Williamsburg is a known independent city on the Virginia Peninsula that is part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle along with Yorktown and Jamestown. This triangle with Williamsburg in the center has been considered as one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. In 1926, Williamsburg underwent a major renovation to bring back the city’s colonial glory. Homes were demolished and buildings were reconstructed with their original foundations. Up to date, guests from all over the world visit Williamsburg to immerse themselves with the nation’s prestigious historical past as well as the array of added attractions and some of the world’s finest golf courses. Some of the best greens that the city boasts about include the Colonial Heritage Golf Club, the Crossings Golf Club, the Marsh Hawk Course of Ford’s Colony, the Tradition Golf Club at Brickshire, and the Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent.
The Colonial Heritage Golf Club is a 170-acre layout that winds through the areas of beautifully manicured greens, lush fairways, and the pristine greenery’s majestic views. Designed by the famed Arthur Hills working hand in hand with Lennar Corporation, this golf layout is a masterpiece of experience and expertise. A practice driving range and putting green are also provided to sharpen every golfer’s swinging skills.
Set in a natural landscape to an area that was once known as “The Halfe Sink”, the Crossings Golf Club was designed by the renowned Joe Lee. The layout features the strategically placed bunkers as well as the rolling fairways bordered by a dense forest. Popular golf competitions like the U.S. Publinks Championship qualifying rounds and the Nike Tour qualifying were held in this Lee masterpiece contributing to its popularity over the years.
Award winning greens, shop, and dining rooms are among the many things that the Marsh Hawk Course of Ford’s Colony offer to its visiting guests. The course features the challenging 54 holes perfectly designed to work with Williamsburg’s natural rolling terrains as well as lush woodlands. Guests can also share a meal or two in the AAA Five Diamond formal dining room or get high quality golf apparels and equipments at a top-ranked pro shop, all located at resort’s clubhouse.
Fast greens, wide player-friendly fairways, and dramatic elevation changes best describe the Tradition Golf Club at Brickshire which was designed by the acclaimed Curtis Strange. Considered as the locals’ all-time favorite, the layout features the replica holes from the some of the world’s famous courses that include Augusta National, St. Andrews, Riviera, and Pinehurst #2. The Tradition also provides every golfer a fair test through its 5 sets of tees that range from 5,151 yards all the way to the strenuous 7,291 yards.
Cited as GolfWeek’s “Best Public Course in the Williamsburg Area for 2010”, the Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent offers the par 72, 7,372 yards of play to golfers of all ability levels. This upscale golf course also features the hand stacked rock walls, tall fescue grasses, and sharp grassy knolls where the greens hide, as well as the ridges and bold swales on its enormous fast greens.