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(07-13-2017 07:00 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 06:39 AM)Purplehazed Wrote:  Shenvalee is a short course, average golfers can make the distance from the whites for sure, maybe from the blacks too. A lot of hills and elevation changes, I like SV a lot, factor in the price, it's great.

Finally! A post of value from you and something we agree on.

I grew up playing Shenvalee. The Olde 9 is the original course that open in the 20s and I think the only Donald Ross designed course in the valley. It is short with small greens. It looks easy but don't let it fool you. Anything left is out of bounds on 8 of the holes. The Creek and Miller are later designs like modern golf courses. Beautiful views of the mountains and affordable. Beer drinking is encouraged.

If you like country cooking. Southern Kitchen post round is 30 seconds away.

Lakeview is nice as well and a bit more challenging. I would not play Packsaddle. Great views on some holes but circus golf. Same with the mountain course at Massanutten. The executive course at Massanutten is usually in good shape but very easy.

I remember playing Massanutten. Very frustrating to land a drive on the left edge of the fairway, only to have it roll completely across the side hill to the right rough. Scenic but gimmicky.
07-13-2017 10:32 PM
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That is circus golf at its best.
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The Club at Ironwood is in good shape. I played there Wednesday while in the Valley for business.

http://theclubatironwood.com/index.htm

JMU swag all over that place.
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07-14-2017 06:23 AM
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(07-13-2017 07:00 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 06:39 AM)Purplehazed Wrote:  Shenvalee is a short course, average golfers can make the distance from the whites for sure, maybe from the blacks too. A lot of hills and elevation changes, I like SV a lot, factor in the price, it's great.

Finally! A post of value from you and something we agree on.

I grew up playing Shenvalee. The Olde 9 is the original course that open in the 20s and I think the only Donald Ross designed course in the valley. It is short with small greens. It looks easy but don't let it fool you. Anything left is out of bounds on 8 of the holes. The Creek and Miller are later designs like modern golf courses. Beautiful views of the mountains and affordable. Beer drinking is encouraged.

If you like country cooking. Southern Kitchen post round is 30 seconds away.

Lakeview is nice as well and a bit more challenging. I would not play Packsaddle. Great views on some holes but circus golf. Same with the mountain course at Massanutten. The executive course at Massanutten is usually in good shape but very easy.

Great review! Never played at Shenvalee, but played the others and agree!
07-14-2017 10:12 AM
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(07-13-2017 10:14 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  Where is Sandy Bottom? I have not heard of it.

It is in Bridgewater but close to 81 by the little air park there.
07-14-2017 10:37 AM
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If you like country cooking. Southern Kitchen post round is 30 seconds away.

I agree a bazillion percent. Best fried chicken in the country and the pies are amazing as well.

I am not a golfer (but I drive a mean beer cart) but I do love Southern Kitchen cooking.
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(07-14-2017 10:12 AM)PhillyDuke Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 07:00 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 06:39 AM)Purplehazed Wrote:  Shenvalee is a short course, average golfers can make the distance from the whites for sure, maybe from the blacks too. A lot of hills and elevation changes, I like SV a lot, factor in the price, it's great.

Finally! A post of value from you and something we agree on.

I grew up playing Shenvalee. The Olde 9 is the original course that open in the 20s and I think the only Donald Ross designed course in the valley. It is short with small greens. It looks easy but don't let it fool you. Anything left is out of bounds on 8 of the holes. The Creek and Miller are later designs like modern golf courses. Beautiful views of the mountains and affordable. Beer drinking is encouraged.

If you like country cooking. Southern Kitchen post round is 30 seconds away.

Lakeview is nice as well and a bit more challenging. I would not play Packsaddle. Great views on some holes but circus golf. Same with the mountain course at Massanutten. The executive course at Massanutten is usually in good shape but very easy.

Great review! Never played at Shenvalee, but played the others and agree!

Shenvalee is a great course and was a go to for my Dad and I when he made it down to JMU. Another course that is a little further way is the golf course at Cacapon State Park in West Virginia. I have not played it in many years, but price is good and it was always in great shape. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones.
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if you really want to play some nice courses and dont mind the drive, Birdwood in C'Ville and Old Trail near Crozet. nice courses.
07-14-2017 12:13 PM
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(07-14-2017 12:13 PM)Knit35 Wrote:  if you really want to play some nice courses and dont mind the drive, Birdwood in C'Ville and Old Trail near Crozet. nice courses.

Speaking of Birdwood, announcement made yesterday that Davis Love III is going to redesign it. I think it is still UVA Golf Team's home course.
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Heritage Oaks. And 1.7 miles to downtown for a post round visit.
07-14-2017 02:09 PM
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(07-14-2017 02:09 PM)Dukesfan71 Wrote:  Heritage Oaks. And 1.7 miles to downtown for a post round visit.

yesterday, at Heritage Oaks, I rolled a long three iron into what looked like a golf towel from 185 yards. It turned out to be a snake that had no intention of moving along.

I like Heritage Oaks, I had not been there in years.

It would be great if JMU could own Heritage and DC members could get merit rates...we Bourne to get on that (JK).
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I still tell my golfing buddies about Packsaddle ! (& I walked it with an old girlfriend .....not recommended ). Gorgeous course
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(07-14-2017 11:26 PM)Halz87 Wrote:  I still tell my golfing buddies about Packsaddle ! (& I walked it with an old girlfriend .....not recommended ). Gorgeous course

During my time at JMU students were allowed to play on weekdays at Massanutten's course (Mountain Green I think it's called), and it was dirt cheap too. The only catch- had to walk. That course was a beautiful, brutal walk with everything a mountain course should have- elevation changes, severe slopes and beautiful views. I would love to play it again
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(07-13-2017 07:11 AM)HyperDuke Wrote:  Whenever people ask if I play golf, I just tell them I've shot a hole-in-one at Sandy Bottom...

Was she that hot kinky coed that flunked out freshman year?
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04-cheers04-cheersCOGS
(07-15-2017 05:25 PM)jmuroadwarrior Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 07:11 AM)HyperDuke Wrote:  Whenever people ask if I play golf, I just tell them I've shot a hole-in-one at Sandy Bottom...

Was she that hot kinky coed that flunked out freshman year?
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(07-14-2017 11:26 PM)Halz87 Wrote:  I still tell my golfing buddies about Packsaddle ! (& I walked it with an old girlfriend .....not recommended ). Gorgeous course

What part do you not recommend? The course itself? Walking the course? Or playing golf with your gf? 02-13-banana
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