Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club

Gainesville, Virginia

Opened: 1999



Located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area (and only 20 minutes outside the beltway) Heritage Hunt is recognized as “The Best Active Adult Community in the Country”.  The master plan was envisioned by US Home/Lennar and conceptualized by noted land planners LandDesign, Inc.  The site comprises just over 800 acres of what was originally a horse farm.  There are long views to the Shenandoah Mountains and the site is linked historically to the Battle of Bull Run. 

I recall visiting the site for the first time with Arthur, along with the team with US Home and other consultants.  We had already conceptualized a routing of the holes, along with input from Peter Crowley from LandDesign.  As we stood in the middle of a pasture, examining the plans, Arthur and Peter were greeted by a visitor as a resident horse stuck his head and neck over the plans to see what was going on!  A memorable moment that would mark the beginning of a great golf course on a site that rivaled any in the region. 

Today the course is maturing and very much intact and surrounded by 2000 home sites that make up one of America’s best-designed adult communities.  The course is characterized by its variety of holes on moderately rolling terrain, surrounding woodlands, wetlands and the Little Bull Run tributary. 

In 2011, we came full circle at Heritage Hunt and started working together again to identify a vision for a variety of improvements to the course that will help to preserve its popularity with aging members and also its on-going sustainability.



“Best Active Adult Community in the Country” by the National Council for Senior Housing

Two-time winner of America’s Best Designed Adult Communities


Course Website



 “Drew always takes time to listen to everyone on the project team.  His attitude and professionalism were highlighted by his constant concern for the owner’s objectives.  He is a man of high moral principles and integrity.”

- Steve Cohoon, Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, Virginia



Hole #3

Hole #11

Hole #4

Hole #2

Hole #9