Shenvalee Golf Resort

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The Shenvalee Golf Resort, located in the Town of New Market in Shenandoah County, is comprised of a golf course, a lodge/clubhouse, a motel, and other buildings dating primarily from 1926 to 1972. The Massanutten Mountain rises more than 2,900 feet to the east, while U.S. Highway 11 bounds a part of the area on the west. Originally consisting of a nine-hole golf course and the lodge, Shenvalee was largely the brainchild of businessman Roland G. Hill, who decided that the Shenandoah Valley needed a resort-type destination to provide recreational opportunities for the area’s residents and visitors. After purchasing a tract near New Market in 1926, Hill set out to establish his new venture by transferring the land to Shenandoah Valley Estates, which was then named developer of the new project. The ca 1926 Shenvalee lodge is a two-story, brick-veneered Colonial Revival style building boasting a monumental Doric portico with a porte-cochère. The Colonial Revival poolside motel, which dates to ca. 1959, stands next to the lodge and features interconnected one-story brick-veneered wings that encircle the swimming pool. Another motel, located near the golf course, was built in 1968 in the Modernist style and expanded in 1972. The Shenvalee golf course was expanded in the late 20th century to 27 holes, and at the time of listing in the registers, it continued to offer recreational services to visitors in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.

Last Updated: October 10, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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