The numbers are in from Golf Digest course raters, and The Highland Course at Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, has climbed to No. 28 in the esteemed publication’s biennial compilation – “America’s 100 Greatest of Public Courses, 2021-2022.”
Located within the luxury resort’s 12,000 pristine Blue Ridge Mountains in SW Virginia near the North Carolina Border, The Highland Course is revered for its spectacular conditions, scintillating views and a Donald Steel-designed layout that challenges golfers of all levels. Unfurling amid the lush, serene, vast and pristine landscape, the course is the highest-ranked Virginia layout in the newly released list and the only one from the Commonwealth to land in the top 30.
To derive this list of remarkable courses, hundreds of Golf Digest panelists submit detailed reviews for thousands of courses, rating them in seven categories: shot values, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, resistance to scoring, conditioning and ambience.
“Our guests frequently rave about the long-range vistas, wonderful course layout, and magnificent playing conditions,” said Brian Alley, PGA, Primland’s Director of Golf and Recreation. “This distinction from Golf Digest’s expert course panelists is a wonderful honor and reinforces our guests’ appraisal of The Highland Course.”
Golfers can book a variety of experiences at Primland with individual rounds, golf school instruction, packages, group events and more. There is also a wide array of after-golf activities and amenities at Primland, such as horseback riding, fly fishing, alfresco yoga and meditation, full-service spa, hiking, sporting clays, RTV trail riding, and stargazing in one of the largest observatories in the Eastern U.S.
The resort offers unique lodging options, including chalet-like Pinnacle Cottages, golf course Fairway Cottages, tree houses perched on the edge of the mountains and luxurious guest rooms and suites at The Lodge.
Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection is conveniently located two hours from Charlotte, five hours from Washington D.C, and just 90 minutes from two regional airports, Piedmont Triad (PTI) in Greensboro and Roanoke Regional. The resort’s partnership with NetJets provides guests with special benefits when flying privately through two nearby airports, Blue Ridge and Mt. Airy-Surry County, only 45 minutes away. The property also features a helipad located at the North Gate.
Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection is now accepting reservations. For more information, please visit aubergeresorts.com/primland.