Best Golf Communities in Virginia

Best Golf Communities in Virginia

Best Golf Communities in Virginia

Did you know Virginia is home to one of the world’s great golf destinations? Yep, Williamsburg was ranked #24 in the world by Golf Digest. That world-renowned ranking aside, the entire state of Virginia is rich in golf diversity, boasting some of the country’s top classic designs and modern layouts.

The following list of best golf communities in Virginia (spoiler alert: several are in Williamsburg!) will leave no doubt that Old Dominion is definitely for golf lovers.


Colonial Heritage- Williamsburg, VA

Featuring an Arthur Hills championship golf course, finely crafted Lennar homes, and an award-winning amenity package, this distinctive gated community is one of the best golf communities in Virginia. With a spacious clubhouse, a deluxe athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools and a community-oriented activities program, residents of this thriving community enjoy an active year-round social calendar to complement the world-class golf.


Fawn Lake- Fredericksburg, VA

Anchored by an award-winning 18-hole golf course (Arnold Palmer’s “Virginia Masterpiece”), this Virginia golf community is ideally located on 2,300 acres of gently rolling countryside just twelve miles west of historic Fredericksburg. Aside from golf, residents enjoy an outdoor pool overlooking the lake, a fitness center, tennis, pickleball, easy access to water recreation from the community docks & boat launch, eight miles of walking trails, parks with playgrounds, and sports fields.


Ford’s Colony- Williamsburg, VA

Three distinct 18-hole golf courses designed by Dan Maples weave through this gated Virginia golf community giving golfers a challenging place to test their game. The Country Club is the center of activity, complete with casual and fine dining, meeting rooms, and a full-service pro shop. Recreational amenities include swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, a playground, and stocked fishing ponds. Active adults and those who enjoy socializing find pleasure in the more than 60 clubs and activities are offered.


Governor’s Land at Two Rivers- Williamsburg, VA

This Virginia private golf community features an impeccable Tom Fazio golf course, ranked as a Top 10 course in Virginia by Golf Digest. The community also offers a private yacht club, over 4 miles of shoreline on both the James and Chickahominy rivers, a 3-mile expansive view across the James River with nightly sunsets, 200-acres of nature preserves, and ten miles of walking and biking trails.


Kingsmill on the James- Williamsburg, VA

One of the best golf communities in Virginia, Kingsmill on the James is home to the LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship tournament and features three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Clark. In addition to 54 holes of golf, luxury resort amenities include a sports club, a full-service spa, gourmet restaurants, miles of walking trails, and a full-service marina. The Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond resort in Williamsburg, offering 425 guest rooms and condominiums.


Potomac Shores- Potomac, VA

Named the 2016 Community of the Year, this top Virginia golf community is located on the shores of the historic Potomac River, where it captures the pride of the American way of life and the beauty of Virginia’s rolling countryside. The public-access 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is set in the midst of mature hardwood forests, inviting players of all skill levels to enjoy a par-72 layout. After a game of golf, players can relax in the 8,000-square-foot Clubhouse, which features a spacious living room, pro shop, full-service restaurant, plus outdoor patios and fire pit.