Ford's Colony Country Club (Marsh Hawk course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Ford's Colony Country Club (Marsh Hawk course) Est. 1985

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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.

Stay & Play at Ford's Colony, the Marriott's Manor Club offers luxury on-site accommodation (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Ford's Colony Country Club
240 Ford's Colony Drive,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
USA
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Office   +1 (757) 258 4100
Pro Shop   +1 (757) 258 4130
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Email  
Website   www.clubcorp.com
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Golf Pro
 
Eric Simmons (PGA, Head Professional)
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Academy
 
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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.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season: weekdays $80. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information


Practice facilities
Excellent (incl a double-ended driving range).
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (37.304001)
Longitude: (-76.784669)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony 
101 St Andrews Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
+1 (757) 258 1120
www.marriottvacationclub.com

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
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Golden Horseshoe; Kiskiack; Stonehouse; Kingsmill.
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