Full Cry – the most exciting part of the hunt for the Keswick Hunt Club hounds is also one of the most exciting new Pete Dye layouts. This unique mountain-links course at Keswick Hall & Golf Club (www.keswick.com) near Charlottesville leads you on a journey through the Blue Ridge Mountain countryside and back to the century-old Keswick Hall mansion hotel. The 48 gracious guest rooms, scenic dining, and full-service spa complete your stay at this Forbes five-star property.
Resort Information: 39 Rooms and 9 Suites; 5: Fossett’s, Keswick Hall’s Award Winning Restaurant; Villa Crawford, original mansion and now the historic wing of Keswick Hall; Club Grill; 3 pools, spa, tennis, fitness, archery, croquet, badminton, birdwatching, bocce balls, horseshoes, volleyball, water basketball, history and garden tours, or walking with the hounds of Keswick Hunt Club. General Manager: John Trevenen.
Golf Facilities: Full Cry, par 72, 6382 yards, Pete Dye. Head Golf Professional: Eric McGraw.
Rankings: No. 3 in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” in Virginia, 2016; No. 45 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses,” 2017.
Awards: Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award – Keswick Hall 2015, 2016; Luxury Travel Guide – Luxury Hotel and Golf Club of the Year 2016; US News and World Report – Best Hotels List 2013-2016; Virginia Living Magazine – Top Wedding Vendor in Central Virginia 2013, 2014; Preferred Hotels and Resorts: Legend Collection 2016.
Area Attractions: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; 20+ vineyards, breweries and cideries; Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall; The University of Virginia. Rates and availability can be found atwww.keswick.com.
Getting There: Charlottesville- Albemarle Airport; 16.5 miles, 29 minutes.