|3/30/2009||With March going out like a lamb, the sixty degree temperatures made a wonderful opportunity for 27 holes at one of Waggle’s favorite courses, Blue Ridge Shadows. The course was running a special all-you-can play promotion with the local food bank, so making charitable contributions was a bonus to the great day of golf. The course was recently named by GolfWeek as the third best course in Virginia just behind The Homestead and a new course in southern Va. This is the most recent in a long line of superlatives for this outstanding facility founded in 2007. With the opening of a Holiday Inn & Suites on property, a number of very attractive stay and play packages are available. Additionally the course is a “Get Golf Ready in 5 Days” facility. This program teaches in five lessons all that you need to know to play golf with confidence. Blue Ridge Shadows recently became affiliated with the Raspberry Golf Trail, an alliance with four other quality courses-Cannon Ridge, Raspberry Falls, Old Hickory, and Links at Gettysburg. Whether it is the dramatic second shot on the first hole, the downhill tee shots on #11 and #15, or the beautiful waterfall closing hole the Shadows offers much to fall in love with in a golf course. Be sure to sign up for their email specials as the top notch team has lots going on there. Ayce|
|8/18/2007||On a beautiful Saturday in August, we held an outing for twenty lucky souls at Blue Ridge Shadows. Everyone was blown away by this outstanding new course. You could see the excitement in the eyes of the players, most of whom had never seen the course before. And, the course did not disappoint as each player remarked how interesting the layout was. Having played there before, I knew the course, but what I had not experienced was the level of service the entire Blue Ridge Shadows staff provided for outings. Starting with the bag and cart staff all the way through the GM, everyone was expecting us and made sure we had everything we needed. One bar/food server even made a point to thank us for coming and welcomed us back soon. If you are considering a location for a tournament be sure to check out Blue Ridge Shadows. They are truly an "exceptional golf outing venue." Bogeyman|
|6/8/2007||Having drooled watching the development of this new course at I-66 and 522 near Front Royal, I was not totally surprised to see it top the recent Pros N’ Hackers list of “Must Play-Best Value” courses. So within hours of reading the article, I was headed west on 66 for a visit. And I arrived at just the right time. The new General Manager, Mike Ahrnsbrak, was kind enough to put me out on the course with the owner Rick Magalis who was getting ready to tee off. What a treat to play a great new course with the developer along to tell you the past and future of the project!
Simply stated this is a course you need to play this year. It is new enough that once you discover this gem, you’ll want to share it with your golfing buddies. Unlike most new courses, it was not opened too soon. The developer explained that this was the sixth year since starting the project. This Tom Clark layout has very unique holes featuring elevation changes to compliment the flatter areas. As you enter the property you see the new Holiday Inn which is set to open next March, which will make the site a terrific golfing destination. Over two hundred homes will eventually be built on the lovely property which defines the Shenandoah Valley. There is something memorable about each hole, but my favorite is the par 4 thirteenth with the 70 foot waterfall behind the green, or maybe it is the split fairway eighteenth, or the tenth with its dramatic downhill tee shot, or….. Go choose your own! Ayce