The Tradition Golf Club At Royal New Kent

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4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
95.7%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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13 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7480
Slope 153
Rating 77.1
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Invicta 72 7480 yards 77.1 153
Gold 72 7119 yards 75.7 149
Black 72 6695 yards 73.7 145
White 72 6132 yards 71.3 139
White (W) 72 6132 yards 79.3 151
Combo 72 5455 yards 67.9 131
Combo (W) 72 5455 yards 75.2 143
Green 72 4882 yards 65.4 124
Green (W) 72 4882 yards 72.1 136
Scorecard for Royal New Kent
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Invicta M: 77.6/153 418 557 191 452 590 427 197 418 407 3657 584 417 221 366 344 246 476 562 463 3679 7336
Gold M: 75.7/149 396 537 176 431 576 404 186 403 379 3488 567 401 202 346 333 229 459 537 403 3477 6965
Black M: 74.2/144 378 512 160 381 541 392 173 386 337 3260 537 378 176 334 330 208 442 509 386 3300 6560
White M: 71.6/138 W: 76.8/148 357 539 156 344 533 351 160 370 317 3127 533 354 152 297 303 161 380 463 362 3005 6132
Green M: 67.9/131 W: 70.5/135 222 424 144 297 495 299 135 232 305 2553 350 285 115 241 256 115 374 406 276 2418 4971
Handicap 7 5 17 3 11 1 15 9 13 6 8 14 16 18 12 2 10 4
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 1 17 5 3 7 13 9 11 14 6 16 18 10 12 2 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Bent 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

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Reviews

4.5
40

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 5
Drinks 3
19th Hole Specials 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Forced Carries 10
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 1
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Virginia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still An Awe-inspiring Layout, But Needs Some TLC

This is one of my favorite courses here in Virginia and it’s mainly because of the fantastic Irish-links style layout by Mike Strantz. Yes, it can be extremely unforgiving and make for a long round, but if you go in with the right mindset you’ll definitely enjoy yourself. If nothing else, it is a very pretty course.

You can tell though that the course is underfunded right now. A minimal staff and the many pot bunker sandtraps that seem to long since have actual sand in them. Their bareness and the exposed drainage pipes aren;t a good look for such course. On the bright side, the greens were mostly in good share and the fairways looked better than on my previous two visits. The course had received a lot of rain recently and nearly all of the course had drained nicely.

For the right price (plenty of GolfNow deals available) this can be a great value, just be warned that a “quick” round here is anything under 5 hours. My threesome finished in just under 5:00 and only had to wait a few minutes on the very last hole.

Take your time and enjoy the challenge! I will make the drive many more times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

Great golf course, a definite must play if you are in the Williamsburgh area. The layout is a true Strantz gem and is quite a challenge. The Staff were quite friendly and courteous! This is a course that it would help to play with a member or a few times to get used to your sight lines. The conditioning was ok but some of the greens were rough in some patches. As well the bunkers and cart paths need work! For the money though it was a great deal! When back in the area it will be a definite replay!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the Money!

Course was in great shape! Greens were very nice! Nothing but good things to say about this course. I would recommend it everyone and will go back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow. This course is awesome

I was not prepared for this course. The first few holes reminded me of the crazy Old Macdonald at Bandon...huge elevation changes, huge greens, and totally blind tee shots and approaches. Many players will not like the course as it is VERY difficult...if you don't have your A game, good luck. One of the other reviewers suggested to forget your ego and play from more forward tee boxes and he is right on. They have pot bunkers everywhere that are more British thsn American, meaning if you find one it may as well be a stroke penalty. This course is one of the most beautiful I have played and houses or buildings are visible in the distance on only a few holes. I can't wait to play it again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenge

The course was a difficult course. Took 6 hrs for 18 holes. However the layout was more of a challenge than I expected. First time golfers would have a more enjoyable time with someone that knows the course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great layout

Fantastic layout. This is a true links course with the pot bunkers, etc... It has many unique holes. The fairways are generally very wide, and the greens are huge, but the penalty for missing either is huge. I enjoyed this course as much as any course I have played.

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

Highlight of our trip 2nd Year in row!!!!

This course is fantastic very challenging a hidden gem. Greens in great shape, will challenge every part of your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Strantz Classic

I am huge fan of Mike Strantz as an architect so that along with the reviews here led me to play here. This course has everything you could ask for from forced carries, lay ups to ideal spots and great green design. There are plenty of tee choices for your game. The pro shop will give you a course map with distances and layout which is helpful but if you can play with someone who has played before you will be better off. If you have never played a Strantz course you have to keep an open mind. It is challenging, humbling and a lot of fun. The courses conditions were perfect considering the above average rainfall we had in August. This course reminds me the most of Tobacco Road in Sanford, NC, minus the sand and waste areas of Tobacco Road. If you are in the area and want a truly unique experience give Royal New Kent a call. Again prepare to be humbled but have an open mind.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

unbeatable for $25

the course is in great shape. My advice, bring some sort of gps, or get a yardage book. Some of the greens are enormous and easily make up at least a 2 club difference depending on pin position.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome value

Royal New Kent is an awesome gem of a course that we played for a steal of a price. The layout is breath-taking and there are some magnificent holes that would challenge players at every level. It was evident that the maintenance budget was down since the bunkers weren't raked and several were filled with water, along with slower greens. However, it didn't really diminish what an amazing value this course was to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average

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