Homestead Old Course

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Homestead Old Course
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Redesigned by Rees Jones, this historic 18-hole golf course has been transformed into a challenging par-72 layout.
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DKLAG
Cleveland, OH251 contributions
played the course recently with a group of 8 (played 2 times in 3 days). first tee times of the day so a bit of dew on the ground. surprisingly they let us go out. With that said, service at the course is excellent. The course is in great shape. Neat layout with 6 ea. par 3's, 4's and 5's. playing from the back tees still challenging for all handicaps. With the elevation changes, the views of the course and the surrounding areas is spectacular. bit of history on number 1 tee...it is the oldest continuously operating 1st tee in the country. Must do when in the area!
Written October 5, 2020
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tovah123
Washington DC, DC93 contributions
We played on a Saturday morning. Beautiful and well-maintained course albeit with some significant road noise on a few holes. Two issues that need to be address. One, there were no golf marshals riding around. So, when the foursome behind us hit into us twice, both times nearly hitting us, there was no one to complain to. And, of course, no one in the foursome apologized until I confronted them. Second, there was no water available on the course with the exception at the turnaround (at hole 8) where you can buy drinks. Even at the private/public courses we play at home, there is not only water available at many holes but someone drives around offering water. Though the price was reasonable by resort standards, for the money, those two issues need to be addressed.
Written June 19, 2017
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meemstli
Hot Springs, VA18 contributions
Couples
Love this course it is a fun round to play and not too difficult. We love the friendly staff and always enjoy the beautiful vies.
Written June 1, 2017
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WKRussell
Raleigh, NC42 contributions
Family
If you are an avid golfer, avoid playing the Old course. The scenery is nice, but since it is included free in the all-activities package, calling the pace of play a "snail's pace" is an insult to all snails. It's great if you are taking the family to play if you aren't regular golfers. But if you are looking to enjoy a competitive round with experienced golfers, play the Cascades.
Written July 17, 2013
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Morris H
Duncansville, PA61 contributions
Couples
I could only play 9 holes today(9/28/18) because of the recent rain. However, the holes were 1 thru 6 and then 16, 17 & 18. NO discount! The charge was $90 for the make shift course. Very disappointed in the price given the conditions.
Written September 28, 2018
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Boscomac
Toano, VA111 contributions
Friends
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!
Written April 25, 2016
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hamiltonp695
3 contributions
Business
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 Cascades but it would have added at least 2 hours and probably 4 hours for 18 holes. If time is a premium, and you are staying at the Homestead and you want to play, the Old Course is as good as it gets.
Written September 5, 2015
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Travelers31024
Eatonton, GA336 contributions
Couples
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. The par three boxes were all chewed up. More divots in the fairways than there should be. Says the clientele is not doing their job, nor is maintenance. The driving range was really chewed up. The gnats were horrible. I am told they are seasonal nd this is prime time. If your schedule allows, play in the afternoon when the rate drops. Bring lots of insect repellent. The Casino restaurant at the club house is a nice place for lunch or a beer.
Written September 1, 2015
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Holesy
Irvona, PA127 contributions
Couples
The Old Course is a very nice and scenic course that you can walk to from The Homestead. It's much easier than it's sister course, the Cascades, with fairly wide fairways and open greens. The greens are still rather undulating and reasonably fast. My only complaint is the $135 regular greens fees seems high for this course. Try the Twilight Rate.
Written June 21, 2015
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Sheryl B
North Bethesda, MD1,149 contributions
Couples
Very fun course, not as tough as the Cascades. Greens were just aerated, so that detracted from course, but otherwise great experience. Good pace of play, nice views.
Written June 8, 2015
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