Happy 15th Anniversary Stonehouse!

If you speak with the folks of Traditional Golf Properties, they’ll tell you that it’s hard to believe that they are already celebrating their 15th Anniversary at Stonehouse.  A unique Mike Stranz design which opened just outside Williamsburg, VA in 1996, the Golf Club at Stonehouse features nearly 7,000 yards of intimidating aesthetics set amongst steep forested hills and abrupt ravines.  It’s very easy to lose your mental edge here, but try to keep in mind that your fears are only visual!

Try not to be entirely demoralized by its scorecard, although the Rating (75.0) and Slope (140) require you to preemptively prepare to bring your “A” game to the course.  Stonehouse necessitates long carries off the tee and in many cases from the fairway, and the abundant amount of deep bunkers force each approach shot to be extremely strategic.  Of course, all these elements that make Stonehouse a bear of a course are also balanced by safe, broad fairways and mammoth putting surfaces.

In its decade and a half of existence, Stonehouse has received a wide variety of accolades from the top Golf Media around the world — 4 ½ Stars (Golf Digest); #14 of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” (Golf Magazine); #31 of “Top 100 Best Modern Course” (Golf & Travel).  For the golf enthusiast, Stonehouse truly is a must-play course, and The Local Golfer is providing the opportunity to play FOR FREE!

The Local Golfer is still offering the “Traditional Golf Stay-and-Play Sweepstakes”, an incredible opportunity to win a FREE two-person golf getaway in Williamsburg, VA.  This package includes a two night Hotel stay and three rounds at the Traditional Club of your choosing.  All you have to do to enter the sweepstakes is visit The Local Golfer (FREE TO JOIN!) and post a new course review or a comment on the TLG Blog, Forum or Twitter account.  We will select at random a Stay-and-Play winner on March 31st.  It’s that easy!

Learn more about Traditional Golf Properties or the incredible golf packages they offer, and stay tuned to The Local Golfer for more Course Spotlights on many of the great public courses throughout the country!

STAY-&-PLAY GOLF GIVEAWAY!

Free golf weekend for 2 provided by Traditional Golf Properties!

It’s prime time for people to begin planning their summer golf getaways.  For many avid golfers around the world, but especially those in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Williamsburg, Virginia is a top vacation spot.  It has a winning combination of amusement parks, historical attractions, shopping, golf and more that make it one of America’s favorite family destinations.

Golf has been a focal point in the Williamsburg area dating back to the eighteenth century.  These historical roots lay the foundation for Traditional Golf Properties and the incredible courses they manage throughout Southeastern Virginia — a total of five (5) clubs located between Richmond and Williamsburg.

The Local Golfer is excited to present our “Traditional Golf Stay-and-Play Sweepstakes”, an incredible opportunity to win a FREE two-person golf getaway in Williamsburg, VA.  This package includes a two night Hotel stay and three rounds at the Traditional Club of your choosing.  All you have to do to enter the sweepstakes is visit The Local Golfer (FREE TO JOIN!) and post a new course review or a comment on the TLG Forum or Twitter account.  We will select at random a Stay-and-Play winner on March 31st.  It’s that easy!

Learn more about Traditional Golf Properties or the incredible golf packages they offer, and stay tuned to The Local Golfer for more Course Spotlights on many of the great public courses throughout the country!

Spotlight on Williamsburg — Golf Club at Brickshire

Amusement parks, historical attractions, shopping, golf and more — a winning combination that makes Williamsburg one of America’s favorite family destinations.  Whether churning butter in Colonial Williamsburg, riding a roller coaster at Busch Gardens, or hitting the links at one of the courses that makes the area one of the world’s Top 25 golf destinations, Williamsburg has tons to offer for people of all ages.

Over the next couple of weeks, The Local Golfer is going to highlight many of the courses in the Williamsburg area.  We’re going to start with the Traditional Golf Club at Brickshire, mainly because it’s widely regarded as the most “player friendly” course in the area, and with golf season just beginning, I know I’m in “baby steps” mode as I ease back into the game.

Brickshire was designed by U. S. Open Champion Curtis Strange and plays nearly 7,300 yards from the Tips.  While there is intrigue in the replicated holes from St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pinehurst #2 and Riviera CC, the wide & welcoming fairways, gently undulating greens and picturesque centuries-old tree line make this course a favorite among local golfers.

Keep checking out The Local Golfer for a chance to win a FREE stay-and-play Williamsburg Golf Trip at one of Traditional Golf Properties top courses!