Teeing off at one of Smith Mountain Lake’s picturesque 18-hole courses should be at the top of the list for any golf enthusiast. Each is open year-round (weather permitting) and features distinctive architectural design, signature holes and well-maintained grounds with beautiful views.
Public Golf Courses
Copper Cove Golf Club
Golfers of all levels enjoy Copper Cove Golf Club, a public course designed in 1989 by Virginia native Russell Breeden. The course presents scenic and challenging holes with views of SML’s peaceful coves and inlets. Stop in the bar and grill for tasty refreshments before or after your round.
Mariners Landing Golf Club
Mariners Landing, originally designed by the late Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is open to the public and features a clubhouse, grill, driving range and putting/chipping area and gorgeous views of the lake and Smith Mountain. Located on site, Bruno’s Clubhouse Bistro offers delicious food and beverages.
Private Golf Courses
The Waterfront Country Club
The Waterfront Country Club, SML’s oldest private club, is a picturesque course near Westlake Corner with superb Zoysia grass fairways. In addition to golf, club members enjoy fine dining and events, a pool, tennis/pickleball courts, a fitness facility and more.
Looking for a fun-filled activity that’s perfect for the young and young at heart? Check out the options for mini golf at Smith Mountain Lake.
Harbortown Miniature Golf
Located at Bridgewater Plaza, Harbortown features 18 holes of putt-putt with an Old West-themed design. It’s elevated 15 feet above the water so you can enjoy a round and lake views. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Hot Shots Family Fun Center
A challenging, par 40 putt-putt course at Westlake Corner, Hot Shots has been a go-to favorite for family amusement for more than 15 years. You’ll also find a new, state-of-the-art indoor axe-throwing facility. Open year-round.