Scots consider golf instruction a rite of passage into adulthood, much like forming a bagpipe garage band or having a sweet-16 birthday party in the Highlands. Achieve maturity with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour private golf lesson at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal (a $100 value).
Named one of Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in 2009 and nestled in the shadows of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club provides a gorgeous 18-hole championship course for players to practice flawless swinging postures. As players learn to hit their balls further and with greater accuracy, PGA professional and certified instructor Glenn Payne corrects common mistakes in technique and provides ample practice in putting and parallel parking alongside the green. Each lesson includes unlimited range balls for the session and a set of clubs if necessary. After the lesson, players can wind down in a picturesque clubhouse situated among the lush, tree-lined landscape or continue honing their skills on a practice complex for driving, chipping, and putting.
Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club
Framed by the rising crags of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club’s 18-hole course incorporates mature hardwoods, immaculate greens, and dramatic elevation changes into a pristine layout that earned a position on _Golfweek_’s list of the Best Courses You Can Play in 2009. Cresting hilltops give way to sweeping panoramas of the natural surroundings, including a 60-foot waterfall stationed behind the 18th green that used to host Gary Player's famed cliff-diving exhibitions. A grass-tee driving range, large putting green, and short-game practice area unfurl across the mountainside terrain, helping players warm up neglected swings. Additionally, players can prepare for an upcoming round with a lesson from Blue Ridge’s staff of sage instructors or by scrutinizing the course’s splendor from the wraparound terrace of the stately clubhouse.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Tom Clark
- Length of 7,315 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 75.5 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 143 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options
456 Shadows Dr.
Front Royal, Virginia 22630