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“A Challenging Course” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Homestead Old Course

Homestead Old Course
U.S. Route 220 Main Street, Hot Springs, VA 24445
800-838-1766
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Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Redesigned by Rees Jones, this historic 18-hole golf course has been transformed into a challenging par-72 layout.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Challenging Course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The course is very hilly with wide fairways and plenty of variety amongst the holes. The views throughout the course are wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“a really fun golf course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

While Rees Jones has made a hash of other resort courses (like the Equinox in Vt), his work here is good, perhaps because he did not do very much to the course -- he added 9, 10, and 18, and changed 1 and 2. (He may have changed 6 -- old 5 -- I don't remember, and I think his 9 mimics an old hole whose green was too close to the highway for safety.) What is really interesting about the course is that the greens are now like true mountain course greens -- you have to read them carefully before putting, and so getting on in regulation does not assure a par. So the course is short, on interesting terrain, not so hard to get on the green in regulation (or whatever you normally do), and then fun to putt -- what could be better. It doesn't challenge you with hazards or length, it does challenge you to hit your best shot (sometimes from a sidehill or downhill lie), and then it challenges your putting. For a fun round of golf, what is not to like?
Plus, the golfhouse attendants are very helpful. For extra services, like shoe-shining or getting you a tee-off time ahead of a large party, a tip is appropriate.

Visited June 2013
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Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great conditions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A classic design with great conditions. Lots of variation in hole lengths and designs. A lot of fun!

Visited May 2013
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Poor customer service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My gift for my parents round of golf was "lost" and no one cared to accommodate to them or bother notifying me.

Visited May 2013
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Milton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a nice time on a Saturday afternoon playing nine on the old course. We used a cart. We liked the views and the pace of play was good-- there was no one else in sight. We'd definitely golf here again.

Visited April 2013
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