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4.3
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
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3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
95.0%
Recommend this course
181 out of 195 reviews
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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.3
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 50 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6266 yards 70.2 127
Silver 72 5695 yards 67.2 120
Bronze (W) 72 5178 yards 73.1 126
Scorecard for Blue Heron
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.0/133 409 408 394 543 426 230 410 175 570 3565 401 385 505 405 203 387 532 193 378 3389 6954
Black/Blue M: 71.3/130 409 365 394 543 392 170 390 175 532 3370 368 385 473 383 182 387 532 149 378 3237 6607
Blue M: 70.0/128 W: 76.5/134 369 365 358 488 392 170 390 145 532 3209 368 358 473 383 182 358 473 149 352 3096 6305
Blue/White M: 68.7/123 W: 75.1/133 360 329 358 466 374 170 355 145 486 3043 368 358 455 340 182 358 467 149 329 3006 6049
White M: 67.7/120 W: 73.8/131 360 329 322 466 374 134 355 120 486 2946 329 328 455 340 154 334 467 126 329 2862 5808
White/Red M: 65.6/115 W: 71.4/126 360 291 322 437 298 134 330 120 455 2747 329 300 410 310 131 334 410 126 290 2640 5387
Red M: 64.5/112 W: 69.9/122 325 291 260 437 298 115 330 100 455 2611 298 300 410 310 131 289 410 100 290 2538 5149
Handicap 9 13 11 1 5 15 7 17 3 12 8 4 2 16 14 6 18 10
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 5 1 11 15 13 17 3 12 4 8 2 16 10 6 18 14

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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Reviews

4.3
195 Reviews (195)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A True Country Club at Public Course Price

First time playing this beautiful course at Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg. Considered by staff as the best courses on site to play. Well placed shots score well, but a stray or poorly struck ball provides various challenges. The island greens are fun to negotiate, with water on many other holes. Blackheath, in my opinion, has been the best I’ve played in Williamsburg. Don’t forget the professional practice facilities and the experienced staff. Curbside service at its best.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great find

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Looking green

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!

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

Super friendly staff and great amenities

Wonderful experience! Course was beautiful! Couldn’t have been treated better. Pace was perfect. Holes were challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

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!

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/02/2019

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!

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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
Previously Played

Great deal

Marsh Hawk course in great shape and firm/fast greens. Enjoyed !!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/01/2019

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!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent COurse

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Terrific! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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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
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/11/2019

Awesome! Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/11/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Muddy mess

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/09/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/15/2019

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!

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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played

Aerated greens

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/08/2019

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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

MAPLES a southern gem

Wide off the tees with exacting green approaches.
Very friendly design for first time visitors

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/05/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 03/28/2019

Outstanding! Come back soon!

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

Good course layout

Really nice layout and pace of play but probably too early in the season.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/27/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Great course good condition for winter golf greens were rolling great on the marsh hawk

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/22/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/19/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us and we hope to have you back again soon!

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