Colonial Hills Golf Club

1.3555500000 1.4 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6390 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6390 yards 70.0 121
Middle 71 5939 yards 68.2 118
Ladies 72 4638 yards 66.7 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 1.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

12 out of 16 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals  

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Reviews


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"In pretty poor shape...."


HerbD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I don’t know what happened to them but the fairways are mostly dirt. It’s the height of the growing season and their fairways are muddy and sparse. Maybe someone got overzealous with some weed killer but it was very disappointing to see. Unless you like playing from the mud on 75% of their fairways, Cross this course off of your list for the remainder of 2018. Maybe they’ll have some sort of grass grown in by 2019. Disappointing.....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"OK place to get rid of Winter rust"


KenHuntsman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in early March, so grass not growing yet, but tees and fairways still seemed sparse. Greens in excellent shape for this time of year. Nice layout for the most part. Distance on the short side. A lot of up and down, walkable, but you'll get a workout. Great place for beginners, but I'll look for better places in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Decent Layout"


u000005252950's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had great greens, but there was very little distinction between fairway and rough. The layout was pretty decent. I got a super discounted rate, had I paid more I would have been disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"2 retired golf nuts"


mk8q16ophx6648607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is "Lady Friendly" and fun to play. Would highly recommend it to any golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


Steve9776621's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kevin was very accommodating Fairways in great shapey


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"excellent greens"


Doug3628144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than some dirt patches in some fairways, the course was in good condition. The greens were in excellent condition and rolled true. Other than some knuckleheads that played in groups before us, that had us fixing divots on just about every hole, we got in 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours. The PGA pro (believe named Kevin) was super friendly. As far as the price the total was $17 a person, which you can't beat, have payed more to play on a lot worse courses. Will definitely play Colonial Hills again, and would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall good course"


pgatour12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played good, grass was been mowed, and green roll good w/o much bounch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic views, nice greens"


u698530593's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. Nice greens, white sand in traps, fairways need work- just plan on adjusting your lie. This is Virginia and there is plenty of water here so bring insect repellent. Saw lots of wild life- other than ducks/geese. Staff is very friendly and easy to work with. Planning on going again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No big frills here. The staff are friendly and easy to work with. Course is pretty good, sand in the traps was white and easy to hit from. Greens were good. No complaints for the money, it was good. Would recommend to a friend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value. Unique Challenge. Could use some TLC."


WilboWaggins's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

You can't beat the price of this course anywhere in the area. I used to play golf here every day in high school, and I know a lot about all of the quirks and bounces. This is definitely a course where local knowledge plays a huge role. If you're new to it, the layout and severe elevation changes might be a bit overwhelming, but if you embrace the challenge it can be a great learning experience. The cartpaths and teeboxes could use some work. I guess you'd expect that with a course of this value, but I feel uncomfortable driving/walking on a bridge made of plywood patches and railroad ties.

Tip: Don't go for the green on 3. Easy mid iron into the fairway leaves a simple, albeit severely uphill wedge shot. In so many matches, I've seen people pull driver and most of them ended up marking down 6+


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day on great course!"


u000004783802's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy a day at this course. Great value for those of us with budgets!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Met My Expectations"


sextonbenanddonna68's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is similar to other courses built during this particular time period. It requires a good bit of local knowledge. Armed with that, I believe that you could shoot a very low score as the course does not play extremely long. The fairways are fine, though if you are expecting to see tour quality fairways, you will be sorely disappointed. Most of the greens are in fairly good shape. Bent grass is hard to care for correctly in this particular area unless you have the money to watch it 24/7, but the greens were rolling well and were very smooth. The cart paths are really bad. They do not run the entire length of the hole, which a lot of courses don't do anyway as a money saving measure, but they could do with some maintenance. Also, it happened to be the day of their club championship, so the pro was kind enough to let me tee off on the back side and I didn't have any issues waiting on other groups. I will probably play this course again, but I don't think that I would play it for more than the hot deal I got through the website.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worst course in the Lynchburg Area"


Oldschoolcool's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Irons only driving range with no grass and ancient, moldy mats.

Almost no grass in the fairways

Staff is cold to non members

Cart paths are so bad that they Are actually dangerous. Steep hills, potholes, and rickety bridges patched with plywood.

Loud, probably drunk golfers almost every time I have been there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"good course and fun. needs cart paths bad."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

there was two seniors playing we had fun and would play this course again. course would be improved by a large margin by improving the cart paths.they are all to pieces.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Go somewhere else"


bperrow's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/29/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

The tee boxes need to be cut, the fairways need the grass that's on the tee boxes and the greens were ok. Colonial Hills AKA The Goat Track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout, good greens, but fairways are rough"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course with its hilly layout and well-maintained greens. The only problem was the fairways need some work on some holes. For the price I paid, though, it was a pretty good deal.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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