Golden Horseshoe Gold Course


Golden Horseshoe Gold Course

Golden Horseshoe Gold Course

Gold Course

Course Overview:
401 South England Street, Williamsburg, Virginia  23185
Par: 71  Yardage: 6817  Slope: 144  Rating: 73.8


Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Gold Course features majestic views of Colonial Williamsburg and a spectacular layout rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.  Best known for having some of the most breathtaking par 3s anywhere, Gold Course is not extremely long but challenges golfers to make accurate shots. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr., it is one of the best examples of traditional golf course architecture in the world. Opened in 1963, Jones Sr. called the Gold Course his “finest design.” In 1998, Rees Jones was the architect of a course renovation that remained faithful to the original design but expanded the appeal of the course for higher-handicap players while simultaneously lengthening the course from the back tees.  Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the Gold Course with tight rolling fairways that slope to elevated greens and strategically placed hazards that force golfers to be accurate on their tee shots.  The Gold Course has water on 7 of 18 holes and heavily wooded areas bound the fairways creating a unique experience golfers will remember for years.  Certified as a Audubon Sanctuary, no homes surround the property creating scenic vistas resulting in a top 100 rating by Golf Magazine.  Gold and Green courses are both excellent options for any premier Williamsburg golf packages!  Please note:  To play the Gold Course on a weekend (Fri-Sun) you must also play either the Green Course or another round of the Gold course.

  • Golf Course Honors

    “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” Gold Course, Golf Digest  

    “Top 100 You Can Play,” Gold Course, Golf Magazine  

    “Top 100 Resort Courses,” Gold Course, Golfweek  

    “America’s Top Golf Courses,” Zagat Survey®, Gold and Green Courses  

    “Middle Atlantic 100 Must-Play Courses,” Gold and Green Courses, Golfstyles Washington  

    “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” for commitment to environment  

    “Best Courses Near You,” Gold Course # 3 in Virginia, Green Course # 9, Golf Magazine  

    “State-by-State Public Access Courses – Virginia,” Gold Course, Golfweek  

    “Best of the Best Design,” Gold Course one of Jones Sr.’s top six designs, Golf Digest  

    “Top 500 Golf Holes in the World: Golden Horseshoe Gold Course 16th, Golf Magazine  

    “Four and Stars,” Gold Course, Best Places to Play, Golf Digest  

    “Four and Stars,” Green Course, Best Places to Play, Golf Digest  

    “Top Short Courses in America,” Spotswood Course, Golf Range Magazine  

    “World’s Best” Readers Survey, Gold Course, Travel+Leisure Golf   

    “Best Golf Teacher,” Del Snyder named one of the best golf teachers in Virginia, Golf Digest  

    “Green Star Award,” one of 15 finalists for inaugural environmental leader award, Golf Digest  


Course Detail:
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Year Built: 1963
Fairway: Bermuda
Greens: Bent Grass
Aeration 1: 2/23-2/26, 7/28-7/29
Aeration 2:
Tee
Par
Yardage
Slope
Rating

Gold
71
6817
144
73.8

Blue
71
6522
137
72.6

White
71
6248
135
71.5

Green
71
5168
124
65.6



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  Driving Range
  Chipping Area
  Fully Stocked Pro Shop
  Restaurant
  Snack Bar
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