Only a handful of clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic can boast 36 holes at this peak level of golf experience. Both courses show the unmistakable thumbprints of two of the most prestigious course designers in the modern era. Arthur Hills renovated the Sabot in 2000; originally designed by Ed Ault in 1973. The Manakin was redesigned by Keith Foster in 2005. Hermitage provides two championship courses that require strategic shot and decision making, whether you are a scratch golfer or a high handicapper.
Your opening tee shot finds the fairway on the Manakin; your reward is a ball sitting up perfectly. But as you approach your shot, you must negotiate a gaping bunker on either side. Do you dare fly it all the way to the hole? Run it up the gap? The choice is yours.
Or perhaps your foursome is on the Sabot where your booming tee shot is also rewarded, this time with an important decision: go for this beautiful par-five in two and risk hitting it in the lake? Play for position, but still be faced with a challenging short-iron approach? Decisions, decisions!