1822 Resort Drive, Massanutten, VA 22840, US
(540) 289-9441
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About Massanutten Resort

Virginia's Massanutten Resort is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and is a four-seasons's getaway with skiing in the wintertime. The resort features a main hotel and numerous villages where a variety of condominium-style accommodations are available with full kitchens. Guests at Massanutten have access to not only two golf courses but a plethora of outdoor activities, including a new waterpark, as well as fishing, horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing. Massanutten features two 18-hole courses. Mountain Greens is the longer of the two at just over 6,400 yards, while the Woodstone Meadows is a par-65 course that is 5,065 yards. There is also a mini-golf course at the resort.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★
Acres5200
Year Opened1973
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas, Fractional Ownership
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 Massanutten Resort

Reviews

3.2
21 Reviews (21)
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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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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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The course is different, hill side and not in great condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Another picturesque course but fairway conditions were very disappointing

2 days prior I played the Woodside Meadows course and was very disappointed with the fairway conditions. I had high hopes that it would be better at this regular, par 72 course. I was again disappointed. The fairway conditions were as tall as you would expect in a rough. I was forced to club up like I normally do when hitting from the rough. At $75 a round ths was again a big disappointment. See the attached photos for some idea of the length of the fairway cut.

The course itself is very nice and picturesque. The fairways are indeed very tight in some places as other reviews have mentioned. The first hole is unusually tight at about 200 yards. It is only 20 to 25 yards wide. Thread a needle on this one.

Greens were a bit slow and with multiple tiers putting was at a premium. I normally use 32 putts a round on average and had 37 on this course. Could be user error or just not able to really adjust to the speed. But not all fairways were that tight and some were actually quite generous. Driving wasn't really the problem. It was the second shot to the green from the rough in the center of the fairway that caused the most problems.

One nice memory from the course was seeing deer all around. I guess they were used to having people in golfers around as they would just look at you and not run away immediately.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing course conditions for a $75 fee

A very picturesque course. Plays to par 65 with a mix of holes and lots of par 3s. Unfortunately, the fairways are cut too high, almost rough length. Even when freshly cut it is too high. The fringe around the green might be acceptable for a fairway. Very disappointing conditions for $75. Check out photos.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 616
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Just OK Experience

Pace of play was horrific. Conditions were not what I would expect for what I was charged. Course layout was OK for subdivision golf. Course does have good Mountain View’s.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging, yet so fun

We get to the course, assuming it’s $50, but the man working behind the counter only charged us $32 for being JMU students! Super friendly and funny staff, gave us great tips about the course, and even though I was in the 90s, I enjoyed the challenge for my first time playing there. Will definitely be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fabulous views

We really enjoyed the scenery and wildlife around the course. The course management is a must when thinking where you drive and the outcome with the slopes on the fairways, made it interesting. We thought some of the views were beautiful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

VSGA offer not accepted.

Myself and five friends played on Monday 9/27/2021. VSGA card clearly states play Monday- Thursday from March- October is $27 per round. Play Friday thru Sunday is $32. The course refused to honor the $27 rate even though we played on a Monday. My disappointment here is not the $5. My concern is the arrogant position the staff took to try to justify the reason.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing Evening

Very disappointed with the customer service and with the apparent course policy. Played golf at 5PM. Got told at the 12th hole at 7PM that they were shutting down because of lightening (still haven't seen lightening...I think they wanted to go home early). Asked for a rain check and was told they didn't give rain checks at that time of day. So, let me get this. YOU forced me to stop playing and quote a policy like that??? Trust me, I understand the need for safety, and I am one of the first golfers to get off a course when there is lightening in the area but you were the initiator.

Two things: 1) The guy in the pro shop almost seemed excited to tell me he didn't want to give me a rain check, so he doesn't really know how to handle "unfortunate" situations which exhibits his lack of customer service skills and care for customers. 2) Think about it financially. You could have given me a 9 hole rain check, I would have come back on a different night and paid for 18 and you would have been money ahead! Great business policy; but, if that is how you choose to operate, it is your business to do so. It is also my business to choose which golf courses I frequent in the evenings after work some 3 to 5 times per week.

This probably won't change anything, but at least others will know not to play after 5PM if it might rain.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course

While this course was very forgiving for the beginner players it has some drawbacks with the course layout. If you are expecting a quick bite to eat at the turn (which is no where close to the club house), then you are better off bringing your own food and beverages. The ninth hole ends by the Virginia bbq restaurant which is not very quick on food or service. The distance between the 6th and 7th holes is quite a distance so I recommend not walking unless you’re under 30 and in great physical condition. If you don’t bring your own food then make sure you get some food from “Bogeys” before you start your round. Lots of par 3s on this par 65 course make it fun as well as challenging for the beginner. I would golf this course again knowing what I know now........and I am sure my experience would be much better when taking in the layout issues.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Par 3s

Great overall course. Lots short par 3s with many bunkers around the greens. Fun course to dial in your wedges and short iron approach shots. Wind made it tough to judge good distances but greens were fair and fun to putt on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting & Challenging Course - but BUGGY!!

