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4.7
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
96.4%
Recommend this course
275 out of 286 reviews
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4.7
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.5%
Recommend this course
83 out of 86 reviews
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4.8
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.0%
Recommend this course
149 out of 152 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7440 yards
Slope 154
Rating 76.8

Formerly known as The Tradition Golf Club At Royal New Kent

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Strantz (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
286 Reviews (286)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 17
Undulating Greens 17
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vert open and great view

First 9 hole was awesome. Back nine with home view was as nice as the first nine holes. It was wet on fairway probably from rain from previous day. That was only complaint I had but overall it was enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Track

RNK is a roller coaster of a golf course. Challenging layout! Conditions were great for November! Staff was friendly and helpful! It’s come a long way since new management took over! Would rate it above Tobacco Roads!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Great review! Its fitting you mentioned a roller coaster...one of our favorite Mike Strantz quotes about the courses he and his team wanted to design and build..."We have a saying...at amusement parks like Disney Land, Six Flags, etc, you don’t see the long lines at the merry-go-rounds, you see them at the roller coasters. That is what people want.”

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A top 100 course!

A beautiful, highly challenging course. You only saw the hole you were on for most holes. The front 9.plays through a forest. Lots of elevation changes. Well-placed bunkers. Each hole is framed beautifully. The greens were a good speed. but appeared slower than normal because of the recent rains. I played the 6200 tees. Unfortunately, because of recent rains, it was cart paths only, and the course felt like 6800 yards!
Every hole is like a signature hole! Some were long. There were forced carries, and decisions to lay-up. The short holes had their own challenges, like not using a driver, blind shots to green or severely sloped greens.
The course earns every bit of its high slope.
I look foward to returning when the course is dry.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was challenging, but fantastic fun even in the wet weather. They were accommodating to allow me to ride in the rough due to my disability. Definitely will go back many more times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The greens and fairways were pristine! The best ever.
Some attention could be paid to the cart paths.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Beautiful course, hidden deep in Va. very difficult, requires accurate hitting. We played 36.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

F-ING DIFFICULT

this course is absolutely beautiful but oh my is is hard. as someone who’s only been playing a year, this course was waaaay out of my league. i usually shoot in the low 80’s at my home course and i shot well over 100 here. but still a beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was soggy. It would be nice if there was a card that showed the layout of the course for those who haven’t played the course before

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/13/2020

Yes the course was wet because of the third day of moderate to heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Delta that moved through the area. Hopefully, you can come back on a drier day.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

An absolute must play

I can’t imagine there’s many better golf courses in the US. The scale of the course is incredible. Not a lazy hole or piece of terrain on the property. Challenging yet fair and playable. But really it’s just a work of art.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must play

All around great course from tee to green. My favorite. Great experience. A must play if u come within 2 hrs of this gem

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Challenging

Course requires a lot of concentration, much carry on some holes, as well as narrow fairways, twists, turns, hills w/ high elevations, and some low levels. Seems to include IT ALL, for an excellent variety. The course was in great shape, and all staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Greens were in perfect shape, and quite tricky; again, takes much concentration. I highly recommend this course. It's well maintained, nice customer service, and at a fair price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Strantz!!

If you have not been to RNK it is a must for any golfer and especially anyone who love architecture. You hill have a hard time beating the value of a former top100 that is back in great shape. Get there soon and get there often if your close. The genius Mike Strantz only designed 9 courses before he passed all are worth playing. Few courses will test you like RNK greens rolling about A 12 and are near perfect and course is rated as one of the hardest anywhere but it’s STILL FUN no matter how hard it is or how bad you play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome golf course

Awesome golf course. Fairways are very very wide. New Bermuda greens are in great shape and very quick. Very challenging but if you know the right place to hit it off the tee it is not as difficult Almost every hole could be a signature hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible

Never even got to play after waiting two hours after my tee time. They had no carts at least 20 guys sitting waiting for carts. Can’t even believe it. They did give me two rain checks to make up for it but my day was wasted and no golf on my weekend in Virginia.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/22/2020

We apologize for the inconvenience we caused you. No excuses. Hopefully, you will be able to come back to actually play and enjoy the course. It is a beautiful Mike Strantz creation.

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