Green at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, The

3.9705882353 4.0 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7120 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 7120 yards 75.1 142
Blue 72 6722 yards 73.4 134
White 72 6244 yards 71.0 130
Red (W) 72 5348 yards 70.5 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 7 reviews


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"Course was good...staff was friendly"


luvofgreen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time on the course. Winter conditions but course was presentable and playable. Greens had tons of poa annua but rolled fast....a little bumpy. Pace of play was perfect as no one came up on us and we only saw the group in front of us once on #6. Pleasant all around.

My dad and 12 yr old son played in the cart, I walked most of the course until I couldn't...hilly and long walks between holes added up to exhaustion.

The staff was extremely friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Playable Course"


ICENG2008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a Senior Citizen who has played over 900 different courses, I found that from the Silver Tees this course to be probably the most enjoyable & player friendly course I have played in my recent memory


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


"Golden Horseshoe Green Course"


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

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

Reviewed on

I was in the Virginia Willamsburg area. The staff at Kings Creek Plantation where I stayed suggested I play at the Golden Horshoe Green course. The fairways where a little rough due to I guess lack of rain and not watered down enough. The bunkers were in great shape and so were the greens. A little slow for my liking. Because I love fast greens. The course is challenging because of sloping and rolling greens. The fairways are very hilly. Some holes are very tight. The Course is worth 45 dollars but not no more than that in my opinion. The down side is that quite of few holes where cart paths only. 1 of them is the last hole on the 18. Which is a long par 4 if play from the tips. The Course is very long from the tips. Definitely a must play in the Williamsburg Va area. Many famous people and presidents played there. Example Obama the Kennedy's exc.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A step below Gold but a nice addition"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golden Horseshoe kept it in the Jones family when they added onto the famous Gold Course with the Rees Jones-designed Green. It's a totally different experience here, and while the courses border each other, the clubhouses are about a mile or so away. The Gold feels a little more like a resort course being so close to the Colonial Williamsburg lodging, while this semi-private facility feels a little more member driven.

The Green has its moments with some tricky par 3s and a great par-5 finisher. An Audubon Sanctuary course, virtually every hole is surrounded by dense canopy, providing a sense of solitude. It is a little more player-friendly than Gold, with mounding generally running alongside the fairways, but certainly of championship quality.

I would either play this course before the Gold, or play Gold twice. Playing it after the Gold, one of my favorites of the year, left me wanting a little more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nowhere close to the Gold"


u000005677634's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Gold course at Golden Horseshoe is closed for renovations, so my wife bought me my annual gift card for the Green course this year. I played it several other times in group outings, and found it to be OK, but not memorable. This time, on my own ball, I paid more attention to why I didn't think highly of this course, despite the fact that the scenery is beautiful, the course condition usually good (today it was a soggy mess, but I assume that is left over from last week's heavy rainfall), and the staff is great. Here's why: (1) this is what I call the generic nice modern course. Practically every hole has huge man-made moguls down each side. Every hole, same old thing. Each hole looks like the other, except for direction of the dogleg. One thing I typically am able to do is to go back in my head after a round and recall the holes. The Green course I just cannot. I only recognized two holes today after playing it about 8 years ago. I am sitting here one day after playing it, and I cannot even get to the third hole in recalling what the holes looked like. That was not true after playing the Gold - I could remember each hole in order with few exceptions after playing it the first time, because it has so many more memorable holes and character (2) Related to the first, the cart paths run behind and below the level of the moguls. So, if you are riding (which you should given how hilly this course is), you cannot see your ball from the cart path on practically any hole. That is a problem if it is cart paths only, like it was for me. I found I was forever having to walk up the hilly moguls just to spy my ball, only to see it maybe 20 yards behind or ahead of where I parked. It wasn't easy to figure yardage. In a couple of cases, I couldn't even tell where the hole was because the maintenance crew left the pin on the ground off the green. (3) The greens are fairly small, even for 400+ yard par 4's.

All in all, I find it hard to believe anyone who enjoys a challenging and beautiful course would think the Green is as good or better than the Gold. The Gold is much more natural, not tricked up with tons of bulldozed artificial hills. The Gold is the way golf should be, and given that the price is the same, once the Gold reopens, I would play that one every time I had the choice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"another great challenge"


WLS's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

After enjoying the Gold course the previous day, we went to the Reese Jones designed Green Course at CW and get ready for yet another challenge to your skills!

Be prepared to see a little of everything and make sure that you are ready for the day, breath taking views, and tough par 3's are waiting for you!

I cant decide which course I like better so I recommend that you play them both!


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"hidden gem"


nojokes'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 2/23/2012

Reviewed on

like it's big brother the golden, this course compares favorably. similar terrain and beauty, well maintained, lots of fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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