The Club At Viniterra

4.4138941176 4.4 stars from 5 (320)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7496 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

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  • 8647 Angel’s Share Dr, New Kent, VA 23124, New Kent County
  • (804) 932-3888
  • www.viniterragolf.com
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Year built: 2009
Architect(s): Rees Jones (2009), Greg Muirhead (2009)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round. High Season: April 1st – October 31st

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire. No denim allowed
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7496 yards 75.2 142
Blue 72 7087 yards 73.1 137
Green 72 6698 yards 71.4 133
White 72 6117 yards 69.8 129
Gold 72 5504 yards 68.7 127
Gold (W) 72 5504 yards 74.9 136
Burgundy (W) 72 5122 yards 71.1 128

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 320 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

306 out of 318 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near the airport   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries  

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u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Beligerent Pro"


gumby3205's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

On the first tee there is a vineyard. I have played the course many times in the last two years and have been told ONCE to do a free drop if you go in there. At no time has the staff or the head pro say DO NOT GO IN TO Retrieve Your Ball. There is one small sign that says this and if you come in from in the wrong angle it is not seen. The head pro was belligerent about his sign being seen. At the end of the round we needed a LOCAL ruling as a sign said keep off the grass and use local rule. WHAT IS THE LOCAL RULE. Asked the HEAD PRO and he said 1) No one hits in there, 2) There is NO sign. He was rude and should take customer service classes. I will be back but hope the staff is friendlier.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

gumby3205,

Sorry to hear about your experience with the staff member when discussing the vineyards on the first hole. Sometimes a local rule sets even the rules guys off a bit! I hope to host you again soon!

Sincerely,

Management


"Great all around"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best course we played in the area. All four of us enjoyed


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


Commented on 09/21/2017

ydumon,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management



doclumpy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Parcell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great as usual, one of the best kept courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

Parcell,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management


"Great course great fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in excellent condition! Greens were fast, smooth, and rolled true. Great place to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

deweesguy,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management



Jbunn003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Vini Vidi......"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a bit of a time on the greens, as they have been recently aerated, but we managed to have some fun on this course.

I wouldn't recommend anyone play it alone for the first time, as some holes are a bit tricky, with hazards out of sight of the tee box.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

jdrupel,

Can't wait to host you again after the greens have healed!

Sincerely,

Management


"Great Track"


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

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

Reviewed on

This course has a really great layout lots of sand traps and forced carries. Very scenic with some really neat wooden bridges lots of hills making for great change in liies. Making hitting the generous fairways a premium. Greens are not in the best condition lots of unfixed divots and dead spots and they were slow. Aeration and some rolling could really help them. It appears that lack of play and slow development in the area may be their biggest problems.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

artbarbkc,

Thanks for playing while you were in town! Unfortunately, the issue with lots of play and being busy is golfers who do not fix ball marks! And funny that you brought it up but we actually did our scheduled aeration today (8/21). Our biggest issue is definitely golfers who do not fix their ball marks after approach shots. See you again soon!

Sincerely,

Management



u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Outstanding golf course"


AlexanderA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played over 100 golf courses around the country and Viniterra is on my top 10 list. Every hole is beautifully designed and provides a fun test of golf. It's a difficult track but completely fair. The conditions are always good and they manage the pace of play very well. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

AlexanderA,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management


"True gem of a course"


rffarle's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Maybe it is just my opinion, but I firmly believe this is the best course in the Richmond area. The course is always in great shape, and the staff is friendly. The course is not packed on the sides with houses, and the cart rides through the woods is great on a hot day. It is not uncommon to see wild turkey or deer on the course or nearby in the woods. The course can be challenging with the elevation changes, sloped greens, and forced carries on some holes - but that just adds to the charm and fun of the course. I try to play here as often as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

rffarle,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management


"All Natural"


Speedblade54's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the natural feel of this course. Every hole is a world of its own . Drives between green to next tee relaxing , cool and all through the woods. Tee boxes abound, so easy to pick your own challenge. Greens were in fantastic shape considering all the heat . As good or better than any other greens in the area that I have played in last couple months. Traps a little inconsistent, which can be a problem considering the number of traps and strategically placed . Layout is very interesting and offer doglegs left right , elevation changes and some sloping fairways . Not very many forced carries , and the challenge of the greens is the slope. You will be putting either downhill or up. Do not go long. All the problems around the greens are behind . If you have played before the flipping front to back nines confusing at first . Nice drive for us , so don't get here as often as would like and I remember courses 1-18 , so had me little confused, but as said earlier each hole its own little world , so once on tee remember how I like to attack each. The young gentleman at checkin and the young lady driving drink cart were as friendly and welcoming as possible and added to the overall great day. The young lady driving drink cart passed us at least 6 times , so as soon as you might think time for a drink she was there. Will be nice when clubhouse complete , that is the one thing this course has sorely needed, a 19th hole. Great course in great shape .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

Speedblade54,

Thank you for the kind words again! Thanks for coming back and playing the flipped 9's!

