Top for Golf Destinations in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Area has been named among one of the “Top 25 Golf Destinations in the World.” Home to more than a dozen award-winning courses, some of the greatest names in golf course design have left their mark here. Robert Trent Jones Sr., Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Mike Strantz and Nicklaus Design Associates have earned various “Top 10” awards for the area over the years.

Colonial Williamsburg Golf

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club features 45 holes of championship golf. Designed by celebrated golf architects Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees, the 18-hole Gold and Green courses and the 9-hole Spotswood provide ample challenges to golfers of every skill level. Consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club epitomizes the traditions of classic golf.

Ford’s Colony Country Club

The world-renowned golf courses at Ford’s Colony are the centerpiece of the community. These three spectacular courses were designed by the legendary Dan Maples. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” awarded Ford’s Colony 4 stars, the highest in Virginia, as well as the “Service Plus” Award, one of only 50 in the United States. The Pro Shop was voted #1 in the mid-Atlantic by the PGZ. The Dining Room has repeatedly received the AAA Five Diamond Award, and prestigious DiRoNA Award.

Kingsmill Resort

Virginia’s largest golf resort boasts three 18-hole championship courses and a nine-hold, par-3 golf course. In 2005, the resort’s championship River Course opened after a multi-million dollar renovation by legendary golf architect, Pete Dye. The River Course also plays host to the Michelob ULTRA Open, one of the top LPGA events on the tour. Kingsmill has also won many prestigious awards and was named one of America’s best resorts by Golf Magazine.

Kiskiack Golf Club

One of Williamsburg’s newest championship golf clubs, Kiskiack, opened in fall 1997. Set along a scenic ridge, this outstanding new course features gently rolling hills, large undulating greens, pristine lakes and beautiful panoramic views. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” awarded Kiskiack Golf Club four stars for 2000-2001. Kiskiack provides excellent practice facilities including a large driving range, sheltered hitting stations, practice putting green and bunkered chipping area.

The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse

Stonehouse, ranked 41/2 stars by Golf Digest and the best new upscale public course in the nation in 1996, has been described as mind-boggling and larger than life. Compared to such masterpieces as Cypress Point and Pine Valley, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain-style courses in America.

Williamsburg National Golf Club

A Nicklaus design masterpiece that has been voted by Golf Digest as “one of the Ten Best Courses you can play in Virginia” and has received a 3 star rating by Golf Digest. Junior rates, rental clubs available, twilight rates and group rates available. Minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.

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