Every major golf vacation publication in Virginia would rank Ford’s Colony – Marsh Hawk Course as one of the top championship golf courses in Williamsburg. Made to put any golfer to the test, this 54-holes course threads through the place’s luscious naturals on the undulating terrain and exuberant woodlands. It gained extra popularity as it hosted Virginia State Open and Virginia’s annual PGA stop, among other prestigious tournaments. Stretching to 6,715 yards from the back tees, with a slope of 126, this course obviously has a player friendly quality.
However, this Dan Maples inspired heaven may have slowly grown into popularity for folks in Mid-Atlantic circles, but it actually started as a secret haven that is unheard of by most golf nuts. Letting the design speak for itself is the main principle of this golf vacation destination. Originally designed by Ellis Maples, Dan’s father, Ford’s Colony – Marsh Hawk Course has recovered from hard-times before emerging brightly under the care of the son’s amazing passion for architecture. The father-son dynamics still manifest in the course with its eminent ups and downs, twists and turns, and a lot of water vistas to serve as hazards on the splendid site. The course has retained its reputation as a modest getaway location where players can find a quality golf experience.
Being open to the public also makes this course attractive to non-members. With a pro shop that is as renowned as the golf course, Ford’s Colony – Marsh Hawk Course renders complete golf vacation package amenities including relaxing accommodations and practice facilities. The Clubhouse, in the area, features a formal dining room, together with two other amazing dining venues that garnered AAA Five Diamond Award. That established Dining Room also received the award for Best Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine with its over one thousand upper-class wines offered.