Broad Run Golfer's Club
Few golf courses can trace their lineage back to the late 18th Century, but in the case of Broad Run Golfer's Club, one can see and feel the history in its very bones.
The land here was once known as "Como Farm," named so by agriculturist and philosopher John Beale Bordley. Back then, the farm served as his laboratory, and he used the land to conduct experiments on crop rotation and soil fertility.
Centuries later, this fertile soil was placed into the very capable hands of golf course architect Rees Jones. Mr. Jones, the son of renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, was tasked with shaping all 372 acres of former farmland into the unmatched golf experience it is today.
Measuring a maximum 6,751 yards from the back tees, this shapely par 72 hugs the curves of its hilly terrain. Course conditions are maintained at superb form, and tightly clipped Princeville bent grass tees and fairways provide consistent lies. Greens are of above-average pace, and roll true.
To score well, pay particular attention to shot placement from the tees on par-4s and second shots on par-5s — many fairways are slightly offset and all have subtle slopes and angles that can lead quickly into trouble.
Before heading out, prepare for your round on Broad Run's practice facilities, including natural grass range, short game area and putting green.
Lastly, there's no finer ending to your day than the one found within the confines of The Bordley House Grille. Inspired by John Bordley's dedication to fine food and drink, the culinary staff here regularly rotate menus and feature local agriculture and craft beers. As they like to say here, "With 'Good People' come Good Times, and we've been serving that up for years."