500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, VA 20117, US
(844) 303-2723
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About Salamander Resort & Spa

Salamander Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel on 340 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains about an hour's drive west from Washington D.C.. It does not have a golf course onsite, just a putting green, but it has an exclusive arrangement with the private Creighton Farms Golf Club nearby. Rounds can be arranged through the concierge. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, equestrian and tennis, as well as a culinary program and kids night out activities. The hotel has 168 guest rooms and feature an outdoor patio or balcony.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres340
Year Opened2013
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes

Golf courses at Salamander Resort & Spa

Reviews

4.7
7 Reviews (7)
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Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Demanding Course, Lots of Blind Shots

Played Creighton Farms yesterday in an outside event. This Jack Nicklaus signature course, set in Virginia horse country was a bit more severe than others I have played. The course has a significant amount of elevation change and a number of blind tee shots. There wan't any indication as to the hazards (of lack of) over the horizon and the map on the scorecard was in black and white and didn't call out the hazards too well. This is a private course so my impression is that you play this golf course way better the more you play it because these hazards are not much of a surprise. I think you'd also really benefit from the use of a caddy or a detailed yardage book. From a layout perspective, I much preferred the back nine because the course was much more out in front of you.

The condition of the course was fantastic and the surrounding country club amenities (clubhouse, locker room, pool, tennis) were top notch. I'd definitely like another crack at it in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 219
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough but rewarding Golden Bear gem

As someone who has played a particular Jack Nicklaus course (Pawleys Plantation in South Carolina) more than any other course, I am always eager to see a new Nicklaus layout. Creighton Farms shot straight to the #2 spot, just behind the super-private Mayacama in Santa Rosa, California.

It's a definite example of lush, big pre-Recession golf, but the course is nevertheless good fun to play, strengthened by a somewhat uncharacteristically diverse set of greens. There is a lot of both subtle and overt undulation, with plenty of chances to use slopes to move the ball close to the hole. Which is a relief, because the course plays fairly long and bunkers and rough can punish off-line shots big-time. Creighton Farms is private, but staying at the nearby Salamander Resort & Spa can get you access.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Private Jack + HUGE Houses

This very private Nicklaus Signature Design in Aldie is maintained to a level that would make you think no one plays there. That would probably be pretty accurate. A very small membership allows for a massive maintenance budget to keep the course in premium condition.

Thankfully, approximately once a month (in Summer months) the club opens to the public for an outing. I'd say that is when most folks get to play the course.

The driving range is perfect and all grass. The course itself rolls across former farm / horse pasture and offers a nice variety of holes. Some spots could use fewer trees and the course requires some local knowledge in places to score well (hence where being a member or playing with one helps).

Also, impossible not to mention/notice the houses along the course. Many of which are larger than the clubhouse. Probably some of the biggest in LoCo - or anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Outstanding

This is a private course but they had a resident appreciation day and allowed non-members to play. The course is in amazing shape. Challenging holes but nothing tricky. Good practice facility and great staff.

Enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course

I have played this course twice and it's awesome. Driving range and short game area is nice and the clubhouse is pretty sweet. This course opens up to Fire and Police once a year for a discounted rate. Highly recommend to play this course if you have a chance to get on. This course is long and the greens will wear you out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Industry Insider
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A private Jack Nicklaus masterpiece

A "Jack Nicklaus Signature Course" that boasts wide and rolling fairways and that is very challenging. A great variety of holes. Many bunkers and a number of wetlands can wreck havoc on your scorecard. A great overall experience with state-of-the art facilities. Just a treat to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

picturesque hole after hole, great Jack Nicklaus design

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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