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4.4
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
95.9%
Recommend this course
227 out of 242 reviews
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4.5
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.6%
Recommend this course
41 out of 42 reviews
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4.5
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
66 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6632 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.0
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Ford's Colony Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required. No blue jeans, cut-offs, tee shirts or tank tops.

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
242 Reviews (242)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7
Convenient to the City 6
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/12/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A bit of a disappointment!

First of all, this is the only course anywhere around here that requires you to drop off your bag instead of driving the cart to your car. And then of course you're expected to tip even if you don't need assistance! Not to mention that one of the Bag Boys (the older one) was rude as we were leaving! Just not nearly as enjoyable as the last two times we were there!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter wonder

Played the Black Heath on a beautiful winter's day. The 18th is my favorite hole in Williamsburg. For the date, the course is in great shape, dormant, but solid.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/24/2020

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Bonus weather day in December

The Average ratings are only due to dormant winter grass in December, it was fortunate to have a sunny 75 degree day in December! Jackpot baby

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

ok, but much better in the spring and summer!

I don't understand why they took the Tee Box markers off the course, but it was kind of annoying trying to figure out where I was supposed to tee off from! Also, a lot of the yardage markers were missing the actual yardage and that was frustrating because my phone died using the golf GPS system. Plus, this is an older course so the golf carts don't have charging portals. I guess compared to the last time we played there things have definitely gone downhill!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

After overnight rain the course had standing water on the fairways. Still very playable..... hands down the best greens around, rolling fast and true. Cant wait to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/27/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day

A nice day in November at Ford’s Colony Blackheath. Bermuda grass is going dormant but everything is in great shape. The maintenance staff is doing a great job keeping the fall leaves out of the fairways! Thanks Ford’s Colony for offering great value to your GolfNow customers! My friends and I will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/27/2019

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Blue Heron Review

Of the three courses at Ford's Colony, Blue Heron is the most scenic. I like the use of water on many holes. The course is in winter condition but greens are still running quick. The only criticism I will raise is some bunkers need drainage work. Fairways, rough and tee boxes look good,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2019

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

This was a beautiful, interesting course. The variety of holes kept play challenging. The service and ambience of the club was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Marsh Hawk review

Our tee time was set for Marsh Hawk, not...Black Heath...
Therefore, my rating is specific to Marsh Hawk. Cart paths should be better marked to be able to follow the course in correct sequence. That is our only recommendation. Great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played

Dont bother trying to grab something at the turn!

We play Fords Colony a lot because we are Marriott owners. Generally I would give F.C 4 stars but not on the day we played. Course condition has always been great, Bag drop staff, great! We made the mistake of trying to get a hot dog and a beer at the turn. We walked in saw plenty of staff but we were completely ignored. After 10 minutes someone that looked like a manger waited on us. So now 15 minutes. Luckily the gents behind us had the same idea, we warned them. Two holes later the ranger chastised us and threatened we needed to pick up. We explained about the turn but he didn't care. Then proceeded to follow us for the next 3 holes. Totally ruined our day! Oh, be warned, F.C. adds their gratuity on everything you buy, even a hot dog.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope you'll give us another try soon!

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome courses

Played both the black Marsh and blue heron courses. Like the blàck better with more interesting course management choices. Great shape and friendly staff. Only suggestion would be more signage to navigate course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/01/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Very challenging

Course is always in great shape and the greens are very challenging to putt. Recommend to anyone or group to play.
Course has two more eighteen holes courses available to play which makes great if you want to set up a weekend with friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Peaceful Round

Bag drop was easy and the carts were out and ready to go. The check in was simple and quick, I received a code for range balls and the range was in good shape, with plenty of tee boxes to hit from. The practice putting greens were in fantastic shape. The course is in great condition, the fairways were trimmed down very well, the bunkers were all raked and looking good(thank goodness I only had to play out of 1. The greens are in perfect condition and the balls were fast!! There were a few restrooms located on the course, and there were ice machines with cold water at each rest stop!! Overall, one of the best rounds I have paid for!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Outstanding! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forward Tees well placed

Really enjoyed the Black Heath course, especially playing from the forward tees. The yardage advantage allowed for a competitive game but not overwhelming. Perfect for seniors who have lost some distance from their game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Need Ranger, and bev. Cart

Great course, however, front nine took close to three hours. Good thing the group in front quit after nine or we would not be in before dark. No ranger on course! Beverage cart passed us on way to first tee, not to be seen again. Disappointing for a course as good as Ford's Colony.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

High quality club

They provided super service: help load and unload bags for free, even clean the clubs when returning the cart.
The play pace is controlled well from the starter, no felling of being packed.
I was only surprised they do not give free balls for practice at such rate.
The day was sunny but course was wet due to the rain two days ago. The rule for the day is cart path only. Walking is difficult at the long yardage. Except that everything is perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great Course

Course was in great shape. Greens are fast a run true. Overall layout will be challenging for all levels of golfer's.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/24/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round of golf!

Played the Blackheath Course & could not ask for a better experience. From the bag drop, front desk & starter, everyone was friendly and helpful. Pace of play was the best all week. Excellent course conditions. Will certainly make a return visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Wonderful! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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