The Club At Viniterra

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4.3
420
5 Stars
217
4 Stars
161
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
91.3%
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395 out of 418 reviews
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4.3
42
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 42 reviews
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4.3
77
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.3%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7496
Slope 142
Rating 75.2
Type Semi-Private
Situated between Richmond and Williamsburg, the Club at Viniterra sprawls across abundantly wooded hills. There is no shortage of elevation changes on this Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead-designed golf course. There is a difference of as much as 70 feet from the tee to the green on most of the holes. When combined with the mature trees, the result is a tough layout that demands accuracy. Thankfully though, there are not many water hazards to contend with but there is strategically placed bunkering throughout. The golf course also provides a scenic round with working vineyards running alongside the lush fairways. In addition to being challenging, the Club at Viniterra prides itself on their environmentally sensitive practices. The golf course saves as much as 80 percent of the water used on traditional courses thanks to the use of a drought-resistant grass hybrid.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7496 yards 75.2 142
Blue 72 7087 yards 73.1 137
Green 72 6698 yards 69.8 129
Green (W) 72 6698 yards 76.2 139
White 72 6117 yards 71.4 133
Gold 72 5504 yards 68.7 127
Gold (W) 72 5504 yards 74.9 136
Burgundy (W) 72 5122 yards 71.1 128
Pink (W) 72 4625 yards 67.9 121
Scorecard for The Club at Viniterra
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: 76.0/143 570 489 429 560 455 202 440 188 438 3771 444 427 206 472 428 612 163 400 573 3725 7496
Blue M: 74.1/139 551 463 411 543 436 190 395 170 421 3580 418 413 188 439 414 559 148 381 547 3507 7087
Green M: 72.3/135 527 428 389 483 420 183 381 146 404 3361 382 400 175 417 373 559 141 364 526 3337 6698
White M: 69.6/129 W: 76.1/138 507 377 309 467 405 172 337 126 359 3059 382 326 137 329 354 559 127 340 504 3058 6117
Gold M: 66.9/123 W: 72.6/130 477 377 309 444 294 106 322 97 261 2687 339 308 124 329 305 488 112 340 472 2817 5504
Burgundy M: 65.6/119 W: 71.0/127 439 377 293 400 294 81 227 72 248 2431 339 291 114 329 305 475 84 322 432 2691 5122
Pink W: 67.3/119 380 254 297 297 291 106 229 94 260 2208 226 291 115 260 303 406 104 325 387 2417 4625
Handicap 13 1 9 7 3 15 11 17 5 8 10 16 2 4 6 18 14 12
Par 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 15 3 9 1 17 7 13 8 2 6 4 10 16 14 18 12

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 1st – October 31st
Architect Rees Jones (2009) Greg Muirhead (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire. No denim allowed

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4.3
420

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 71
Elevation Changes 57
Forced Carries 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 42
Locals 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 64
Convenient to the City 17
Near the Airport 16

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Handicap 25+
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4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

I live in Williamsburg, which is about a half hour drive from the course. There are only a few homes around the course, which is mostly surrounded with beautiful hardwoods and always in great shape. The staff is very personable and professional. Looking forward to the opening of the new clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

off season play

Played off season with dormant grass, temperatures in the low 40's and soft conditions. It was still very easy to pick up on the design and what Rees Jones puts in front of you. There were plenty of areas to stay away from but also wide fairways to play from if you didn't want to accept the challenge of a shot near those no-no areas. Would go back again when in the area. New clubhouse under construction should add to the experience. Did not see another player out on the course this day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Awesome course. Horrible pace of play

Played a hot deal and hit a couple of locals. 5.5 hours to play 18. In November. Started at 11.15 and almost did not finish.

Course would be amazing. But they need to monitor the pace of play.

How does 2 couples mess everyone’s day up? Playing slow and not caring how big the backup is behind them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive!

Over a 10 day period, I played several courses in the Williamsburg area. This was my favorite. The conditions were superb and the layout fabulous. They have a great practice facility. The clubhouse is a smaller temporary structure, but a new one is currently being constructed. Moving onto the course; there were many memorable holes. I played both the back tees and the next to last tees. I really didn't look at the yardage, the day I played the back tees, until I got part way through and was thinking this is one bear of a course. It plays around 7500, from the tips! I played well, and felt pretty good walking away with a 90. I would only recommend the tips for a scratch golfer, or better. Even the next set up is very challenging for a single digit. You need to have your tee ball in shape, when playing this course. The fairways are fairly generous, but a bad tee shot will often find the trees and usually results in a lost ball. The rough was not too severe, and a well struck shot would allow you to recover or at least advance the ball substantially. The greens were smooth and I loved putting on them. They were fairly fast, but not so excessive that a higher handicap player would feel intimidated. This course is a little out of the way, if staying in Williamsburg, but is well worth the extra drive. It was less than 30 minutes from my hotel, though, so not too far. Because it is a little further out, I don't think it gets the traffic the local courses do. I had some longer waits on some of the other local courses, but moved around quickly, both days I played here. I would highly recommend you play here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous course a MUST play

Great Reese Jones layout. Fabulous conditions pace of play was terrific and top notch layout. Super driving range and practice facility.

