Twin Lakes Golf Course offers golfers the opportunity of a full day of golf with two 18-hole courses. Inaugurated in 1998, The Oaks’ par 71 and 6,715 yards challenge all golfers with multiple tees to ensure a fair test for all playing abilities. Every hole except one is tree-lined on both sides of the fairway, making accuracy the primary goal off the tee. Opened in 1967, the Lakes Course features a par-72 and 6,695-yard experience that requires more distance off the tee, but is much more forgiving than the Oaks Course.
The Lakes Course (1967) is the original course on the property. Six holes were redesigned in 1998 to coincide with the opening of the Oaks Course. It is the more forgiving of the two courses. Although there is a smattering of trees throughout the course, the most part you can grip it and rip it off of the tee. The 10th, 15th and 17th holes are the only three with trouble on both sides of the fairway. As the name implies, the course is designed around two lakes that can certainly attract the poorly struck golf ball. However, in general, the Lakes Course should certainly be the choice of the golfer who is unsure of where his/her tee ball is going to end up. In 2004, 13 new tees were added to 10 of the holes. This addition greatly modernized the style of the course by adding greater flexibility to the choice of tees and, therefore, adding enjoyment to a larger variety of golfers. So, if you haven’t played the Lakes Course in several years….you haven’t played the Lakes Course.
The Oaks Course (1998), as you might surmise, meanders its way through the many oak trees that are on the property. This should almost certainly be the choice for a golfer who does not hit the ball very far but always straight. Although it is actually slightly longer than the Lakes Course, most of that distance is made up on two long par 5s and one long par 3. The majority of holes actually play shorter than their counterpart on the Lakes Course. This does not take anything away from the challenge as the Oaks Course is certainly more difficult than the Lakes Course. In addition to the aforementioned woods there are 56 bunkers and seven different water hazards which produce 3 forced carries to add to the difficulty. Finally, the greens are much smaller, more undulating and better protected by mounds and bunkering than the Lakes Course. All in all, it is a spectacular championship design. The Oaks Course has hosted one Virginia State Golf Association tournament and four United States Golf Association tournaments.