Golf at The Virginian
Phil Fulmer Wins Virginian Golf Club Cart Race
The Virginian Golf Club went to victory lane this week when it hosted a charity golf cart race that featured a last-lap, come-from-behind win by former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer. The event, part of the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol Charity Dinner and Golf Tournament present by the Bank of Tennessee, raised more than a $100,000 for Speedway Children’s Charities and the scholarship foundations at the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The two schools will square off in the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol – with a projected attendance of 160,000 – this fall.
National coverage included Golf Channel’s "Morning Drive," FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and GolfDigest.com, while social media buzz and local and regional coverage in Tennessee was equally robust.
At The Virginian, we have built a course that honors the land it's built upon, which fulfills the commitment we made to the owners, and which provides a thrill for the player. You won't find a better course anywhere.
I like the way the whole place feels. From the country drive, through the stone entrance walls: you know something special is going on out here.
The long range views from across the valleys, with the ridges, the mountains in the background, are spectacular.
We made no compromises at The Virginian. The fairway carpet is zoysia, the greens are the finest Pennlinks bent, and there are several other grass varieties around bunkers and roughs to add color and texture to the course.
Each hole is unique, with its own special challenge for the golfer.In some locations blessed by Mother Nature, there was little issue figuring out where to place the holes. The Virginian's land is one of those areas of great natural beauty, with a high knoll as the obvious starting point.
From the clubhouse, you can look in all directions and see what I hope you will agree is a magnificent golf course. We hope it adds something to the game of golf.
- Tom Fazio, Designer of the Virginian Golf Club