Ford's Colony Country Club

240 Ford's Colony Drive,

Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

  • Office

    +1 (757) 258 4100
  • Pro shop

    +1 (757) 258 4130
  • Golf pro

    Eric Simmons (PGA, Head Professional)
  • Academy

    The Golf Academy at Ford's Colony Country Club

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Father/son team of Ellis & Dan Maples designed Ford Colony's original Marsh Hawk course (1985). Dan Maples designed the Blue Heron (1999) and Blackheath (1999) courses.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6650
6101
5006
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.2
69.7
68.3

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Marsh Hawk course. Also at Ford's Colony is the 18-hole Blue Heron course (par-72, 6928 yds from back tees) and 18-hole Blackheath course (par-71, 6621 yds).

Location

Latitude:

37.304001

Longitude:

-76.784669

How to get there:

7 mi NE of Williamsburg / 52 mi SE of Richmond.

Ford's Colony Country Club (Marsh Hawk course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1985

Ford's Colony Country Club is home to three comparable, well-rated and always popular golf courses (Marsh Hawk, Blackheath and Blue Heron). These tree-lined and open parkland layouts should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, well-crafted designs and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of these courses.

The original eighteen, known as the Marsh Hawk course, is arguably the best and most famous of the three layouts at Ford's Colony. The course has hosted a number of notable tournaments in its history, including the Virginia State Open and qualifiers for the former PGA Tour stop at nearby Kingsmill Resort's River course.

Marsh Hawk winds in and out of woodlands, over lakes and through open-spaces, flanked on many occasions by large luxury homes, well set back from the course. Marsh Hawk's greatest defences lie in its tightish fairways and strategically placed bunkers. Elevation changes and contouring of the holes around natural lakes will test your depth perception, while Marsh Hawk's challenging undulating greens are what sets it apart from its younger siblings.
List of courses: Virginia (Southeast)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season: weekdays $80. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).

Did you know?

Ford's Colony is located just 6 mi northwest of historic Williamsburg, which was founded in 1632. The city served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the centre of political events in Virginia that lead to the American Revolutionary War (aka American War of Independence). Williamsburg is definitely worth a visit.

Where2Stay

  • Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony

    101 St Andrews Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

    +1 (757) 258 1120

    Visit website
    Nestled in the private community of Ford's Colony, this colonial-style resort and golf club is 7 miles from downtown Williamsburg and 9 miles from Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ford's Colony

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Golden Horseshoe; Kiskiack; Stonehouse; Kingsmill.

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