Williamsburg quickly is becoming one of the United States’ top golf destinations. More than a dozen courses designed by some of the best golf course architects beckon to duffers, including courses designed by expert golfers such as Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, Jack Nicklaus, and others. You’ll find courses that are challenging yet very playable, with rolling hills and beautiful woodlands. Many of Williamsburg’s courses have seen golf’s greats play here; you should, too.
Here is some information about just a few of the golf courses available in and around Williamsburg.
Colonial Williamsburg offers you the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, which provides golfers with 45 holes of golf with nary a housing development or shopping center in sight. The course is, in fact, designated as an Audubon sanctuary. Take advantage of this course’s Gold, Green and the Spotswood (nine holes) courses, located just south of Williamsburg’s Historic Area.
The Kingsmill Resort, which lies on the banks of the James River, offers golfers courses designed by two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange, as well as Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye and Tom Clark. The courses are made of pristine fairways with greens unmatched, making for an incredible golfing excursion. Golfers of all levels will thoroughly enjoy swinging clubs here.
Golf where Native Americans once lived: the Kiskiack Golf Club is located on land where a group of Virginia Algonquian Indians, the Chickiack, lived under the rule of the Great Chief Powhatan. The beautiful course is set along a ridge of a natural bluff and offers golf for all levels. Golf Digest awarded Kiskiack four stars in its “Places to Play.”
Named one of the “Best New Upscale Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest when it opened in 1996, the Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse continues to offer golfers with superb golf opportunities — Golf Digest awarded it 4.5 stars in 2002.
Two golf courses designed by one of the world’s best golfers and one of the nation’s best golf architects await at Williamsburg National. The Jamestown Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus while architect Tom Clark brought the resort the new Yorktown Course. Both offer golfers lovely scenery coupled with fairways and greens challenging yet straight-forward.
Many more courses wait for you in Williamsburg. Just ask your hosts at one of our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Network members and they’ll be happy to recommend a course or two that meets — and exceeds — your expectations.