On October 19, 1781, a British army under General Charles Lord Cornwallis was forced to surrender to General Washington's combined American and French army. Upon hearing of their defeat, British Prime Minister Frederick Lord North is reputed to have said, "Oh God, it's all over." And it was. The victory secured independence for the United States and significantly changed the course of world history.
The settlers to Williamsburg's Historic Triangle found great beauty and faced noble challenges in nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. At Williamsburg National, we honor those two nearby historic sites with our existing Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course and our new Yorktown Course designed by Tom Clark. Both courses offer their own "great beauty" and "noble challenges" as today's visitors enjoy golfing at the award-winning Williamsburg National Golf Club.
Grab your suit and jump in to the coolest kind of summertime fun it's Water Country USA, Virginia's largest water park, just minutes from Busch Gardens. Water Country USA is a flashback to the surfin' safari days of the '50s and '60s with splish-splashin' slides, a way-out wave pool, and hours of fun in the summer sun. More than 30 water rides and attractions, all sorts of live entertainment and hoppin' restaurants, make a trip to Water Country USA a day that's ready to rock your socks off.
Located just outside Williamsburg, Virginia, Stonehouse is laid over wild, tumbling hills near the York River in the Tidewater Region. When it opened in 1996, The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse was named "Best New Upscale Public Course in the Nation" and one of the "Top New Ten You Can Play" by golf Magazine. The tradition of accolades and awards continues. In 2001, Gold Digest ranked Stonehouse among the top 6 courses in Virginia. Stonehouse is also on Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play" and Golf & Travel's list of "100 Best Modern Courses". In 2002, Stonehouse was awarded 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest. And, as you would expect from one of the best courses in the country, Stonehouse has first-rate conveniences such as a full-service bar, dining area, practice facilities, and a pro shop.
The Colonial, above all, is a player's course. Located 10 miles west of Williamsburg, VA, is a superbly conditioned, traditional layout in an unspoiled natural setting. The picturesque course winds through hardwood forests and tidal marshes, framed by native laurel and other indigenous species - and there is not a condo or residence in sight...just delicious solitude. The Colonial hosts one of the most visually breathtaking par 3's in the Williamsburg area, nicknamed The Abyss. It is a forced carry over a native marshland, and a challenge for anyone who plays this hole. For those that don't conquer the hole, there is a "cussin' box" near the green to provide relief. The Colonial offers the ammenities of a private club, including, lessons, camps, video analysis, leagues, club repair, club making, complete practice range facility, 3 hole practice course, course beverage service and a full service restaurant and bar.
Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run is a public facility with 36 holes of Championship golf. Starting times are available one week in advance through the Pro Shop or up to 60 days in advance through TeeTimes.com
Scenery plus water plus golf - it doesn't get any better than that for playing excitement and that's what you'll find at Nansemond River Golf Club in Suffolk, Va., the region's premier waterfront golf course. Situated on the Nansemond River, the club offers more than three miles of riverfront scenery, including a natural island green on the 17th hole that reminds many players of that famous island hole at the TPC Sawgrass. But that's just the beginning, there are 14 holes in all built along the river at our club. Plenty of water adventures for you and the rest of your foursome.
You'll enjoy six marvelous par threes, six strategic par fours and six challenging par fives. Meadowbrook is known as a placement course with tight fairways and lots of angulations. All these factors combined are what make Meadowbrook a beautiful and relaxing place to play golf.
Set along the ridge of a natural bluff, Kiskiack offers a day of golf for players of all levels. As our award winning architect John LaFoy said "after playing Kiskiack, 18 golfers may each have a different favorite hole." Many of the picturesque holes demand accurate shot making from tee to green, while others are more forgiving - with ample landing areas and gentle sloping greens. Golf Digest's "Places to Play" awarded Kiskiack four stars. The front nine lets you relax as the course winds through mature hardwoods and over natural, rolling hills before a challenging uphill finish along one of the two lakes that come into play throughout the round. On the back nine, you are challenged by signature Hole 11. This par-3 requires accuracy to negotiate a green surrounded by water on three sides and well protected by bunkers.
Nestled on the banks of the historic James River lies a family destination like no other-Kingsmill Resort. Whether you're on a quest for golf greatness at one of our three championship courses, soaking up the royal treatment at our spa or in search of some much needed quality time away from the family castle, your kingdom awaits at Kingsmill Resort.
Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort's 18 hole championship course is one of the finest tests of golf in the state of Virginia. The 6,972 yard, par 72 layout was designed by the highly respected architect Tom Clark. Golf Digest stated Kiln Creek is "one of the five best golf courses in the state of Virginia," and recognized the course as being one of the top 100 new courses in America when it opened. The 8th hole is recognized as one of the Mid-Atlantic region's best par 4 holes by Tee Time Magazine.
Come, walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas as we explore America's beginnings. Here is where the successful English colonization of North America began. Here is where the first English representative government met and where the first arrival of Africans to English North American was recorded in 1619. Jamestown, the Beginning of America.
The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club offers 45 holes of championship golf blissfully free from encroaching real estate. In fact, the Gold, Green, and Spotswood courses are designated as Audubon sanctuaries. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and son Rees Jones, each course is consistently highly rated by golf publications.
Located just across the James River from Williamsburg and Hampton VA, Cypress Creek Golfers' Club is a spectacular course designed by the renowned Tom Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates in consultation with the Tidewater's most successful professional, Curtis Strange. This wonderful layout tests the golfer with challenging shots in a pristine setting that is a "must see/must play" for everyone who enjoys a memorable golfing experience.
It began on the swampy marshes of Jamestown in 1607. It ended on the battle scarred landscape of Yorktown in 1781. It was 174 years of hope, frustration, adventure and growth that saw a lonely settlement of 104 men and boys grow into a nation of 13 colonies of 3 million people, of many races and many beliefs. Jamestown and Yorktown mark the beginning and end of English Colonial America.
HERE AT CAPE HENRY FIRST LANDED IN AMERICA, UPON 26 APRIL 1607, THOSE ENGLISH COLONISTS WHO, UPON 13 MAY 1607, ESTABLISHED AT JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA, THE FIRST PERMANENT ENGLISH SETTLEMENT IN AMERICA. Upon this inscription rest a granite cross erected in 1935 by the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, in memory of the wooden cross erected by the English colonists in 1607.
With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, entertaining shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens is the ticket to world-class adventure.
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