Packsaddle Ridge golf course opened in 2002. The course was designed by Russell F. Breedon.
The front nine starts you off with tree lined holes and fairways sloping from tee to green, either up or down hill. Knowing how to correctly club up or down depending upon the change in elevation is a good skill to have, a general rule of thumb is one down for uphill and one up for downhill.
All the Par 4's and Par 5's are guarded with either a hill to one side of the hole or dense vegetation on the opposite. Conservative play is the key to playing Packsaddle Ridge the first time where correct placement is awarded and over aggressiveness punished.
On the back nine you realize the front nine was just preparation. Starting with the Par-5 Number-11 you slowly wind up the mountain providing views that are breathtaking. As your make your way to the top of the property, you soon realize what makes a setting like Packsaddle Ridge special. A grand view of the Shenandoah Valley blossoms and culminates on the 13th green in a vision you will soon not forget. There are even two Adirondack chairs at the back of the green providing the perfect moment to relax and breathe in the natural beauty and serenity of the location.
Packsaddle Ridge Golf Course measures 7,024 yards ofrom the back tees for course rating of 74.2 and a slope rating of 139. Par for the layout is 72.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2011 at 10am
$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2010 at 10am
Wonderful, scenic course!!! Tough to score on, but a joy to play!!!
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