Colonial Heritage Club

4.4512588235 4.5 stars from 5 (240)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6889 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • (757) 645-2030, (757) 645-2000
  • (757) 645-2014
  • colonialheritageclub.com

Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (2006)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Denim is not allowed, shirts must have a collar.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6889 yards 74.3 147
Green 72 6385 yards 71.8 141
Silver 72 6016 yards 70.3 134
Silver (W) 72 6016 yards 75.9 136
Gold 72 5364 yards 67.2 125
Gold (W) 72 5364 yards 72.3 129
Burgundy (W) 72 4738 yards 69.5 122

Colonial Heritage Golf Club offers the only Arthur Hills-designed layout in Williamsburg, and it is also the city's only gated golf community. Golfers looking for a place where they can just 'grip it and rip it' will be out of luck on this course, which requires skill and strategy. It is a thought-provoking design where golfers will want to weigh all of the risk and reward options first. The layout plays through deep ravines that provide interesting changes in elevation. The golf course also features undulating fairways and large, fast greens that are bordered by strategically placed bunkers as well as water hazards that come into play on several holes. Colonial Heritage G.C. definitely provides a good challenge, even for a seasoned player, but beginners shouldn't feel too intimidated. The golf course offers some room for error and the risk-reward opportunities appeal to low and high handicappers alike.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 240 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

227 out of 239 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Punched Greens And A One Big Change"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

*This is an updated review. For more thoughts on this course, see my full review from 6/02/17*

This has been one of my favorite course in the state due to the great layout, consistently good playing conditions, friendly staff and great value. Most of that has been retained for 2018 but there’s one change that you should know about if you’ve played here before.

First and foremost, they have aerified all the greens, and not with the pin-sized holes I had witnessed last summer which didn’t affect play at all. This time the putting surface is largely altered by larger holes and sand and putting was a challenge all day. Since this only happens a couple times a year, I won’t focus too much on it and my overall rating doesn’t reflect the temporary degradation in playing conditions. It is worth noting that despite heavy rains the night before, the course had drained very well, though cart path-only was still warranted.

To me the biggest change that has impacted this beautiful course is the expansion of housing development, particularly on the back nine. My favorite par-3 on the course used to be tucked away in a secluded corner of the course, surrounded by woodlands. Fast forward 8 months and the trees are all gone and soon the only backdrop will be a row of gated-community houses. I admit this is more a personal letdown and may not affect anyone who hasn’t played here before, but it struck me how much change had been made to the hole’s character by simply changing the backdrop. The construction continues on to the next few holes but to me, that par-3 was impacted the most.

Scenic backdrops notwithstanding, this course remains a great layout with challenging and varied holes that will have you using different clubs and different shots on every hole. The fluffy bunkers (even after a lot of rain) take some time to get used to and the elevation changes are pretty incredible for this area.

The staff remains top-notch with friendly and helpful service, they even guided me to the back-nine first to avoid getting held up by a large group on the front nine. Talk about pace-of-play, I breezed through the whole course (cart path only too) in well under 3 hours!

For $30 for an early afternoon tee time, you cannot beat the value of this course. Iit remains my highest ranked course in the state for that category. Once the course fully recuperates from winter and aerification I will be back again and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great Experience"


itom212's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was a great experience. We enjoyed wonderful weather for April. The course was in great shape for the time of year. It was very challenging. The bermuda grass was still dormant, as was the case at all courses in the area at this time of year. The roughs were overseeded so they were green, making it more visibly appealing. The course was quite challenging with several forced carries over deep gorges. We found it to be a challenging, but fair design. The greens had been aerated recently, but had almost finished growing in so they were not 100% perfect condition. Long story short, we had a great time. The staff was quite friendly and extremely helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



