Redbud Open at Ballyknock

PDGA logoSat-Sun, April 10-11, 2021 at Ballyknock in Sugar Grove, West Virginia
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Inaugural tournament on the mountain course at Ballyknock. 18 challenging holes down and up a mountain. With n ... more
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Jamie Miller    January 31 at 2:18pm

What hotels are close by

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Kim Brennan   February 4 at 4:13am

Sorry I didn't respond more quickly. Nearest hotels are actually in Harrisonburg VA (1 hour away, roughly 45 miles one way).

Kim Brennan   February 4 at 4:16am

Staunton VA hotels are slightly further. Harrisonburg is east and Staunton is SE of Sugar Grove WV.

Kim Brennan    January 21 at 3:24pm

Due to elevation changes, this is a physically challenging course. With almost 500 feet of elevation drop from the 1st tee to the 8th basket. And then you work your way back up hill again, only to go back down 300 feet, and then come back up hill again. Two holes have loose rocky slopes, where footing can be difficult, and some additional holes have extremely steep slopes. Be prepared to take your time to get your breath back, and to enjoy the scenery.

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Kim Brennan    January 15 at 3:47am

Address is best located via Google Maps. Regardless of traveling via US 33 or US 250, be aware when crossing Shenandoah Mountain (the ridge directly east of the course) that there are cautionary speed signs for the road. Believe the signs. If the sign says 15mph curve, it means, in dry weather and good light, you can take the curve at 15mph. Really. There's a reason the lanes are 40 feet wide on some of those curves.

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becky trojan    January 14 at 5:13pm

Is this course playable prior to April?

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Kim Brennan   January 15 at 3:42am

Yes, with caveats. Aka, I still need to get the rubber mats out to 2 of the tees, and for the tournament, I hope to have astroturf on top of the mats for better footing. If you wish to play it, please let me know ahead of tie (a day's notice is sufficient) so that I can be sure that I'll be here to give you a map, scorecard, and possibly play along with you.

Kim Brennan    December 30 at 2:10am

Limited parking, please carpool where possible. Overnight primitive camping available. Camp area accessed best with high clearance vehicles (Trucks or SUVs).

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