Following a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2004, Kingsmill Resort and Spa features all newly designed guest rooms and suites, marina and River Golf Course nestled along the James River, with the water views providing a relaxing atmosphere to tennis, golf and other activities available at the resort. All the 215 guest rooms and 185 suites offer river, tennis and golf views, and some of them have living rooms with fireplaces and full kitchens.
For dining visitors are free to choose from five lounges and restaurants, including the authentic steak house Eagles, featuring exclusive cooking and extensive selection of great wines. All this contributes to Kingsmill's reputation of one of the finest accommodations on the East Coast.
Home to the 9-hole golf course and three 18-hole golf courses, each year Kingsmill Golf Club plays host to the annual Michelob Golf Tournament with the residence at one of the resort's 18-hole golf courses, rating with Virginia's finest. Today Kingsmill Golf Club is regarded as the golf Mecca, whose origins can be traced back to 1736. These wonderfully designed championship golf courses are capable of challenging the courage and accuracy of golfers from all the levels of play.
Golf is everything here, at Virginia's largest golf resort, destined to become the finest golf experience on the East Coast. Experience you game at championship courses, designed by Tom Clark, Arnold Palmer and Pete Dye, and you'll understand what makes golf here such popular and highly acclaimed.
For over 22 years the River Course of Kingsmill Golf Club has been playing host to the Michelob ULTRA Open, the LPGA Tour event. It underwent the complete renovation in 2004, which included the addition of tees, presenting new exciting challenges for golfers of all levels. These changes have been introduced by the original architect of Kingsmill's River Course, Pete Dye, the honored recipient of the ASGCA Donald Ross Award, who has served a President of the American Society of Golf Course Architect's. The River Course is seen as one of his most memorable creations.
Other two 18-hole courses include the Plantation Course, established by Arnold Palmer and characterized by spectacular water views and large greens; and the Woods Course, designed by Tom Clark and recognized as a classic parklands course, featuring rolling terrain on its many holes. To appeal to golfers of all levels and abilities, the Plantation Course was created as more wide open and less demanding of accuracy.
There is certainly less emphasis on well-positioned drives than ideal putting on undulating greens. The newest addition to Kingsmill Golf Club, the Woods Course was recognized by GOLF magazine as one of the Top Ten Courses Available for Public Play. With its wonderful rolling terrain and numerous trees, the Woods Course offers a truly memorable golf experience. Less experienced golfers can also take advantage of the 9-hole Bray Links, located between the James River and the Conference Center.
Maintained by the same staff as the nearby River Course, this golf course features colorful ornamental landscaping changing with the seasons.