GOLF COURSE OVERVIEW
Nestled away in the privacy and seclusion of the beautiful Virginia countryside, this exceptional piece of property contains rolling terrain, flowing streams, mature stands of trees, serene ponds, natural springs and open meadows that offer inviting opportunities for a great golf venue. The routing of the golf course, designed in harmony with the indigenous rural character of the site, offers tremendous possibilities for solitude, all in a beautiful setting. The course, positioned on 335 acres dedicated exclusively for golf course use, will provide the membership with an exceptional test of golf in a setting of undisturbed seclusion and tranquility.
Renowned Golf Course Architect Bill Love has accepted the challenge of designing the course on Foster’s Farm. An award-winning golf course architect and past Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Bill is recognized as an innovative designer with more then two decades of experience leading design efforts for various courses throughout the United States and abroad. Bill’s vision, inspired by a recent visit to the British Isles, draws inspiration from the land itself. The design mission is to create a course that provides an enjoyable, high-quality golf experience for all players while maintaining environmental responsiveness to the site. Through an ongoing analysis of the existing site conditions such as sensitive areas, topography and drainage patterns, the course is designed to blend compatibility with its surrounds and “lie lightly on the land.”
The course features 18 distinctive holes, each offering an air of mystery and sense of seclusion. The layout, extending over 7500 yards, will feature three sets of markers positioned in respective teeing areas, with 72 equaling par. The features of the holes, designed in friendship with the site and its natural attributes, will produce a course with inherent character and visual appeal. Each hole, thoughtfully positioned, will make full use of the terrain, resulting in a variety of challenges and experiences. So that members can prepare for peak performance, the plans include extensive practice facilities featuring a driving range, short game practice areas, instructional tees, and, practice greens. As with all great venues, a par 3 course is required. At Foster’s Farm, future plans include a par 3 course located in a setting convenient to the Clubhouse ultimately providing members with another opportunity to practice or engage in good natured competition.
The Golf Course at Foster’s Farm shall provide a unique, rewarding experience protected by the peaceful spirit of the uncomplicated, undisturbed rural Virginia countryside.