Ford's Colony Country Club - Marsh Hawk Course
|Gold (W)||72||6101 yards||75.2||137|
|Silver (W)||72||5369 yards||70.7||126|
|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|
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Great layout and in great shape. Rough made the day worse than it needed to be. Spent to much time looking for balls and getting out of rough. Played with 2 members and even they complained and quit after 16 holes
The rough was extremely difficult to find balls just inches off the fairway. Starter warned us about the rough and to pay close attention as to where it enter the rough. At the end of the round the cart attendant said every fishing the round was committing about the rough. Pace of play was slow because of this condition. Everyone at some point was looking for balls in the rough.
Great golf day
Played Blackheath. Friendly, personable staff, inside and out. Course was in very good condition considering the weather that just blew through, trees down and power out in the area. Great value, would keep it on the play list for next trip.
Professional course and staff
Played the Marsh Hawk course. Challenging, picturesque and fun to play.
Very Good Layout
The Greens did not hold shots unless you could really spin the ball. Ball marks and pitch marks were numerous because people ignored fixing them!
Nice but concerning....
Played Blue Herron today. Course was in great shape. Greens were very nice.
My concern is allowing walkers to play on a crowded weekend. I like to walk at times too but not on a weekend when it’s booked. Got behind 4 walkers until they finally let us play through only to get behind 2 groups of 4 that took forever. I like all 3 courses but it’s getting harder to play there because of the waiting. I know we wasted an hour just sitting during our round.
In my Virginia Top 5!
Ford's Colony is what a golf experience should be. From the bag drop all the way through the end of the round the staff was amazing. The starter for our round was David and he was so very helpful and pleasant to talk with. The bag drop gentleman were very accommodating as my playing partner was running a little behind so they drove him out to meet up with me on the first hole.
The course design uses the natural landscape so well from the elevation changes to the water on the course. There is plenty of water to be had here as well. Either you carry water off the tee or coming into the greens. The houses do not encroach on the layout in any way at all. As others have mentioned make sure to pay attention to the yardages on the course map they provide you to ensure you are in the right spot. The scorecard provides for the ability to play to the appropriate yardage for your game as there is a mix of 7 different tee box combinations with their blended yardages here. I really appreciate when courses offer this to meet everyone's game.
The course conditions were top notch for early July. The tee boxes, fairways and rough were in excellent shape. The greens were accepting of approach shots and were rolling true and smooth. The Bent Grass was a little on the longer side because of the summer heat so the speed was a little slow but consistent throughout. The bunkers were edged well. The sand was consistent depth and texture throughout the course.
The practice facility is extensive here. Multiple practice greens for putting and chipping. The driving range plays downhill and there are mats as well as grass available to hit off of. There is decent bunker practice facility here as well.
The food in the clubhouse was a little pricey for me but it was delicious. There was a well stocked beverage cart out on the course during the round. The pro shop is good size with plenty of merchandise to choose from for sure.
As my title states this is in the Top 5 courses I have personally played throughout Virginia. I highly recommend this course if you are in or near the Williamsburg area
The Blackheath Golf course is an excellent challenge for all levels. There is plenty of target golf and water hazards. The big defense for this course is the greens. They are very sculptured with few flat spots. If you come with your A game working you will score well. The course is generous enough to keep you in bounds, but will penalize errant shots into the rough. Lots of over water shots that are rewarding to the ego. Best to read the very thorough yardage charts handed out with the scorecard. If in doubt, play the white tees, you will still have a challenge.
The Blackheath Course is by far the best. All fairways, greens, roughs, bunkers were in great condition. Pace of play was good. This course will be closed for a couple of days or a week or so for some renovations. The sister courses looked good but Blackheath is members course in this gated community and is very well kept. Greens will be punched 07/09 so give it a month to regrow. Would play this over GoldenHorshoe in Colonial section. Only bad thing and not really bad is there is no food station at turn at #9 so bring something to eat with you. Would be nice for them to set up a station for hot dogs or eats at #9 or #10
Really nice course with great holes
Greens fast and consistent
Fairways tight lies
Another Wonderful Experience
Played Blue Heron today for the 1st time. Course was in very good shape. They had aerated the fairways not long ago BUT had no effect on play. Greens in great shape! Staff, starter, beverage gal (Lia) and ranger were FANTASTIC! Played round in 3 hrs and 45 minutes. Will keep coming back to Fords Colony and so should you!
My buddy and me where totally blown away by this course and how well it is taken care of from tee box to green on every hole. If you get the deal like we did for $35 per player on here trust me it is totally worth it. This course as well as the other 2 at Ford’s Colony should easily be charging $60 minimal for this per $18. Thanks Golf now for the great deal we got for this course and even more so on July 4th.
Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Delightful layout. Several very interesting hole designs...will challenge your shot imagination!
Ford’s Colony has excellent food and terrific bag and starter staff.
Wide Fairways and good sand!
The Hawk Marsh course is a fair and forgiving layout, with wide fairways and excellent greens (except for the temporary green in Hole 1). There are some areas absent grass or eroded by all the recent rain, but very limited.
The course had perfect greens
The course was challenging, but fair. We will play there again
This was my first time playing the Blue Heron course. What makes this course great is it's unique layout. It requires you to think before every shot, especially off the tee. Driver is not the play off every par 4 & 5. Sometimes an irons is preferred and other times a hybrid or 3 wood. Also, your ball placement in the fairway is important based on pin location. Golf Courses that make you think and call for accurate ball striking are always more fun in my opinion!
Really nice course at great facility
Course is still growing in after cold spring but the fairways and greens were both in great shape. Would have like greens a bit faster but still good. Bunkers well raked. I have always liked the Blackheath layout. Played the blue/black combo and enjoy that you have to make many different tee decisions avoiding trouble. Pace was good even though we were a 2-some behind a 4-some. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Wish the grass part of range open. Enjoyed bar after round.