Virginia National Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Bluemont, Virginia.
Virginia National golf course first opened in 1999. The course was designed by Jerry Matthews.
Virginia National features championship tees, undulating fairways that ebb and flow like the river they mirror, the relaxing sounds of natural waterfalls, and breathtaking views from 100-foot vertical mountainside tee boxes. Century old sycamores and natural stands of weeping willows envelope the strategically placed greens creating an unforgettable golfing experience.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,653 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 4,980 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 574 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 149 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 5, a 413 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Virginia National Golf Club is # 14, a 168 yard par-3.
Virginia National Golf Club at the Battleground of Cool Spring is one of northern Virginia's crown jewels.The course is set between the scenic Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge
In 1799, Thomas Parker built a house that he named "The Retreat" which later became the home of his grandson, Judge Richard E. Parker ("Hanging Judge Parker"), who presided over the trial of John Brown in 1859. The original house still stands overlooking the 18th green.
In 1864, advancing Union troops, under the command of General George Crook, were intercepted by a Confederate force sent by General John C. Breckenridge. The two armies met at Cool Spring. Fighting forced the Union troops across the river at the ford on The Retreat farm, where many drowned. The Battle of Cool Spring is remembered as the only Civil War battle fought in Clarke County, Virginia, and one remembered every day by the golfers who visit Virginia National.
The course closed in 2012 ___________
Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia controls the property. It's now a combination Civil War and University site.