My brother Charlie and I were able to slip in a round of golf at Ingleside last Saturday. It was Charlie’s first ever round at Ingleside and it was my first time on the course this year, begging the question: Why don’t you play this course more often?
For starters, it’s a beautiful setting, particularly the back nine where all you see are trees and mountains. It’s also a most reasonable course – at $30 on the weekends and just $25 during the week.
Ingleside plays at 6405 yards from the longest tees with a par of 72 on native bluegrass. Designed by Fred Findlay and Raymond F. Loving, Jr., the Ingleside golf course opened in 1928. The layout features tree-lined fairways and no real water hazards.
Ingleside Golf Club is located just minutes from historic downtown Staunton just off Interstate 81. Ingleside is home to a unique 18-hole course, a full-service professional shop, a practice area with putting and chipping greens and facilities for hosting tournaments and outings of 100 or more participants.
Overall, the fairways were in decent shape and the greens were very good, but harder and faster than expected. Staunton may not have had all the rain we got on the east side of the Blue Ridge a few weeks back. On some tee boxes, it was difficult to get a tee in the ground.
Ingleside is all hills. There is rarely a level lie. But it’s breathtaking scenery.
Give it a try.