Public Golf Course & Restaurant
Located just a short distance from Roanoke and Lynchburg, The Westlake is Smith Mountain Lake's premier public golf course. Located in Hardy, The Westlake is owned and maintained by The Willard Companies. In addition to world-class golfing, we offer summer pool memberships and room rentals for banquets, meetings, seminars, parties, and receptions.
The Westlake Grille: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day Golf Shop: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day
About Our Pricing
The Westlake uses dynamic pricing on our online tee times to set tee time fees. This means that the price of your tee time varies in real time based on demand, availability, and other changing factors (i.e. weather). With the rates changing in real time, dynamic pricing puts you in the driver's seat, giving you the chance to find the best rate and the time that works best for you. You must book online to get the online pricing.
Pool Opening July 1
With the implementation of the Virginia Governor's Safer At Home: Phase Three mandates, The Westlake is pleased to announce that we will open the pool beginning July 1 at 75% our normal capacity. Welcome back -- we have missed you!
We have extended the season as well as prorated the membership fees. The season will be July 1 to September 30. Pool hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for rates.
The Early Bird application period is from June 24 to July 1.
Applications will continue to be accepted at the regular (but prorated) rate beyond July 1.
Inflatables will not be provided by the pool. Only noodles and tubes will be allowed. Any left behind will be disposed of at closing.
Based upon the 75% capacity guidelines, we reserve the right to limit occupancy.
You may drop off your application and payment at either:
The Westlake's clubhouse (360 Chestnut Creek Drive) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Saturday.
The Willard Companies main office (75 Builders Pride Drive Suite 200) during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
View the pool rules and regulations here.
Water aerobics classes are available to members of Westlake Pool and Franklin County YMCA at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the summer.
2020 Players Card
Golfers under age 18 play our course anytime with NO green fee!
The First Tee of Roanoke Valley, which provides character education and golf instruction to children ages 7 to 18, had planned to return to The Westlake in spring 2020. However, covid-19 restrictions on gatherings caused the cancellation of spring classes.
2020 Tournaments & Events
July 23: Senior/Junior Hall of Fame
August 8: CHA Fundraiser
August 15: Faith Fellowship
August 28: SML Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational
August 29: Agape Open
September 14: Bob Riddick Homes Tee It Up for SML Charity Tournament
September 18: Firehouse Tournament
September 25: SML Civitan
September 26: SML Christian Academy
October 2: Sheriff's Office Fundraiser
October 3: Franklin County Baseball
October 5: BUMC Fall Fling
October 24: SML Jets Soccer
The Westlake carries the trademark touch of Russell Breeden, a Virginia native with nearly 100 course designs to his credit. As with many of Breeden’s courses, a mix of distance and accuracy is required here. The course isn’t too long to play, but it’s still challenging for players of all levels.
The first hole eases you into the 6,511-yard course without too much difficulty, but things soon get a little tougher with tight holes cut out of the woods and a green that sits by one of Smith Mountain Lake’s many peaceful coves and beautiful inlets.
By the time you reach No. 8, you’re prepared for a challenge. After a blind tee shot, the hole quickly doglegs and then falls off to a thin green backed by a swiftly running creek.
The remainder of the course presents beautiful and challenging combinations of downhill tee shots and double doglegs, plus an irresistible opportunity or two for heavy hitters to open up.
Feel free to reserve a tee time or schedule a lesson.
Billy McBride III, PGA Pro
Golf Shop: 540-721-4214
MEET THE PRO: Billy McBride III has been the head golf professional at The Westlake since January 2004. A second-generation golf professional, Billy is a Roanoke native and 1990 graduate of Northside High School. After earning a degree in Business Management from North Carolina-Wilmington, he got his start in the golf business at Roanoke Country Club. He moved to Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem in the summer of 1996 and completed membership into the PGA of America in October 2000.
Golf Shop hours: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day
The Westlake's beautifully restored clubhouse is the home of The Westlake Grille, which is open to the public for curbside pickup and to-go orders during normal hours of operation. The Grille's menu offers burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, homemade chips, snacks and more.
Banquet Facilities Available
Planning an event? Bring your group to The Westlake! Our clubhouse has a wonderful facility for banquets, meetings, seminars, parties, and receptions. Download our Private Function Contract here. Download our Build Your Own Buffet menu here. For additional information, pricing, or to book your next special event, email Ellen Charters or call 540-721-3845.
CONTACT US & DIRECTIONS
360 Chestnut Creek Dr., Hardy, VA 24101
Take Rt. 220 South through Boones Mill. Turn left onto Rt. 697 (Wirtz Rd.) at Exxon, where Bojangles and Dairy Queen are located. Take a left onto Rt. 122 North. Turn left onto Rt. 616 West (across from Smith Mountain Building Supply). Proceed approximately one mile to the golf course entrance on your left.
From Rocky Mount
Take 122 North. Turn left onto Rt. 616 West (across from Smith Mountain Building Supply). Proceed approximately one mile to the golf course entrance on your left.
Take 122 South to Westlake Corner. Turn right at the second stoplight onto Rt. 616 West (across from Smith Mountain Building Supply). Proceed approximately one mile to the golf course entrance on your left.