Roanoke County Prevention Council Director Nancy Hans has favorite spots for all kinds of workouts; for swimming it’s the Salem Y.
No matter where your recreational interests lie, odds are good the Valley offers something for you. Here's a detailed directory of opportunities.
Area Golf Courses: The Quick Guide
For more details on area golf courses view the digital edition of our 2015 Sourcebook.
Ashley Plantation Golf Course. 919 Greenfield St., Daleville. 540-992-4653. ashleyplantation.com.
Ballyhack Golf Club (private). 3609 Pitzer Rd., Roanoke. 540-427-1395. ballyhackgolfclub.com.
Blue Hills Golf Club. 2002 Blue Hills Dr. NE, Roanoke. 540-344-7848. bluehillsgc.com.
Botetourt Golf & Swim Club. 2414 Country Club Rd., Troutville. 540-992-1451.
Brookside Par 3 Golf Course. 6303 Williamson Rd., Roanoke. 540-366-6059. brooksidepar3.com/.
Hanging Rock Golf Club. 1500 Red Ln., Salem. 540-389-7275. hangingrockgolf.com.
Hidden Valley Country Club. 2500 Romar Rd., Salem. 540-389-8146. hiddenvalleycc.com.
Hunting Hills Country Club. 5220 Hunting Hills Dr., Roanoke. 540-774-4435. huntinghillscc.com.
London Downs Golf Club. 1400 New London Rd., Forest. 434-525-4653. londondownsgolf.com.
Mariners Landing. 2052 Lake Retreat Rd., Huddleston. 540-297-7888 or 888-297-PUTT. marinerslandinggolf.com.
Ole Monterey Golf Club. 1112 Tinker Creek Ln., Roanoke. 540-563-0400. oobgolf.com/courses/course/16118/Old_Monterey_Golf_Club.html.
Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. 8400 River Course Dr., Radford. 540-633-6732. rivercoursegolf.com.
Roanoke Country Club. 3360 Country Club Dr. NW, Roanoke. 540-345-1508. roanokecc.com.
Salem Golf Course. 601 Academy St., Salem. 540-387-9802.
Sycamore Ridge Golf Club. 1270 Trails End Rd., Goodview. 540-297-6490.
Virginia Tech Golf Course. 1 Duckpond Dr., Blacksburg. 540-231-6435.
Waterfront Golf Course. 275 Anchor Dr., Moneta. 540-721-2653. thewaterfrontcc.com.
The Westlake Golf & Country Club. 360 Chestnut Creek Dr., Hardy. Pro shop 540-721-4214 or clubhouse 540-721-3845 or 800-296-7277. golfthewestlake.com.
Willow Creek Country Club.10500 Virgil H. Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount. 540-483-0797.
Hollins University (Roanoke County NE). Women’s NCAA Division III sports. Hollins.edu/athletics.
Virginia Tech. NCAA Division I programs in men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving. Men’s golf, baseball, football and wrestling. Women’s volleyball, softball and lacrosse. 800-VATECH-4 or 540-231-6731. hokiesports.com.
Radford University Ice Hockey. Blue Ridge Hockey Conference. Berglund Center. See radfordhockey.com for schedule.
Roanoke College. Sponsors Division III varsity sports, including lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, cross-country, track, volleyball and golf. 540-375-2500. maroons.roanoke.edu.
Virginia Tech Ice Hockey. Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association. Home Ice: Berglund Center. Season: Oct-Feb. 540-853-5483. virginiatechicehockey.com.
Virginia Western Community College. Men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball. 540-857-6326. virginiawestern.edu/studentlife/athleticsmain.php.
Salem Red Sox. Advanced-A ball with the minor league affiliate for the Boston Red Sox. Season runs from April through August. 540-389-3333. salemsox.com
Valley Parks and Recreation. Sports for children and teens include Dixie League and Little League baseball, T-ball, girls’ softball, peewee softball, soccer, football, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading and many others. Roanoke City: 540-853-2236. roanokeva.gov; Roanoke County: 540-387-6078. roanokecountyparks.com; Salem: 540-375-3057. ci.salem.va.us/depts/parks_rec/; Botetourt County: 540-473-8326. co.botetourt.va.us; Franklin County: 540-483-9293. franklincountyva.gov/parks.