Sincerely,

Management


"The Club at Viniterra"


increase1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape only a few dings on the greens from earlier play..Great value thru Golf Now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

increase1,

Thanks for coming out! More good value prices on Golf Now coming soon.

Sincerely,

Management




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long course but wide open. Good course for the price. Will play there agian.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

u702001485,

Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon.

Sincerely,

Management


"Fantastic Deal!"


u000006215315's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Viniterra is in excellent condition and is considered one of the best values between Richmond & Williamsburg. The pace of play was exceptional and the golfcourse was set up fairly. Our threesome played in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

u000006215315,

Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Management


"A Rees Jones gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course on vacation, and it reinforced my belief that Rees Jones is truly one of the greatest course architects today. The layout was tremendous, with challenging slopes, doglegs, and bunkers that were placed perfectly to catch shots not perfectly struck. Despite the drought in the area the course was in beautiful condition, and the greens were the best that we played in the area during our one week stay. There were two negatives, neither of which was under their control. It poured the day before our round and we played cart paths only, which is very tough on this course with all of the hills. Secondly, the poor rating for amenities is due to the fact that they are in the process of building a clubhouse/proshop to be opened next year. However, you go to a course like this for the golf, which was fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

u000004479059,

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon! The clubhouse construction is coming along nicely and we can't wait to be in.

Sincerely,

Management


"Great round that started off shaky in the clubhouse-"


douglagt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have only ever experienced friendliness and a welcoming attitude from the staff at Viniterra except for Sunday's round. The cashier that afternoon was unexpectently rude and had a condensing way when he spoke. He stated the course was cart path only and marshals will watch "you" at all time in the event you deviate. What a weird thing to say. I asked if balls were already on the range for us to warm up with and he made a comment under his breath about nothing's free! Crazy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

douglagt,

Thank you for playing with us last week! I am very sorry about your experience at the counter at check-in. We do sometimes have some golfers that defy our cart path rules. The information about a marshal should not have been conveyed in a way that you perceived as rude. I do hope that you give us more chances to prove ourselves. We value every customer that walks through our front door!

Sincerely,

Management


"Some Recent Changes For Better or Worse"


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 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

*This is an updated review. For more thoughts on this course, see my full review from 5/28/17*

It’s not often that a golf course goes through as much change in just two months as the Club at Viniterra has since I first played there in May.

The biggest change is that they have flipped the front and back nines, meaning you now start on the difficult par-5 that used to be #10, with a plethora of fairway bunkers. Apparently the reasoning behind it was to allow for a par-5 finish. Whatever the reason, I don’t think it has a major impact on how the course plays, just something to take note of.

The other big change for me is that apparently it hasn’t rained since I last visited. During my first round, the course was so wet, it was cart-path only. This time around, I doubt they cared where I drove my cart at all. The course definitely looked stressed from lack of water but it didn’t play very different than when it was wet. The greens were still in very good condition and putts rolled as semi-fast and smoothly as before. The bunkers were certainly firmer than I remember and that was a bit of a challenge to adjust (but since you’ll find yourself in them so often, it only takes a few holes to get acclimated).

Lastly, they have been aerating the fairways and of course the holes for that are quite a bit bigger than green aeration so there’s a chance your tee shot can land kind of funny. It doesn’t cause a major problem, just less aesthetically pleasing on those few holes they’ve done so far.

With a $22 Hot Deal on GolfNow for a midday tee time, it’s hard to overstate the value this course can be; it’s easily worth thrice that amount. I still love the secluded feel of the layout and the Rees Jones design. If you are looking for a serene golfing experience and maybe some extra practice at your sand game, I highly recommend checking this course out!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 07/31/2017

MizunoBen,

Thanks for posting again! The 9 switch should really work once we have opened our new clubhouse. The new set-up will have everyone finish their round right at the clubhouse, and allow players to pass by multiple times per round. See you again soon!

Sincerely,

Management



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