In the wake of the Great Recession that began in 2007, the announcement of a new golf community is about as rare as a Republican’s vote to raise taxes. But Jeffrey Snyder and his financial backers figure that a sylvan lake setting and a golf course that will echo some of the world’s famous holes should convince buyers to take a serious look at Cutalong, a 1,000-acre property on the shores of Lake Anna in southern Virginia, about 40 minutes from Fredericksburg and within an easy drive of Washington and Richmond. That sets Cutalong up as a viable lure to second-home and retiree owners.
Cutalong’s 18-hole, par 71 golf course will be designed by local resident Tom Clark of the Ault-Clark architecture firm and will play up to 7,400 yards. Ron Whitten, who has surveyed and written about golf
The 13,000-acre Lake Anna will provide additional recreational outlets. Some boating enthusiasts will take advantage of a “concierge” service that will attend to all the necessary pre- and post-boat excursion work. All the other customary amenities of a high-end golf community are planned for Cutalong, once lot sales reach a certain point.
Prices for 1/3 to ½ acre lots with golf course views start at just $69,900. To encourage sales, Cutalong is holding an open house every day until a major event on August 18, which they are billing as a “family day.” Gold panning will be one of the highlights, along with a shot at a hole in one to earn a free golf home site at Cutalong. Cutalong's developers are hoping to strike gold with their gutsy venture.