A view of the 18th green surrounded by water from the Blackheath Course at Ford's Colony at Williamsburg
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4.0
343 Reviews (343)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
309 out of 343 reviews
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4.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 38 reviews
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3.9
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.4%
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54 out of 64 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6632 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.0
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Ford's Colony Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf Academy at Ford's Colony Country Club"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required. No blue jeans, cut-offs, tee shirts or tank tops.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.0
343 Reviews (343)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7
Convenient to the City 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Never Disappointed at Fords Colony

Fords Colony is a great deal on Military Tee Times & this veteran appreciates their participation. Bag drop was super friendly & helpful. Front desk was helpful but unaware of the fact that it said range balls were included in price & made no attempt to rectify the difference. Starter, Jim, was a great ambassador for Fords Colony. The course was in good condition but a lot of ground under repair on every green. Great pace of play. Overall, a great day. Will certainly return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/21/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blue Herron - Ford's Colony

Very nice course - very scenic. The course is moderately challenging. The fairways and greens were in great shape except it did rain heavily the day before and the fairways in parts were somewhat swampy, but that couldn't be helped. I totally enjoyed my round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Very wet course conditions

Carts on path --- given rain over the last week
bunkers were played as ground under repair as
many had water on them

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/15/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Ford's Colony Country Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Ford's Colony

Good layout, fairways and greens were in good shape. The bunkers were horrible.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Ford's Colony Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Outstanding! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/07/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A ranger would top it off.

Very Pretty course but it needs a Ranger, the foursome in front of us was playing from the wrong tees. We had a 5.5 hour round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club - Blue Heron Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/26/2021

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ford's Colony Country Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Home at Ford;s

Great to be back at FC, we own timeshare here and love it. Course was best I've played this year or any other..
Fairways in excellent shape. Greens were pristine.
Really enjoyed food at pub afterwards..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/18/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Ford's Colony Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Maryland Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pristine Conditions

BLACKHEATH: Haven't played this course in close to 12 years and trying to play each course in Ford's Colony over the next couple of months when I'm in Williamsburg. Blackheath is in PRISTINE condition--one of the best courses from tee to green I've played all year (and this was my 80th round in 2021). Even the tees are in perfect shape. The fairways are thick and lush and the best I've played on this year. The rough was also thick, but not overly long so very playable. The greens were beautiful, with subtle breaks, and ran smooth and pure. The only thing questionable were some of the bunkers--but in fairness to Ford's Colony, we had T-storms for five hours last night and the bunkers weren't all that bad considering. (I was in a couple and there was no standing water and were certainly playable.) Given all the rain, I was surprised with 90 degrees for the carts today, but the course drains very well and there were very few wet spots. This course is superb. It is beautifully manicured, has some picturesque holes, lots of magnificent houses along the fairways, water on 13 of the holes, and enough penalty and environmental to get your attention. It's not overly hard, but a nice challenge. You need to hit the fairways or you will get in trouble fast. What a wonderful round today! it's nice to play a course that is well taken care of!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasantly Surprised

After a very heavy rain day on Saturday we expected the course to be very wet. We played Marsh Hawk. Many bunkers were full of water and were not playable and were not able to recover golf balls in them. There were some low drainage areas that were mushy. Having said that, the fairways were lush and we were getting roll which was great considering the day before rain. The greens were not overly soft but were receptive. The rough was not terrible though some areas were a bit thick and gave some penalty as they should. The driving range was open but the mats need to be replaced. I don't think I have ever seen the grass open on the main range. Putting greens were in great shape. With few exceptions, the course and amenities were in great shape. We normally partake in the great bar and restaurant but since discovering 2 Drummers smokehouse, that has been our go to after golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2021

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Heron was Great!

We played Blue Heron, one of three courses at Fords Colony and it was great. Perfect conditions all arounf, great pace of play and the food in the grill is amazing! Can't go wrong here at all and all the staff are wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Outstanding! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/29/2021

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Ford's Colony Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Unfortunately fords colony is the most stereotypical country club golf course I’ve ever played. Members and staff are the most uppity people I’ve come across. Members play a very poor pace of play and didn’t let us play through, then proceeded to tell the Ranger that we were hitting into them (which we were not). We had to wait more than 5 minutes for every shot and we had a 9:00 tee time with no one in front of the members, but remember they wouldn’t let us play through. I won’t play there again but I’m sure the country club doesn’t care.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us and that the pace of play was slow during your round. We appreciate your feedback and will use your review to help us improve moving forward. Thank you again and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Ford's Colony Country Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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