Colonial Heritage Club

4.4149411765 4.4 stars from 5 (221)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6889 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • (757) 645-2030, (757) 645-2000
  • (757) 645-2014
  • colonialheritageclub.com

Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (2006)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Denim is not allowed, shirts must have a collar.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6889 yards 74.3 147
Green 72 6385 yards 71.8 141
Silver 72 6016 yards 70.3 134
Silver (W) 72 6016 yards 75.9 136
Gold 72 5364 yards 67.2 125
Gold (W) 72 5364 yards 72.3 129
Burgundy (W) 72 4738 yards 69.5 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 221 Reviews
5 stars:
130
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

208 out of 220 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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u000001623324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a retirement course!"


brown521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging would do it again. Greens had been arreated a week ago, not perfect when we played still provided challenges and worth the price


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout."


Brian9287452's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a very challenging layout. Greens were 10 days+/- post aeration so they were bumpy as expected. Course was upfront about aeration having happened. Ran a special with cart, range balls, round, a beer and hot dog for $35.00. Would recommend to,all,golfing friends. Definitely a must play if younger visiting the Williamsburg area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Must Play!"


melvi23's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely gorgeous course!!! Worth the time and the value can't be beaten. For my money, yard for yard, the best public course in Williamsburg!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a Winner"


u000005814444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Colonial Heritage never disappoints. Always in great condition and a tough but fair track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jimleonard77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Colonial Heritage"


u695371748's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track by Arthur Hills. Great conditions with fast greens. Friendly staff. Will be back next time we are in the area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


u000003644311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course is fantastic. The design of the golf course, the condition of the course, and the pace of play are everything you could want in a golf course. The fact that the green fees are so reasonable is just an added bonus. The staff are friendly and helpful. We come to Williamsburg once a year and play this course each time. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Review of Colonial Heritage"


RichFarmer's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course. There are quite a few blind shots that even a yardage book might not help. We would definitely play it again and would need a couple of rounds if we were in a tournament. It was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Colonial Hertiage Golf Club"


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course and great lay out! Fast greens and felt like I was at a country club a private one. Greens were like glass.Very long course from the tips! Rough was great the bunkers were too. From LI Ny and definitely a mist play in the area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course find"


markvernon1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A really tough but amazing course. If you can't strike the ball fairly well and are a shot maker, swallow your ego and play-up to enjoy this technical course. That said- Played On a Saturday am; weather was light on-off again rain. Even in wet, soft conditions, course layout was very challenging. This is not a forgiving course for high handicapper, long hitters. Bring extra balls if you can't check your ego! Tight fairways and small greens. Course is in great condition- greens true & fairways well maintained. Beautiful visuals if you love nature.

Can't wait to re-visit and play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unprecedented Value"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

*This is an updated review. For more thoughts on this course, see my full review from 6/02/17*

While the hot and dry summer weather has burnt out many other courses in the area, Colonial Heritage remains largely unaffected and unchanged since my first visit back in June. When I first played, the greens were a bit sandy from aerification but this time around they had merely been “pin-pricked” and from a distance you couldn’t tell anything had happened to them. In fact, playing this course will make you wonder why there’s such a fuss about aerification from golfers and maintenance crews alike. Colonial Heritage does such a good job at it that on both occasions that I played, putts rolled as fast and smoothly as any other course’s untouched greens.

As many reviewers have noted, this is a difficult course with plenty of blind shots, elevation changes, forced carries, and undulating fairways and greens. The course is so well-conditioned and has such an appealing layout, you may not mind (as I didn’t) that you lose a few balls or make a high score (the flip side is that making a good score here feels that much better!).

The staff here is as friendly as they come I was really impressed by them and the amount and quality of the off-course amenities will make you think you are at a high-end private resort.

To pay just $35 here is an absolute steal, this course is worth more than twice that rate even in the afternoon.

This is a top 5 public course in Virginia, period. I love this course and even though it’s 2.5 hours away from me, I’ll be back many more times to play it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Buy the course yardage card."


Thomas4927337's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course with some nice elevation changes. Lots of blind tee shots. Only complaint was no maps of holes on card or tee boxes. Couldn't get golf now gps/maps to work so played the course blind. Hooked up with a member for a couple of holes and he was helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


Rick06033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, in excellent condition, friendly staff. Can't wait to be back there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is Top Quality Golf"


melvi23's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course! This is in my top 5 of courses to play in the Richmond and Williamsburg area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Big Challenge!!"


Wburg2013's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a much tougher course than the rating indicates. I'm an average female player. Yes, it was the first time I played it, but even a good shot was not rewarded by this course. No flat lies on any of these narrow fairways, multi-tiered and/or elevated greens. Too many blind shots due to the hills and gullys on this course. Make sure you bring plenty of balls, because you'll lose many. This round was not fun or relaxing at all. I will not be back for a long time, if ever.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Reputation Well-Deserved"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Colonial Heritage GC for the first time today, and found it to be one of the best golfing experiences I’ve ever had.

It started with a very reasonably-priced booking on GolfNow. When I arrived, the man in the pro shop was genuinely excited to hear it was my first time and gave me a warm welcome. After informing me that the starter had left for the day, he walked me out and gave me a thorough overview of the course. It was a little gesture that went a long way.

The course itself was in as immaculate condition as my “starter” claimed. Though the greens were a bit sandy from aerification, they nevertheless rolled smoothly and still pretty quickly. Tee boxes, fairway, rough, fringe, bunkers, cart path, and even practice facilities were in top-notch shape. With nice electric carts, smooth concrete cart paths, and thick flagsticks, this course really exudes quality.

As for the layout itself, it certainly has a more dynamic character than most courses in the area, making the most of what little elevation change the Peninsula offers. There are some holes with houses in view and some out in the woods. A few holes have a lot of distance between them with some classy wooden bridges that give the course even more upscale feel. There are more than a few forced carries in front of greens and fairways, so keep your eyes on the target!

The biggest challenge for me was the extra-fine, fluffy beach sand in the bunkers which looks great but increases the likelihood of plugged balls and in general gives most players an unfamiliar consistency to swing through.

Sometimes when you get a great rate for your round, the flipside is a crowded course and slow play but I had the course to myself nearly the whole way. In all aspects, this is an impressive course and well worth the drive. If you’re in town to play a few rounds, make sure this one is on your list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



a2213150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not much character. Looks like a field that someone put some holes on. Conditions just not up to par.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Va Golf Vaca"


herbking613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape for early in season some bare spots and rough areas but easy to avoid.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



richview506's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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