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Golden Horseshoe Gold Course(757) 220-7696

401 South England Street  Williamsburg, Virginia  23185  http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/wellness-and-recreation/golf/

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Gold Course features majestic views of Colonial Williamsburg and a spectacular layout rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.  Best known for having some of the most breathtaking par 3s anywhere, Gold Course is not extremely long but challenges golfers to make accurate shots. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr., it is one of the best examples of traditional golf course architecture in the world. Opened in 1963, Jones Sr. called the Gold Course his “finest design.” In 1998, Rees Jones was the architect of a course renovation that remained faithful to the original design but expanded the appeal of the course for higher-handicap players while simultaneously lengthening the course from the back tees.  Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the Gold Course with tight rolling fairways that slope to elevated greens and strategically placed hazards that force golfers to be accurate on their tee shots.  The Gold Course has water on 7 of 18 holes and heavily wooded areas bound the fairways creating a unique experience golfers will remember for years.  Certified as a Audubon Sanctuary, no homes surround the property creating scenic vistas resulting in a top 100 rating by Golf Magazine.  Gold and Green courses are both excellent options for any premier Williamsburg golf packages!

  • Golf Course Honors

    “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” Gold Course, Golf Digest  

    “Top 100 You Can Play,” Gold Course, Golf Magazine  

    “Top 100 Resort Courses,” Gold Course, Golfweek  

    “America’s Top Golf Courses,” Zagat Survey®, Gold and Green Courses  

    “Middle Atlantic 100 Must-Play Courses,” Gold and Green Courses, Golfstyles Washington  

    “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” for commitment to environment  

    “Best Courses Near You,” Gold Course # 3 in Virginia, Green Course # 9, Golf Magazine  

    “State-by-State Public Access Courses – Virginia,” Gold Course, Golfweek  

    “Best of the Best Design,” Gold Course one of Jones Sr.’s top six designs, Golf Digest  

    “Top 500 Golf Holes in the World: Golden Horseshoe Gold Course 16th, Golf Magazine  

    “Four and ½ Stars,” Gold Course, Best Places to Play, Golf Digest  

    “Four and ½ Stars,” Green Course, Best Places to Play, Golf Digest  

    “Top Short Courses in America,” Spotswood Course, Golf Range Magazine  

    “World’s Best” Readers Survey, Gold Course, Travel+Leisure Golf   

    “Best Golf Teacher,” Del Snyder named one of the best golf teachers in Virginia, Golf Digest  

    “Green Star Award,” one of 15 finalists for inaugural environmental leader award, Golf Digest  


Designed By:  Robert Trent Jones Sr. Year Built:  1963
   
   

Gold Course

 

Golf Course Information:

Putting Green:  Yes Restaurant:   Yes Club Rental:  Yes     
Driving Range:   Yes Snack Bar:   Yes Soft Spike Facility:  Yes
Chipping Area:   Yes Stocked Pro Shop:  Yes Golf GPS:  No
     
Fairway Grass:  Bermuda         Aeration Date: 2/23-2/26, 7/28-7/29  
Grass on Greens:  Bent Grass        Aeration Date:   
   

Golf Course Yardage:

 
Tee Box Course Par Course Yardage Course Slope Course Rating
Gold 71 6817 144 73.8
Blue 71 6522 137 72.6
White 71 6248 135 71.5
Green 71 5168 124 65.6