A legend returns: July 1, 2017. The famed Gold Course revered for its iconic collection of par threes and renowned designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr. has undergone a comprehensive reawakening to include all tees, fairways, greens, bunkers and clubhouse. Rees Jones, son of famed course architect, will be overseeing the renovation of his father’s masterpiece.
The entire golf course will be re-grassed, featuring Northbridge Bermuda and 007 Bent. All bunkers have been rebuilt using the “Better Billy Bunker” construction technique to improve the drainage, look and playability. Additional upgrades will include the addition of nine "Forward" tees, re-leveling all remaining tees, reconstruction of four green complexes & resurfacing of all remaining greens, a substantial expansion of the practice putting green, the creation of a Short Game Practice Area, the addition of "target greens" on the practice range, fairways grading and the installation of additional drainage infrastructure.
For over 50 years, the Gold Course has been recognized as one of the best examples of traditional golf course architecture in the world. Mr. Jones called it his “finest design”, a masterpiece that has helped shape history. The island-green par three 16th, ranked among Golf Magazine’s top 500 holes in the world, has clearly influenced modern golf architecture. The course’s famous collection of par threes is widely regarded as the game’s finest.
The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers everything you could imagine for a Stay & Play Golf Package experience. Starting at $179 per person/per night, fully experience all that Colonial Williamsburg has to offer. The world-renowned father and son duo of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Rees Jones have designed two golf courses that have hosted a combined four USGA National Championships. The 9-Hole Spotswood short course, also designed by Jones, Sr. is a unique way to enhance your golf itinerary.The accommodation options are plentiful: The official Colonial Williamsburg experience boasts 1,000 guest rooms in a wide range of prices and distinction, from luxurious suites to colonial homes. Guests can also indulge in the 33,000 square foot full-service spa, culinary options ranging from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, more than 500 restored or reconstructed original buildings, distinguished museums, and boutique shopping at more than 40 shops.