THE NEW COURSE

Home to Virginia Golf and the University community since 1984.

Set on 573 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and located approximately two miles from UVA’s Rotunda, Birdwood Golf Course is rich in history and in the heart of the four-diamond Boar’s Head Resort. In 1984, the Birdwood Golf Course was built to accommodate the University’s golf teams, to provide an affordable facility for students, faculty, and staff, and to attract major collegiate tournaments. More than 30 years later, the time has come to reimagine Birdwood Golf Course and transform it to meet the needs of 21st century golfers.

New hole #9 (click to enlarge)

New hole #18 (click to enlarge)

The UVA Foundation hired Davis Love III of the Love Golf Design team to develop a plan that will take Birdwood to the next level. This plan includes building a course that will challenge UVA’s golf teams and provide a venue for NCAA tournaments. This plan also provides amenities to resort guests, visitors, and the local community.

Fundraising for the course will be coordinated by the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Total project costs are expected to be in the $12-13 million range. Plans for this project maximize the natural beauty of the landscape and take inspiration from some of the most challenging and memorable golf holes across the world. Coupled with the UVA Golf Facility that is now under construction to provide indoor practice facilities and a home for UVA’s Golf Teams, the new course at Birdwood will completely transform golf at UVA and become an integral part of ongoing improvements across the Boar’s Head Resort.

New hole #17 (click to enlarge)

New hole #16 (click to enlarge)

Elements of the project include:

  • A new Par 71 18-hole course that spans 7,200 yards

  • Relocating the Oehmig Short Game Facility

  • Reconfiguring the driving range

  • Creating a new Par 3 short course and putting course to reach a broader range of golfers.

The University and the University of Virginia Foundation are committed to maintaining these new facilities to the highest standards.

Total project costs are expected to be in the $12-13 million range.

NEW COURSE LAYOUT

Click the map above to enlarge.

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES MINIMUM GIFT REQUIRED
Rename the Golf Course $4,000,000
18 Holes $250,000 (each hole)
Par 3 Short Course $1,000,000

RENAME THE GOLF COURSE

$ 4,000,000

18 HOLES (COST PER HOLE)

$250,000

PAR 3 SHORT COURSE

$1,000,000

“Davis Love III and his team are redesigning Birdwood Golf Course at the Boar’s Head Resort into a world class course that will serve UVA students and faculty, the Charlottesville community and guests to the area. This new course design will be challenging enough for our golf teams to host NCAA Championships, a significant advantage in our sport. Having this newly designed course as the home for Virginia Golf will provide our student-athletes with a wonderful venue in which to play, practice and develop their games on a daily basis. We are very excited to see this project come to fruition.”

Bowen Sargent, Head Men's Golf Coach

“The renovation of Birdwood Golf course will benefit the UVA Golf Programs as well as the Charlottesville community.   Players will appreciate the variety, challenge, and beauty that this course will provide in their daily training.  We are also excited that we will have a venue very capable of hosting championships only a mile and a half from Grounds.”

Ria Scott, Head Women's Golf Coach

MOVING INTO THE FUTURE

Established in 1906, highlights of the Virginia Men’s Golf program span many years of competitive play:

  • Produced one NCAA Champion, Dixon Brooke in 1940

  • Hosted the 1993 NCAA East Regional tournament

  • Participated in NCAA Regional play in 17 of the last 23 years and participated in the NCAA Championships seven times in that span

  • Placed 22nd at the National Championship in 2016

  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals 10 times and the NCAA Championships six times

  • Showcased the only collegiate golfer to play in the 2016 Masters Tournament, Derek Bard (UVA class of 2017), who was also named an All-American

ANNA REDDING
2016-17 ACC WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Since 2004, the Virginia Women’s Golf program has:

  • Competed in the NCAA Regionals 12 times

  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships eight times, finishing fourth in 2011 and 2012

  • Advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2016

  • Won back-to-back ACC Championships in 2015 & 2016

  • Produced one individual ACC champion (Lauren Coughlin in 2016)

The new indoor golf facility at Birdwood will provide student-athletes with opportunities to hone their skills year-round. The new Birdwood Golf Course will challenge UVA golfers and enable the program to host intercollegiate tournaments. Together, the indoor practice facility and the new course will support the recruitment and development of the nation’s top talent in golf.

MAKE A GIFT

Support the Future
of Birdwood Golf Course

Support the Future of Birdwood Golf Course

The new Birdwood Golf Course will enhance the golf experience for the Virginia golf team, the Charlottesville and University communities and visitors to the Boar’s Head Resort. You can help make this new course a reality.

To learn how you can help, please contact:

Virginia Athletics Foundation
(800) 626-8723 / (434) 982-5555
vafweb@virginia.edu / www.virginiaathleticsfoundation.com

THOMAS WALSH
2016-17 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN

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