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Our Course

If the scenic views do not take your breath away, then the dramatic elevation changes will. The preservation of the natural terrain was a high priority in the course design. With five sets of tee boxes, Ivy Hill’s layout is considered one of the toughest in the area and places a premium on precision shot making while using every club in your bag. Our magnificent large greens are among the best in Virginia and challenge the most discriminating golfer.

Course Yardage

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Course Slope/Ratings

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Course Tour

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Front Nine

The First Hole

Par 4/5

This starting hole is an interesting dogleg left. Avoid the temptation to take it down the left side, as a shot on the left will kick more left. A drive just left of the bunker sets up much better. Make sure to allow for the elevated green by hitting extra club. And, like almost every hold on the course, the green slopes toward the front, so most putts will break towards the front.

The Second Hole

Par 5

A straightaway driving hole with a slight miss usually coming back into the middle of the fairway. The natural area on the left, about 100 yards from the green, is the main hazard. If you don’t think you can hit this one in two, a lay-up to about 120 yards may be the smart shot. This is a very deep green, so pay attention to the pin position when hitting to the green.

The Third Hole

Par 4

This short par 4 has a big tree to the right about 75 yards from the center of the green. The smart drive is to about 120 yards, staying left of the tree. A big drive can reach the upslope at the green, but hitting just slightly right brings the tree into play and gives a very tough shot into the green.

The Fourth Hole

Par 3

This hole is the shortest par 3 from most of the tees. Anything even slightly left or right will be in the bunker, and over the green is out-of-bounds. If you are likely to miss the green, short is the safest miss.

The Fifth Hole

Par 4/5

A good drive is critical here. The hole is a slight dogleg to the right, but you don’t want to cut the corner too much off the tee, as the big tree to the right can come into play. From the bottom of the hill, this hole always plays at least one club longer than the yardage, so take plenty of club to the green.

The Sixth Hole

Par 4/5

Left center off the tee is where you want to be, as a shot to the right will always run farther right and sometimes out of bounds. A shot hit towards the left part of the green will kick right if it lands short. Many golfers can reach this par 5 in two, so keep it in play and a good score is likely.

The Seventh Hole

Par 3/4

From the top of the hill, this is all the par 4 you will ever want. The tee shot will run downhill near the lake, so you don’t want to hit too much club. However, if your first shot is not close enough to the lake, hitting the green in two is almost impossible. Play this one a little conservatively and a bogey 5 isn’t a bad score.

The Eighth Hole

Par 4

This starting hole is an interesting dogleg left. Avoid the temptation to take it down the left side, as a shot on the left will kick more left. A drive just left of the bunker sets up much better. Make sure to allow for the elevated green by hitting extra club. And, like almost every hold on the course, the green slopes toward the front, so most putts will break towards the front.

The Ninth Hole

Par 3

This starting hole is an interesting dogleg left. Avoid the temptation to take it down the left side, as a shot on the left will kick more left. A drive just left of the bunker sets up much better. Make sure to allow for the elevated green by hitting extra club. And, like almost every hold on the course, the green slopes toward the front, so most putts will break towards the front.

Back Nine

The Tenth Hole

Par 4

If you get greedy here, you’d better hit it solid and straight. This par 4 is a sharp dogleg left, so taking it over the creek to the left will leave a shorter shot into the green. However, too short or too long are trouble. Most people lay-up to the right of the 150 yard marker, leaving a fairly long but manageable shot to the green.

The Eleventh Hole

Par 4

This par 4 pretty straightforward. Left center is usually the best place for a drive. Pay attention to the pin placement, as a back left placement needs a little extra club to clear the bunker.

The Twelfth Hole

Par 4/5

A dogleg right, hitting just slightly left or right off the tee will kick back to the center of the fairway. Too much off the line either way is trouble. This is the shallowest green on the couse, so distance control to the green is very important.

The Thirteenth Hole

Par 4

The safest shot on this par 4 is a lay-up to about 130 yards. Anything left will likely get you into trouble, while a shot to the left of the cart path will usually kick back into the fairway. At least one extra club is needed to get to the elevated green. A miss to the left of the green could be big trouble.

The Fourteenth Hole

Par 4/5

There is no safe way to play this hole. With out-of-bounds to the left and right, the drive has to be straight. Considering the uphill lie and elevation of the green, most people need two extra clubs. This is another hole where a bogey is not a bad score.

The Fifteenth Hole

Par 3

This par 3 appears simple but often plays harder than it looks. Despite being a straightaway hole, a ball hit short will usually stop. The prevailing headwind is often strong, so hit enough club. The front half of the green is flatter than it looks, so don’t read too much break on most putts.

The Sixteenth Hole

Par 3/4/5

The lake is easily accessible from the top of the hill, so the best layup is to the left side of the fairway. The shot over the lake is critical, but a good second shot leaves a wedge to the green. The green has a lot of slope from back to front, so you don’t want to hit the approach shot too far behind the pin, especially if the greens are fast.

The Seventeenth Hole

Par 5

The right side of the fairway is the best place to be, as most shots will roll left all the way to the green. Two big hits can reach this par 5 hole, but the green is guarded by a bunker on the right, which extends well into the green.

The Eighteenth Hole

Par 3

This hole is a tough finishing par 3. If the pin is on the right, the hole is fairly simple. A left pin requires a much better tee shot, as a miss left of the green will often roll into trouble. This hole has a fairly shallow green, so distance control is very important.

Technical Details of the Course

  • Official opening: 1973
  • Site: 186 acres
  • Greens: 44,000 square yards
  • Tees: Black, Blue, White, Yellow, Red
  • Fairways: Challenging but fair
  • Bunkers: 35
  • Water Features: 3 
  • Driving Range: 350 yards, Northeast to Southwest
  • Putting Green: 4,500 square feet
  • Chipping Green: Yes, with adjacent practice bunker
  • Golf Cart Rental: Available
  • Club Sets: Available

Course Membership

Choose your membership package from the options below

 

 

Individual

Our standard membership package for one adult. Includes all membership benefits. Must be between the ages of 18 and 54.

 

 

Couple

This joint membership for couples includes all membership benefits for two individuals at a discounted cost. Both individuals must present proof of a shared residence or address.

 

 

Junior

This discounted membership is for individuals age 17 and under. Includes all membership benefits.

 

 

Senior

This discounted membership package is offered to those age 55 and over. Includes all membership benefits.

Ivy Hill Golf Club offers an impressive array of membership packages that are sure to fit every lifestyle. From Couple memberships, to Senior memberships, to military and student discounts, we strive to accommodate every stage of life. Numerous annual memberships are also available so you can make the most of your time with us.

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