Best of 2016: Top 20 golf courses in Virginia

Colonial Heritage G.C. in Williamsburg was Virginia's top-rated course in 2015 and 2016 according to Golf Advisor reviewers. (Courtesy of Colonial Heritage)
The par-5 10th is the signature hole at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent, Va. (Kevin Dunleavy/Golf Advisor)
The Tradition Club at Royal New Kent is a prime example of the imagination of the late architect Mike Strantz. Pictured is the par-4 seventh hole. (Courtesy of Lester Poole/Royal New Kent)
The par-5 first of the Highland Course at Primland Resort plummets to the green. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
Water comes into play on the long, par-4 10th hole at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
Potomac Shores Golf Club has many elevated tees such as the straightaway, par-4 17th hole. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)

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.

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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

20. Stonewall Golf Club at Lake Manassas


19. The Tradition Golf Club At Royal New Kent

Providence Forge

18. Potomac Shores

Potomac Shores

17. Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club


16. Cypress Point Country Club

Virginia Beach

15. Dogwood Trace Golf Course


14. Hobbs Hole Golf Course


13. Honey Bee Golf Club

Virginia Beach

12. The Pines Golf Course At Fort Eustis

Fort Eustis

11. Lee's Hill Golf Club


10. Westfields Golf Club


9. Ford's Colony Country Club At Williamsburg


8. Magnolia Green Golf Club


7. Shenandoah Valley Golf Club

Front Royal

6. Cahoon Plantation Golf Club


5. Lake Chesdin Golfers Club


4. The Highlands Course at Primland Resort

Meadows of Dan

3. The Club at Viniterra

New Kent

2. Kiskiack Golf Club


1. Colonial Heritage Club


Feb 23, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 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 BrandonTuckerGC.

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