The Course

Nestled in the serene Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia, The Lexington Golf & Country Club unveils its meticulously groomed and strategically laid-out course across peaceful rolling hills. Designed by Ellis Maples and Ed Seay, our visually stunning course provides a tranquil yet challenging setting with breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain vistas and a remarkable collection of Par 3s.

Established in 1902, The Lexington Golf & Country Club proudly holds the title of the second oldest club in Virginia. Our facilities, including the renowned 18-hole Jewel of the Valley golf course, four tennis courts, a short game facility, a junior Olympic swimming pool, a restaurant, and a spacious banquet venue, ensure a comprehensive and delightful experience. Experience the rich history and natural beauty at The Lexington Golf & Country Club, a true gem in Central Virginia.

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Course Tour

Lexington’s course presents challenges at every turn. With a USGA Course Rating of 71.2 and a Slope Rating of 131, the course and its 6396 yards is a stern test. The two 9 hole loops are situated on 200 acres of undulating Shenandoah valley hills and dales. The layout blends naturally into the Blue Ridge Mountain landscape and the many trees afford comforting shade during the summer.

  • Hole #1 | 339 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #1 | 339 Yards | Par 4

    This short par 4 plays from an elevated tee. The preferred tee shot would be left center avoiding one of the Tribrook streams on the left. The green slopes back to front and is protected by 3 bunkers, one left and 2 to the right. Be sure to play an extra club on the approach to reach the center of the green and prevent backing your ball off the front of the green.

  • Hole #2 | 185 Yards | Par 3

    Hole #2 | 185 Yards | Par 3

    This par 3 plays down a steep slope to a small well-bunkered green. Be sure not to over club as Wood’s creek passes behind the green. The green is fairly flat and can yield birdies.

  • Hole #3 | 520 Yards | Par 5

    Hole #3 | 520 Yards | Par 5

    A drive down the left-center will allow reaching the green in two. Beware of Wood’s creek running from the tee down the entire left side. The two fairway bunkers on the right are easily reachable. A hidden bunker 80 yards from the green can turn an easy par into a bogey. The large green has four bunkers watching its flanks.

  • Hole #4 | 171 Yards | Par 3

    Hole #4 | 171 Yards | Par 3

    This par 3 over water calls for accurate distance off the tee to a shallow but wide-angled green. The bunker behind the green will save some from the O.B. behind the green. Wood’s creek passes down the right but poses little threat. Wood’s creek departs the golf course behind #4 green.

  • Hole #5 | 342 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #5 | 342 Yards | Par 4

    This short par 4 is a slight dogleg right calling for a left to right tee shot around the oak tree guarding the right side of the landing area. The approach shot is to an elevated green that slopes severely back to front and is well guarded with bunkers front and rear. It is a must to stay below the cup here; a downhill putt often leaves the putting surface. The green is surrounded by Red Buds that bloom in May.

  • Hole #6 | 496 Yards | Par 5

    Hole #6 | 496 Yards | Par 5

    This par 5 is reachable in two for the long hitter who wants to gamble. The drive should be left-center in order to set up the second shot and avoid trees protecting the green on the right. Any attempt to reach the green in two will need to carry Woods Creek looming in front of the green. Your approach shot to the green needs to reach the center of the green to avoid a false front sloping back to the creek.

  • Hole #7 | 375 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #7 | 375 Yards | Par 4

    Number seven is the longest par 4 on the front nine while also playing uphill all the way. Your tee shot needs to clear the bunker on the bend of this dogleg right. The approach is to a bunker less green that slopes to the front. Be sure to stay below the pin if the pin is on the front of the green.

  • Hole #8 | 167 Yards | Par 3

    Hole #8 | 167 Yards | Par 3

    Eight is the shortest par 3 on the front nine combined with the largest green on the course. The green has bunkers on all four corners. Crosswinds are common making a left to right ball flight the best approach to this green, avoiding O.B. to the left.

