, 2023-04-10 09:56:33,
While many of us are trying to shake off our 2023 Masters hangover this morning, the lunatics (myself included) are already counting days to the next Major (PGA Championship, May 15-21) and mentally preparing for one of our favorites—the U.S. Open—due to the fact that some LIV golfers may be forced to seek eligibility through the qualifying system (entries, by the way, close April 12).
And with U.S. Open qualifying already on the horizon, host venues (and golfers) are already preparing themselves for the process ahead.
Keswick Hall, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be one of the numerous clubs across the country that will be providing golfers with the opportunity to take one step closer to competing at Los Angeles Country Club this year. And at the center of this qualifying site will be Pete Dye’s Full Cry golf course.
Pete Dye, known for designing “must-play” courses like TPC Sawgrass, The Ocean Course, and Whistling Straits, redesigned Full Cry in 2014.
Starting with an Arnold Palmer design from the early 1990s, Pete Dye revitalized the more than 7,100 yards, so it now test even the best players with long approaches and some forced carries off the tee.
Add in the rolling landscape, streams, and Dye’s imagination, and you’ll find a course—with tees ranging from 4,809 yards to 7,134 yards—with no two holes that are alike.
Since opening in 2014 to rave reviews, including Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses” list, Full Cry has received accolade after accolade, including being currently ranked No. 3 in Golfweek’s “Best You Can Play in Virginia” as well as sitting at No. 50 in Golfweek’s “Top 200 Resort Courses in the U.S.” Keswick Hall has also been honored with the prestigious Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Golf Resorts in the Americas” for seven consecutive years.
Robert Hardie, owner of Keswick Hall alongside his wife Molly, said:
“It’s an honor for Full Cry to host a qualifying event for our nation’s premier golf championship. The players will match their games against the design genius of Pete Dye on one of the truly special layouts to tee it up on in both Virginia as well as the U.S.”
Full Cry is not Keswick’s only gem. Indeed, the resort recently completed an impressive resort renovation. Highlights include an increase in the number of guest rooms from 48 to 80 as well as inspiring food and beverage outlets under the direction of acclaimed chef Jean-Georges…
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