Williamsburg National Golf Club - Yorktown Course

3.2696294118 3.3 stars from 5 (81)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7018 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7018 yards 73.4 138
Blue 72 6415 yards 70.9 130
White 72 5821 yards 68.3 124
Gold 72 5323 yards 66.5 120
Green (W) 72 4853 yards 68.9 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 81 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

50 out of 81 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers  

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Loganh's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in great conditions and one of the only courses in Williamsburg with a great price for how nice it is


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u2563929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and wonderful conditions. Pro shop staff was extremely nice and informative. Will play again. Loved it.


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


"A very, VERY nice course…BUT"


USSI5674's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If it weren’t for the greens, this course would be a 4+ star facility. There is not lot of water to contend with, but what there is, is well applied. The fairways are in good shape, and the Tee boxes for the most part are fine. The is a plethora of traps/bunkers – and they’re well positioned as far as my game is concerned. The greens are very bad, but they are working on getting them back in shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Five star, but not yet"


niceguyeddy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The problems of this course are well documented. I played the Yorktown course today and I have to say, I was very impressed! Yes, the greens, many of them, are abysmal. But....the layout is fantastic, the scenery beautiful, the staff was nice (except for maybe the bartender......not friendly and seemed to resent being busy, although she wasn't).

If you are visiting the area on vacation, don't play here until October or so (although the Jamestown course is opening on 9/7/17)..... there are simply too many great courses in the area, no need to play on lousy greens). But.....if you can handle the greens for a few months.....I played on a Saturday in just over three hours and very much enjoyed myself....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2017

Niceguyeddy thank you first for coming out to play Williamsburg National and second for taking the time to write a review. A very good assessment of where we are. New ownership and management has been at the property for about 10 months. We have made a lot of progress but still some ways to go. The Jamestown course will open September 7th with new champion Bermuda greens and the Yorktown course is now in the process of being aerified and reseeded. We expect the thin and bare areas of the Yorktown greens to be healed by late September. This is the first negative comment we have received in regards to service we have a great team and we will address this right away. We hope to see you at Williamsburg National again soon and thank you again for your review.


"Golf course conditions"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is beautifully laid out. however the greens

are terrible. Many were bare earth or with very little grass on them'

The fairways are generous and well bunkered. Since it was the first time playing this course, at this time and or until the entire course conditions improve dramatically I will not play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens are horrible"


u8786759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are undergoing rehab. Not sure if it was the product they were using to treat or the local water but all of the greens under repair smelled awful. Like don't-breathe-through-your-nose awful. Several irrigation issues on fairways causing saturation. Many of the greens on Yorktown are less than 50% grass. Be wary of missing sprinkler valve access covers around the greens. I nearly fell in one. No practice pitching/putting facilities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout"


u000004479059's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course on vacation, knowing something of the history surrounding the change in ownership and efforts to revitalize the course. We were very pleasantly surprised. The area has been suffering from a severe drought and the effects were obvious, but the course was greener than we expected. The greens showed some damage due to weed control efforts, but this was openly addressed on info cards attached to all of the carts, and where the greens were undamaged they putted beautifully. The layout was well thought-out with interesting bunkering. The staff was extremely friendly and the grille room was a great place to eat after the round. I only wish that the Jamestown course had been open too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"needs work"


u000004955372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in terrible shape and the fairways not so good either. Tee boxes were fine. Course has a lot of potential. They need to shut the Yorktown course down and give it a lot of love. Was told they redid the course and just reopened it and are doing the Jamestown course now. If they do the same job to Jamestown as they did to Yorktown I wouldn't play there anymore.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2017

Thank you for your review and comments. New ownership and management are in the process of re-establishing the Yorktown Course greens from years of neglect. While we were able to provide a good putting surface for late spring and early summer we also knew the greens were still not fully healed and susceptible to turf loss during the hotter summer months. Summer heat combined with aggressive treatments to fight weed control that had not been done in years has exposed weaker areas of the greens. This was expected and part of the process for re-establishing long term health and consistent putting surfaces. We have recently addressed with advanced aerfication and re-seeding of these areas. We expect them to fully recover by early fall. In the meantime we apologize for the inconvenience.

Also the Jamestown course greens are growing in nicely and we expect that course to re-open in good condition late August or early September.



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


ddcomstock's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played round with two sons while vacationing in the area. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Course was in great shape. Would play here again if we return to the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u712129541's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played early in the morning on Fathers Day. The course conditions were excellent and the greens were in really good shape. It is a nicely laid out course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best Value in Williamsburg-By far!"


Brian4458053's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course for years. It was a staple for me for a long time. Like many, I had decided not to play there anymore after its decline.

I was recently talked into returning to see the changes under new management.

I was blown away-probably because my expectations were low. The course is playing great. The bunkers are well kept, the fairways and greens are nice, and the course is playable for all levels.

The Yorktown course has a little bit for everyone. Blind shots, long holes, short holes, doglegs, bunkers, etc....

What I liked most about it is that you aren't hitting driver, 8 iron on every hole. You have to be creative.

The clubhouse has an amazing staff and the food in the grill is better than ever. It isn't just golf course food-although, they have that, too.

I will return........tomorrow, actually.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2017

Thank you for your feedback and your thorough review, greatly appreciated. Glad to see you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!


"Course is much better"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Williamsburg National has been in decline for a few years. Many of the golfers I talked to said they would never play it again. Jn fact, I was one of them. Heard there was a new owner. I gave it another chance and its miraculous what they have done. Still needs more work, but its very playable. Guys give it another chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/19/2017

Thank your for coming out and giving the course another chance. Your feedback and positive comments are greatly appreciated. The maintenance and club staff have been doing a phenomenal job. The Yorktown course is in good shape and getting better every day the Jamestown course re-opens this September with brand new Champion Bermuda Greens. Hope to see you back again soon!


"Much Improved"


TomSlot's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WNGC has been going downhill for several years.

Played there last year and it was in terrible shape.

New owner and new management this year.

ONly one course (Yorktown) open. Much improved over last few years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2017

Thank you for playing at Williamsburg National and taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate your comments and recognition of our efforts. Improvements will continue on both courses and we hope to see you playing with us again soon!


"Unbelievable value"


u000005166195's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in 2.5 hours. New carts. Course condition was acceptable. Lots of bunkers. Had a great time with no one in front or behind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Diamond in the rough"


kmalott0023's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course. Great layout, great staff, great location. Tee boxes need some love, pretty hard. I could see the club is spending some money to redo the greens on the other course so they are heading in a good direction. The clubhouse and staff were awesome. I witnessed some other interaction with some of their members and guest and all left with smiles on their faces. Once they get some of the rough areas around the course up to "par" with the greens and the layout it will be an amazing golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"New fknd for me"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First played n Monday and found course in good condition for the area with weather and recent blight. Liked the changing layout but a few holes were not visible and no layout on card. Played better 2nd time Friday after been through once. Liked the course and even though crowed on Friday the pace of play was manageable with normally 3 groups on each hole on about 10 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable day"


Hank3142946's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

2nd visit and was as pleasurable as the 1st visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/12/2017

Thank you for your positive review. The course has been under new ownership and management for close to six months and a lot of work has gone into resurrecting the courses. We have come a long ways and the Yorktown course is very playable, the Jamestown course will re-open with brand new greens in early September. We will steadily continue making improvements on the course and property with the goal of being one of the region's best value with great conditions at an affordable price.



u247914996's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in the best of condition with lots of brown spots on the fairways and shaggy greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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