Stay-and-Play Packages for Keswick Hall’s New Pete Dye Course, Full Cry
Keswick Hall and Golf Club, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains the 600-acre luxury resort set in Virginia’s scenic Hunt Country near Charlottesville– announces two stay-and-play packages for the new Pete Dye-designed course, Full Cry.
Golfers can be among the first to sample Full Cry, which opened this summer following an extensive design, construction and grow-in period that has wrought an “instant classic.” Dye, a World Golf Hall of Fame member widely-considered one of the greatest course architects of all-time, says about Full Cry, “It is as good as any layout I’ve done.”
The golf course has been named to the prestigious Golf Digest list of ” 2014 Best New Courses”. Full Cry joins several classic Dye designs making the coveted list including The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. “Having just opened, we’re honored that Full Cry has been awarded this prominent acclaim from Golf Digest so quickly,” says Greg Sligh, President and Managing Director of the 48 room mansion inn and club.
Full Cry is a hunting term describing the call of the fox hounds that have found the scent and are in hot pursuit of their mark.
When approaching the first tee, the layout’s beauty and clarity of the challenge waiting are displayed magnificently. Pete has done a masterful job of using “old world” architectural traits found at the classic courses of Scotland and Ireland. With the exception of one hole, the greens have open fronts and are approachable by low ‘links style’ run up shots or through the air allowing for multiple shot options.
The closing 3 holes may be the finest finish to any course in Virginia. The Redan style par 3,16th is modeled after the famous 15th at North Berwick in Scotland. Train tracks run parallel to the right side of the spectacular par 5,17th and is called “the Railroad Hole”. The tee box of the demanding par 4, 18th provides the crescendo of the design with a panoramic view of the beautiful Hunt country, the serene Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance and majestic Keswick Hall pictured above.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit Keswick Hall, as the legendary fall foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains comes to life. Shirt-sleeves and sun-splashed days continue well into October, and November presents crisp mornings ideal for light golf sweaters. The two inaugural stay-and-play packages:
- The Full Cry package starts at $299 (single occupancy) and includes one round of golf with cart and a night’s stay in a superior room. A guest may be added for $80.
- The Hunt package begins at $409 (single occupancy). It features 18 holes upon arrival, one-night of lodging (superior room), and breakfast and an additional round on Full Cry the next morning. Add a guest for $130.
Full Cry is the impeccable combination of Mother Nature’s splendor and Dye’s genius for creating a thrilling golf experience. The virtuoso has masterfully combined “old world” architectural charm with his signature modern design elements. With the exception of one hole, the greens have open fronts and are approachable either through the air or on the ground. Golfers of all abilities with savor the pure, resort course experience.
“Our two new packages are perfect for relishing the amenities of our world-class resort and enjoying the brilliance of Pete Dye,” says Greg Sligh, CEO and Managing Partner of Keswick Hall & Golf Club. “There was huge anticipation for our new 18 and Full Cry is now ready for our guests to visit the Hunt Country and tee it up.”
The region is home to Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia and numerous outdoor pursuits, drawing history buffs, wine lovers, sports enthusiasts and nature seekers year-round. Keswick Hall features newly refreshed upscale accommodations, spa services, fine dining at Fossett’s, and myriad amenities. Highly decorated, it has attained Condé Nast Traveler “gold” status, and is one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels.”
The Full Cry package is unavailable for Sunday evening arrival. The Hunt package is available Tuesday through Saturday nights. Tee-times and accommodations are based on availability. The two packages may not be combined with any other specials / offers. Taxes / additional fees are not included.
For more information on Keswick Hall visit www.keswick.com or call 434.979.344.
About Keswick Hall and Golf Club
Set in the historic hunt and wine country of central Virginia, Keswick Hall and Golf Club is a 600-acre boutique resort featuring 48 private guest rooms. The northern wing of the current inn contains historic Villa Crawford, once the Italianesque private estate of the Robert Crawford family built in 1912.
A full complement of amenities and activities are available to guests, including: golf, tennis, three swimming pools, croquet, nature trails, on-site vineyard, garden / historic tours, spa and fine dining. Off-site excursions include wine tasting, Presidential home visits, University of Virginia tours, clay shooting and more.
The property is home to the historic Keswick Club, a members club introduced in 1948 when renowned architect Fred Findlay added its first nine holes of golf. The course expanded to18 holes in the mid-‘50s and was renovated in 1992 by Arnold Palmer. In 2013, World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye was commissioned to create its new Full Cry course over the existing routing.
The country estate is a property of Richmond, Va.-based Riverstone Group under its Historic Hotels of Albemarle division. The company also owns and manages The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort (S.C.), The Sea Pines Resort (S.C.), The Jefferson Hotel (Va.) and The Hermitage Hotel (Tenn.).
Keswick Hall – centrally located — is an easy two-hour drive from the Washington D.C. metro area and just over three hours from Baltimore. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is 30 minutes away. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is a 90-minute drive.