• Type: Private
  • Address: 22512 Clubhouse Ridge
  • City: Bristol
  • County: Washington
  • State: Virginia
  • Zip: 24202
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (540) 645-6951

Virginian Golf Club, The was established and built in 1993. Located in Bristol, Virginia, the course has 18 holes and is a Private type golf course. The course was designed by Tom Fazio. Virginian Golf Club, The policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: no. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 36.6225651 latitude and -82.0877344 longitude.


    The Virginian Golf Club COURSE Review
    The Virginian Golf Club COURSE Review

    The Virginian Golf Club COURSE Review

    The Virginian features 7025 yards of golf from its longest tees (the championship course) for a 72 par, being an eighteen hole regulation length course,a private resort available just for its members and their guests, with a course rating of 74.4 and a slope rating of 130 on Zoysia grass. Metrics aside, the Virginian sits on a beautiful piece of property in Bristol, Virginia, and it was designed by the famous architect Tom Fazio. The Virginian first opened for players in 1993 and legend has it that when Tom Fazio finished building and designing the Virginian, he said to the club owner that ninety percent of the work is done, but now youll have to spend the rest of your life doing the last 10%. However, despite Tom Fazios philosophic statement, the Virginian ended up as a delightful golf course, sprawling over the forests and the farmland near the western parts of the Old Dominion.

    There are about 120 residences spreading along with the course over the beautiful rolling countryside that was used back in the day for grazing cattle and growing tobacco. However, the Virginians pastoral appearance is nothing short of deceiving, as Tom Fazio created a golf course with generous fairways off the tee, a sort of mounding which nudges errant shots back into play, or what the clubs members call bonus bounces, not to mention the impeccably groomed zoysia grass, which makes for the ideal surface for all types of shots. As the greens get nearer, the passageways get narrower, like a tightening vise, which together with 110 bunkers and some specimen trees are contributing to the courses constriction. The Virginian is not a pushover, pretty far from it actually, but the challenge adds to the flavor and makes for a very interesting experience, especially if youre playing it for the first time. This course built on a former farmland is a tough cookie from row to hoe, requiring lots of distance, accuracy and planning if you want to go home with a cool scorecard.

    The Virginian Golf Club Course wears the signature of the famous architect Tom Fazio and it features 7025 yards of golf from the championship tees. Located in a pastoral setting with beautiful distant views, the Virginian Golf Club Course is built upon a pristine piece of real estate, providing a thrilling experience for its visitors and according to many, it would be pretty hard to find a better course anywhere in the US. Tom Fazio designed the Virginian following an interesting philosophy, as a special place which honors the land its built upon. The golf course benefits from epic long range views from across the valleys, boasting spectacular mountains and ridges in the background. Tom Fazio made no compromises, using the finest Pennlinks bent for the greens and zoysia for the fairway carpet, with various other grasses around roughs and bunkers for adding texture and color to the course. Playing the Virginian Golf Club Course is very challenging as each of its holes is unique.

    The terrain upon which this baby was built is of great natural beauty , making for a magnificent golf course but keep in mind that the Virginian is private facility available just for its members and their guests. The course is laid out over pristine rolling terrain situated right at the foothills of the Appalachians, with wide and forgiving fairways, many of them looking to play downhill from most of the tees. According to many who have tried it, the Virginian Golf Club Course is the best in the area, featuring an excellent layout, with fair rough, challenging yet incredibly fun to play. By any metrics, this is a tough to play yet fair country club course; all youll have to do is to hit the ball straight and youll score well, but if you miss the fairway, youll find yourself into a world of hurt, i.e. its going to be high scores.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1993
  • Course Designer: Tom Fazio
  • Location Time Zone: EST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Open all year (closed on Mondays)
  • Latitude: 36.6225651
  • Longitude: -82.0877344


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: no
  • Play Fives: no
  • Guest Policy Rules: Closed
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt required
  • Advance Tee Time Notice: 30 days
  • Walking Allowed: no


  • Food & Beverage: yes
  • Driving Range: yes
  • Chipping Area: yes
  • Putting Green: yes
  • Practice Bunker: yes
  • Rental Clubs: yes
  • Lockers: yes
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