Meadows Farm Golf Course
Meadows Farms Championship Golf Course is the dream of Bill “Farmer” Meadows – owner of Meadows Farms Nurseries – who began playing golf in 1990. As he played more golf, he began to visualize a new kind of golf course. His pure bred Santa Gertrudis Cattle Farm located in Locust Grove was an ideal site with its beautiful gently rolling countryside. Situated 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, 45 minutes from Charlottesville and only 15 minutes from Fredericksburg, the course is easily accessible to thousands of golfers. The philosophy of providing players with a “no-frills” championship course, keeping fees at the lowest of any course in the area will bring more golf playing within the reach of thousands of players. The 180-acre course has been designed by Bill Ward, Jr. – an up-and-coming designer with six golf courses to his credit. Designing 27 holes, Ward made each one with a distinct character to offer a wide range of challenges and experiences. Maximum effort has been put in individualizing each hole so that the golfer will feel as if he/she has played 27 different courses rather than playing the same hole 27 times. Each hole has a story to tell. Ward has brought some new ideas to Virginia golf, taking elements from major courses in Florida and California. There are elevated tees, bounce bunkers, rock and railroad tie walls in and around the greens and bunkers and seven water crossings.