Dye’s Full Cry at Keswick

Dye’s Full Cry at Keswick gets 2015 Best New Courses

Keswick Hall & Golf Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, the acclaimed 600-acre luxury resort set in the scenic Hunt Country of the Old Dominion state, has been named to Golf Digest’s prestigious “2015 Best New Courses” list for the Pete Dye designed Full Cry at Keswick Golf Club.

This distinction is the third major honor Keswick has garnered in less than a year. Earlier in 2015, the resort received the Forbes Five-Star Award for its exceptional level of luxury and service. This past November, Full Cry debuted at # 47 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” list for 2016. Only 10 courses were selected for this year’s Golf Digest “Best New Courses” award.

Full Cry- a hunting term describing the call of the hounds that have found the scent of the fox and are in hot pursuit- is the destination’s signature amenity. With the exception of the par 3 ,7th, the greens on Full Cry have open fronts and are approachable by low “links-style” run up shots or through the air allowing for multiple shot maker options. Players of all abilities will savor the “Old School Pete Dye” experience with multiple tees running from 5,000 to 7,000 yards.

“We’re honored to receive this coveted recognition from Golf Digest,” says Greg Sligh, President and Managing Director of Keswick Hall. “The three major awards our resort has received this year place us as one of the preeminent vacation and golf destinations in the United States.”

Perfect to enjoy golf in the area Thomas Jefferson once described as the “Eden of the U.S.,” the Pete Dye Golf Package starts at $319(Monday -Thursday). It includes a one-night stay in one of Keswick Hall’s elegant boutique 48 private rooms, one round of golf on Full Cry(plus complimentary replay) and a “Grab & Go” breakfast. Perfect for a couples getaway, a second golfer may be added for $75.

The region is home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia and numerous outdoor pursuits, drawing history bluffs, wine lovers, sport enthusiasts and nature seekers year round, Keswick Hall features newly refreshed upscale accommodations, spa services, fine dining at Fossett’s, and myriad amenities including tennis, swimming, croquet, and clay shooting. Highly decorated, it has attained Conde Nast Traveler “Gold” status, and is one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels”.

Keswick Hall is an easy two hour drive from Washington D.C., three hours from Baltimore and just over an hour from Richmond and served by the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport(CHO) 30 minutes away.

For more information visit www.Keswick.com or call 434-979-3440.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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