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
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.