Georgia. The grasses are different and def a great change of pace being that the fairways here are the best ive been on! utterly perfect- Fast greens and clean tee boxes makes for a perfect score from me. WELL worth the price of admission--this is a must play!! Played from the blacks and was a lot if fun and still chjallenging. Met up w a few gentleman that made the round even betters they were regulars here(one fella lived on the 10th) and were able to help me around the spread. Very nice ppl and an even nicer track. A+++++

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

Fun and Challenging

The course layout was a lot of fun not your typical course.Back and forth..I like that in a course and the fairways are in excellent shape it was like playing on AstroTurf .Greens were fast and true .Needs to be played

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

Fantastic!!

This course is in flawless shape from tee to green. Fast pace 3 5 hour round......great golf experience. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid choice for play

Old trail is in very good shape
We played in around 3:25 with nobody in front of us... so very nice

No on course cart service so just need to plan around that

For life of me don’t understand why the putting green is “closed” at 7PM... if you wanted to putt at midnight with a head lamp...who cares?

Still way too many ball marks unfixed on the greens...cmon folks

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Round of Golf

Excellent course, fantastic condition, “carpet” fairways, superb and consistent greens. Beautiful views. Excellent practice facilities.

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

So much fun!

I LOVE this course! Challenging, but also allowed for risk reward for big hitters.

I drove pin high on a par 4, 270 yard hole.

Even with an OB penalty scored a 5, on a par 5. The second approach was out of the rough at 185 yards.....5 iron....barely cleared the bunker and ended up pin high. Sunk the putt. Would have been an eagle (never had one before), but +2 strokes for shanking it on 1st approach shot.....grrr

Golfed with a Vietnam era Marine and his son. Felt like I met an old friend. Reminded me that I was fortunate to golf with my dad last month. Truly a gift. Not everyone gets to share that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Greens

The day was hot but breezy so the course was playing long. The greens were absolutely in top condition and the fairways were excellent. The rough hid the ball so keeping in the short grass was key.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not cheap; worth playing...

Old Trail is a beautiful golf course at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. With Zosia grass fairways, it is always a pleasure to play. As of 5/19/19 the course is in perfect condition with the greens rolling true and the rough lush but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A Very Nice Course With Excellent Playing Conditions

Tucked away in the corner of a recent housing development 20 minutes from Charlottesville, Old Trail GC maintains fantastic conditions on a good course with great amenities.

This was my first time back to Old Trail in about six years as I had moved away from the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the playing conditions here, they are truly superb. Despite the hot summer the fairway grass is remarkably lush and smooth with only a hint of browning in a few spots and the Bermuda grass is a tad longer and thicker than most courses, making the ball sit up nicely. The rough and tee boxes are also in great shape and all bunkers have groomed native dirt that is easy and satisfying to hit out of. The greens roll fast and smooth with few ball marks or any signs of stress.

The layout of the course left me wanting just a bit more, especially around the greens but most golfers will have no complaints. It appears the designers wanted to make the course accommodating to golfers of all skill levels, and to that extent the forward tees have few forced carries, the bunkers are fairly shallow, and the fairways are wide and open on the entire front nine and the finishing stretch as well. You can still find trouble off the tee but you won’t go through more than a sleeve of balls unless you’re particularly wild off the tee. The greens have little undulation or tiering and there’s even less break in the putts than it looks when you line up behind them. Also note: the 18th is a par 4/5 that requires no more than a long iron off the tee leaving you about 200 yards in with a steep slope between you and the green. Some might like the uniqueness of it, others might not.

If the layout of the course doesn't wow you, the views of the Blue Ridge mountains likely will; the vistas are great on many of the holes.

The staff is very friendly and the pace of play was great when I played mid afternoon on a weekday. The off-course amenities are top-notch, with a nice driving range, practice facilities, restaurant, and even an NBC Golf Academy with Kandi Comer Golf instruction.

Prices can be a little steep for some but they have reasonable walking rates and the course is walker-friendly. In all I would definitely recommend Old Trail if you live in the area or are visiting. It’s not quite as nice as nearby Birdwood but it’s cheaper and not as crowded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Unexpected Treat

I had never heard of this course, so I wasn't overly excited about playing it. Man, was I wrong. The layout was really good, and the conditions were top notch. The fairways were somehow cut short but spongy in a way that made the ball always seem like it was sitting up on a tee. To top it off, the restaurant food was phenomenal.
To earn five stars, the course would need just slight design changes. The greens could use more slope to increase their difficulty, and the bunkers could be more assertive. There were a couple of times where they installed bunkers almost like the church pews at Oakmont, which I really liked the idea of. But they were small with no depth or lips, so they instead looked like afterthoughts.
Still, these are very minor complaints. I would happily come back here and would encourage people to make the drive from up to an hour away to do the same.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Must Play

Old Trail is a phenomenal golf course. The course is always in great shape and it's tough to find another course with better course conditions.

The layout is fantastic too. A great mix of challenging holes and easier holes. Lots of variety. If you're playing well you can post a really good score. If you're not playing well, you could have a tough day.

If I lived in the area, I would strongly consider joining this course. I think it's that good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course with outstanding views

Great course at fair price with outstanding views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Bentgrass greens were excellent and Zoysia fairways made every lie perfect. Holes were an interesting mix--not too hard and not too easy. A herd of alpacas on one farm beside the fairway.

Staff was very friendly, especially the LPGA Pro from Peru. Clubhouse was like an old barn and food was good--especially the french fries.

I look forward to playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Fun Course

I enjoyed Old Trail. It's got an interesting mix of holes. Conditioning was good throughout. The greens were in fine shape. Paid $65 for a weekend morning time with cart. Not too bad. I would go back and would recommend though I guess I slightly prefer Birdwood nearby for about the same $'s.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

No problems finding the ball

I usually worry that I'm gonna end up spending a lot of time looking for my ball on courses that I'm not familiar with. Had no problems on this course. Enjoyed that a lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice Course!

Some holes can be overly penal when you miss the fairway, but otherwise a fun course!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

i like the course, its very challenging

the staff are very friendly as well as the members

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great weekend getaway course

Played there for the first time 2 weeks ago. Place is a hidden gem. Coming from Richmond its a bit of a hike (90 minutes) but well worth it. Course is reasonably challenging (we played it from the tips without too much trouble). Hole 2 is a beast - 240 yard par 3 - but the rest of the course was very playable, open, and very fair. If the wind is blowing, I imagine it can play sneaky long.

The course is right in the middle of the valley - with mountain gazing all around. Great choice this time of year with the foliage. Greens were pretty large, and some had some serious undulation. Stop at Blue Mountain Brewery (off route 151) for a victory beer afterwards (about 8 minutes away) I highly recommend.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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