Top 28 Best Golf Resorts in the US & Canada – GOLF Magazine

Top 28 Best Golf Resorts in the US & Canada - GOLF Magazine

The Ultimate Virginia Golf Resort Experience

Showcasing breathtaking mountain views at every turn, The Highland Course at Primland melds seamlessly with the natural landscape to offer players of all skill levels the challenge they desire. Opened in 2006 by renowned golf course architect Donald Steel, the 18-hole course recently ranked as the No. 1 Public Course in Virginia (GolfDigest) and also No. 1 in Virginia (Golfweek), and presents fresh perspectives every time, compelling repeat rounds to master its challenges and appreciate its beauty anew.

Highland Course | Open to general public, members and resort guests
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Golf At The Highland Course

Award-winning Golf in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains at Primland Resort - The Highland Course

Play a Round

Winding through Primland Resort's mountainous terrain and playing across ridgetops and over valleys, the course combines challenging golf with breathtaking scenery.

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One-on-one with a Pro

Grow your game at Primland with private instruction. The estate’s trained PGA golf professionals offer a world-class, one-on-one experience, which can be tailored to any aspect of the game. A 60-minute lesson can include swing analysis, game management, putting, pitching, bunker shots and more. Golf clinics are offered throughout the week, focusing on whatever it is you’d like to improve - whether short game or full swing.

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School of Golf

Take your game to the next level with our School of Golf. Build a multi-day lesson plan with one of our professionals to improve your skills in every area of the game.

Duration: From 2 hrs/day to full day

Golf Membership

Become a member, inquire at 866.328.0310 or

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Golf Clinics | Introduction to Putting, Chipping and Full Swing

Learn the fundamentals of golf in this one-hour clinic that focuses on grip, aim, setup and motion. This clinic begins with putting and chipping lessons and concludes with practice drills. A round on our short course is included.

  • Available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Two lessons at 2PM and 2:30PM | $50 per person
  • Golf clubs and balls provided | Dress code enforced
  • Space is limited | Ages 12 and up
  • Reservations required | Inquire
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Lunch on the Green

Offered daily throughout the golf season, our Fairway Smoker serves southern favorites paired with beers on tap to enjoy while playing The Highland Course at Primland. Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary for every 18-hole round.

Specifications, Pricing & Course Rules

For Men | Shirts with collars and sleeves are required. Slacks or golf shorts must be worn. No tank tops, denim, T-shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, bathing suits or other athletic shorts are permitted.

For Women | Appropriate golf attire including dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts and collared or mock collared shirts must be worn at all times. Bathing suits, denim, athletic shorts or tank tops are not permitted.

Shoes | Any non-heeled athletic shoes can be worn.

Yardage | 7051
Rating | 75.1
Slope | 153
Par | 72

May 16 - August 20 | $315
September 8 - October 31 | $315

April 1-15 | $165
April 16-30 | $215
May 1-15 | $265
August 23-31 | $215
September 1-7 | $265
November | $215


Spring aerification occurs prior to re-opening the course April 1; however, holes may continue to be visible from opening April 1 until early May.

August 14-15, 2024 | Course closed for aerification, reopening August 16 at 11AM. Aerification holes may continue to be visible until early September.

Awards & Accolades

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Top 28 Best Golf Resorts in the US & Canada - GOLF Magazine

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America's 100 Greatest Public Courses - Golf Digest

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#1 Public Course in Virginia - Golf Digest

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#1 in Virginia - Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play 2023

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Best of the West - Virginia Living

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Best Golf Courses in the USA - Golf World Top 100