Williamsburg is home to some attractive century old architectures with the cobblestone streets and the lush green commons. Aside from the historic area’s fine gardens, Williamsburg holds 15 championship golf courses that make the city one of the top 25 golf destinations of the world. Some of the top golf course designers have tucked these layouts into the thousands of acres of hardwood forest. The superb blend of quality and accessible courses has made Williamsburg a favorite must visit city.
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In the natural landscape of what was known as the Halfe Sink area lays the rolling fairways of this Joe Lee designed course. The Crossings Golf Club also features the front nine holes that begin with an elevated tee shot. The dense forest and the strategically placed bunkers have made the rounds of golf at Crossings more challenging. The course has also held various events like the Nike Tour qualifying and the U.S. Publinks Championship.
The picturesque course that winds through the hardwood forests and tidal marshes has the most visually breathtaking par 3’s in Williamsburg. “The Abyss” of The Colonial Golf Course has created an exciting challenge to anyone who wants to conquer the hole.
Williamsburg National Golf Club
The historic Williamsburg National is home to Nicklaus and Clark designed courses. The Jamestown Course is a 4-star Golf Digest winner as an all time favorite of golfers on all skill levels. This 7,000 yards par 72 layout has hosted the PGA Tour Michelob Open Qualifier on three occasions. The York Town Course on the other hand is a 7,000 yard layout which was traditionally designed by Tom Clark.
The Colonial Heritage Golf Club has the 18-hole championship golf course designed by the renowned Arthur Hills. This 170-acre of majestic views of pristine greenery and lush fairways has been the haven for the experienced and beginner golfers alike. The layout features 6,889 yards with a par 72 from the longest tees. Amenities like the driving range and the putting green will allow the beginners a taste of the Colonial rounds of play.
What makes this Curtis Strange course design more popular are the inviting and wide fairways, and the true and quick greens. The Golf Club at Brickshire has already received a citation from Golf Styles as a “Must Play” course and a 4.5 stars rating from Golf Digest. The course’s signature 15th hole is a one-off is a lovely par 3 that plays 244 yards from the back tee.
The Tradition Golf Club is nestled in the 6,962 yards of steep forested hills, abrupt ravines, and the wide plateaus. What makes this layout more challenging are the deep bunkers and long carries that goes along with the broad fairways and enormous putting greens. In 2001, Golf Digest ranked Stonehouse as one of the best courses in the country.
Due to the rugged landscape, Royal New Kent has been called “truest representation of an Irish links in America.” These 7,372 yards of greens that hide behind the grassy knolls and tall fescue grasses provides the generous and contoured fairways. In 2001, Royal Kent was among the top three courses in Virginia ranked by the Golf Digest. Each of the course’s holes of the Tradition Golf Club offers several playing options.
The Kiskiack Golf Club that was set on the land where the group of Virginia Algonquian Indians occupied was designed by the award winning John LaFoy. Most of the holes in the layout demand an accurate shot making from tee to green. The front nine that winds through the mature hardwoods and rolling hills has a challenging uphill finish in one of the two lakes that comes into play throughout the round.
This golf club has two challenging courses-The Gold Course and The Green Course. The Gold Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and offers 18 holes in the 125 acres of majestic woodlands, rolling fairways, and dramatic hazards. The Green Course on the other hand is a championship caliber layout by Rees Jones that seamlessly blends the challenge of a championship round in a natural terrain.
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