Brickshire Golf Club
Architect: Curtis Strange/Tom Clark
Brickshire Golf Club provides a fair test for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees. Yardages extend from 4892 to a strenuous 7291, putting every part of your game to the test. With uphill and downhill shots, uneven lies, wetlands, and water, no two holes are even remotely alike. Pin placements are noted on our scorecard as to front, middle, or back.
Architect Tom Clark laid out four sensational emulation holes, along with 14 originals with the help of Curtis Strange. The fast, well-tended greens make Brickshire Golf Club a top rate golfing experience.
This artfully crafted Arthur Hills masterpiece emulates the classic beauty and refinement of the natural terrain and landscape of its southern Virginia surroundings. Meandering through 175 acres of densely wooded grounds, the 6,889 yard, par 72 championship golf course offers five sets of tees and immaculate playing conditions creating a truly distinctive experience with every round. Strategically placed bunkers, undulating fairways and carefully planned water features create an enjoyable golfing experience for all playing abilities from novice to expert.
The Blackheath course opened in its current form in 1999 and is the most picturesque of the three courses with water coming into play on 13 holes. Every green on the Blackheath course is guarded by bunkers. The course also features many doglegs with undulating fairways. The Blackheath course is the only course at Ford's Colony that plays to a par 71.
The Blue Heron course opened with its current configuration in 1999. It is a continuous eighteen that has long challenging par 3's and par 5's. The Blue Heron has large generous fairways carved out of dense wetlands. The course has new Champion Bermuda greens which provide the smoothest surfaces throughout the year. The Blue heron is the longest of the three courses and also contains many different species of birds, fish and other wildlife.
The Marsh Hawk course opened in 1985 with traditional tree lined fairways. It has small undulating greens with strategically placed bunkers. The narrow fairways, well placed bunkers, natural lakes, and elevation changes are the defenses of this course. Marsh Hawk was the host of the 1998 and 1999 Virginia State Opens, Monday qualifying for the 2005 - 2007 Henrico County Open and a Monday Qualifier for the PGA Tour's Michelob Championship for 12 straight years.
Golden Horseshoe- Gold Course
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Recently renovated by "the Open Doctor" Rees Jones, the Gold Course carries the design philosophy of creator Robert Trent Jones Sr. forward for today's golfer. The Gold Course now features the latest in modern turf grasses, new grass on the fairways, greens, and surrounding roughs, and utilizes "Better Billy Bunker" construction to improve the drainage, look, and playability of bunkers.
Tees have been re-leveled, resurfaced, and reimagined, and the expansion of the practice putting green and range gives golfers plenty of opportunity to work on their long and short games. Each of the Gold Course's four par 3's presents a visually exciting challenge, and is uniquely memorable in its own right. Even if you've played Gold before, you'll find a few new surprises with the evolution of this timeless classic.
Opened in 1991, Rees Jones drew inspiration from his father Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s iconic Gold Course to create the acclaimed Green Course in Colonial Williamsburg. Carved from the same beautiful parkland terrain, the Green Course is longer than Gold but also more forgiving-creating an entertaining challenge for golfers of every skill level.
Bordered by the calm azure waters of the James River, this famed championship course has tested the mettle of the game's most famous names. On a still morning, dew still beading on the precisely manicured greens, you can almost hear the echoes of applause for crisply struck irons and delicately holed putts. The River Course inspires you to test your own mettle. To see how you stack up against the greats of today, and of years gone by. For more than three decades, The River Course has hosted the world's best players on both PGA and LPGA tours.
The course has been reborn thanks to the efforts of original architect Pete Dye. The renowned course designer tinkered just enough with his layout, bringing out the subtle details that make for a truly unforgettable round of golf.
Kingsmill Resort- Plantation Course
Architect: Arnold Palmer
The Plantation Course is an Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay design that challenges players of all skill levels. The 6,432-yard, par-72 course favors accurate iron play and good putting.
Fairway landing areas are generous, but water comes into play on eight holes, and there's no shortage of deep woods or yawning ravines. Greens are large and provide inviting targets for approach shots. Once on the putting surface, undulations and swales make getting down in two a satisfying accomplishment.
Set along the ridge of a natural bluff, Kiskiack offers a day of golf for players of all levels. As our award winning architect John LaFoy said "after playing Kiskiack, 18 golfers may each have a different favorite hole." Many of the picturesque holes demand accurate shot making from tee to green, while others are more forgiving - with ample landing areas and gentle sloping greens.
A Golf Digest "Place to Play" in Williamsburg.
Flowing across 7,440 yards of windswept, rugged landscape, Royal New Kent can be one of the most difficult courses in the country if played from the tips ("Invicta" tees - means "unconquered" from the moto from Kent, England) with a tough 76.8/154 course and slope rating. Royal New Kent has been called "the truest representation of an Irish links in America" and is reminiscent of the Irish Landscape where links courses such as Royal County Down and Ballybunion were built. The landing areas are wide, therefore, played from the correct set of tees for different levels of ability the tee shot is not too dangerous. This is a course that requires focus and concentration on the second shots as there are varieties of danger and difficulty lurking, including 105 strategically placed bunkers, most of them large and/or deep.
The newly transitioned Champions Bermuda greens are very large and provide inviting targets with bold swales and ridges. They are hidden behind sharp, grassy knolls, hand stacked rock walls and tall fescue grass. Each hole offers several playing options to fit a wide range of golfer abilities. The 282 acres presents golfers with open spaces and panoramic vistas unlike any other course in the east coast. The new tag line is "Golf Ireland in Virginia".
The golf course routing incorporates a variety of diverse, natural features, including frequent and dramatic elevation changes. The course, capable of measuring anywhere from 5,200 - 7,725 yards is designed with infinite flexibility. Multiple tee angles, combined with the thoughtful and strategic location of a variety of grass, sand and water hazards, assure an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.
The Club at Viniterra was recognized by Golf Advisor in it's Best of 2016: Top 20 Golf Courses in Virginia. Using criteria of reviews made by golfers in the last 12 months, Viniterra was rated the #3 Golf Course in Virginia! Winning the sub-category of Best Course Conditions in the State!