Green Ridge Recreation Center (operated by Roanoke County). 7415 Woodhaven Rd., Roanoke. Splash Valley Water Park, indoor pool, kid zone, gym, wellness area and walking track. 540-777-6300. roanokecountyva.gov/index.aspx?NID=618.
Smith Mountain Lake. Private and state access to boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and swimming. Also sailing, vacation rentals and golf. 540-721-1203. visitsmithmountainlake.com.
Carvins Cove. Public boating, fishing, picnicking, rowboat rental and seasonal concessions. 540-563-9170.
Claytor Lake. Boating, swimming, camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing. Marina. Sixteen cabins and campsites by lake. 540-643-2500. dcr.state.va.us.
Loch Haven Lake. Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, diving, beach, hiking trails, picnic areas and tennis courts. Membership. 540-366-1174. lochhavenlake.com.
New River. Fishing, canoeing, tubing, river running. Livery and shuttle service, canoe and kayak rentals on New River and Walkers Creek through New River Canoe Livery, Pembroke. 540-626-7189; newrivercanoelivery.com. Tangent Outfitters offers guided fishing and canoe trips, mountain bikes, tubing and rentals. 540-731-5202. tangentoutfitters.com.
Franklin County. Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers 37 acres that include a beach area, as well as picnic facilities, ADA-accessible fishing pier and hiking trails. 540-297-6066.
Craig County. Craig Creek Recreational Area offers swimming, canoeing and fishing. 540-864-5195.
Sailing Clubs. There are two major sailing clubs at Smith Mountain Lake, the Virginia Inland Sailing Association (540-721-2350; visayc.org), with facilities on the lower Roanoke River, and Black-water Yacht Racing Association (byrasailing.org), which operates out of the Pelican Point Yacht Club.
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park. VA 616-Scruggs Rd. (Swimming, walking trails, picnic area). 540-483-9293.
Many streams are periodically stocked by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Updates: dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/stock. You may also call 434-525-3474 after 4pm for a voice message.
Roanoke Ski Club. North American and overseas trips. Year-round events, including summer activities such as biking and tubing. roanokeskiclub.org.
Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. Year-round events including weekend rides, rails-to-trails trips. blueridgebicycleclub.org.
Blue Ridge Grotto Cave Exploration. Go “spelunking”. Meets monthly in Vinton. 540-989-7693. blueridgegrotto.org.
Odyssey Adventure Racing. Specializes in ultra distance and extreme sporting events (adventure racing, trail running, triathlons etc.). Salem. 540-444-4422. oarevents.com.
Roanoke Outdoor and Social Club. Brings people together from the Roanoke and New River Valleys who are interested in outdoor activities (not a dating club). Meetup.com/Roanoke.
Roanoke Valley Trail Runners. A group dedicated to trail running. Weekly group runs. See Facebook page.
Roanoke Valley Volleyball Association. Year-round league for men and women, all levels of play. rvva.net.
Roanoke Rugby Football Club. Year-round adult men’s league including tournaments and special events. 540-556-2791. roanokerugby.com.
Roanoke Valley Triathlon Club. Assists others in training for triathlons, promotes triathlon training activities and events in Roanoke area. roanoketri.org.
Roanoke Triathlon Club & Enthusiasts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RoanokeTri/
Roanoke Cycling Organization. Group that sponsors weekly bicycle outings in the area. 540-580-7284. roanokecycling.org.
Roanoke Valley Chapter of Float Fishermen of Virginia. Organizes several floats each year and has rafts that are frequently used for white-water adventures. floatfishermen.org/rvc.
Running groups. See Facebook pages and websites for Mountain Junkies (mountainjunkies.net), Run Roanoke LLC, Roanoke Runners. Communities of local runners, sharing information about races, group runs – even carpooling to out-of-town events.
Star City Striders. Perhaps the oldest and most established runners group in the area. Membership is offered; Star City Striders runs a half marathon every November and posts a comprehensive list of races in the immediate region at starcitystriders.com.
Lancerlot Sports Complex. Six courts; free with membership. 540-981-0205.
Roanoke Athletic Club. Five courts. 540-989-5758. carilionfitness.com.
Kirk Family YMCA. Three courts; free with membership. 540-342-9622.
