Most larger cities have a municipal golf course or two, but few have one to rival the overall quality of Meadowcreek Golf Course here in Charlottesville. My golf amigos and I teed it up at Meadowcreek last Wednesday and the course is in excellent shape as it prepares to host the City Championship in a few more weeks.
But the best part? We played our round in just over three hours. That makes playing golf a lot more fun, no matter the course.
Golf Pro and Director Rion Summers has cleared out lots of obstacles – such as unnecessarily high grass and rough – to speed up play without compromising the game with wasted time poking around for errant balls. Meadowcreek is not overpowering, the greens and fairways are historically in great condition and the tee boxes are large, well seeded and flat. It’s a demanding course from the Championship Tees, where the scratch players tee it up, but from the white and gold tees, the par 4s are all reachable with a couple of crisp shops. Meadowcreek is also a reasonable course, price-wise. We used our VSGA cards and played for $30 each with a cart.
By the way, the Two Sides Grill at Meadowcreek has the best golf food in Central Virginia – hands down
Meadowcreek Golf Course is located at 1400 Pen Park Road – in the heart of Charlottesville, easily reachable from any direction.
Call 434-977-0615 for tee times or go to www.meadowcreekgolf.org for more information.