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Golf Digest 'America’s Greatest' courses panelists rank Primland as Virginia’s top public golf venue

The Highland Course at the Blue Ridge Mountain's boutique resort shines in biennial best-of list

MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA – May 13, 2021 – Golf Digest named The Highland Course at Primland, the boutique luxury resort amid 12,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as the state’s top public-access course in its just-released “America’s Greatest Courses by State, 2021-22” compilation.

Designed by Donald Steel, The Highland Course follows three private golf courses in the best-in-state list and was also rated No. 151 – out of approximately 15,000 total – in the national magazine’s “America’s 200 Greatest Courses.” 

To arrive at its ranking of Best Courses by State and America's 200 Greatest Golf Courses, Golf Digest panelists play and score courses on these eight criteria: shot options, challenge, layout variety, distinctiveness, aesthetics, conditioning, character, and fun. 


Primland. A sport resort, situated on a mountain top in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia.
Primland. Spectacular views, mountain-top chalets, elegant dining, conference facilities and a wide array of recreational activities are available at Primland Resort. Virginia Tourism Corporation,

The Highland Course features immaculate conditions, stunning views, no surrounding development, and a masterful course layout by Steel, and Englishman whose design philosophy highlights nature and golf tradition.

Golfers can book their preferred experience from a variety of options at Primland – instruction, individual rounds, group events, stay-and-play packages, and more.

After-golf activities and amenities highlight the spectacular Primland property through fly fishing, shooting sporting clays, riding ATVs, mountain biking, yoga, archery, horseback riding, tomahawk throwing, guided hikes, and more. A full-service spa, astounding Observatory for deep-space stargazing, award-winning food and beverage options, and a variety of lodging options including tree houses beckon.

For more information about Primland, visit, or call 866.960.7746.

Primland ( resonates with people who immerse themselves in luxurious elegance whenever possible. Value Mother Nature’s masterworks. Celebrate the scintillating moments when fish take the bait. Cherish the soothing serenity of golden mountain sunsets. Rush with adrenalin while traversing ATV trails. Feel child-like wonder while star gazing. Embrace treehouse lodging perches with panoramic views. Relish playing an award-winning golf course. Covet organic ingredients served tastefully in farm-to-table culinary dishes. Seek family friendly places where lifelong memories are created.

A refined Eastern U.S. getaway, Primland merges nature and luxury. Developed with eco-sensitivity, the property inspires those wanting to unwind and reconnect with simple and profound pleasures. Primland is a place where one can alternately find peaceful silence and the heart-pumping thrill of the hunt. Or a wide range of choices in between. Nestled amidst the great outdoors, it pairs first-rate dining and hospitality with an attentive staff, soul-stirring views, and an array of first-class amenities.

For more information about Primland, visit, or call 866.960.7746.

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