The Homestead has been dubbed as America’s Georgian-style mountain resort nestled in the 15,000 acres of land in the Allegheny Mountains. It is renowned for the natural hot springs that thrive in the resort which provides rejuvenating benefits to the travelers for more than two centuries.
Homestead also offers an array of outdoor and sports activities like the miles of hiking trails, horseback and carriage rides, mountain biking, fly fishing, and golf. One of Homestead’s championship courses has the oldest tee in the USA.
The three championship courses that ranked among the country’s most challenging and historic include the Cascades Course, Old Course, and the Lower Cascades Course.
This layout has been regarded as the finest mountain course in Virginia. Designed by William S. Flynn, the course features the 6,659 yards par-70 fast greens with the narrow fairways and the beautiful headwaters of the Cascades Stream. It was named as one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in the United States and the World” by Golf Magazine and ranked #12 in Golfweek’s “America’s Best 100 Resort golf Courses.” The Cascades have already hosted a number of USGA championships including the USGA Women’s Senior Amateur in 2009.
The Old Course was completed in 1892 which now holds the nation’s oldest first tee in continuous use. The course was later updated by William S. Flynn and Rees Jones and now features the abundant fairway contouring. It also has the 6,211 yard par 72 layout that challenges every golfer making each approach shots interesting.
The Lower Cascades Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1963 that features runway tee boxes, severe green contouring along with the exaggerated breaks, wide-open fairways, and the bunkers that were strategically placed to create a competitive golf play. This 6,619 yards par-72 layout has already hosted the U.S. Men’s Amateur qualifying rounds.
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