Birdwood is a golf course rich in history. Its verdant hills were part of a 1739 “upland wilderness” land patent, one of the earliest in the colony. In 1819 Birdwood Pavilion was constructed by the same craftsmen who built the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Over time, the property’s prized farmland became a top producer of Hereford cattle and prizewinning show horses.The University of Virginia acquired the property in 1974, enlisting architect Lindsay Ervin in 1984 to transform Birdwood into the par-72 championship golf course it is today.Spectacular Blue Ridge views. Invigorating vistas. And 18 holes of challenging golf. No wonder Washington Golf Monthly calls Birdwood one of the Mid-Atlantic’s top “must play” courses.