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4.5
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
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3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
96.6%
Recommend this course
220 out of 234 reviews
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4.7
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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44 out of 44 reviews
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4.5
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.5%
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65 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6650 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.2

The traditional tree-lined fairways undulating greens and the best finishing holes around create a complete journey through the property. A par 72 measuring 6650 yards from the back tees Marsh Hawks greatest defense are narrow fairways and strategically placed bunkers. The real beauty of this golf course lies within the contour of the holes around natural lakes and elevation changes that can delude your depth perception.

Marsh Hawk has played host to the 1998 and 1999 Virginia State Opens Monday qualifying for the 2005 2006 and 2007 Nationwide Tours Henrico County Open and the Monday qualifier for the PGA Tours Michelob Championship for 12 years straight.

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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.

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4.5
234 Reviews (234)

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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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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.

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5.0
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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.

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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!

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5.0
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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!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.

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5.0
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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!

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Skill Intermediate
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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!

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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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.

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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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course, pace of play a little slow

This was a return visit to Fords Colony. Always a warm welcome, very helpful staff. 5 hr round, could have been faster, but otherwise an enjoyable day. Will certainly return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not happy that they had an outing that was was started in the middle of our round and we had to play the front nine twice or have a 3 hour back nine.it is obvious that they are only interested in placing as many golfers as possible on the course for the dollars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Wonderful! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/14/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Way to Start a Vacation

FC was the 1st of 3 golf outings on my vacation up to the Williamsburg area and what a start! From the moment we arrived we were treated terrifically. The view from the opening tee on Blackheath was beautiful and a bit intimidating and it was the first of many. Course in great shape with lots of variety and although the course was fairly booked up pace wasn't bad. Greens were quick but rolled true. Fairways were flawless. Highly recommend for anyone visiting and my only regret is that the course is 5 states away. Thank you Ford's Colony.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/07/2019

Outstanding! 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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great introduction

Played twilight during the first week of fall. The course is beautiful and the greens are fast. Houses are around, but you have to be way off to worry about them. Will play again soon.

Points for new people:
1) no carts in parking lot. Bag drop recommended.
2) Playing 9 on Blue Heron leaves you Miles from the clubhouse. There’s a point where 5 & 14 cross. We’ll try going from 4-14 next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/27/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2019

Fantastic! 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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Awesome! 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.

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Played On
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GR8 deal on golfnow.com on a very nice course

Course was in GR8 shape. Greens were real nice. Wish the course had better markings. They do provide a yardage book, but being 68+ I couldn't read it on the course without going back to the cart for my glasses.

We were paired with another nice group of seniors and all of us found the Exit points for carts on the fairways too far from the green. The exit points were about 100 yards and we all kept being around 70 yards out for our final shot to the green. Became a lot of walking.

But other then that, a great day and a nice course to play. Would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

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.

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