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 â€œAâ€ 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 3â€™s, fair and forthright par 4â€™s and intimidating par 5â€™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 Virginiaâ€™s dense wetlands, this unique setting is home to many different birds, fish and other aquatic life.
$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.
$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 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.
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