Awards & Honors

Course Architect: Tom Fazio    |    Date Opened: May 1, 1993

1992

  • Developers named "One of the Top Five Developers" in America

1994

  • Named Second Best "New Private Course" in America by Golf Digest

1995

  • Named by GolfWeek Magazine as "One of America's Top 100 Modern Golf Courses"
  • Named by GolfWeek Magazine as "Top 50 Private Golf Community in America"

1996

  • Named by Robb Report Magazine as "One of the Best 18 Places to Live in America"
  • Golf course named "Best of Nineties in Virginia" by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Named as “One of America’s Top 100 Modern Courses” by GolfWeek

1997

  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

1998

  • Hole No. 16 named "Best Par Four in Commonwealth of Virginia" by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

1999

  • Named "Third Best Golf Community in America" by Robb Report
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "top 100 modern golf course" by GolfWeek

2000

  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

2001

  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

2002

  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

2003

  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

2004

  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Top 100 Modern Golf Course" by GolfWeek

2005

  • Tri-Cities named "Second Best Place in America to Live and Play Golf"
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Top 50 Private Golf Community" by GolfWeek

2006

  • Named as "One of the Top 50 Best Places to Live" by Golf Magazine
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named as "One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel+Leisure Magazine

2007

  • Named "Most Beautiful Planned Community" by Pinnacle Living Magazine
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named as "One of the Top 50 Best Places to Live" by Golf Magazine
  • Named "One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel+Leisure Magazine

2008

  • Named "Community Best for Club life" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Best Residential Golf Community" by GolfWeek
  • Named "Premier Community" by Links Magazine
  • Named "Course of Distinction" by GolfWeek
  • Named as "One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel+Leisure Magazine

2009

  • Named "Community Best for Club Life" by Links Magazine
  • Named "One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel+Leisure Magazine
  • Named "Premier Community" by Fairway Living Magazine
  • Named "Best Golf Community" by Mountain Homes Magazine
  • Named "Best Clubhouse" by Mountain Homes Magazine
  • Named "Golf Course of Distinction" by GolfWeek

2010

  • Named "Best Private Golf Course" by Mountain Homes Magazine
  • Named "Best Private Course in the Mountains" by Mountain Homes Magazine
  • Named "Golf Community of Distinction" by GolfWeek

2011

  • Named as "One of America’s Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel Leisure Magazine
  • Named “Best Private Course in the Mountains” by Mountain Homes Magazine 
  •  Named “Best in State” by Golf Digest

2012

  • Named "Premier Fazio Club" by Links Magazine
  • Named “Best Private Course in Mountains" by Mountain Homes Magazine
  • Named “One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Named “Best in State" by Golf Digest Magazine

2013

  • Named "Premier Community" by Fairway Living Magazine
  • Named “One of America's Top 100 Golf Communities" by Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Named “Most Challenging Course" by Virginia Living Magazine
  • Named by Golf Week Magazine as one of America's "Best Residential Courses."

2014

  • Virginia State Four-Ball Championship (Brandon LaCroix and Matt Chandler)
  • Named by Golf Week Magazine as one of America's "Best Residential Courses."
  • Named "Premier Community for Golf" by Links Magazine.

 

 

Note of interest

The Virginian has appeared on the cover, or sectional cover, of nine national publications.