Ford's Colony Country Club - Marsh Hawk Course
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.
|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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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.
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!
Super friendly staff and great amenities
Wonderful experience! Course was beautiful! Couldn’t have been treated better. Pace was perfect. Holes were challenging.
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!
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!
Marsh Hawk course in great shape and firm/fast greens. Enjoyed !!!!!
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!
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
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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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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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Good course layout
Really nice layout and pace of play but probably too early in the season.
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!
Great course good condition for winter golf greens were rolling great on the marsh hawk
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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
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.
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!
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.
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!