Golf Magazine in its March 2003 issue announced Stonewall Resort golf course as one of the “Top 10 Courses You Can Play” for 2003.
Stonewall Resort is located in the foothills of the Alleghenies, near Roanoke, West Virginia. The front nine of the 7,149 yard course starts down on the shores of scenic Stonewall Jackson Lake. The course, which builds in interest and elevation on the back nine, features golf holes shaded by sugar maple, fir and pecan trees, and offering majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “Folks are going to want to play it again and again,” said Arnold Palmer at the grand opening in May 2002.
Also noted in the March list was Arbor Links in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Arbor Links was given an honorable mention in the same category. Arbor Links is a cooperative effort with Palmer Course Design Company, Landscapes Unlimited and the National Arbor Day Foundation leading the endeavor. The course offers a unique study into the effects of a golf course on the environment, while providing the golfer with an exciting day on the links, including prairie, hilltops, wooded ravines and streams. “A very striking and demanding test of golf” said Erik Larsen, the project architect.