Best of 2016: Top 20 golf courses in Virginia

For the second year in a row, historic Williamsburg earns the top two spots in Virginia's best-of list. The destination known for its colonial charm features three courses in the Top 20, while other destinations like Virginia Beach and metro Washington D.C. also have entries.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

Don't see your favorite Virginia golf course? You can make your voice heard by writing a review here.

Top courses by subcategory in Virginia in 2016

Course layout: The Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent
Course conditions: The Club at Viniterra
Value: The Pines Golf Course at Fort Eustis
Off-course amenities: Westfields Golf Club
Pace of play: Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Ford's Colony Country Club at Williamsburg

Top 20 golf courses in Virginia in 2016

Gainesville


Providence Forge


Potomac Shores


Leesburg


Virginia Beach


Petersburg


Tappahannock


Virginia Beach


Fort Eustis


Fredericksburg


Clifton


Williamsburg


Moseley


Front Royal


Chesapeake


Chesterfield


Meadows of Dan


New Kent


Williamsburg


Williamsburg


Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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