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Address: U.S. Route 220 Main Street, Hot Springs, VA 24445
Phone Number: 800-838-1766

Redesigned by Rees Jones, this historic 18-hole golf course has been...

Redesigned by Rees Jones, this historic 18-hole golf course has been transformed into a challenging par-72 layout.

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Like The Cascades Course, The Old Course has beautiful mountain holes. There are some houses and condos on the course, but not very many. The holes are interesting, and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like The Cascades Course, The Old Course has beautiful mountain holes. There are some houses and condos on the course, but not very many. The holes are interesting, and not repetitious at all. It is a challenging course, and has tees for every level golfer. Fore caddying is wise on some holes. There are good practice areas: a range, a... More 

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Yorktown, VA
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317 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If staying at the Homestead, I'd recommend getting the golf package instead of paying a la carte. For a couple, it's a bargain. We'd played the Old Course 9 years ago and left with mediocre impressions. It's obvious that the Omni and Clubcorp before them put some money into making it a better course since then. The fairways and greens... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Corse is in awesome shape! The greens are a little slower. The beer guy comes around once and has nothing but snacks. The food by #9 has been shut down so pack food or starve! A wonderful day for golf! Tee placements were good, weather was great, and I shot a great round of golf!

Thank Tabby B
Chesterfield, Virginia
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a double whammy. 1. The Old Course had the oldest original tee(1st hole) still used and/or in existence in the United States 2. The Homestead Hotel (and surrounding golf course grounds) is celebrating it's 250th anniversary this year.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I ca easily pass up a round on this course. Too many blind shots and no signature holes. It is a shame that the lower course is gone as I think everyone wants to play a variety of courses on a golf trip and this course doesn't get it!

Thank rreishman
Toano, Virginia
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This golf course has the oldest tee box in continuous use in America. The fairways are wide and the greens are plenty fast. What a test of your varying lies while playing the mountain terrain. Plenty of risks and rewards. I can't wait to return!

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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The history of the hotel (marvelous free tour), the character, the staff, the cleanliness, the array of activities offered. Such beautiful natural surroundings. A bit of clarity for the spa amenities (located on 4 different floors) would help the lost...but then you would miss some discoveries. Did I mention the fresh food?marvelous

Thank Teresa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Played this course in May and August of this year when staying at the Homestead. Since I was the only golfer in a group with scheduled activities, time was a premium. Was able to play 18 in less than 3 hours both times. The course was in great shape. Would like to have gone up the road to play the... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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191 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lots of history surrounding this challenging mountain golf course. Pure Donald Ross. Small greens, many with false fronts. Lots of blind shots. Very difficult rough. Numerous narrow fairways & landing areas. Several landing areas are very steeply sloped so your ball will end up in the rough. Not many bunkers and all are fair. Many tee boxes are not level.... More 

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I played here twice during out stay at the hotel the week of August 16th. The regular rate of $135 was a bit too high for our taste so we decided to wait till 2pm and do the $95 twilight rate (includes cart). This course is a great mountain style golf layout. Lots of elevated tee boxes... More 

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