Williamsburg VA is well-known for its rich history and architecture, events, and amusement parks, but were you aware that it is also one of the Top 25 Golf Destinations in the world?
With 14 perfectly manicured championship golf courses, all within a half-hour’s drive, Williamburg VA golf courses (all rated 4 stars or higher by Golf Digest) are enough of a reason to plan a Williamsburg vacation!
Some of the awards received by Williamsburg Championship Golf Courses include (but are no way limited too!): “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, “Top 100 Resort Courses” by GolfWeek, and “Best of the Best Design,” by Golf Digest.” Below you will find a list of the 14 championship golf courses in Williamsburg, VA. Be sure to visit their individual websites for location, level of difficulty, and awards and accolades information!
Kingmill River Course: Bordered by the James River and located in the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg, this famous and exquisite course is known for being challenging even to the best of the best PGA and LPGA champions.
Kingsmill Woods Course: Honored by GOLF Magazine as one of the “Top Ten Courses Available for Public Play,” this course’s rolling terrain, plethora of trees, and double green with a center bunker make for a truly remarkable round of golf!
Kingsmill Plantation Course: All skill levels will enjoy this par-72, slightly challenging course where this is less emphasis on well-positioned drives than accurate play and putting. Water is in play on 8 of the 18 holes and the terrain is beautiful and rolling with a 1736 plantation as part of the landscape.
Golden Horeshoe Gold Course: Cut out of Virginia pines, with a rolling terrain, this meticulously maintained courses has hosted several USGA championships and the 2007 NCAA National Men’s Championship.
Golden Horse Shoe Green Course: A 7,120 yard course that has hosted several USGA Championships, this 4 ½ star course is known for “shoulder mounds” that help keep wayward shots in play. The breathtaking course is bereft of any development, making for quiet and peaceful golf.
Colonial Heritage Golf Club: One of Williamsburg’s best conditioned courses, this course spans a beautiful piece of property, with green speeds typically running over 11 on the Stimpmeter! Deep ravines keep the game interesting and holes to remember are the par four 8th and par five 14th, both very distinct holes leaving little room for blunders!
The Tradition at Stonehouse: Williamsburg golfers looking for a unique golf experience will definitely find it at Stonehouse. Deep chasm bunkers, enormous multi-tiered greens, steep forested hills, and long carries are balanced out by the safe, broad fairways and huge putting greens.
The Tradition at Kiskiack: This course offers a great day of golf for players of all skill level. Gentle, sloping greens and plenty of landing areas offer the perfect opportunities for putting and driving practice, while some holes demand accurate shots from tee to green.
The Tradition at Brickshire: A 4 ½ star course, this highly acclaimed course is player-friendly with wide fairways, beautifully sculpted greens, and dramatic elevation changes.
Fords Colony Marsh Hawk: The “classic” course, Marsh Hawk offers traditional tree-lined fairways, rolling greens, and distinctive bunkers. A par 72 course, the natural lakes, elevation changes, and contour of the holes make for a perfect round of golf!
Ford’s Colony Blackheath: This challenging par 71 course is an amazingly scenic course with nine dog legs and bunkers guarding every green. Golfers of all abilities will find challenges waiting for them at Blackheath! One of the best examples of these challenges is the 18th hole, a short par 4 with an island green.
Ford’s Colony Blue Heron: This course features long and difficult par 3’s, straightforward par 4’s, and nerve-racking par 5’s! While you have room for error off of the tee, this is made up for the fact that 17 out of 18 greens are guarded by bunkers. Many different species of birds and aquatic life can be seen during your golf outing on these unique, dense wetlands.
Williamsburg National Yorktown Course: This 7,000 yard championship course requires accurate tee shots to move your way around the Yorktown VA golf course. Fairway bunkers and bends, a back nine that features three par 5’s, and difficult par 3 fourteenth and seventeenth holes create a balanced round of golf for players of all levels.
Williamsburg National Jamestown Course: A favorite among all skill levels, this Jameston VA golf course features a varied landscape and has been a host site for several PGA tour qualifiers. Fairways are lined with gorgeous maples, cedars, and oaks offering golfers a tranquil golf experience amongst the coastal woods.
Several Williamsburg VA Bed & Breakfast’s offer Williamsburg Golf Packages or can help set you up for a round of golf or two for you on your family vacation or romantic getaway! Browse through the inns on the Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Network for lodging within close proximity to Williamsburg golf courses and Colonial Williamsburg!