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 courses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River above the high banks, 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.
To begin a productive day on the course, the goal is not to avoid hitting the ball long and down the middle of the fairway on the signature first hole, which is certainly very unusual. Caverns Country Club’s par-5 first hole is the only hole in America with a cave opening in the middle of the fairway. The karst topography makes the probability of cave openings a near certainty thanks to the limestone bluffs of the Shenandoah River. What should you do if your ball rolls into a cave? Well, in 1976 a call to the US Golf Association was made 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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