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Links course

The wrong New Kent Golf Course and restaurant have been closed for a major overhaul. This is a very... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
James M
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Nice County with great wineries!

So many wineries to visit and mice country roads! Colonial Downs horse track is set to reopen with... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Providence Forge, Virginia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
18 Jun 2018
“Links course”
3 Mar 2018
“Nice County with great wineries!”
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5300 Bailey Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Royal New Kent is a tough links course that use to be top rated in Virginia. It has a new owner who is making the investment needed to regain its stature.

Thank Bill O
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The wrong New Kent Golf Course and restaurant have been closed for a major overhaul. This is a very difficult golf course as it is a links course and then many of the hold your not sure where the green is. You know the direction...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

So many wineries to visit and mice country roads! Colonial Downs horse track is set to reopen with slot machine gambling.

Thank Santafe10
Reviewed June 17, 2017

It looks spectacular. This is no ordinary golf course. You have to be able to get the ball in the air off the tee or you will lose quite a few. Hard to play on a sunny hot day because there isn't much shade.

Thank berg89011
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Royal New Kent is in better shape than I've seen it in years. This course plays tough and is not meant for those who spray it everywhere - it's very much a ball placement / shot management course but has very interesting holes and great...More

Thank vbgolf2017
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a tough course, made worse by poor conditions. Bunkers washed out, washouts in the fairways, poa or similar weed on the greens

Thank David P
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We love Mike Strantz golf courses. This one might be his toughest (Tobacco Road is a close second). The layout is wonderful and each hole is unique - just a tremendous golf course. So why 3 stars? The conditions were weak, like 3 stars -...More

1  Thank Warren T
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Played here today and was overtaken by the course; it's simply awesome, a must play. You can bite off all you want form the back tee or select a forward tee for more enjoyment. No matter which tee you select your shot selection and accuracy...More

2  Thank youraway
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Played here in 1997 when I believe we paid nearly $145... Paid $45 on Labor Day and still love this course! Teed from the black 6650 yards and drove very well (265 yd avg) thereby hitting mid to short irons in. Teeboxes were B+ considering...More

1  Thank Lifeson F
Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a course that takes two or three rounds to really embrace and enjoy. It is challenging and in the Mike Stranz design tradition messes with your mind on the visuals. If your a first timer, you need someone who has played the course...More

3  Thank rayb89
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