Best of 2017: Top 25 courses in Virginia according to reviews

(Editor's Note: Click here to view the 2018 Best of Virginia list)

Golf Advisor is looking back on the top-rated courses in each state for 2017 according to your ratings and reviews. Golf courses needed to receive at least one review from an active and trusted member in the calendar year to be considered eligible for our state lists. To view more details on how we compile our best-of lists, visit our Top 50 U.S. Courses list.

Virginia golf courses reviewed in 2017: 165
Total reviews of Virginia golf courses in 2017: 2,135

Top 25 courses in Virginia in 2017

New Kent




Newport News


Locust Grove

Ruther Glen



Meadows of Dan


Front Royal

New Market

Locust Grove


Virginia Beach




Providence Forge





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Is this list a joke? Must be only courses that are with GolfNow but they don’t say that. No Homestead, RTJ, Kinlock, Bayville, The Farm, Primland, or The Virginian to name a few. No one should take this list serious.

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People who go on golfadvisor are looking for courses that are reasonably priced and accessible to the public on a regular basis, not private or cost $225 to play. I agree the courses you say are of better quality, but also cannot easily be played by the regular folk.

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Too bad the # 5 listed course is closed. RNK was one of my favorites. Hopefully some investor will reopen that awesome course!

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