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Very few golf courses

have refreshingly, stunning

mountain-top views, which

are outmatched by the quality

of the entire golf course

experience. Devils Knob at the Wintergreen Resort in

rural Virginia fits that bill.

While the appeal of playing

golf on a mountain top with

jaw-dropping views of the

Blue Ridge Mountains may

be what draws you to Devils

Knob, the overall quality

of the course will bring you

back for another round.

And that’s a good thing.

The views of the Blue Ridge

Mountains from many of the

greens, tees, and fairways

generate an indelible image,

but the brilliance of golf course

architect Ellis Maple’s clever and

creative imagination with this

rocky and rural piece of Virginia

real estate is what leaves every

golfer begging for more.

Excuse the use of this cliché,

but Devils Knob is the

complete package. While the

blue tees measure just over

6,700 yards, the white tees,

at 6,123 yards, is a sufficient

challenge for most golfers.

When Maple designed this

par-70 layout, he produced

a golf course that has

wonderful balance, flow, and

is in complete equilibrium.

The best two stretches of

golf at Devils Knob are five

holes on the front nine, 4-8,

which feature a par-3, par-5,

par-3, par-5, par-3 sequence.

The first six holes of the back

nine offer a quartet of short

par fours, bracketed by the

longest hole on the course,

the 547-yard 10


hole, and a

medium length par three, the

166-yard 15


, which is also

the highest elevation on the

course. Any wayward stroke

on the short par-4 holes, will

send your ball soaring into

the forest, never to be seen

again. At Devils Knob, the

driver is often not the club of

choice on many of the tees as

the reward of hitting a long

tee shot is outweighed by

the possibility of a tee shot

drifting into the woods.

“Devils Knob is actually quite

a bit flatter than your typical

mountain course,”


Burch, head golf professional,

Devils Knob Golf Course told


“Although it looks to have

lots of slope and terrain,




Mike May

The views here in the fall are simply amazing, as

members and guests are able to see the leaves change

and enjoy the natural beauty that Wintergreen and

Devils Knob have to offer.

NWO Golf Links