Golfing Legacies Grace Virginia

by Casey Higgins | Posted: May 25, 2011 | Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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Beautifully rolling greens await you at golf courses across Virginia, and they include big names like Greg Norman and Robert

Golden Horseshoe Golfing

Golden Horseshoe Golfing

Trent Jones. Are you ready to go a round or two?

The Golden Horseshoe – Colonial Williamsburg

  • 45 holes
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary recognition
    • Gold Course
      • 18 holes * Opened in 1963 * Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
    • Green Course
      • 18 holes * Opened in 1991 * Designed by Rees Jones
    • Spotswood Course
      • 9 holes * Originally opened in 1947; updated by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1963.
  • “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses,” Gold Course, Golf Digest (2009, ’07, ’05, ’03)
  • “Top 100 Resort Courses,” Gold Course, Golfweek (2007) … More Acclaim
  • Open 365 days a year, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Champions Golf Experience in Williamsburg Travel Package: $399 to play both The Golden Horseshoe and Kingsmill.
  • Bring a group of 16 to secure a stay and play package from Best Western Williamsburg at $89/person.

Golden Eagle Golf Club at The Tides Inn in Irvington

  • 18 holes * Opened in 1976 * Designed by George W. Cobb
    • Three major water hazards (5, 9 and 18)
  • Golden Eagle Golf Travel Package: $358/couple gets you unlimited golfing, cart, club storage, driving range balls, deluxe Tides Inn accommodations, one round at either Tartan Golf Course or King Carter Golf Course, and unlimited use of Little Eagle practice facilities.

The Golf Club at Lansdowne

Lansdowne's Shark Bite Course

Lansdowne’s Shark Bite Course


  • 45 holes
    • The Robert Trent Jones, II (RTJII) Course * 18 holes
      • Strategically uses natural stone outcroppings and centuries-old rock walls.
    • The Norman Course (Greg Norman) * 18 holes
      • Uses Norman’s “Least Disturbance Approach,” incorporating natural undulations of the Potomac River Valley.
      • Norman calls the last four holes (1,706 yards or one mile apart) “the hardest mile in golf.”
    • Shark Bite 9 * 9 holes
      • A par-32, Shark Bite is longer and more challenging than most 9’s you’ll encounter.
  • Family Shark Bite Golf Package: $389/night for a family of four in deluxe Lansdowne Resort accommodations, buffet breakfast, unlimited golf on Shark Bite, and two sets of rental clubs.

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