Golf Courses Near Front Royal, VA
Perched on the Shenandoah River and Happy Creek some 70 miles from Washington, D.C., Front Royal is full of small town charm. Although it only has about 16,000 residents, Front Royal is home to numerous golf courses, including layouts rated among Virginia’s best. Even better, they offer Hot Deal tee times. Situated at the base of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountain range, the beautiful and varied 27-hole Shenandoah Valley Golf Club has been a fixture on Golf Advisor’s list of the top courses in Virginia. The same can be said of the two golfer-friendly 18s at Bowling Green Golf Club, where the Blue Ridge Mountains form a backdrop. Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club is another scenic gem with design features such as split fairways, double greens, and a finishing hole framed by a towering waterfall. Sly Fox Golf Course is a well-groomed Shenandoah Valley layout that rambles over rolling hills in a tranquil realm. For a quick but memorable game, Front Royal Golf Club, built in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is a 9-hole links-style muni with four holes on the Shenandoah River.
Front Royal is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Known as the “Canoe Capital of Virginia, it is the perfect spot for exploring Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah River State Park and George Washington National Forest. You can hop on the Appalachian Trail four miles east of town, or, if you prefer a scenic byway, enter Shenandoah Park via Skyline Drive, the park’s main road. For a unique subterranean experience, visit Skyline Caverns to see wondrous geological formations. Front Royal is also a prime spot for Virginia wine touring and every May the town hosts the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival. Beer lovers make pilgrimages to the Virginia Beer Museum, which showcases 400 years of beer history in the Commonwealth, and then they tuck into one of Front Royal’s craft breweries. It’s a great way to toast your rounds on Front Royal’s impressive golf courses.