If you are looking for a terrific golf course at a reasonable price with greens that roll like silk - you found that here! A very modest pro shop and no big dining room but everything else is there including a beverage cart that made 4 rounds. A must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The Hidden Gem of New Kent

Traveled to the Richmond area for a wedding and found this place a few weeks prior on this site. Based on the layout and the price I figured it was worth a shot and it did not disappoint.

For starters, when we arrive the Head Pro was there and extremely friendly and outgoing. We spoke with a few members on the practice area and they mentioned that the course was in the best shape they have ever seen and they didn't lie.

The greens were in perfect shape and rolling quick and true. The layout consists of doglegs and various blind shots so I suggest using a phone app or buying a yardage book. Additionally, the course played long from the 6700 yard tees as it was windy and there are various elevation changes.

The course was not very busy so we played in about 4 hours but we took our time if we hustled probably could have finished in 3.5. They are in the process of building a nice clubhouse so there was not a ton to offer amenities wise but the new building looks like it will be a great addition. There is also a winery next to the course so if you are in the area with others that don't play golf send them there and meet them afterwards.

Overall, this place was well worth the trip and the 38$ price on golf now made it even better. I highly suggest this hidden gem. I will be back in the near future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

How Slow Can You Go

I have played Viniterra 4 times. Lovely golf course in very good condition. Pace of play today was absurd.

Front nine took two hours 45 minutes to play. When I made the turn, there were- counting my group - five foursomes on the tenth hole

One group near the green, one group in the fairway, one group on the tee box, and two foursomes standing by.

Pro Shop was notified, but never saw anyone come out to move folks along. After 4 hours on the course and only completing 13 holes, decided that I had enough for the day.

The pace of play for my previous round at Viniterra, on a Thursday, was not as slow, but still took 5 hours. Again, a nice course, but pace of play is not what one might expect on such a quality course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Advanced Players Course

The course is picturesque but extremely hilly and challenging for the beginner to intermediate golfer. Too many hills and sand traps. Also, very confusing around the parking lot, check in and finding way to first tee. It needs more directional signs. The distance between holes is long and definitely not a course that can be walked. The price was much too high. The only positive attributes about this course are the great, friendly staff and decent sandwiches. I will not be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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sixeagles
Commented On 12/08/2018

You can't give a course a low review because it has too many hills and bunkers. It is not a course for a beginning or high handicap player but that said the fairways are big enough to give options to stay away from the problem areas on the course. It's called course management.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the Best Rees Jones Designs Out There

From the proper tees, the course is not extremely difficult. The difficulty comes in the length. But the fairways are generous and well maintained. They're building a new clubhouse currently, so that should help with "atmosphere" however you define that; doesn't effect my review one way or the other. Good variety in the holes, very good conditions, very scenic. Top quality and certainly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wow! What an Improvement!

I heard the course was in rough condition in May, but it has come back! The course was in excellent shape from tee to green. The fairways were in superb condition, as were the greens...and very fast. The fairways are generally wide, but you still have to evaluate if mounding or slope will make your ball take a bounce. The course is a challenge, because you have to look at each hole and strategically position your shots. If you just grip-it-and-rip-it, you're going to get in trouble pretty fast. There are lots of trees, extreme rough, and slopes that fall away from the fairways and landing areas. The greens are generally large, but there are some subtle (and not-so-subtle) undulations. Bunkers had nice sand, but there are bunkers and bunker complexes strategically placed. There are some holes with blinds shots (i.e., #18). Better look before you pull the trigger on your shot (not just the tee shot). They don't have much in the way of amenities, but they are currently building a clubhouse, which will be great once it's completed...can't wait. A great course and one worth playing. We had a $39 rate with the Tee Time Book...worth every penny, and more!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too long.

Nice course but after playing a 6 hour round on Saturday and 5 hour round on Sunday, I’m not sure we will go back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Worsened Conditions Lessen This Great Value

*This is an updated review. For more thoughts on this course, see my full review from 5/28/17*

It’s been a few months since I last played here and granted it’s been an exceedingly rainy few months, but the conditions at Viniterra aren’t as good as they were before. Even a month after aerification, the greens aren’t as smooth as before and even the fairways look beat up.

It’s not terrible but it does make this course less of a value than it typically is. Hopefully the conditions improve again before winter sets in.

Everything else remains the same with good practice facilities, a great Rees Jones design, and when it’s not crowded...a nice sense of solitude from the spread-out layout.

I still recommend this course as one of the better ones in the greater Richmond area, especially for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gps doesn't work.No yard mark.

They offered 17 dollars. We don't asked.

They treat customers like a begger.

Airation special running.

Proshop guy act like a King.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
10be7c18-4ed6-5aa8-a895-bea098418622
sixeagles
Commented On 12/08/2018

Play golf the way it was designed with feel and lay off the electronic stuff to rely on.

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

Beautiful Course

I have played a lot of courses in the area and this is by far one of the best. The greens are in great conditions and so are the tee boxes and fairways. The only draw back is that it is easy to lose balls if you hook or slice into the tree line on most holes. The staff is friendly and helpful. I look forward to playing here again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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