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4.7
442 Reviews (442)
5 Stars
332
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
Recommend this course
425 out of 442 reviews
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4.8
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.5%
Recommend this course
83 out of 86 reviews
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4.7
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.1%
Recommend this course
149 out of 155 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7440 yards
Slope 154
Rating 76.8

Formerly known as The Tradition Golf Club At Royal New Kent

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Strantz (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
442 Reviews (442)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 17
Undulating Greens 17
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing with the guys

Enjoyed everything about the course….. Joined Associate Member program with 3 of my buddies..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course demands your best!

Playing a Mike Strantz course is extremely challenging, even from the member tees which have a slope of 134. You have to work back from the pin positions to determine how to position your drive for the best angle to attack the pins. If you are not relatively close to the pins you are in for a long day and plenty of 3 putts, or worse on these fast and sloping greens. Bring your "A" game!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Royal Treatment

Amazing golf course. A tremendous experience. Ay it if you have the chance!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course! HIDDEN GEM

Any golfer will love the challenge of playing this course! Being a Stranz course there are so many interesting angles and different shots he builds into his layouts that you can play on his courses 10 times and never have an identical shot. If you’ve played Tobacco Road before, you will notice some similar features included on Royal New Kent’s layout. The course itself was in beautiful condition. Greens ran true and were receptive but not soft. The rough is killer, so if you land in it you’ll have to punch out or layup rather than have a chance of a full shot. The views were amazing on the course. A lot of elevation changes and fall leaves made for a truly memorable round. I won’t waste too much time describing them because my words wouldn’t do it justice.

If you find yourself lucky enough to be around the area, make sure you make the trip to play this course. The GM Mike has done a great job with the course. The only negative I found was that after the round the selection of gear at the pro shop was lacking in really good options. I would have gladly spent more in their to get some cool hats and shirts, but I couldn’t find a lot that I liked. That could easily just mean they were just low on stock the day I went, and who really cares if the golf itself is incredible?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenge and then some

Fabulous overall experience. Huge greens with lots of challenging reads, carry off the tee was manageable and shots to the greens seemed to play longer than the yardage. Slope ratings don’t lie, this course is very difficult!! But fun to play. Forget the score, enjoy the scenery!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hit The Fairway or Else

The course was in very good shape. It was my first time there and being a "links course", its different from most other VA courses. It was difficult, but fair. I used a lot of fairway woods and gave the driver the day off. The rough is NO joke. But the experience was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, beautiful course!

Bring your A game to Royal New Kent. Challenging layout around a beautiful course. Start to finish a great experience. Bag Drop, Front Desk & Starter couldn’t be more friendly & helpful. Course was in great condition & Pace of Play was 5 stars in spite of the challenge. Will certainly return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

first time playing since new ownership. course was in fantastic conditions. if you get the chance I highly recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 122
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a Fairytale!!

I chose this review title because of the way that my two friends reacted to this course! For me, Royal New Kent is simply the most beautiful course in the area, but for someone who has never played this course before, it is like being in a different world! My only negative was that I was forced by the pro to share a cart with an individual who has not been vaccinated!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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