Farmington Country Club

Farmington Country Club

Architect: Fred Findlay
Year: 1927

1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
(434) 296-5661

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized carts available
on-site accommodations


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The Itinerant Golfer

Farmington Country Club

Having lived in Virginia for almost 30 years one would think that I surely would have played all the the architecturally significant golf courses in the state, but unfortunately that is not a safe assumption. Despite the fact that Farmington Country Club has been sitting a just a short 75 minute drive from my door step I had yet to visit the club. Many of my friends had been there and I had heard great things about the course, but for one reason or another, I just never had the opportunity to visit. Luckily, late in the summer last year I met a member and he very kindly invited me to come pay his club a visit. After a couple of false starts we finally got a plan in place and a tee time set for late in the Fall . . . my favorite time of the year for golf in Virginia. As with many of America’s older clubs Farmington has an interesting history. Prior to being a country club and dating back to the mid 1700s the land where the club now sits was known as Farmington Estate. The original home for the estate is believed to have been built sometime before 1780 and in the early 1800s the estate’s owner at that time commissioned none other than Thomas Jefferson to design an addition to the house. Jefferson created an octagonal addition which had two rooms. Today this nearly 250 year old structure and its Thomas Jefferson designed… More >