Golf Courses Near Abingdon, VA
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southwest corner of Virginia near the Tennessee line, Abingdon is one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful towns. When you look for a tee time, be sure to consider the offerings in both states. Abingdon’s only golf course, Glenrochie Country Club, is private, as are most of the courses in nearby Bristol, which is literally in both Tennessee and Virginia. Bristol, VA offers a very good public-access option, Clear Creek Golf Club, a hilly layout with seven holes that wrap around a large lake and a back nine that is completely free of housing. While you’ll find a couple of public courses on the Tennessee side of Bristol, The Golf Club of Bristol, a 1894-vintage private club that was the birthplace of organized golf in Tennessee, often lets non-members play when its rousing course isn’t too busy. For a tee time where you can score a Hot Deal, the closest option is likely the 27-hole Tri Cities Golf Club in Blountville, Tennessee. For more courses offering Hot Deals, search “Bristol, TN.”
One of the most popular ways to immerse yourself in Abingdon’s beauty is to rent a bike (or walk, hike or go horseback riding) and hop on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34-mile scenic treat. Abingdon Vineyards, which overlooks the South Holston River, makes for a nice wine tasting interlude just off the Trail. Back in town, cobblestone sidewalks and buildings from the late 1700s and early 1800s highlight the 20-block historic district. Good restaurants abound—in 2019 USA Today dubbed Abingdon the no. 1 “Best Small Town Food Scene.” The coolest place on Main Street might just be the Barter Theater, where theatergoers bartered for their tickets during the Great Depression. The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, which dates back to 1832, overlooks Main Street. It’s a great place for a massage to get the kinks out for your next tee time.