January 19, 2018
Rolling hills, beautiful scenery, and luscious fairways and greens await you on the golf courses in Harrisonburg, VA! Next time you plan a weekend golf trip, consider the Shenandoah Valley as your destination. With more than ten different courses near By the Side of the Road, Harrisonburg offers fairways for all skills levels. What’s the best part? You get to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Shenandoah Valley as a backdrop during your round of golf.
Read our guide to the best golf courses in Harrisonburg, VA, then download a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide! Use this handy travel planner to learn about exciting attractions, restaurants, and activities in the area.
Named one of the “Best Golf Courses” by Virginia Living magazine three years in a row, Heritage Oaks has a par-70 layout. This municipal course is open to anyone wishing to play and can be utilized by players of all skill levels. While navigating the challenging course, you may just spot some of the 85 different bird species that live on the land.
Designed by four different architects, this golf course in Harrisonburg, VA, hosts 36-holes. If you’re looking to spend several days playing the course, opt for the five-day pass. Check the rates as specials are offered for ladies, college students, and juniors. If you visit in the winter, you can also take advantage of their lower winter rates.
Choose to play either 9 or 18 holes at this public course just outside of Harrisonburg. Though the green is very well-maintained and perfectly manicured, the best part of this course is the view. As you play a round of golf, you’ll be surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Massanutten mountains. Since the course is located near the state border, you can even spot West Virginia from the fairway.
If you decide to venture outside of Harrisonburg, there are even more courses to enjoy. Within 30 to 60 minutes from By the Side of the Road, Staunton, Charlottesville, and Winchester also boast fantastic golf courses. You’ll find the closest courses in Staunton, but golf fanatics may want to check out the courses that are a bit further out.
Staunton’s City Golf Course, Gypsy Hill is an 18-hole, par-71 layout that remains open year-round. If you’re looking to try something new, check out their latest addition—footgolf! A combination of soccer and golf, this strange new game is a fun way to spend the afternoon and is gaining global popularity.
This 18-hole championship golf course has hosted many VSGA tournaments, the most recent taking place in 2011. Play on this challenging green in Staunton that incorporates many sidehills, downhill, and uphill holes.
After a day on the golf courses in Harrisonburg, VA, come back to By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages to unwind and rejuvenate. With easy access to all of the courses listed, this is the perfect central location if you plan to visit one or more courses.
Stay in one of our two Spring Water Cottage suites. Featuring chic, modern decor, the rooms include a wet bar, electric fireplace, and wall-mounted TV. Spend a night in and take advantage of our complimentary movie selection. Then, in the morning savor a homemade breakfast delivered directly to your door!
Browse a complete catalog of our available rooms and suites and start planning your trip to Harrisonburg today!