  • Hole #9 | 355 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #9 | 355 Yards | Par 4

    This severe dogleg left does allow the long hitter to explore the option of going for the green off the tee. A perfectly placed right to left drive over the creek in front of the green and trees to the left can yield the occasional eagle. The prudent play from the tee is to aim over or right of the fairway bunker that is visible from the tee. You will have a short approach shot to a green surrounded by two bunkers on the left and water in front and to the right of the green. Again it is wise to keep below this pin. If you look at the green from above you will notice the “bell shape” design. Nine green is where the three streams of the old Tri Brook Farms join to create Wood’s creek that flows through the front nine and on to the Maury River.

  • Hole #10 | 410 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #10 | 410 Yards | Par 4

    A drive down the center of this Par 4 over Coe’s pond will leave a hybrid or more over Coe’s creek to a green protected by a bunker on the left. Anyone making an approach from the right rough will have to deal with a large sycamore guarding Coe’s creek. Par is a good score here.

  • Hole #11 | 525 Yards | Par 5

    Hole #11 | 525 Yards | Par 5

    This dogleg left par 5 often requires a 3 wood off the tee to the top of the next ridge. The fairway then turns left and slopes steeply to the right. On a good day, the green is reachable in two but most play down the left fairway using the slope to the right to set up the third shot. The lone bunker left of the green captures a lot of shots as this is the best angle to approach the pin due to the severe left to the right slope of the green.

  • Hole #12 | 408 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #12 | 408 Yards | Par 4

    This dogleg right is the #1 handicap hole for a good reason. The tee shot must avoid the tree line on the right leaving a 200 yard shot to the green from a sloping fairway. The second shot is into an elevated green that slopes severely to the right, with a bunker protecting the left side of the green. Holes 10-12 have a reputation as tough as Amen Corner; with even-par a great score.

  • Hole #13 | 330 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #13 | 330 Yards | Par 4

    The shortest par 4 on the course is drivable for a long hitter with a right to left shot shape. Otherwise, a tee shot in the right-center of the fairway will avoid the fairway bunker on the left and set up a short iron approach into a shallow elevated green that slopes back to front. A bunker left and grassy mounds on the right capture the errant approach shot. #13 green has a view overlooking parts of V.M.I. and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Hole #14 | 180 Yards | Par 3

    Hole #14 | 180 Yards | Par 3

    This uphill par 3 deserves respect. The elevated green is surrounded by three bunkers and the entire green slopes right to left. Any downhill putt is not for the faint of heart.

  • Hole #15 | 354 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #15 | 354 Yards | Par 4

    The tee shot here demands accuracy and distance on this par 4. The narrow fairway plateau has two bunkers left and trees on the right. The approach shot calls for a short iron into the smallest green on the course. The bunker left of the green conceals the vast drop off to the next tee box.

  • Hole #16 | 390 Yards | Par 4

    Hole #16 | 390 Yards | Par 4

    The tee shot on this dogleg left par 4 must avoid trees left and Coe’s creek on the right. The creek flows into a pond guarding the greens on 16 and 17. The small elevated green is angled to the fairway and has a bunker left and pond right. The creek enters the course at #16 tee following the fairway to #17 pond which then continues to #9 green creating Wood’s Creek.

  • Hole #17 | 165 Yards | Par 3

    Hole #17 | 165 Yards | Par 3

    This picturesque short par 3 is played entirely over water to a small green that sits at the base of a hill. Putting your tee shot on the putting surface gives cause for celebration with a potential birdie in the works.

  • Hole #18 | 476 Yards | Par 5

    Hole #18 | 476 Yards | Par 5

    The shortest par 5 on the course sets up another risk and reward thought process for the long hitter. The downhill sloping fairway makes any second shot a challenge. Most play a short iron down to Coe’s pond leaving another short iron to an elevated, three-tiered green with bunkers front left and back. The view from the tee box is dramatic with the pond in front of the green and clubhouse beyond in full view.

The Lexington Golf & Country Club
141 Country Club Road
Lexington, VA 24450