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With more than 80 miles of hiking and biking terrain, the Blue Ridge mountains are calling your name. Pair the scenic trails with the James River, and it's easy to find something to do outside in Lynchburg, Virginia. For fun on more solid ground, golf on one of our many courses is a great way to spend your day--or try your hand at Frisbee golf. Lynchburg is also home to the country’s only year round ski slope. What are you waiting for? Get out there and play with mother nature. Make outdoor adventure part of your plan as you discover all of the wonders that Lynchburg has to offer. You won’t want to miss the fun!

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Colonial Hills Golf Course

The 18-hole "Colonial Hills" course at the Colonial Hills Golf Club facility in Forest, Virginia features 6,318 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70 and it has a slope rating of 121. Colonial Hills golf course opened in 1962.

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Elk Creek Disc Golf Course

An 18 hole, tournament level, frisbee disk golf course located 30 minutes east of Lynchburg in Appomattox County Community Park. The course for intermediary to advanced players winds through woods, over streams and rolling hills. Great fun for the entire family! Directions: Take U.S. 460 East to Appomattox, turn left onto Police Tower ...

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Falling Creek Park Disc Golf

Falling Creek Park has an 18 hole disc golf course, shuffle board, picnic shelters, charcoal grills, children’s playground and a series of fitness stations located around the 1/3 mile paved walking path. So bring your bike, your disc golf bag, hiking boots, running shoes and your family out for a ...

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Harbortown Miniature Golf

This unique 18-hole miniature golf course is located at Bridgewater Plaza near Hales Ford Bridge on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. The wild-west themed golf course is actually located on the boardwalk out over the water! Nearby restaurants, shops and games make this the perfect family retreat.

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Hat Creek Golf Course

Hat Creek Golf course is one of the most challenging 9 hole golf courses available in Virginia. The Course is VSGA rated, a par of 72, and plays a total of 6,100 yards for 18 holes. A driving range and practice green are available as well as a fully stocked ...

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Ivy Hill Golf Course

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ivy Hill Golf Club is a challenging 18-Hole course. If the scenic views do not take your breath away, then the dramatic elevation changes will. The preservation of the natural terrain was a high priority in the course design. With five ...

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London Downs Golf Club

Located 1/2 mile off US 460 on Rt 811, London Downs is an 18 hole championship golf course with clubhouse, PGA and LPGA instruction, driving range, putting green, pro-shop, snack bar and more. Open to the public.

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Mariners Landing at Smith Mountain Lake

Mariners Landing is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia's most popular waterfront resort community and conference center. This 1,000 acre development offers vacation rentals and real estate, and features an 18-hole golf course, full-service restaurant, spa services, private pools/hot tub, beaches, tennis courts, fishing piers, walking trails and more. Spacious overnight accommodations ...

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Mountain View Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf at Mountain View Golf Course located 30 minutes east of Lynchburg in Appomattox, Virginia.  Mountain View is a full service 9 hole public-private golf course with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Directions:  Take 460 East to Appomattox, Left onto Police Tower Road, Slight Right onto North Creek ...

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Peaks View Park Disc Golf

Peaks View Park in Lynchburg, VA offers one of the three Disc Golf courses in the Lynchburg area. The course offers: Good course for beginners Course becomes heavily wooded on the 7th hole Some steep elevations Course begins behind the tennis courts Course is well marked by signs Water fountains available near the first and third ...

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