A view of a green protected by bunkers from The Club At Viniterra
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4.5
716 Reviews (716)
5 Stars
395
4 Stars
260
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
95.9%
Recommend this course
677 out of 716 reviews
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4.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
107 out of 112 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7496 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.2

Situated between Richmond and Williamsburg, the Club at Viniterra sprawls across abundantly wooded hills. There is no shortage of elevation changes on this Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead-designed golf course. There is a difference of as much as 70 feet from the tee to the green on most of the holes. When combined with the mature trees, the result is a tough layout that demands accuracy. Thankfully though, there are not many water hazards to contend with but there is strategically placed bunkering throughout. The golf course also provides a scenic round with working vineyards running alongside the lush fairways. In addition to being challenging, the Club at Viniterra prides itself on their environmentally sensitive practices. The golf course saves as much as 80 percent of the water used on traditional courses thanks to the use of a drought-resistant grass hybrid.

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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 1st – October 31st
Architect Rees Jones (2009) Greg Muirhead (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire. No denim allowed

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
716 Reviews (716)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Elevation Changes 59
Forced Carries 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 60
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
Locals 39
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 66
Convenient to the City 17
Near the Airport 16

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Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Never disappoints

Best fairways you'll find this time of year! Challenging course, you can easily use every club. If I lived closer, I'd seriously consider a membership.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Brown but beautiful

Grass (except for greens and tees) is brown but fine to hit off of. Fun design, some really challenging bunkering but fairly generous fairways. A very nice golf course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape for December

Always challenging and in excellent shape for December.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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

Great course, work to be done

Wonderful course, elevation changes. Doglegs in both directions. Varying difficulties in holes. Great layout, practice facility and fun to play. Not easy by any means but fair: bunkers definitely need work, need more sand in most cases or dug out to give a small base. Saw many bunkers with no rakes and a few with several. Still have a lot of unrepaired ball marks on the greens which is too bad since these green are normally very nice except for craters caused by ball marks. Recent aeration, small hole, was close to healed but not quite but greens still rolling well. If you haven’t played here, you should. Beautiful course. Went in for after round adult beverage, very friendly golfers and bartender Bailey was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always tough but fun

Long course and a challenging course. Good for all skill levels but will test your patience as well. Bring plenty of balls just in case but you'll find plenty of them looking for yours. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

Drove from Smithfield, NC to play a round of golf with a friend. Well worth it. Course was in great shape, friendly staff and weather was good . A great round of golf.

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

Great day at Viniterra

Great deal to play Viniterra after it was aerated a couple days ago. Good pace of play, could have been better as they let 2 twosomes play separately instead of playing as a foursome. Still a great day at Viniterra.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

Returning regularly to Viniterra. Fun course and always good when paired up with new groups. Pace of play wasn't great but it was Columbus Day, so likely some holiday golfers on the course. Overall condition good,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a challenging course and I would not recommend it to someone who struggles to shoot bogey golf. Even the shorter tee boxes would be challenging for a high handicap golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and beautifully maintained

Overall course conditions are excellent. Greens held well and putts rolled true. Great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout, BUT....

Specifically asked clubhouse attendant if layout was straight forward and if I'd find my way around since it was my first time there. Thought it weird my garmin gps didn't work the whole front nine, and it didn't seem it would work on back. Went inside again and asked if by chance the 9s were switched. He goes oh yeah. I just turned and said sarcastically that it would've been good to know that up front, especially since I asked about the layout. Then, after passing a few groups since i was playing as a single, I came across a group of 7 people on 14 in about 4 carts. Standing with clipboards doing some measuring and not overly concerned paying golfers were wanting to go by. I drove up and asked if I could go by them as I was playing very quickly. He seemed irritated that he had to let me go thru so I wouldn't have to wait behind them for my remaining 5 holes while they did their laser measuring. By the time I got to the green, I just picked up my ball and went around them. Needless to say, I won't come back here. I'll head to Royal New Kent next time I drive out from Richmond. It is a very pretty track tho. But the staff both in the clubhouse and on the course were NOT welcoming or accommodating at all making it a less than enjoyable round. The members on the course were all very personable however and had no problems letting a single play thru even when I said I'd be fine hanging back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful course

Played on a perfect Thursday morning. Course is in great shape and with the course to yourself, a really enjoyable round.

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

Nice course. Moderately forgiving.

First time I played the course. Just picking the game back up, so I cant claim to be an outstanding ball striker. For a woods course it is moderately forgiving. Fairway bunkers were in play for most of my tee shots, from the blue tees. As I get more in to the game I'll definitely venture back to play again. Greens have not yet been aerated. I fixed a few ball marks left behind while on the greens. Some holes had a good amount but mostly repaired.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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