Just a chip shot from Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, the Golden Horseshoe's internationally acclaimed Gold and Green Courses and executive-length Spotswood Course are the emeralds in the crown of The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg. Free from any bordering residential development, the courses are surrounded by mature woodlands and ravines and designated as Audubon sanctuaries. The Golden Horseshoe has been honored with Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award, received 4 1/2 stars in Golf Digest's "2006-2007 Places to Play", and is listed in the Zagat Survey as one of "America's Top Golf Courses".
The Gold Course
The Gold Course, designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., offers what great golf courses should: a spectacular setting with plenty of risk/reward decisions. Jones called it his "finest design". The Gold Course's 16th and 17th holes are counted among the "Top 500 Golf Holes in the World" by GOLF Magazine. Par from the championship tee is 71 over the 6,817 yard course. Seven holes pose water hazards. The longest par-5, the 15th, measures 634 yards from the championship tee. The shortest hole, the par-3 16th hole, plays without a fairway to an unforgettable island green. Listed in "America's 100 Great Public Courses" by Golf Digest, the Gold Course was the site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.
The Green Course
Who better to create the Golden Horseshoe's Green Course than Robert Trent Jones's son Rees, a brilliant designer heralded by many as the "Open Doctor" for his seven U.S. Open designs? Rees took his father's lead in designing the Green Course to the landscape, giving it rolling fairways carved from majestic woods. According to Jones, "The course defines the shot, but gives the player several options. It's a shotmaker's course". Offering fairways and rough carved from 20 acres of mature woodland, the Green Course is a par-72 from the championship tees and measures more than 7,120 yards in length. Water comes into play on six holes, with two played over water and four with lateral hazards. It's challenging enough to have served as the site of the 2004 U.S. Women's Public Links Championship.
The Spotswood Course
A relaxing challenge is what the Spotswood Course is all about. With six par-3's, two par-4s. and one par-5, Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s update of the Williamsurg Inn's original 1947 nine-hole course offers a great test of a golfers skill. GOLF Magazine called it the "best short nine-hole course in the country", and Golf Range Magazine considers it one of the "Top Short Courses in America".
Championship courses designed by Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Tom Clark. And fairways and greens for as long as there’s light to see. The lush, rolling hills of Kingsmill's three brilliantly designed courses challenge golfers at all skill levels.
The River Course
The River Course served as a popular PGA Tour site for 22 years and is currently home to the LPGA Tour’s Michelob ULTRA Open. Television viewers are familiar with the course’s signature 17th hole – a par 3 hole perched on the edge of the James River. In 2004, original architect Pete Dye returned to Kingsmill to oversee changes to the River Course layout and green complexes. The renovation included the addition of tees from which golfers of all abilities can enjoy, redesigned fairway bunkering on several holes presents new and exciting challenges, and resurfaced greens allow for faster and smoother putting on the recontoured surfaces.
The Plantation Course
The Plantation Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, incorporates undulating greens into the natural landscape. In addition, historic landmarks create a challenging and beautiful layout for players of all abilities.
Water influences shot selection on many picturesque holes. Incorporated into the landscape are remaining buildings and a site from a 1736 plantation.
The Plantation Course is the least difficult course from tee to green at Kingsmill; however, it is the most challenging and difficult to putt as evidenced by the design of greens contours and undulations.
The Woods Course
Designed by Tom Clark and opened in July, 1995, the Woods Course features wide fairways, deep ravines and a spectacular wooded setting. This course is distinguished by a number of significant archaeological sites which have been carefully preserved. The Woods Course was named among Golf magazine's "Top 10 New Courses Available For Public Play."
The Woods Course also features its own clubhouse and golf shop, nestled in a beautiful wooded area. Kingsmill greens feature bent grass, while fairways have hybrid bermuda grass June to September, and rye grass October to May. The typical green speed is 9 to 9.5, providing a professional level of play.
The 200-acre Woods Course is Kingsmill's third championship course. With outstanding topography and a variety of holes, the Woods Course is challenging for the best of players and yet designed for all levels of golfers to enjoy!
Offering 54 holes of Championship Golf, the courses at Ford's Colony have been ranked tops in Virginia by every major Golf Publication. Designed by Dan Maples to challenge golfers at all levels, the courses wind through Williamburg's natural, rolling terrain and lush woodlands. The Pro Shop has been ranked #1 in the resort division by the Middle Atlantic PGA. The Clubhouse features three dining venues, including a formal dining room which has received the coveted Dirona Award. With over one thousand different wines, the dining room has been awarded the Best Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine.