Carter Athletic Center. Two courts; free with membership.540-989-7284.
Carvins Cove. Miles of trails. 540-563-9170.
Glenwood Horse Trail. 65 miles. Jefferson National Forest. 540-291-2188.
Virginia Creeper Trail. Abingdon to the North Carolina line. Abingdon Chamber. 276-628-8141.
Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Mount Rogers National Rec. Area. 276-783-5196; 800-628-7202.
Grayson Highlands State Park. Virginia State Parks. 800-933-PARK or 276-579-7092. dcr.virginia.gov/state_park.
Greenfield Equestrian Trail (Botetourt County). 3.18 miles. Recreation Park at Greenfield. 540-473-8326.
Centura Equine Center, Inc. Riding lessons – hunter/jumpers. 540-989-6567.
Roanoke Valley Horse Trail. Off Blue Ridge Parkway – at milepost 121.4 (12 miles) and MP111 (3.5 miles). Details at roanokeoutside.com.
Sundance Manor Riding Lessons. Lessons for recreational and competition riding. 540-380-4001.
Carvins Cove. Roanoke City watershed; miles of trails. 540-563-9170.
Franklin County Recreational Park. 540-483-9293.
Poverty Creek Trail System. Jefferson National Forest (Blacksburg), 540-552-4641 or 888-241-6669.
Gator Aquatic Center. 1130 Overland Rd., Roanoke. 540-982-7665.
Green Ridge Recreation Center. (See full listing under Athletic Programs.)
Fallon Park Pool. Fallon Park, Roanoke. 540-853-2206.
Washington Park Pool. 1919 Burrell Ave., Roanoke. 540-853-2369.
Health and Fitness Clubs
Anytime Fitness. 3960 Valley Gateway Blvd., Suite #2. Roanoke (Bonsack area). 540-977-0830.
Botetourt Athletic Club. 105 Summerfield Ct., Roanoke. 540-992-2993.
Brickhouse CrossFit. 310 Salem Ave. SW, 540-632-2045. M-F 5:30am-8pm Sat 5:30am-12pm brickhousecrossfit.com. (Relocating to new downtown location in 2013).
Universal Kempo Karate. 1727 Roanoke Rd., Daleville. 540-966-3381.
Carter Athletic Center. 4254 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke. 540-989-7284.
Curves For Women. Daleville: 116 Kingston Dr.,540-966-3122. Hollins: 7216 Williamson Rd., Roanoke. 540-563-5318. Roanoke: 3505-B Franklin Rd., 540-344-1040. Salem: 1457 W. Main St., 540-444-0367. Vinton: 1316 Washington Ave., 540-345-3776.
Elite Health and Fitness Center. 4630 Williamson Rd. NW, 540-206-2325.
Gold’s Gym. 3270 Electric Rd., Roanoke. 540-527-GOLD; 5002 Airport Rd., Roanoke. 540-366-4496. goldsgym.com.
Green Ridge Recreation Center. 7415 Wood Haven Rd. 540-777-6300.
Lancerlot Sports Complex. 1110 Vinyard Rd., Vinton. 540-981-0205.
Lindamood’s Taekwondo America. 5650 Cloverdale Rd., Roanoke. 540-561-0900.
Planet Fitness. 672 Brandon Ave. SW (Towers Shopping Center), Roanoke. 540-904-6288. planetfitness.com.
RAC Xpress. 16 W. Church Ave. M-F 5:30am-7pm, Sat. 8am-2pm. 540-581-1111. carilionfitness.com.
Roanoke Athletic Club. 4508 Starkey Rd., Roanoke. 540-989-5758.
Roanoke Budo Martial Arts. 118 N Pollard St., Vinton. 540-343-2836.
Salem Wellness and Fitness. Center. 39 Spartan Dr., Salem. 540-389-1622.
Spa Fit. 1630 Braeburn Dr. Suite C, Salem. 540-389-BFIT (2348).
Superkicks Karate. 6405 Merriman Rd., Roanoke. 540-772-2641.
Waldron Family YMCA. 267 Alleghany Springs Rd., Shawsville. 540-268-1623.
