Davis Love III Course Design
Opening Summer of 2020
There is a new era of golf on the horizon at Boar’s Head Resort. Partnering with legendary PGA Professional Davis Love III and Love Golf Design (LGD), the resort is in the midst of creating a new golf experience that will include 18 new championship golf holes along with a new six-hole par-3 and putting course. The 18-hole course and putting course are scheduled to open in early summer of 2020 while the par-3 course will debut in the fall. The Driving Range, Golf Academy and Pro Shop are currently open for business.
Course designer Davis Love III expressed great praise for their work, acknowledging “People are going to love the new Birdwood Golf Course because it is actually a new course. There are holes on all-new land, holes going in different directions than people remembered, plus a new putting course, short course and a new team building and practice facility for UVA men’s and women’s teams.”
Currently home to Birdwood Golf Course, the reimagined course is scheduled to re-open in summer of 2020 or earlier based on turf conditions.
Some Fun & Fast Facts about the new course:
- Par 71 at approximately 4,000 – 7,200 yards with 6 sets of tees.
- Par 3 course totaling six holes ranging anywhere from 80 to 145 yards each.
- Zoysia grass, known for both its lush resilience and ability to thrive in a variety of climates and conditions, will be utilized on the new course’s fairways.
- All greens are to be constructed with bentgrass – the premier putting surface for our region.
- The course tee boxes will be outfitted with Bermuda grass in an effort to provide a speedy recovery from divots.
- The outskirts will boast the fine fescues of Irish links mix which adds extensive visual appeal while giving it an environmentally friendly “links” look.
- The rough will comprise of a mixture of Fescue and Blue grasses.
- The new golf facilities cover just over 200 acres.
The home stretch of the course features 3 signature holes – 15, 16 & 17 surrounding the historic Birdwood Mansion. Additional details to follow.
Complementing these signature holes is an extensive 31,000 square foot putting course. Nearly an acre in size, this unique addition will have 18 holes lined with slopes and ridgelines mimicking the surrounding terrain and mountains, all situated directly behind the clubhouse back patio.
Member Tee Times
During the entire renovation period, Birdwood members will have access and special rates to play more than 10 local courses. All tee times for these courses must be booked through the Birdwood Pro Shop. Use the link below to request a tee time.
You can also book your tee time by calling 434.293.GOLF (4653)
Birdwood is equipped with a state-of-the-art Trackman simulator providing the most precise analysis on the market. Click below for Trackman rates.
UVA Cavalier Junior Golf Camps
The purpose of Cavalier Golf Camp is to help junior golfers, ages 10-18, to develop good fundamentals, practice habits, and course strategies. Campers will receive individual instruction from the UVA coaching staff, complete on-course playing assignments, perform practice drills, and learn about junior tournament schedules and college recruiting.