Golf Courses Near Fredericksburg, VA
Located on the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg, Virginia is a small city located about 50 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 60 miles north of Richmond. This history-laden place showcases a number of museums and house tours, as well as several Civil War battlefields. One of Fredericksburg’s golf courses, Lee’s Hill Golf Club, is dotted with markers denoting battle events, artifacts and locations. Golf Advisor rated this varied layout that moves between lush forests and natural wetlands the #11 course in Virginia in 2016. The Gauntlet, which earned honors as a Golf Digest top-10 best new course of 1995, calls for precise shot making, especially on the very difficult front nine where you’ll encounter a few blind shots. When making your tee time at these courses keep an eye out for a Hot Deal. In Stafford, Augustine Golf Club, a scenic, gently rolling layout with fairways lined by mature trees, appeared on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Public Courses You Can Play” list in 1996.
History buffs usually love Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park is home to four Civil War battlefields as well as Fredericksburg National Cemetery, where 15,000 Union soldiers are buried. In town, more than 350 original 18th- and 19th-century buildings define Fredericksburg’s 40-block National Historic District. Several relate to the life of George Washington, and yes, George Washington slept here as a child. For more carefree diversions, Fun Land of Fredericksburg is a family hotspot with indoor attractions such as arcade games, a climbing wall, and carnival rides, and outdoor attractions like go-carts, carnival games, and miniature golf. It may be just the ticket to whet your appetite for a tee time at a full-size course in Fredericksburg.