Signature Hole #18
The 18th hole is the last hole in the “Valley of Golf”-nearly a mile of pristine fairways and greens. This 356 yard par-4 is one of the most beautiful finishing holes in the state, requiring an accurate tee shot to avoid the water that borders the entire left side of the fairway and the towering hardwoods that border the right side.
Signature Hole # 17
Nestled among the colonial-style Links Townhomes, this par–3 is intimidating from the tee because of the large stretch of water that lies before golfers. Ideal tee shots are essentially all carry, and must be accurate enough to avoid the bunkers that protect the front and left sides of the green.
Marsh HawkSignature Hole #13
From the moment you tee off on the first hole, you'll realize why Kiskiack Golf Club is so unique. Our beautiful surroundings will allow you to unwind, our spectacular views will inspire you, and our challenging layout will awaken your spirit.
Set along the ridge of a natural bluff, Kiskiack offers an enjoyable golf experience. some holes demand accurate shot making from tee to green, others are more forgiving and feature ample landing areas and gently sloping greens. On the front nine, you'll relax while winding through mature hardwoods an over natural rolling hills, until you're challenged to make an uphill finish along one of our two lakes.
On the back nine, you are put to the test at every turn. Our signature #11 hole, a par 3, will require accuracy to negotiate a well-protected green surrounded by water on three sides. Even the best players must take caution on holes #12, 13 and 14, which play alongside a deep ravine. And, to complete this masterful golf challenge, the 18th green will require you to make a decision-whether to take a chance at eagle and attempt to drive over our second lake or play safe up the right side. Our award-winning architect John LaFoy has truly offered golfers the opportunity to capture the spirit of the game.
Stonehouse winds over 6,962 yards of steep forested hills, wide plateau's, and abrupt ravines, and offers a truly exhilarating experience. If the dramatic elevations don't take your breath away, the greens hanging on a cliff's edge will. The peaceful atmosphere is beguiling while the long carries, deep bunkers and hidden greens appear out of the stately forest to test you on every hole.
Stonehouse also abounds in mystery and intrigue. Stories suggest Captain John Smith and his men created Stonehouse as a fort, and Virginia's hero Nathaniel Bacon used it as a hideout while fighting the despised governor's forces.
Stonehouse may even have been the place that Blackbeard, one of the most ruthless pirates of them all, buried his treasures. Now Stonehouse has its own treasure. Every hole is worthy of legendary status and after you've played it, you'll have your own stories to tell.
Royal New Kent takes you back to a time when golf courses were created by nature itself. You will know from the very first tee that you are in a very special place.
Flowing across 7,372 yards of a windswept, rugged landscape, Royal New Kent has been called "the truest representation of an Irish links in America." Royal New Kent is reminiscent of the Irish Landscape where links course such as Royal County Down and Ballybunion were built. Greens hide behind sharp, grassy knolls, hand stacked rock walls and tall fescue grasses. The generous, contoured fairways occasionally demand blind shots. The par 72 design features over 120 bunkers, many are deep shadow bunkers lined with fescue grass. The enormous, fast greens have bold swales and ridges. Each hole offers several playing options.
Tremendous vistas are bounded only by rock walls crisscrossing fairways with sheep grazing among wind-swept hills. There's a wild look about this awe-inspiring course that transports you back to the true game.
Come see why Golf World declares Royal New Kent "dazzling" and "destined for Legendary status."
The settlers to Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle found great beauty and faced noble challenges in nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. At Williamsburg National, we honor those two nearby historic sites with our Jack Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course and our Tom Clark designed Yorktown. The Jamestown course is a 4-star Golf Digest winner that was built with an emphasis on conditioning; it has been said that it is so well designed that it could improve your score. According to Tom Clark, the Yorktown course is of traditional design and has no gimmicks. Both courses offer their own "great beauty" and “noble challenges" for visitors who will enjoy golfing at the award-winning Williamsburg National Golf Club. http://www.wngc.com
The Golf Club at Brickshire, historic Virginia's newest golfing challenge, lies peacefully nestled among centuries old trees and scenic vistas just minutes between Richmond and Williamsburg. The 18-hole championship Signature Golf Course was designed by world-renowned Ault, Clark & Associates, with 2-time US Open champion, Curtis Strange, serving as Course Consultant. Designated as an Audubon Certified Sanctuary Golf Course, Brickshire offers a unique blend of breathtaking beauty and exciting challenges for golfers at every skill level.
In addition to championship golf, you will find excellent practice facilities including a driving range, putting green, and chipping green, as well as a full service pro shop.