Golf

The Course

The Highland Course at Primland showcases Primland's breathtaking mountainous views at every turn. The 18-hole Audubon-certified all bentgrass greens course was carved from the natural landscape of the mountains by renowned golf course architect, Donald Steel. Ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play," the Highland Course attracts players of all skill levels who return time and time again to take in the compelling design and natural beauty of the course.

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Ranked #2 on Golf Magazine's list of Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Virginia, 2016-2017

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Listed as #28 on Golf Magazine's list of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play, 2016-2017

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Recognized as the #28 course on GolfDigest's list of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2017-2018

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Named the #2 course on Golfweek's Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2017

Rates & Tee Times

The Highland Course at Primland showcases Primland's breathtaking mountainous views at every turn. The 18-hole course was carved from the natural landscape of the mountains by renowned gold course architect, Donald Steel. Ranked  by GOLF Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play," the Highland Course attracts players of all skill levels who return time and time again to take in the compelling design and natural beauty of the course.

December 2017 – March 2018

  • 18 holes $50 per person

Registered lodging guests only


Course closed March 19 and 20 for aerification


April 1 – 30, 2018

  • 18 holes $135 per person

May 1 – August 19, 2018

  • 18 holes $225 per person

Course closed August 20 and 21 for aerification


August 22 - September 3, 2018

  • 18 holes $135 per person

September 4 – October 31, 2018

  • 18 holes $225 per person

November 2018

  • 18 holes $135 per person

Replay Rates:

  • 18 holes $100 per person
  • 9 holes $50 per person
  • Golf Club Rental $50
  • Practice Facility Fee (daily fee) $25 per person

Golf Packages

Experience more of the challenging and rewarding Highland Course by taking advantage of one of our special offers or packages.

Testimonials

"When I first saw Primland, it reminded me of the highlands of Scotland. I knew this was the perfect spot for a truly exceptional course."

Donald Steel, Course Architect

"Immaculately kept, the course's layout feels entirely devoted to feeding off of the venue's natural beauty. The fairways run high above the promontory-studded Meadows of Dan in the valley below, inviting the player to stop and admire the view before attempting that next shot."

John Scott Lewinski, Modern Luxury

Primland Resort Golf Teacher and Students

Golf Lessons

Grow your game at Primland with private instruction, clinics or a two-day couples' golf school.

Primland Resort Aerial View

PGA Members

Bring a group of eight or more to Primland and PGA members stay and play for free.

Primland Resort putting green carved from the natural landscape

Golf Membership

Take full advantage of our world-class amenities with five different memberships designed to fit any need.

Brian Alley

Head Golf Professional, PGA

A key member of our golf staff since The Highland Course opened in 2006, Brian is Primland’s Head Golf Professional. Previously, he has worked as a golf professional at the prestigious Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida and Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, South Carolina. Brian graduated with honors from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, attaining his B.S. degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Professional Golf Management. In 2007, Brian was elected to the Professional Golfers’ Association.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Brian has been a golfer since the age of 14. He enjoys sharing his passion for the sport with Primland guests who are looking to improve their game.

Head Golf Professional Brian Alley, PGA
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Craig Gunn

Head Teaching Golf Professional, PGA

Craig is a Virginia native who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Elon University. He was a four-year member of the Elon Golf Team, receiving the Most Valuable Player Award for two consecutive years. Craig then pursued a playing career turning professional and competing for several years on various mini-tours, including the Nike Tour. He is a past Virginia State Open Champion and has more than 20 years of experience studying golf swings and player development. Craig was elected to PGA membership in 1998 and carries a passion for the game as a player and an instructor. He has dedicated his career to improving the game of golf for players of all skill levels by helping them find an effective personalized swing.

Craig currently lives in Danville, VA with his wife, Ivey, their son, Will, and two daughters, Sadie & Malorie.

Golf Attire

Proper golf attire is required for all players when using the course or the practice facilities. Proper attire shall mean the following:

  • MEN: Shirts with collars and sleeves and slacks or Bermuda shorts of up to four inches above the knees are considered appropriate golf attire.  Mock turtleneck shirts are the only acceptable non-collar shirts.  Shirts must be tucked in and hats worn with the brim facing forward. Tank tops, t-shirts, mesh shirts, denim jeans, sweat pants, warm-up suits, swim wear, short shorts, cargo pants/shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts are not permitted.
  • WOMEN: Dresses, skirts, slacks, shorts up to four inches above the knees, collared golf shirts, golf fashion non collared shirts, including turtlenecks, are considered appropriate attire. Halter tops, t-shirts, denim jeans, cutoffs, sweat pants, warm up suits, swimwear, short shorts, or other athletic shorts are not permitted.
  • GOLF SHOES: Shoes with metal spikes are not allowed at the Resort.  Shoes with “soft spikes” or spikeless shoes must be worn by all golfers.

This dress code is mandatory for all individuals. Improperly dressed golfers shall be asked to change before play.  If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the Golf Shop before starting play. The decisions of the Director of Golf regarding dress code are final.

Cooler

Per Virginia ABC laws, no outside coolers or beverages are allowed on the golf course. Beverages may be purchased at the 19th Pub or from the beverage cart, weather permitting.

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