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Fords Colony Williamsburg, Blackheath Golf Course

240 Ford\'s Colony Dr, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
757-258-4130
Architect: Dan Maples (32)
                      
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Detailed description of Fords Colony Williamsburg, Blackheath Golf Course

Ford's Colony At Williamsburg is a Semi-Private, 54 hole golf course facility located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ford's Colony has three 18-hole championship golf courses, Blackheath, Marsh Hawk, and Blue Heron.

All three courses play through rolling terrain, lined with mature pines, and the fairways are all defined by a thick cut of rough.

The Blackheath Course opened June, 1999 and was also designed by Dan Maples. This course is a combination of the preexisting Gold Course nine that dated to 1985 and nine new holes. The Blackheath is designed as a links style course, with rolling fairways lined by Colonial style homes and mature oaks, sycamores and maples. It plays from 4,523 to 6,621-yards and a par of 71. You will face water on 13 holes, there are 9 doglegs to challenge you and bunkers guarding every green. There are many elevation changes and the prevailing winds just might provide more challenge. The course plays a lot longer than the 6,621 yards stated on the scorecard.

The Marsh Hawk Course was also designed by Maples. The course opened in 1985. It is similar in style to the Blackheath and Blue Heron courses. The rolling fairways are flanked by mature trees and water on several occasions. Tight tree-lined fairways mean you better bring your “A” game. This course plays from 5,369 to 6,650-yardsand plays to a par of 72.

The Blue Heron Course opened in June, 2000 and was designed by architect Dan Maples. It plays from 5,178 to 6,266-yards at a par of 72, and was created from 9 new holes combined with what was formerly known as the Blue Nine that dated to 1985. The course has long and challenging par 3’s, fair and forthright par 4’s and intimidating par 5’s. Blue Heron provides some room for error off of the tee, however makes up for the easy with its well protected greens. Set among Virginia’s dense wetlands, this unique setting is home to many different birds, fish and other aquatic life.

This course has been reviewed 2 times
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Richmond, VA

$41 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2013 at 8am

The Blackheath course was in beautiful shape, except for the greens which had severe problems do to greenskeeper mistakes.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020331
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Holly Springs, NC

$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2008 at 2pm

We got the low green fees due to our stay at the Marriot Manor on the course. Otherwise the price is higher.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 001625
3.5/5
Based on 2 reviews
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