YMCA’s of the Roanoke Valley. Kirk Family YMCA: 520 Church Ave., downtown Roanoke, 540-342-9622. Gainsboro Family YMCA: 108 Orange Ave., Roanoke, 540-344-9622. Salem Family YMCA: 1126 Kime Ln., Salem. 540-387-9622. ymcaroanoke.org.
Bryce Resort. Basye. Downhill skiing, racing and tubing, night skiing. 2.5 hours north of Roanoke. 800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121. bryceresort.com.
The Homestead. Hot Springs. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, tubing. Ninety minutes north. 540-839-1766. thehomestead.com.
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. Liberty University, Lynchburg. Year-round ski slope on artificial surface. 434-582-3539. liberty.edu/snowflex.
Massanutten. Harrisonburg. Downhill skiing, night skiing, expanded snow tubing. Two hours north. 540-289-9441. massresort.com.
Wintergreen Resort. Snowboard half pipe, downhill skiing and resort lodging. Two hours north. 434-325-2200; 800-266-2444. wintergreenresort.com.
For Appalachian Trail hikes and loop-hikes: ratc.org.
Explore Park (Roanoke County). Miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Also features small boat launching ramp. Roanokecountyva.gov. 540-427-1800.
Read Mountain Preserve’s Buzzard’s Rock Trail. Bonsack. The 1.9-mile one-way trip up Read Mountain affords views of downtown Roanoke, ending at a photogenic outcropping called Buzzard’s Rock. A new marked loop trail has been added to the Read Mountain system.
Roanoke Valley Greenways. Roanoke’s growing urban trail system seems to add a new segment almost every month. Greenways.org.
Trails on Roanoke City’s Mill Mountain. The 1.7 mile Star Trail goes up the back side of the mountain to the star from Riverland Road. Trail also connects to others on and around the mountain. roanokeoutside.com.
Private Swim Clubs
Aqua Net Swim Club. (May-Sept.) 899 Finney Dr., Vinton. 540-890-8099.
Forest Hills Swim Club. 3360 Kenwick Trl., Roanoke. 540-776-8501.
Hidden Valley Country Club. 2500 Romar Rd., Salem. 540-389-8146.
Hollow Creek Swim Club. 217 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke. 540-366-7665.
Hunting Hills Country Club. 5220 Hunting Hills Dr., Roanoke. 540-774-4435.
Kirk Family YMCA. 520 Church Ave., Roanoke. 540-342-9622.Lancerlot. 1110 Vinyard Rd., Vinton. 540-981-0205.
Loch Haven Lake Club (not a pool). 2755 Loch Haven Lake Dr., Salem. 540-366-1174.
North Lakes Swim Club. 5321 Green Tree Ln., Roanoke. 540-562-9811.
Olympic Park Pool. 3136 Harris St., Roanoke. 540-774-9990.
Read Mountain Swim Club. 59 Downing St., Cloverdale. 540-966-4115.
Roanoke Country Club. 3360 Country Club Dr., Roanoke. 540-345-1508.
Spring Run Swim Club. 6328 Ran Lynn Dr., Roanoke. 540-774-9952.
Stonegate Swim Club. 856 Stonegate Dr., Salem. 540-444-0025.
Botetourt County. 4 (public) courts, 2 lighted.
Franklin County. 6 courts, all lighted.
Roanoke City. 61 courts, 44 lighted.
Roanoke County. 42 courts, 36 lighted.
Salem. 12 courts, all lighted.
Sun Tennis. Starkey Rd., Roanoke County. Two courts, indoors. Private lessons, group clinics. 540-725-4200. suntenniscenter.com.
Virginia Western. Six courts, lighted.
N-DOR Tennis Club. 3622 Aerial Way Dr., Roanoke. Three indoor courts. Membership club. 540-981-1281.
Lancerlot Sports Complex. One indoor court, lighted. 540-981-0205.
Roanoke City Camps. Outdoor Adventure Camp; Adventure in the Park; Stars Come Out at Night Program; Youth Nature Camp; Discovery Camp. 540-853-2236. roanokeva.gov.
Roanoke County Parks and Recreation. Day camps and overnight adventures at Camp Roanoke. 540-387-6078. roanokecountyparks.com.
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing. New Castle. Summer camp and year-round conference, retreat and adventure center. 800-782-0779. wilderness-adventure.com.