Golf at Boonsboro


Set in the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont region, Boonsboro is home to one of the Commonwealth’s “classic” golf courses. Its rich tradition dates back to its 1923 inception, when the renowned Willie Park Jr. gave his enthusiastic approval for the tract of land and selected the routing of the golf course which was later designed by Fred Findlay. Construction was completed and the course opened for play in 1928. It possesses characteristics that give it historic context and classify it with its contemporaries. 
 
“The history and the classic design character of your course are its identity. It flows naturally across the land. It was designed and constructed in an era during which significant changes to the landform were almost unheard of. Shapes, forms, and movement are natural to the site; they fit the place. The design is an exercise in subtlety rather than a statement of golf course architecture dominance. The maturity of the landscape and the uncluttered edges of your golf course are an invaluable asset and are rarely found in modern day golf courses. For these reasons, the golf course holds a place in history. It has legitimacy. It is most identifiable because of its past and the era in which it was created."
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For these reasons Boonsboro has withstood the test of time. Over the first 75 years the course routing never changed, except for a “flipping of the nines”.  The present day ninth hole was the opening hole until sometime in the 1940s. A bunker here and a tee box there may have been added and the third and sixth greens were “rebuilt” in the 1980s, but the course remained essentially the same until 1996 when the tenth hole was replaced with a new hole and the fourteenth green was rebuilt. The old tenth is still maintained and is used as a practice facility.  In 2005, Bob Moore of JMP Golf Design Group was hired to create a Restoration Plan to guide the improvements in the future. 

While there may be courses that have received more national recognition in the state of Virginia there are few that you can play every day and never tire of it like Boonsboro. Every hole is truly unique and no matter what set of tees you play you’ll end up hitting every club in the bag.  This, along with the friendly staff make it a must play in central Virginia.