Located just east of the I-95 corridor two hours south of Washington DC sits Williamsburg, Virginia the nations Colonial Capital and one of the east coasts premier golf destinations. Let Willaimsburg Golf Vacations let you make your own golf history on your next golf vacation.
The Williamsburg area is home to over 15 championship courses. PGA tour events and USGA Championships have been played in Williamsburg. Large golf groups will enjoy condo accommodation options and after golf some of Virginia’s best restaurants are located in Willaimsburg!
Colonial Heritage Golf Club
Featuring the only Arthur Hills designed golf course in Williamsburg, the Colonial Heritage Club offers pristine playing conditions on an exceptional layout that winds through rolling hills, streams and pine forests. Described by some as a beautiful, well maintained chess game you will want to strategize your attack on this course. Proceed with caution from the tees with narrow fairways but then enjoy some of the regions best putting surfaces. Be sure to end this entertaining challenge on Williamsburg newest golf course with a refreshing beverage at their British-Colonial style Clubhouse.
Ford’s Colony Blackheath
With the natural, rolling terrain and lush woodlands Blackheath is a charming course that will keep you on your toes with it’s dramatic elevation changes. You will face water on 13 holes, a total of 9 doglegs and bunkers guarding every green. Ranked 4 and ½ stars by Golf Digest the Blackheath course offers the most striking setting of the three courses at Ford’s Colony.
Ford’s Colony Blue Heron
Set among Virginia’s dense wetlands, Blue Heron is a favorite of many of its guests and members. It features exciting par 3’s, fair and forthright par 4’s and its’ daunting par 5’s demands accuracy due to well protected greens. Blue Heron plays 6,266 from the back tee with three other tee options to fit your game.
Ford’s Colony Marsh Hawk
Dan Maple designed the courses at Ford’s Colony to give golfers a unique experience with each course they play. The Marsh Hawk course provides a tradition design with distinctive challenges. This par 72 course measures 6,650 yards from the back tees and tight tree-lined fairways mean you better bring your “A” game. Whichever course you choice to conquer be sure to grab lunch at Harry’s Tavern in the golf clubhouse.
Golden Horseshoe Gold Course
Golden Horseshoe Gold course has a rich history of golf Opened in 1963 and the work of Robert Trent Jones Sr., who called it his “finest design,” this is one of the best examples of traditional golf course architecture in the world. This unforgettable course is composed of 125 acres of majestic woodlands, ravines, rolling fairways and dramatic hazards that offer 18 challenging holes. Come create your own history at one of Williamsburg’s most beautiful award winning championship courses.
Golden Horseshoe Green Course
The Green Course is the perfect complement to the Gold Course, creating the only side-by-side, father-and-son designed set of courses in America. Designed by Rees Jones the Green course layout is carved from the same terrain but is simultaneously longer and more forgiving. This championship course was rated “four and 1/2 starts” and selected as the fourth best new course in 1992 by Golf Digest. Don’t forget to ask about special discounts for playing both courses during your vacation!
Kingsmill Plantation Course
Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay designed the Plantation Course at Kingsmill Resort. The Plantation course is a fun layout with generous fairways and large undulating greens that provide a nice large target for approach shots. But pay attention , hitting the wrong part of the green makes getting down in two very difficult.. Also don’t miss the historical landmarks from a 1736 plantation that are woven into the landscape.
Kingsmill River Course
The historic James River frames this famous championship golf course. The stunning River Course served as a popular PGA Tour site for 22 years and is currently home to the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship. Renovated in 2004 by the original architect, Pete Dye redesigned the River course to bringing out the subtle details that make for a truly unforgettable round of golf and routinely included in Golf Digests’ list of top 100 “Courses You Can Play.”
Kiskiack Golf Course
For 15 years Kiskiack has been one of the favorite courses for locals and visitors alike. This course, set along a natural bluff, will inspire you with its picturesque views. The front nine lets you relax as the course winds through mature hardwoods and over natural, rolling hills before a challenging uphill back nine finishes along one of the two lakes that come into play throughout the round. Players of all levels will enjoy this unique course.
The Club at Viniterra
Quickly becoming a Williamsburg Area favorite, Viniterra incorporates a variety of diverse, natural features including frequent and dramatic elevation changes. This Rees Jones design is generous off the tees and has smooth A-4 bent grass putting surfaces making this course an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.
The Tradition at Brickshire
Brickshire is a “player friendly, must play” Curtis Strange design. He has created a unique golfing experience by replicating some of his favorite holes from around the world: St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pinehurst #2, and Riviera CC. From the 1st to the 18th hole you will discover wide, inviting fairways, artfully sculpted, true-rolling greens, and dramatic elevation changes.
The Tradition at Royal New Kent
Mike Strantz designed Royal New Kent to be a tribute to legendary Irish links golf. Greens hide behind sharp, grassy knolls, hand stacked rock walls and tall fescue grasses. The generous, contoured fairways occasionally demand blind shots. This modern classic opened to outstanding reviews and was named “Best New Upscale Public Course in the Nation” by Golf Digest and once ranked as high as No. 23 on Golf Magazines’s Top 100 you can play.
The Tradition at Stonehouse
Opening in 1996, Stonehouse was quickly named “Best New Upscale Public Course in the Nation” by Golf Magazine, before being rates 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest in 2002. Situated just south of the York River, Stonehouse winds over 6,962 yards of steep forested hills, wide plateaus, and abrupt ravines. This Mike Strantz design challenges you with the danger of deep bunkers but allows a chance for redemption with broad fairways and enormous putting greens.
Williamsburg National Jamestown Course
Williamsburg National pays homage to its neighboring Jamestown Historic Site with an award winning Nicklaus design, the Jamestown course. Opening in 1995 this par 72 course is the original course at Williamsburg National and measures 7,000 yards from the championship tees. With two great courses Willaimsburg National makes it very convenient for those looking to play 36 holes on different courses in the same day!
Williamsburg National Yorktown Course
As the newest addition to Williamsburg National in 2008 the Yorktown course provides the perfect complement to the Jamestown. Long hitters can overpower the front nine due to generous fairways and large greens while the back nine requires accuracy and patience to navigate it’s tight landing areas and severely sloped greens. When asked to comment on his design, Tom Clark said, “It is a course of traditional design and with no gimmicks”.