Golf Courses Near Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA, a small city of 26,00 located at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, is known for being one of America’s largest apple producers and the hometown of the great country music singer Patsy Cline. While you may not go crazy over Winchester’s golf courses, you will find more than enough appealing tee times in and around town. Rock Harbor Golf Club is a 36-hole facility in a serene setting. The Rock Course, which Golf Advisor rated #10 in Virginia in 2019, is adjacent to a rock quarry and features lots of boulders and limestone outcroppings. Meanwhile, the Boulder Course presents split fairways, alternate greens and stunning valley views. Nearby Front Royal is home to top-notch courses such as the North and South at Bowling Green Golf Club, the 27-hole Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, and Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club.
For outdoor lovers, Winchester is a gateway to the Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah River. Downtown Winchester is walker friendly and full of unique shops and restaurants as well as craft breweries. Don’s miss the Handley Library, a wonder of Beaux-Arts architecture with a spiral staircase and a spectacular stained glass rotunda. Kids will love the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Patsy Cline attractions include the Patsy Cline Historic House, the “Becoming Patsy Cline” exhibit at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, a self-guided driving tour of various local sites from her life, and the annual Patsy Cline Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend. Winchester biggest annual event, though, is the 10-day Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival that begins in late April or early May. That’s also an ideal time to play golf in Winchester.