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Address: 456 Shadows Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630-6930
Phone Number: 866-631-9661
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Playing here, our customers know they will receive one of the best possible...

Playing here, our customers know they will receive one of the best possible golfing experiences available. This is due to our attentive staff and the systems we have in place to provide excellent customer service at every opportunity. From the Bag drop, to the First Tee, to the maintenance crewmember, to the General Manager, to the grill attendant, the focus of our staff is to serve the customer and help them enjoy our facilities to the fullest, so they will tell their friends and want to return time and time again. Thoroughly renowned for the service we provide, outing coordinators and event planners will constantly seek us out. We will dazzle them with our attentiveness and concern for the success of their events. Coming to our club will be a sensation that their attendees will talk about for years to come. Designed by Tom Clark, Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club opened in March 2007 to rave reviews by Regional and National Golf Publications. Golf Digest Magazine ranked us #6 “Best New Affordable Public Courses” in 2007, and the Washington Post named us a ‘Natural Treasure’. In 2010 and 2011, Blue Ridge Shadows was ranked #4 Best Courses you can Play in Virginia by Golfweek Magazine and ranked #32 ‘Women-friendly courses in America’ by Golf Digest Woman Magazine!

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Bucket list trip

We got on at Front Royal Va and rode the parkway to Roanoke va, the leaves are beautiful and the pull off outlooks of the mountains and valleys where just great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Norfolk, VA
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I travel to this area once a year from Pennsylvania and purchase a stay and play package each time. We have never been disappointed. We were told up front that the bunkers were under repair which we appreciated. The greens and the fairways were spot on. We will continue to make this trip each year and quite... More 

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Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love playing Blue Ridge Shadows and would play it a couple times a year, usually on special occasions or when I had friends visiting. I haven't played in about 2 years and was SHOCKED at how much the conditions have deteriorated! The tee boxes were burnt, the fairways were infested with clover, and the bunkers were awful!... More 

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Thank ERat
Brian J, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for playing here at Blue Ridge Shadows recently, and thank you for your feedback. We are very aware of the current state of the golf course, and while conditions have fallen back over the past year, the good news is there is a plan in place to improve conditions, and we are beginning to implement it. There is... More 

Haymarket
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I have heard and read good things about this course. That information must've been old. We were not informed upon making our tee time that the sandtrap's were not being kept up. There was a sign in the clubhouse when we got there that apologized and said that the sandtrap's were under construction. Well, nobody was working on them at... More 

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Brian J, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for playing here at Blue Ridge Shadows recently, and thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We understand the frustration with the current condition of the golf course, and we agree that at the moment, we are not where we want or need to be in terms of conditions. A plan has recently been implemented to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I loved the layout, massive elevation changes. It was worth the 3 1/2 hour trip to go there. The only bad thing was some debris on the golf course from a storm that had passed through the area. Otherwise, it was a great time and would definitely go back. Bob Ozabal Chesapeake, Va.

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Brian J, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks for playing Bob, and we are glad that you enjoyed your day of golf! We are doing a lot of work to the course, and will hope to have you back soon to check out the improvements! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to come all the way from Chesapeake to play with us in The Shadows!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

There are some great golf venues near Front Royal. In my opinion, this is the best. Dramatic elevation changes increase the challenge. With a little more grooming, this could be a worldclass course. Friendly staff and a decent restaurant to boot.

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HolidayInnFrontRoyal, Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for playing Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club and for leaving a review of your experiences. We are excited to know that we provided you a great course to play golf on. We know that there are plenty of courses to choose from, but we hope that we have earned your repeat business. Thank you very much. Brent C... More 

Norfolk, VA
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177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We got on at Front Royal Va and rode the parkway to Roanoke va, the leaves are beautiful and the pull off outlooks of the mountains and valleys where just great.

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BlueRidgeShadows, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway are spectacular this time of year! There is a reason people call Blue Ridge Shadows 'Virginia's Most Beautiful Golf'! With great course conditions and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive, it is a bucket list trip! Come back and visit soon! More 

Manassas, Virginia
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200 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Very unique layout and challenging holes. Some beautiful vistas from the tee boxes. Disappointed in the upkeep of the tee boxes. You will use all the clubs in your bag. Stop in the restaurant for some yummy homemade meals.

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BlueRidgeShadows, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our new superintendent has been working very hard to improve course conditions. The tee boxes are one of our main priorities. We have repaired some faulty sprinklers, and will be aerifying, seeding and fertilizing the tees over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully you will enjoy beautiful tee boxes along with the beautiful views and... More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had heard a lot of very good things about Blue Ridge Shadows. We had no issues with the golf course, although there were a few holes that were hard to figure out having never played them. The lodging was fine, no complaints there. We were not impressed at all with Houlihans's restaurant.

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BlueRidgeShadows, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your experience at Blue Ridge Shadows. We truly appreciate all customer comments, and use them to improve our operation. I'm glad you enjoyed the golf course and hotel, and I'm sure the next time you visit us you'll enjoy it even more. I can promise that your next experience at Houlihan's will be much... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice layout. Some very challenging holes for me and less-than-average golfer. We liked the greens and thought overall that the course was kept in great shape. The clubhouse was nice and the girls behind the service bar are great! There was a lot of ground under repair bunkers that were just left to overgrow with weeds that took away from... More 

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Thank FatFrankie
BlueRidgeShadows, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate you visiting us and posting your comments. You are correct that we have a few bunkers that are under repair. Our long-term goal is to 'soften' the golf course in order to make it more player friendly, and one of those goals is to remove some of the fairway and greenside bunkers.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have played Blue Ridge Shadows 3 – 4 times in the last few years. I have always found the course in pretty good shape and staff to be very accommodating and friendly. Bottom Line: Play it! You will like it if you enjoy courses with some topography changes and water. If you like flat courses or get mad if... More 

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Thank Thomas J H
BlueRidgeShadows, General Manager at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your day at Blue Ridge Shadows in spite of losing some golf balls. We suggest taking a lesson from our resident Certified PGA Professional instructor to reduce your slice. You can save money on golf balls to spend on our local craft beer. We hope to see... More 

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