Interesting and very hilly course above Massanutten Resort. Many holes blind to the greens. If you hit a draw, you'll like the layout, but you need to hit your driver very accurately, and you may want to move up to the next set of tees. Some fairways are very narrow and unforgiving if you miss them. Plenty of woods, steep drop-offs and meandering streams border several fairways to often vary small greens. Overall conditions when we played were average, and it was apparent they had a great deal of rain recently. Fairways were soft, and some areas mushy. I would be willing to try it again, but the worst part was - it was absolutely the "buggiest" course I've ever played. We used strong bug repellant - to little or no effect. Often, as you addressed the ball, the bugs were swarming around your head. The next day, I had bug bites around my head and on my legs. Was not a pleasant experience. Still, not a bad day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging and nice!

Fun resort course built in the side of a mountain. Very scenic and challenging. Two tips if you want to have a good time: 1) Play it forward. 2) Course management. My wife had a great time also!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Needs some work

This is a pretty little course that plays along the lower mountain ridge and valley. It's quite hilly (no surprise) and VERY narrow. It's a fun layout with a lot of variety.

The course isn't super-cheap if paying as a regular guest - considering the conditions. It gets cheaper if you're doing multiple activities and get an activities pass. And it would be worth it if they'd put a few $$ into it and fix up some maintenance issues (detailed below).

For one, the bunkers aren't good. At best they have lots of sand mixed with small pebbles. At worst they are totally GUR. They all pretty much need to be re-lined and re-filled with good quality sand.

The other problem are the edges of the fairways. Being on the side/bottom of a small mountain, I can understand the challenge of channeling water through the course. But I've seen it done on many similar courses. The lack of water runoff management means there are lots of areas on the mountain side of the fairways that are difficult to maintain. Many areas are too wet to mow and there are little shelves and such that create unplayable conditions for tee shots that miss the fairway by a yard on the smart side of the hole. The tee boxes could also use some work.

All that said, I thought the greens were pretty good. They're a bit tricky as many of them are tilted towards the mountain so putts counter-intuitively break towards it. They were a decent speed and rolled well.

All-in-all a low average play with room for improvement. A happy shout out to the pro shop staff for getting me out on the back 9 so I could get a quick 9 holes in and get back to the family without waiting behind the morning rush. Kudos to them!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Difficult course

Course was in ok shape. There had been a lot of rain and a cool spring so it wasn't grown in properly. Certainly not the fault of the course. This course is tight and difficult. Need your straight game or you will loose. Lot of golf balls. Very scenic. The first hole is a killer!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Mixed bag

The Meadows course is a par 65 with 9 par 3s, none of which I would call easy. Some are tight, some are well bunkered. Wide fairways but still challenging. Fun for beginners to average. There's the rub. Foot prints in the bunkers, ball marks on the greens, and a below average pace of play.

The Mountain Greens, a par 72, is beautiful visually and much more of a challenge. You can not pull your driver on the tee of every par four. It is a target course. Local knowledge is useful. As an example, the first hole is a blind shot for men, and if you hit it between 200 and 300 yards and hit the fairway, you've lost a ball. It's that 125 slope and gravity working together.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Fun Executive Course

Played this course a few times over the years it is a shorter executive course but not a Par 3 with a friendly staff. Nice to have a driving range to warm up on before you go out but need to have grass tees instead of carpet mats for hitting irons. The course offers a variety of short holes mixed with some tight and challenging holes. The fairways and greens are in decent condition, however, the greens are on the slower side. Pace of play is slower then the Mountain course we played but also had a lot more people playing it. Great course for people that want a relaxing round of golf without the stress of a championship course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Extreme Golf Challenge

This is the championship course at Massanutten Resort and it will challenged even the most seasoned golfer. I have played this course a few times over the year and the one thing I have learned is that playing on the side of a mountain is fun and frustrating. The course is tight and extremely sloped with elevation changes and multi-tiered greens that are influenced by the mountain itself. The more times I play the course the better I understand that it is not about how you hit the ball but where you hit it, with woods and rocks just off the fairway you need to place all your tee and approach shots with accuracy in distance and direction. The first time I played this course I lost a bagful of balls just because of fairway and green slopes and lack of course knowledge. But, no matter how bad I have played all you have to do is look around and see why mountain golf is a thing of beauty just not a thing you want to do weekly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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