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4.4
219 Reviews (219)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
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3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
96.3%
Recommend this course
205 out of 219 reviews
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4.6
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 34 reviews
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4.5
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.2%
Recommend this course
56 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6266 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.2
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Ford's Colony Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required. No blue jeans, cut-offs, tee shirts or tank tops.

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4.4
219 Reviews (219)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7
Convenient to the City 6
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great round of golf!

Played the Blackheath Course & could not ask for a better experience. From the bag drop, front desk & starter, everyone was friendly and helpful. Pace of play was the best all week. Excellent course conditions. Will certainly make a return visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, pace of play a little slow

This was a return visit to Fords Colony. Always a warm welcome, very helpful staff. 5 hr round, could have been faster, but otherwise an enjoyable day. Will certainly return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2019

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not happy that they had an outing that was was started in the middle of our round and we had to play the front nine twice or have a 3 hour back nine.it is obvious that they are only interested in placing as many golfers as possible on the course for the dollars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Wonderful! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Florida Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Way to Start a Vacation

FC was the 1st of 3 golf outings on my vacation up to the Williamsburg area and what a start! From the moment we arrived we were treated terrifically. The view from the opening tee on Blackheath was beautiful and a bit intimidating and it was the first of many. Course in great shape with lots of variety and although the course was fairly booked up pace wasn't bad. Greens were quick but rolled true. Fairways were flawless. Highly recommend for anyone visiting and my only regret is that the course is 5 states away. Thank you Ford's Colony.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/07/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great introduction

Played twilight during the first week of fall. The course is beautiful and the greens are fast. Houses are around, but you have to be way off to worry about them. Will play again soon.

Points for new people:
1) no carts in parking lot. Bag drop recommended.
2) Playing 9 on Blue Heron leaves you Miles from the clubhouse. There’s a point where 5 & 14 cross. We’ll try going from 4-14 next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/27/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2019

Fantastic! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Awesome! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GR8 deal on golfnow.com on a very nice course

Course was in GR8 shape. Greens were real nice. Wish the course had better markings. They do provide a yardage book, but being 68+ I couldn't read it on the course without going back to the cart for my glasses.

We were paired with another nice group of seniors and all of us found the Exit points for carts on the fairways too far from the green. The exit points were about 100 yards and we all kept being around 70 yards out for our final shot to the green. Became a lot of walking.

But other then that, a great day and a nice course to play. Would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Terrific! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2019

Awesome! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Perfect playing conditions, very playable course. Well worth the hour drive from Virginia Beach to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/03/2019

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Friday Afternoon

We had a great time plating tHe Marsh Hawk course. There was little pressure and the course was well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2019

Terrific! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/17/2019

Terrific! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Awesome! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lookin good

Course is looking great. Green-side bunkers could use a little work. Fairways in great shape. Greens are tough to read but they are hittable! Keep offering hotdeals on this course and we will keep coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Outstanding! Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played Blue Heron and course was well kept. Greens had been aerated 3 weeks or so and were running good and true. Fords Colony is always a great place to play when dry. At this time greens and fairways were good. Bunkers where ok based on all the previous ran. Murdocks is good place to eat hamburger or pizza

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Excellent! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course thanks you!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

Enjoyed my round here as always. Great value. Greens are tough to read and provide a challenge. A must play in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also pleased that you found us to be a great value. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Ford's Colony!

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