About The Course
Meadows Farms Championship Golf Course, now one of the best Golf Courses in Virginia, was the dream of Bill “Farmer” Meadows- who passed away in March of 2017 – and former owner of Meadows Farms Nurseries. Bill began playing golf in 1990, and as he played more golf, he began to visualize a new kind of golf course. His pure-bred Santa Gertrudis Cattle Farm located in Locust Grove, Va., was an ideal site with its beautiful gently rolling countryside.
Situated 75 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, 45 minutes from Charlottesville and only 15 minutes from Fredericksburg and Culpeper, the course is easily accessible to thousands of golfers. The philosophy of providing players with a “no-frills” championship course and keeping fees at the lowest of any course in the area, will assuredly bring a more affordable and fun golf experience within reach of thousands of players.
The 180-acre course was designed by Bill Ward, Jr. – an up-and-coming designer with six golf courses to his credit. Designing 27 holes, Ward made each one with a distinct character to offer a wide range of challenges and experiences. Maximum effort has been put into individualizing each hole so that the golfer will feel as if he/she has played 27 different courses rather than playing the same hole 27 times. Each hole has a story to tell.
Ward has brought some new ideas to Virginia golf, taking elements from major courses in Florida and California. There are elevated tees, bounce bunkers, rock and railroad tie walls in and around the greens, bunkers waiting to catch an errant shot, an island green, a stunning waterfall Par 3, and seven water crossings making it one of the best Golf Courses in Virginia and hot spot for the casual golfer.
The signature hole is a par 6, and when played from the championship tee is 841 yards. This is recognized by the Guinness’ Book of World Records as “The Longest Golf Hole in the United States.” The design gives every level of golfer an option on how to play the hole – while challenging for the golf pro and low-handicapper, it offers a fair test for the high-handicapper. You will always remember you played “The Longest!”
Farmers’ talent for unique landscaping is evident throughout the course. Seasonal colorful flora provides aesthetic appeal and charm. Spring colors abound from February throughout the year into autumn hues of brown, red and gold. Colorful barks, stems, and architecturally interesting tree and shrub shapes are evident throughout the winter months. You’ll enjoy playing your round as the course weaves its way through a pre-civil war homestead and cemetery and on the very ground where civil war battles were fought.
This past year, Meadows Farms Golf Course was awarded Best Golf Course in Central Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine on their Wander List. Our Superintendent, Scott Caskie has turned our course into one of the best golf courses in Virginia with his meticulous care of the grounds. Along with Fescue roughs, pristine Bentgrass greens and gorgeous Bermuda fairways. The Dotson family has repaved the asphalt cart paths, which makes for an enjoyable ride around the course. They have also built gorgeous bulkheads around tee boxes and greens that are close to the water. All the trees have been trimmed and some have even been removed. The course is mowed from wall to wall to keep pace of play a priority so your golf experience is more enjoyable.
Meadows Farms Golf Course recently purchased 100 brand new gas golf carts for your riding pleasure. Each cart has USB charging ports so you can charge your phone while playing golf. This is a great feature if you like listening to music, or if you have downloaded our GPS app. Just so you do not get lost on the cart paths we have three different colored arrows on the course for your convenience, corresponding with the name of each of the three nines we have here. You will not get lost and you will have a great time following the unique nine that you are on and using your MFGC app to guide you on the fairways.
As of November 2019, we have gone under new management. The Dotsons decided to lease the course to Dean Sumner, who is a licensed superintendent, has built and run many successful golf courses and has a background in finance. While the Dotsons all ran this course with love and made this course as amazing as it is, Dean plans on bringing it up to the next level.
Everyone remembers when they played Meadows Farms! Not only is it one of the best golf courses in Virginia but it is also a memorable and short trip from Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, King George, Stafford, and Culpeper counties. Let Meadows Farms Golf Course be your next golf destination. You won’t be disappointed.
4300 Flat Run Rd.
Locust Grove, VA 22508