200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903, US
(844) 611-8066
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About Boar's Head Resort

Boar's Head Resort is a Charlottesville, Virginia property located and is home to Birdwood Golf Club, the home course of the University of Virginia. The resort is set on 600 scenic acres and since its opening in 1964 has expanded to 168 guest rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy the Sports Club, open to members and guests of the hotel, which features an array of fitness classes as well as kids programming. Tennis, squash and pickleball are also featured. A full-service spa is also located onsite and the Boar's Head Outfitters can arrange area wildlife and recreational excursions. The Birdwood Golf Club reopened in 2020 after an extensive remodel by Davis Love III's design firm and it also features a six-hole, par-3 course with holes ranging from 80 to 145 yards and also a large putting course.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres600
Year Opened1964
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Boar's Head Resort

Reviews

3.9
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Reviews 26
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
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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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course from blue tees

Abfew more short par 4s then Nwoukd like but a fun track to play. Much better layout than old course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart Path a Bummer

This is a beautiful course in really nice shape. Challenging greens and respectable layout.
We had a group of 2 foursomes with some elderly good players.
We were not told of the cart path rule until we got to the first Tee. That was not good !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Davis Love redesign

Enjoyable round despite the intermittent rain. Zoysia fairways were new and friendly. Use caution on no.8....lots of ways to make a double or triple bogey. Excellent finishing holes...16-18. Only negative were three holes with blind drives that required caution to avoid hitting into players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
First Time Playing

Play with someone who knows the course

A lot of blind shots. Play with someone who has played the course before. Was not informed of cart only. Would have walked if I had known. Crazy backup on the back 9

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 209
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Save your money

Save your money. The course is overpriced for what it is. It is in decent shape and the practice facilities are nice but not worth 100$ plus to play. Starter did not know what they were doing, not instructing which groups were suppose to play with who. Tee times need to be more staggered for the amount of money they are charging. Waiting on every single shot for the group in front of you while the group behind you stares at you. The course did not open to long ago, but there was absolutely no reason to have cart path only on a hundred degree dry summer day. Greens were bumpy and do not mirror the price you are paying. Save your money and play two rounds somewhere else for the price of one here

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

“Love it”

First time playing the “new Birdwood”, and love the changes! Glad they incorporated some of the old course, especially old #18 into the home stretch of the back nine. The zoysia fairways are a plus and the natural areas add a “links feel” to the layout. Can’t wait to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Got Screwed on weather cancallation

We only got to play 1 hole then lightning delay. When course didn't open back up we only got $60 voucher, not a rain check for another round???? Pro was very rude and was only worried about money. Now when we got back it will cost us another $30 minimum with the $60 voucher. So we got no "Hot Deal", we still have to pay full price to play the course!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nicest course I've ever played

Beautify fairways, true greens (even after it poured rain mid round) the carts have gps in them! The rough is like tour rough. But the course has 5 tees to chose from to fit your skill level

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course, great layout

Greens are a bit firm and soles inconsistent due to newness but everything else was goos

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot day, wonderful staff

I called on 7/4 trying to get out as a single. They said come out on but no guarantees. I arrived and checked in, the staff took me out and introduced me to starter and gave me a free token for range will I waited. I realize it was going to be busy and was not getting my hopes up. But I was out in less than 40 minutes. Front nine is way easier than the hilly back 9. I was paired with 2 members who could not have been nicer. I understand Davis Love group is coming in to totally remodel the course in the fall. I will definitely try it if I end up back in Charlottesville .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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