The Club At Viniterra
|Green (W)||72||6698 yards||76.2||139|
|Gold (W)||72||5504 yards||74.9||136|
|Burgundy (W)||72||5122 yards||71.1||128|
|Pink (W)||72||4625 yards||67.9||121|
|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|
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Layout, In Good Condition
Visiting town from Ohio i have been playing a few different courses this weekend. This course was a phenomenal layout, above average conditions. I have heard from the local that some courses were beat up from the recent winter and rains but this course was in above average condition. Played from the blues which was about 7000 by the scorecard. Not much roll In the fairways but i ended up shooting 79. Greens were very receptive and overall in good shape, rolled very true. Overall a great course. Would absolutely play it again. Great value with the online tee time. As a couple other reviews said the clubhouse is being built so not many amenities in the clubhouse but that’s not what i go for. Overall great course, no complaints.
Challenging course in excellent condition
Only got to play the front 9 as storms moved in. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in excellent condition. Great price for what you get.
Regularly serviced, clean portajohns; clean, cold water in the coolers. Fairways, greens, and tee boxes all gorgeous! Staff friendly and helpful.
Can’t wait to play here again!
The weather was great, pro shop was very helpful, The coarse was in excellent condition, couldn't ask for a better public coarse. Would play there again.
A solid (4) stars
Played Vinterra today for $38/pp. They are in the process of building their new clubhouse so check-in and off course amenities were below average . The layout of the course and its condition are great. Minimal burnout and greens were in excellent shape. Definitely recommend playing the course.
Thank you for playing Viniterra. We hope to see you soon. We also wanted you to know we do carry made to order food. Most of our sandwiches are Boar's Head products. Again, thank you for your support of Viniterra
Pace pace pace
Pace of play terrible. Needs to be addressed with a Marshall on course. Stop looking for balls in the woods and play golf. The Pro rode around but said nothing to any of the slow foursome groups in front. 4 hours through hole 12. I got sick of waiting behind 2 groups on each tee box and skipped the last 8 holes. Ridiculous. It’s a shame too because the course was in good shape and the greens were reasonably fast. But I will not be back— plenty of other courses in the Richmond area in good shape with average pace of play and wayyyy cheaper greens fees.
“Unfortunately” I was grouped with a threesome, perhaps the starter would do well to not ungroup threesomes and create singles with foursomes both in front and behind.
Also, properly mark your fairways as to where you would like the carts to exit. I was nowhere near the green— still in the fairway. Several “no cart” signs were non-existent, or had one sign missing on half of the fairway. Maybe if you monitored pace of play as closely as you monitor where in the fairway people have their carts, the course would have “flowed great” on that day.
Play here, but only play 9, as you will have time to play 2-3 balls from tee to green on each hole!
Thank you for your interest in playing Viniterra. As you may know we were extremely busy that day and unfortunately you were playing as a single that day. Playing as a single will always be faster than playing in a foursome. Also riding your cart up to the collar of the greens would allow you to play quicker as well, which we do not allow. I did speak to the group that was four groups ahead of you to speed up play but unfortunately they picked up the pace a bit too late in the round. They did catch up on the 15th hole but again the damage was done. We do apologize about the pace, usually the course flows great. We hope you will give Viniterra another chance when you can. We thank you for your patronage.
The best public near RVA, but low bar
Was excited to play my first Rees Jones course on the first cool(er) day of the week. Played horribly, which was compounded by the 1.5-2 club wind that was blowing all day. This made the 7100 yards from the Blue tees even more challenging. My biggest complaint about the course was that the greens were SLOW and inconsistent. Large parts of the fairway were either burnt out or damaged, but not a total deal breaker. I understand that this is meant to be a large golf community, but I cannot stand courses that are entirely unwalkable. Gas carts are an interesting choice for what is marketed as an upscale public course, but more for the fact that they have to burn more gas (and $$$) by forcing those carts up and the large hills across the course. I guess I would go back to give it another try, but I did not fall in love with this course.
Thank you for playing Viniterra. We are sorry you felt our greens were inconsistent as many feel our greens are some of the best around. As you may know most courses up and down the East coast were decimated by the Winter weather but Vinterra actually held up better than most to the winter kill, mainly because of the practices by our superintendent over the Fall and Winter. The course is stretched out over 9 1/2 miles with lots of elevation changes. The ravines and hills dictated the design of the course so that is why we are stretched out. As for the carts. We felt that gas was the way to go as we had battery carts for our last fleet but the hills took a toll on the batteries .
Again, thank you for your interest in Viniterra and we hope to see you again soon.