Golf at Smith Mountain Lake

One of the most popular recreational activities at the lake amongst residents and vacationers is golf and with good reason. Smith Mountain Lake is home to a number of gorgeous golf courses, both public and private, offering golfers a variety of competitive options to challenge their skills.

If you’re moving into the area and spending time on the greens is a non-negotiable, pay close attention to the private courses and ask your real estate agent about available properties within those developments.

Public and Semi-Private Courses

The Westlake
Located in Hardy, The Westlake offers golfers a beautiful course that moves quickly, with a variety of combinations that challenges golfers of all skill levels. Designed by Virginia native Russell Breeden, this course requires golfers to showcase their prowess in both distance and accuracy.

Mariners Landing
Mariners Landing is an 18-hole golf course located in Huddleston and offers championship golf that is open to the public. The signature Number 5 hole is a favorite amongst golfers, particularly for its gorgeous view of the lake. Mariners Landing also offers a driving range and putting green/chipping area.


The Waterfront
Designed by George Dillon of the Fazio Group, the Waterfront is a prestigious, one-of-a-kind golf experience. Sprawling over 750 acres, this PGA Championship golf course showcases the natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake. A challenging layout offers a competitive course, while 8.5 miles of shoreline provide a breathtaking backdrop.

The Water’s Edge
Known as the most beautiful golf course in the community, The Water’s Edge boasts a PGA Championship course with unparalleled views of Smith Mountain Lake. Designed by the late R.F. Loving, Jr., ASGC, the Water’s Edge is a challenging and immaculate course preferred by golf enthusiasts around the world.