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The Homestead Golf Resort
Submitted By Lee Spechler

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Destination Details

  • Destination: The Homestead Golf Resort
  • State/Province: Virginia
  • Website:
  • Airport ID (Check airport ID here): KHSP
  • Activities: The Homestead, built in 1766, is one of the world's finest and most historic golf and spa destinations. The first golf course was built there in 1862. The tee at Hole #1 of “The Old Course” is the oldest golf tee in continuous use in America. The first President to play golf while in office was William McKinley in 1899. There are three championship golf courses, one of the world's premier spas, a world-class shooting club, fly-fishing, 100 miles of trails to explore, and an award-winning Kids Club. Here are few of the other of the resort’s attractions: Horseback riding Carriage rides Adult trout fishing, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing school, and children's fishing pond Skeet, trap, 5-stand and sporting clays Cascades Gorge Walk, a guided nature walk traversing 13 magnificent waterfalls European-style spa Six tennis courts Lawn bowling Leadership “Ropes Course” Outdoor pool and indoor naturally heated pool Jefferson Pools Downhill skiing and the Sepp Kober ski and bunny school Snowboarding, ice-skating, and snow tubing Eight-lane bowling alley Movie theater
  • About Your Plane: Beechcraft Bonanza A36
  • Flying Tips: Ingalls Field Airport is one of the more challenging airports to land and takeoff from. Known as “the aircraft carrier” for its position atop a ridgeline, it is frequently subjected to high, gusty winds which are also frequently a direct crosswind over the top of the ridgeline. Use caution and choose a calm day to go in/out of there.
  • GPS Longitude: 79
  • GPS Latitude: 37
  • Best Season: Yearround
  • What To Bring: Luggage and golf clubs for a fun and relaxing stay.

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