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We are proud to announce the reopening of Somerset Farms Golf Course! The new owners Kenny and Laura Dotson with the help of New Direction Golf Management would like to welcome you back to Somerset Farms Golf Course, formally known as Rapidan Golf Club. Together we will be making much needed improvements to the clubhouse and the course. We do ask for your patience while we all transition through the many GOOD changes in the coming months. If you wish to book tee times you can do so through the Gauntlet Golf Clubs website at www.golfgauntlet.com and use the booking widget in the lower right hand corner. Please make sure you change your course to Somerset Farms when making your tee time. There is also mobile booking through the ChronoGolf app available for download through the Apple app store, or the Google Play store.
We are available to answer any questions you may have at 540-547-7274.
Located in eastern Orange County, Virginia, Somerset Farms Golf Course lies on the historic Somerset Farm property, along the banks of the Rapidan River with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the northern horizon. Somerset Farms is located off Route 3, just 16 miles west of Fredericksburg and less than a one-hour drive away from Washington DC and Richmond. The Antebellum setting of the golf course offers the relaxed, refined lifestyle of traditional Virginia, along with today’s finest leisure options. The property’s historic manor house was built in 1834, by James S. Somerville, and used to shelter pickets of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
Today, Somerset Farms retains much of its history, as the semi-private/public golf course winds through gently rolling woodlands and wetlands, while offering unspoiled views of the Virginia countryside. Somerset Farms' 6,500-plus-yard course offers 18 Signature holes with traditional and links style play. A slope rating of 138 makes the layout one of the most challenging in Virginia, yet four sets of tees provide “play-ability” and challenge for golfers of every level. The course was designed by Tulsa-based architect Jerry Slack, who masterfully incorporated the heritage of Somerset Farm’s natural terrain into the design, while preserving the natural areas and wetlands of the property. The character and traditions of yesterday live on at Somerset Farms Golf Course.

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