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193 Reviews (193)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.9%
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179 out of 193 reviews
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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.3
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
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Layout
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Pace
4.3
Amenities
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4.7
95.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6650 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.0

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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6650 yards 72.0 132
Gold 72 6101 yards 69.8 125
Gold (W) 72 6101 yards 75.2 137
Silver 72 5369 yards 66.1 116
Silver (W) 72 5369 yards 70.7 126
Scorecard for Marsh Hawk
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/132 372 419 535 400 180 502 418 194 406 3426 351 567 393 310 320 174 444 153 512 3224 6650
Black/Blue M: 71.0/128 350 379 535 366 180 502 383 160 406 3261 351 545 361 310 320 174 412 153 483 3109 6370
Blue M: 69.7/125 W: 75.5/138 350 379 494 366 143 469 383 160 382 3126 327 545 361 270 294 158 412 125 483 2975 6101
Blue/White M: 68.1/122 W: 74.0/134 350 331 459 346 143 469 348 160 382 2988 327 507 333 270 294 158 371 125 438 2823 5811
White M: 67.5/119 W: 71.7/128 334 331 459 346 128 417 348 131 323 2817 270 507 333 250 256 145 371 93 438 2663 5480
White/Red M: 65.2/114 W: 69.3/124 334 319 419 266 94 417 283 131 323 2586 270 250 307 250 256 145 371 93 378 2320 4906
Red M: 64.6/111 W: 67.8/120 309 319 419 266 94 401 283 111 323 2525 251 250 307 218 242 125 358 87 378 2216 4741
Handicap 9 7 1 3 17 5 11 15 13 10 2 6 12 14 18 4 16 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 1 15 13 5 17 11 7 14 4 8 10 12 18 2 16 6

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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4.3
193 Reviews (193)

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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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Great find

Really enjoyed playing this course. The conditions were perfect and the weather was ideal. Unfortunately, we encountered a foursome, which eventually let us (a twosome) play through, and a twosome that did not, and that would have benefitted more from the driving range. Too many golfers playing from inappropriate tees. But the course was lovely and we had a great day regardless.

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Looking green

Marsh Hawk was in good shape after several days of rain. Greens can be tough to read and provide a challenge. Foursome in front did not keep pace, but once we got around them on ten we were able to play quickly. Always a good round at Ford’s Colony and the hot deal wasn’t a great value. Will be back again soon!

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Super friendly staff and great amenities

Wonderful experience! Course was beautiful! Couldn’t have been treated better. Pace was perfect. Holes were challenging.

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Commented On 05/13/2019

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Ford's Colony!

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Conditions Good
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Commented On 05/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your rating is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course thanks you!

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Played On
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great deal

Marsh Hawk course in great shape and firm/fast greens. Enjoyed !!!!!

Conditions Good
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Layout Good
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Pace Good
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Commented On 05/01/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed our greens. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent COurse

Played this course after a day of solid rain and the course was in great condition. Challenging but manageable course. Everyone was nice for first time playing course. Back up on Hole 1 and started said to go to the other course and play. Had no one in front and no one pushing. Just a great enjoyable few hours of golf. Will definitely go back in the future

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented On 04/15/2019

Terrific! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Conditions Average
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Layout Good
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Commented On 04/11/2019

Awesome! Come back soon!

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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top Notch Course

Still early in the season, but the driest course we've played this week. Greens were spectacular. Great layout, very fair, plenty of challenges, bunkers were all raked and beautiful (every where else we played they've been terrible). They have 54 holes at Ford Colony and we played Marsh Hawk. I'd go again in an instant. In a couple weeks, the conditions will be like mid-summer and should be awesome

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/11/2019

Fantastic! We're glad that our greens met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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2.0
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Muddy mess

Tee boxes in poor condition. Fairways were a muddy mess with few blades of grass to find. Greens were ok. Staff were nice. Wasted a beautiful day and wished I had played elsewhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/09/2019

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you, but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another try in the future!

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Previously Played

VIP experience, but wet with punched greens

We were treated very well by the staff upon arrival and check in. Odd issue with whether or not the range balls were included in the round or not. Heavy rains from the day before left the course soggy. Layout is top notch. There was no notice that the greens had recently been punched. Slightly disapointed with the cost considering course conditions, but I will play again.

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Commented On 04/15/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Aerated greens

There should have been an aerification alert for the greens. Overpriced for the condition. That being said the layout and treatment by the staff was excellent. Very wet due to rain the prior day. Will play again but not for several weeks.

Conditions Fair
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Commented On 04/08/2019

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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MAPLES a southern gem

Wide off the tees with exacting green approaches.
Very friendly design for first time visitors

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Commented On 04/05/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Commented On 03/28/2019

Outstanding! Come back soon!

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Good course layout

Really nice layout and pace of play but probably too early in the season.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/27/2019

Terrific! We're glad hat you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging

Great course good condition for winter golf greens were rolling great on the marsh hawk

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/22/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

A Solid WIlliamsburg Course

There is no shortage of great golf courses (public and private) in Williamsburg and Ford’s Colony offers three very good ones. If you are looking to spend a day in one place and get a good mix, this might be the perfect place.

A short drive from Colonial Williamsburg, Ford’s Colony offers three very nice courses: Blue Heron (currently closed for renovations), Marsh Hawk (the member’s course), and Black Heath. I was fortunate enough to be selected by the friendly starter to tee off on Marsh Hawk despite not being a member of the country club. He promised my playing partner and I that it would be drier than Black Heath, though sogginess proved to be a consistent aspect of my playing experience. This is less a fault of the course maintenance crew and more a fact of recent weather patterns that have inundated the area with copious amounts of rain.

Mudballs and squishy stances aside, the course played beautifully with impressively smooth and firm greens, well-maintained bunkers and good overall condition of the fairways and rough for mid-February. Perhaps because it was a members-only course, I was surprised at the lack of ball marks on the greens though the tees had plenty of grass missing, which is to be expected this time of year.

The layout of Marsh Hawk is memorable though not exactly breathtaking. There are some decent elevation changes and a couple of extreme doglegs but nothing too quirky or tricked up. Having never played here before, I was never at a loss of where to aim my tee shot though a couple approach shots required a peak over a hill or around a corner. Bunker design and placement is forgiving but not a layup, the evenness of the sand in them certainly helps.

I paid $30 after the pro shop staff matched the GolfNow Hot Deal my playing partner had tried to book unsuccessfully. That’s a very good value for this course and the staff here really makes you feel at home.

There are a few other courses nearby that I like the design of a little better so I’m not sure how often I would return but I still highly recommend this course, it’s a good value and an honest golfing experience

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/19/2019

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played Marsh Hawk. Good course, short but a good layout. Lot’s of risk reward holes. Front nine had a lot of water holes which were fun. Back nine was kind of boring. Course was in good condition for the time of year. Greens were great, rolled true and good speed to them. Overall a good course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 02/06/2019

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge of our layout. We're also pleased that our course conditions met your expectations. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!

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5.0
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Blackheath terrific

Thoroughly enjoyed this prcturesque Blackheath course. A bald eagle flew right over the first tee. Starts with a challenging par 5 with water all along the left. Nice elevation changes, water carries, dog legs and mixture of long and short par 4’s. The finishing hole has a neat island green. There are homes lining the fairways but are non obtrusive. Pace of play was excellent. Course conditions was good for this time of year.
Still cart path only. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 01/31/2019

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that you were able to play at a good pace and that our conditions met your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round with us at Ford's Colony!

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