Williamsburg Golf Courses: Everything You Need to Know

April 20, 2017

Before you book your tee time, read up on everything you need to know about Williamsburg golf courses.

When you think about Williamsburg, Virginia, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?

Historic attractions, of course. But did you know Williamsburg is known for another exciting activity?

Golf. Williamsburg golf courses are known around the world for their top-notch facilities, challenging courses, and deep history.

Where Should I Golf in Williamsburg?

From amateur courses to professionally designed clubs, Williamsburg has a course for every type of golfer. If you’re interested in hitting the links during your Williamsburg vacation, check out these courses.

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Located right in Colonial Williamsburg, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is a championship course boasting 45 walkable holes. The courses have been named one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in America” by Golfweek Magazine along with other accolades. Golfing essentials and more are also available at the course’s pro shop.

Tee times and rates vary per package and experience purchased from Colonial Williamsburg.

Kiskiack Golf Club - Williamsburg, Virginia, USAKingsmill Resort

In addition to offering two championship 18-hole golf courses, Kingsmill Resort provides guests and golfers with a world of amenities. From golf lessons to restaurants, spend the weekend enjoying two of the finest Williamsburg golf courses and facilities around.

Rates vary by course and tee time. Exclusive packages are available for those staying at Kingsmill Resort.

Colonial Heritage Golf Club

Featuring immaculate playing conditions, this course is part of the Colonial Heritage Club and neighborhood. This well-kept course includes a practice facility, golf shop, golf academy, and tournaments year round. Golfers may also dine at The Bistro after a day of perfecting their swing.
Like most courses, rates vary per season and tee time and begin around $45 on average.

Kiskiack Golf Club

For a picturesque day of golfing, head to Kiskiack Golf Club. This course is situated along the ridge of a natural bluff, ensuring the course is a challenge for all levels of golfers. Featuring an onsite restaurant, club house, and additional player amenities, this is the perfect course for beginners and experts alike.

Public rates range from $29 to $49 depending on your tee time.

The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse

Those looking for Williamsburg golf courses with world-class amenities should look into tee times at the Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse. The club offers a full-service bar, restaurant, practice facilities, a pro shop, lessons, and more. Due to the diverse course landscape, golfers can expect a one-of-a-kind game at this club.

As with most golf clubs, rates vary per tee time and course.

silhouette of golfer on course at sunsetFord’s Colony Country Club

Offering 3 championship golf courses, this semi-private golf club provides a unique golfing experience for all. Blackheath, Blue Heron, and Marsh Hawk, Ford’s Colony Country Club’s pristine courses, each presents golfers with a thrilling challenge. Golfers can also improve their game at the golf academy or by participating in one of the many tournaments.

Rates vary seasonally and by tee time.

Williamsburg National Golf Club

With championship golf courses designed to honor Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle, Williamsburg National Golf Club goes above and beyond to ensure a phenomenal experience for golfers. The club features the Jamestown Course (a Nicklaus-designed course) and the new Yorktown course. Both courses have received numerous accolades and the club offers lessons, an onsite grille, and events.

Tee time rates begin at $89 for non-club members and rental clubs are available in the clubhouse.

What Should I Bring?

If you’re a first time or novice golfer, you likely won’t have your own golfing equipment. Don’t worry! Since many Williamsburg golf courses provide rental equipment for a fee at their pro shop or clubhouse, you'll be able to find everything from clubs to tees.. These items do add up, so be prepared for a pricey bill.

What Should I Wear?

Although each golf course has their own dress code, the following attire rules typically apply:

  • Collared shirt
  • Trousers, or pleated or flat front shorts that extend past the knee
  • Golf shoes or clean running shoes with socks
  • Baseball hat (not required)


  • A modest collared or non-collared shirt
  • Long trousers, capris, dress shorts, and golf skirts/skorts
  • Golf shoes or clean running shoes with socks
  • Baseball hat (not required)

Before picking out your outfit for a day on the course, always double check the dress code for your particular course. Some dress codes are more relaxed while others are rigid and will not allow you to golf if in violation of their rules.

Not sure about your choice of attire? Call ahead and ask the course manager or representative what attire choices are required or acceptable.

Golf Club and Ball on The GreenWhat Else Do I Need to Know About Williamsburg Golf Courses?

Whether you’re a pro golfer or trying the sport for the first time, all golfers must abide by course etiquette. Again, some courses have stricter regulations than others, but all-in-all, try to follow these rules:


  • Treat caddies with respect and common courtesy.
  • You may ask your caddie for advice, if desired.

Beginning the Game

  • Arrive early and allow yourself time to warm up. If you arrive late, expect to possibly forfeit your tee time or reschedule for a later time.
  • Check for any local course rules and abide by them.
  • Make sure all members of your group understand the rules and stakes, if any.

Game Play

  • To avoid slowing down other players on the course, walk/drive briskly between each shot and hole.
  • If you aren’t ready to hit for whatever reason, allow a member of your group to go ahead of you.
  • Always replace your divots to maintain the course.
  • Do not block other players’ putting lines.
  • Do not purposefully distract or delay other players.
  • Never hit if there’s a chance you may disrupt or reach the group ahead of you.
  • Never lose your temper on the golf course!

If you have any questions about the game, the course, or the equipment, the employees in the pro shop will be happy to provide an answer.

Where Should I Stay in Williamsburg?

Several of the Williamsburg golf courses are part of a larger resort or nearby popular hotels. For a fantastic golf experience in historic Williamsburg, check out these lodging options:

Greensprings Vacation Resort

Were you thinking about spending a weekend golfing at the Williamsburg National Golf Club? If so, book your stay at Greensprings Vacation Resort right next door. Guests can relax in their well-appointed condo and take advantage of additional amenities including a whirlpool spa and outdoor pool.

Kingsmill Resort

For golfers who prefer an all-in-one experience, head to Kingsmill Resort. Boasting its own course, this golf resort offers amenities including onsite restaurants, close proximity to top Williamsburg attractions, and a full-service spa.

Aerial View of the Course at Kingsmill Resort - Williamsburg, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Kingsmill Resort via Facebook

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Golfers looking for quick, convenient, and affordable Williamsburg accommodations will enjoy Fairfield Inn & Suites. Its central location puts you near golf courses such as Golden Horseshoe, Kingsmill, Kiskiack, and Williamsburg National. Hotel amenities include a fitness center and free WiFi, among others.

Plan Your Trip to the Top Williamsburg Golf Courses

Now that you know where to go, what to bring, and where to stay, it’s time to start planning your golf-filled vacation. Don’t forget to check out Tripster Williamsburg for discount hotel rooms, attraction tickets, and travel advice.

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