John4120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Except for two holes on the front nine and two on the back nine the course is a good layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u000005859711's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

extremely windy round. great course set up. 5 different tee boxes to give the player the test he/she would like. on course restrooms left a little to be desired but other than that it was a great experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Over priced"


u000007447709's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course does have a nice layout. Pretty much each hole you will have a playable second shot as is an open layout which is nice. The staff was very nice and the snack bar was good. To start, a small bucket of range balls was $8 which is quite over priced as I have played nicer more ritzy courses where a small token is $4-$5. The driving range was nice. Fairways were not grown in yet due to the weather which I can understand. The biggest issue were the greens. If i could rate them a negative five I would. For the price of my round, I expect immaculate greens not greens covered in sand, holes all over the place some as big as a quarter and overall just 100% inconsistent. My group was giving gimmies from 5 feet in because no green would role without hops, skips and jumps. We were all super frustrated to pay a large amount for such poor greens. The round was worth $40, but round total plus the range balls was $65. Really feel like the course owes me some change.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/09/2018

I am so sorry to learn about your disappointment on the conditions of our greens. We take a lot of pride on our golf course, it's conditions, and our hospitality. Please contact me via email at apalen@colonialheritageclub.com or by phone (757)645-2032 and I would love to host your group back when our greens have recovered as a guest of mine.

Sincerely,

Aaron Palen, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Nice challenging track."


louisp23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slightly over-priced paid $50.00 per man should have been $35.00

GPS does not take you to proper entrance this made for quite a last minute run-around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Number one"


Rene5300220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the gest courses I have played in a long time. Well maintained tees, fairways and greens. Love to play it again. Thanks to all for a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always A Great Experience"


Davelcathotmailcom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful clubhouse, challenging course, professional staff. My husband and I travel to Williamsburg from Western PA 2-3 times a year and always try to include playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"We'll designed target golf gourds"


absfedosick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money but bring lots of golf balls.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Good Layout"


jqjgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is friendly but will challenge you with shots that you have to think about. You will use every club in your bag for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


kevincarol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course. Plays long, rewards placemnt


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Great Time"


rstrisik's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time I played here, this time with my three sons. We had a blast. Course is in perfect shape, really nice driving range, chipping area and putting green to warm up. Holes range from definitely challenging to moderate but really nice flow and design. I would play here again for sure. Starter is a good guy originally from up north and very course knowledgeable. Everyone there was very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best round!"


bairz2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautifully conditioned course with several blind shots and very challenging layout. Shot one of my best rounds ever and will return in March, 2018.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very challenging course for a great price"


ChrisW5226's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Located in a gated community where some of the holes play along homes. Great layout, but very penal if you spray the ball. Many areas to lose a golf ball in the woods and hazards. Pro shop had a limited assortment of items. Snack bar was closed throughout the day. There is a large clubhouse that is geared towards the community residents. Conditions were good, including nice greens. I will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great play."


Woodlandspro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course with beautiful wooded surroundings. The course is challenging and extremely well kept. The fairways were fantastic and the rough was kept in tournament condition. The greens were fair and immaculate. We will be going again as soon as we can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable time"


keuka's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. We all played the burgundy tees(forward) since we had handicaps from 13 to 30+. No lethal holes, but was not easy either, for our first day out in williamsburg. Course in super condition. Golfnow rate a good value even tho we didn't do a 'hot deal'. Course looks like it would be much more of a challenge as you go back to back tees.

We had fun, and would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u571809341's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Facility"


rstrisik's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in wonderful shape from tee to green. Nice practice area with grass range and chipping and putting areas. Pace of play was good but we got stuck behind a few slower players even though we played through two groups. People were very nice, pro shop is pretty good. Only noticed a 'snack shack' and not a sit down type grill room but I might have missed it. Several sets of tees are very helpful as this place would be a beast from the tips. Course definitely plays a little longer than marked because of several elevation changes. Par 5 5th hole is a real challenge. Lots of lay up type tee shots required on many holes. Overall a good challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000006155423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in very good shape. The greens rolled well, and the sand in the bunkers was playable. Several excellent risk/reward tee shots: #5 to carry the native grass to the second fairway. Early in ththe back 9 is a drivable par 4 that will swallow your ball if you miss left or right. There are several other holes that make you think, rather than always pulling your longest club and swinging away.

Only issue was a group of senior ladies ahead of us. Very nice ladies (we chatted at the turn), but they played very slowly and seemed to really enjoy strolling slowly to their balls from the greens to their carts.

Service was great, water for drinking was plentiful, and the course was fun. It was a great day and we’ll be back on our next visit.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001623324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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