There is no middle ground when discussing the Stoneleigh Golf Club. Over the last 14 years golfers have learned to hate, or love, the course located just outside Round Hill, Virginia, near the northern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Lisa Maki designed Stoneleigh has dazzled and bedazzled players of all abilities.
Its undulating fairways can lead to treacherous lies, well-placed hazards seem to grab errant golf balls, its ample greens are challenging even when they arent 11 on the stimpmeter. Oh, and there are the stone walls that come into play.
Thats Stoneleigh, a lot of challenge for any level of player, said former Director of Golf Bob Benning, a man who guided Stoneleigh in its early years before retiring. Benning still gives lessons at the Bob Benning School of Golf, so hes an expert on the course one loves to love or hate.