Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green course)

651 South England St,

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

  • Office

    +1 (800) 648 6653 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (757) 220 7767
  • Golf pro

    Erick P. Mellott (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Rees Jones

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Also at Golden Horseshoe are the 18-hole par-71 Gold course (7,120 yds from back tees) and the 9-hole par-31 Spotswood course (1,865 yds).






How to get there:

2 mi SE of Williamsburg / 45 mi NW of Norfolk.

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1991

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green course): Home to two excellent 18-hole championship golf courses, both layouts here at Golden Horseshoe were crafted by members of the Jones family. The generally higher-ranked Gold course was designed by the incomparable Robert Trent Jones Sr. Its also well-rated and pleasantly testing stablemate, the Green course, was laid out by the great man's son, Rees Jones.

The Green course is a tree-lined parkland course that should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, a well-crafted design and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course.

Stay&Play at Golden Horseshoe: nearby luxury accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Virginia (Southeast)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for golf rates.

Other information

Walking permitted at certain times, but not advised. Several long green-to-tee distances and considerable elevation change. Caddies and forecaddies available on all three Golden Horseshoe courses (book caddies when reserving tee-time).

Practice facilities

Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).

Did you know?

The Legend of the Golden Horseshoe (and source of the golf club's name) dates all the way back to 1716. In this auspicious year, colonial governor Alexander Spotswood (after whom the nine-hole course is named), led a daring 63-man expedition to explore the far reaches of the Virginia colony.

Horseshoes were an essential part of the expedition's equipment, helping the horses cope with the rugged terrain. Legend has it that after the arduous journey, Spotswood rewarded all his companions with a small Golden Horseshoe, some studded with valuable gems. To this day, none of the Golden Horseshoes have been found.

Golden Horseshoe's courses are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf courses.


  • Williamsburg Inn / Williamsburg Lodge

    136 East Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    +1 (757) 229 1000

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    The Williamsburg Inn provides a luxurious home away from home, with Regency-style furnishings that lend a majestic ambience. The Inn features a wide selection of spacious rooms, accompanied by marble bathrooms, each with a deep tub and separate shower. Historic Williamsburg is a must see for visitors to the area. | A member of the Historic Hotels of America collection.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Golden Horseshoe (Gold, Green and Spotswood courses).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kingsmill Resort

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Kiskiack; Stonehouse

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