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4.3
47 Reviews (47)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
87.2%
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40 out of 47 reviews
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4.8
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
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13 out of 14 reviews
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 7116 yards
Slope 145
Rating 80.8
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Birdwood Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lindsay Ervin (1984) Pete Dye (2005) Mark Love (2020) Scot Sherman (2020) Davis Love III (2020)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Birdwood Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Reviews

4.3
47 Reviews (47)
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Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Jaw-dropping changes, still a fantastic course

I'll be honest, when I heard that they had redesigned this course without including my two favorite holes from before AND raised the greens fees over $100... I came in to this round not really wanting to like it. I mean, for up to $140, how good can it be?

Well, the answer is REALLY good. I was blown away by how different the course looks from before. To go from a design suited for a small city resort to one that could host top-level tournaments, the transformation is significant. The fairways are wider, the contrast of the light green zoysia fairways and the dark green bent grass rough makes the whole course "pop" and the golden fescue just adds an extra layer to the visuals.

In terms of the layout itself, I'm still bummed about the removal of the short par-3 12th with its island green and the downhill par-3 4th with is fun green complex. There's also a couple new holes I'm not a huge fan of but overall the design is fantastic. It's a perfect blend of challenging and fun and the conditions match the design with lush grass everywhere and smooth bunkers.

I found the staff to be very friendly here, especially the starter. There was no pace-of-play issues though the course was pretty wet from the night before so it was cart-path only. My 3-some still finished in about 4 hours.

As for the cost, well, I never thought I'd say this but it's actually a pretty good value. With conditions that now rival nearby Spring Creek and a walking rate of $75 on a Friday morning (on a course much easier to walk now than Spring Creek), I'd say this is the better value. Once they host a major tournament here, they could probably charge $150+ and it still be reasonable.

So despite all my negativity going into my round, I left really impressed with the new Birdwood. I highly recommend you give it a try to decide for yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good playable course, not to hard, not to easy.

I played this course before it was re-done. After the renovation I found it to be magnificent!!. The price is quite steep for the average golfer, but having the golf pass made the price manageable. I would advise anyone to purchase The Golf Pass it give you great deals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

LOVE THIS COURSE !

Course has been in great shape the times that i have played it. It is very nice but personally, i believe its well overpriced. I got a $90 hot deal. I think the course at best should be no more than $75 during the week without having to use a hot deal. It is way overpriced for our area. Anyway, enjoyed playing it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 54
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

INCREDIBLE

One of the best golf courses I've ever played & I've played everywhere! Hard to describe just how great the golf course layout & conditions were this afternoon...but after hearing rave reviews from some friends...I finally made the 4hr drive from Pinehurst & am so glad I did!!! Hope it stays this good for years to come- guys in the pro shop we're fantastic & the bar/grill had a nice patio! Very impressive facility...if I lived in Charlottesville I would have joined immediately after my round- JP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 70
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WOW

Conditions and layout were pristine! Played with some very nice members who told me I am welcome anytime I make the trip from Northern Virginia. Easily the best conditioned course I have played this year. Will try and play 3 to 4 times a year. Davis Love did a helluva job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great experience on and off the course

I played 36 holes on July 5. My wife and I were at the affiliated Boar’s Head Resort. I was first off in the a.m and played in 2 hours. The 2nd 18 took about 4.5 hours but I was paired with a member and we had a great time.

The course is beautiful and in great shape. I believe Davis and Mark Love re-did the course. Challenging from the Cavalier (tips) and Black tees and yet friendly enough from the Blue (2nd 18) and White (1st 18) tees.

Pro shop staff and starters very pleasant and professional as were the 2 young ladies working the breakfast shift at the grill.

I think the only way you get to play this course if you are not a member, UVA faculty, student is to stay at the resort. If this was not 2.5 hours away from my house, I would join.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Flat lander

Ok so my title is flat lander is because I am from Orlando Fl and use to plating gentle rolling to flat courses so this course has some decent grade change to make double check your club selection. So we have have lots of water on the courses in Florida and Birdwood has roughs that you think you find your ball but forget. Count that one as gone. With that being said I really enjoyed playing Birdwood.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the new Birdwood. Much improved.

Tar Heel Davis Love did a nice job upgrading the UVa golf course, replacing all but three holes of the old layout and modifying those three significantly. The zoysia fairways are great, the fairways are wide enough, but avoid the high grass waste areas.

The course is walkable, but quite hilly, with some long gaps between holes on about 5 occasions.
There are 2-3 holes where course knowledge is essential, particularly 8 (don't hit more than a 5-iron off the tee!), and 3. A fun par 71, with 5 par 3's, and a back nine with three each of 3's, 4's and 5's.

Love says the course looks like it's been there forever. That's not actually the case, as the scars of earth moving and tree clearing are evident. But there are some classic lines throughout and I look forward to the course really maturing. The elaborate putting green is a fun treat, but the 19th hole options are pretty pathetic, unless you care to take a jaunt over to the Boar's Head Inn itself. The beverage cart served pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, so first time the food on the cart is as good as the bar.

I look forward to getting back to Birdwood!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
3.0
First Time Playing

Exceptional layout tarnished by pace of play

Outstanding renovated layout and course was in excellent condition. However, pace of play was unacceptably slow with no marshals to govern compliance. Starter and front desk specifically stated that fivesomes were not allowed but witnessed one and that contributed to slow play. Enforcement of “ready golf” with marshaling would be beneficial. Also, was never offered opportunity to play through even though we waited at least ten minutes on almost every hole and foursome in front had one hole clearance for most of round. Won’t play again unless first group out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birdwood

Great course. My first time playing. I talked to starter and he gave me some great tips.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging, tricky greens, and not friendly to a first time player.

This is UVA's home course, so it's no push over. The breaks on the greens were subtle and always seemed to be right at the cup, LOL. The GPS on the cart while accurate didn't help much with where you wanted to land the ball. They have changed the course routing, so my garmin GPS and the arcos system my playing partner were using were totally lost. Left enough shots out there, we both wanted to have another crack at it some other time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Played course a month after reopening last year. Just beginning to develop good grass in fairways. We played today approximately 8 months later, course is in excellent shape. Great layout and challenging design. One of my favorites in this area

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Cart policy during COVID

Avoid this course. They paired a fourth with our threesome and told us that we would be forced to share a cart with someone that was not member of our group/household. If you value your health and saftey choose somewhere else to play.

Value Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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