My oldest son made the All Star team this summer, so instead of playing lots of golf, I spent much of the summer watching baseball. Not a bad trade off – especially if you consider the occasional round I was able to sneak in with the other team Dads.
We played some great courses, but one really stuck out and that was the Manor Resort at Poplar Hill just a mile or so south of Farmville, VA. It’s a fairly new course, but you’d never know based on the wonderful condition of the course. It was ranked as one of the “Best New Golf Courses of 2007” by Golf Digest and the place has only gotten better as the course has matured.
Set in wooded hills, the course offers four sets of tees to challenge golfers of all levels and offers some of the most scenic golf I’ve ever played. It has water, forced carries, just enough sand, and offers the occasional birdie hole just to keep you in the game.
And best of all, the price to play was a steal compared to the rates in Northern Virginia. If you find yourself down that way, it’s well worth the time.
One other note – as I played I kept thinking that I’d love to see the course in the fall. The rolling fairways were lined with tall hardwood trees and you just knew it would be beautiful when the leaves changed. Perhaps it’s time for a road trip?
Are you looking for reason to try The Manor Resort? Then check out these two upcoming events.
The Manor Golf Club Customer Appreciation Day is on Tuesday, October 26th.
They will have a special rate of $30 for 18 holes of golf and cart for all golfers on this day! And, each golfer will recieve a jumbo hot dog and soda for lunch at no charge.
or try the…
2010 Ironman Open on Saturday, November 6th, 2010.
The course will be set up as tough as the Manor Resort staff’s imaginations can dream up to make things interesting.
– Shotgun start at 9 am
– 4-man Captain’s Choice
– Test your skills from special tee’s and unusual pin positions
– Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams
– Cookout following the tournament on the back patio
– Cost $55.00/person
– Sign-up deadline – Sunday, October 31st at 5PM
Book your tee time by calling The Manor Golf Club @ 434.392.2244.
The Manor Resort Golf Club – Farmville, VA – www.themanorresort.com