The Club At Viniterra

4.4055470588 4.4 stars from 5 (373)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7496 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

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  • 8647 Angel’s Share Dr, New Kent, VA 23124, New Kent County
  • (804) 932-3888
  • www.viniterragolf.com
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Year built: 2009
Architect(s): Rees Jones (2009), Greg Muirhead (2009)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round. High Season: April 1st – October 31st

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire. No denim allowed
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7496 yards 75.2 142
Blue 72 7087 yards 73.1 137
Green 72 6698 yards 71.4 133
White 72 6117 yards 69.8 129
Gold 72 5504 yards 68.7 127
Gold (W) 72 5504 yards 74.9 136
Burgundy (W) 72 5122 yards 71.1 128

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 373 Reviews
5 stars:
194
4 stars:
144
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

355 out of 371 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near the airport   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries  

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"Disappointing Conditions & Too Difficult of a Layout"


SRT8's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I range from a 9-11 handicap and play every course from the tips. This course was more than I could handle from the Green tees, which are two levels up from the back tees. I have played here twice, and to be fair, the Bermuda was dormant both times. I want to like the course, but despite the very wide fairways, it's difficult to get yourself into a good spot to reach the greens. There is also too much high grass as you approach each new hole, and it just left me with the feeling that this isn't a well manicured facility. I was also blown away by the lack of ball mark repairs on the greens. One hole had a ball divot inside of a foot from the hole. Who doesn't fix that ball mark? Players who think the course doesn't warrant the care.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging!"


Ed5375240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course and the scenic, rolling hills. Our delayed Spring has prevented the grass to fully grow on the fairways, but the greens are spectacular. Overall, still VERY GOOD. Superb and friendly staff made the experience even better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Get Golf now Saved me lots of money"


MIchael7355201's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a great deal through golf now. We paid less than half price on a very nice course. I highly recommend this service and course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Really fun layout"


u883624502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses to play- several options on length and layout offers lots of fun and challenges.

Must play in Williamsburg area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Latest Round"


LtcHarryMoore's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Without question one of the best courses in Richmond or surrounding area. You can pay more but won’t find a stronger layout. Rees Jones at his best.

Not the best year for growing grass, but it will be perfect by June.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"awful pace of play"


u3725111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just moved to the aea and am looking for a course to join. Liked the course layout but 5 1/2 hrs to play and no rangers seen on the entire course. Granted it was a Saturday pm round, but this pace was unacceptable. I will play again during the week to assess the possibility of making this my home course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is always in good condition"


shalom56's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have play this course many of times and I plan to play it more in the future.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000006444236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that is challenging and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"always nice"


jonnybear77's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

viniterra is beautiful. consistently great. Dante from clerks is the pro. hes not even supposed to be here today! top notch design...go get some!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Punched Greens But Plays As Well As Any Local Course"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

This is my first time back to Viniterra since last summer, and not much has changed but I wanted to give an update on conditions. The greens have been aerated so they are a little bumpy and much slower than normal but generally your putts will roll true. Otherwise, the maintenance team has done a great job with the conditions here despite minimal rainfall the past month or more. The Bermuda grass in the fairways and rough is still dormant and that can occasionally be a pain. But the bunkers are raked and smooth and the fairways are devoid of divots.

I’m still not crazy about the change they made last year to flip the nines. You start and end with a par-5 which can be challenging. More daunting is the fact that a large group of fairway bunkers now greet you at the first hole before your driver is fully warmed up. If you land in them it’ll be good practice since it takes some fine shot-making to not land in bunkers on every hole here.

Something I seemed to have overlooked in my first review: this course plays loooong. I generally play from the second-longest tees on any given course but here that means 7000+ yards! I’ll accept that I didn’t play from the correct tees for my distance (I was hitting 3w and hybrids on every par-4, save 17) but the tees in front of me still measure nearly 6700 yards, so just reaching the green in regulation can be quite a challenge.

For me the challenge is a fun one and I still highly recommend this course to others. Just come prepared to spend a lot of time digging out of bunkers and using those longer clubs in your bag!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Cold and windy"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never a fan of cart path only and don’t think it was needed. Course layout is amazing! Still needs a month before it’s worthy of 65$


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Punched Greens"


Pete1221's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course played hard. The greens had been airated , some of the sand traps had sand that was not ranked. The sand was heavy as if they just dumped a truck load of sand in the trap. The replay was $15 dollars from 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Be good in two weeks"


WykaglBermingham's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were aerated not that long ago and cold weather not helping grass grow in yet. At least the fee for playing was commensurate with the conditions. Greens still sandy and grass around the greens is still dormant. Should be in good shape in a few weeks. Wind was brutal and made it an extra challenge.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Holes Sanded"


u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All holes on course still had sand, preventing true putting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Work"


u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was getting worked on which resulted in all holes having sand slightly placed on preventing true ball travel to hole


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4077563's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Time"


u4187119's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall course was in good shape. Pace. Of play was great. Enjoyed the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cold but fun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played on a day that never broke into the 50's. Course was in very good condition considering all of the recent wet weather the area has had. Greens played a little slow but I know they will be in great shape when the weather breaks. All in all I will definitely play this challenging course again! Makes you hit the driver several times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, unfriendly counter"


jburquhart's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course two Fridays in a row. I dont know if the second Friday (March 2) was “grumpy day” but the dude working the counter pretty much made it seem like he didnt want ANYBODY to be there that day. It was a day of high winds. Even after we were done 18 and at our cars, he came running out of the pro shop and rushed us to get our stuff out of our cart and hustle us into our cars. Ive never felt like i was less welcome on any other course. I tried to make small talk, you could easily tell the guy was agitated, and will not recommend this course to anyone based off of this experience. I loves the course too, but in this day and age, if you are a golf course, you need golfers to stay in business. Not a rude counter jockey who is on his high horse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/06/2018

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the course. As for staff we are working diligently to make sure all patrons get treated as they should be, WITH RESPECT. I hope that you will take in consideration our great course conditions and return again. Again, thank you for your review and I am sorry you were met by a staff member on a off day. We thank you for your patronage.


Commented on 03/06/2018

Thank you for your review of the course. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon. As for our staff we are working diligently to try and make sure we treat all customers as they should be, with respect. I hope that you will let the course speak for itself and return soon. Again, thank you for your review.



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