GolfStyles Spring 2016 : Page 59

NO. 1 ON THE NORMAN COURSE AT LANSDOWNE RESORT chart new territory for a golf resort. “We’ve been known as a golf conference center,” says managing director Michael Stephens. “We are embarking on a reposition and transformation of the property. We’ll always be known as a great golf resort with great meeting facilities and a spa. That will always be in our DNA. Now we’re redefining that resort experience.” It’s not that the resort is separating itself from its history, more that it is enhancing it as it moves into the future. The first step was a redesign of the 296 guest rooms and all the corridors. The new design is inspired by the natural surroundings. Those natural surroundings include more than 40 wineries, which contribute to Virginia being the seventh largest wine-producing region in America, and 17 craft breweries. The new décor at Lansdowne immerses guests in the wine country GOLFSTYLESONLINE.COM 57

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