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Golfing in a Cave?

Yes, Caverns Country Club is a big part of the Luray Caverns family.

Located just beyond the Luray Caverns entrance in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this is one of the most scenic golf opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Overlooking the high banks of the fabled Shenandoah River, these 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the mountain foothills. Vistas of nearby farmlands with large tees and greens complement this 18 hole, par 72 course.

But in order to begin a productive day on the course, don’t hit the ball long and down the middle of the fairway on the signature first hole which is certainly very unusual and unique. Caverns Country Club has the only hole in America with a cave opening in the middle of the par-5 fairway. The karst topography of the immediate area makes the probability of cave openings a near certainty on this large tract of land on the limestone bluffs of the Shenandoah River.

So what should you do if your ball rolls into this cave?  In 1976 a point was made to call the US Golf Association for an official ruling. A free drop is allowed if your ball goes into a cave that is “in play” on a fairway. But don’t go looking for it in Luray Caverns. This opening leads to a small unexcavated cavern. Still, the cave opening does conjure up some interesting comments.

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