Season: Year round. High Season: April 1st – October 31st
The Club at Viniterra is a playable and picturesque championship golf course located just off of I-64 in the golf-rich town of New Kent, Virginia. A Rees Jones Signature Course (with Greg Muirhead), the club anchors an upscale gated community beside the New Kent Winery about halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg. Since opening in 2009, The Club at Viniterra has racked up numerous awards. Not only has it been a fixture on Golf Advisor s list of the Top Courses in Virginia, it also cracked GolfWeek s honor roll of Top 10 Virginia Public Courses. Jones and Muirhead etched this nicely varied layout into rolling hills of a heavily wooded site. Although houses are in sight on some of the holes, you are more apt to focus on the abundant nature of this environmentally sensitive playing field. Each hole enjoys its own secluded, peaceful corridor in the woods. Pronounced elevation changes--sometimes as much as 70 feet between tee and green--add excitement and challenge to the game on the up-and down terrain. The Club at Viniterra, which has six sets of tee markers, offers a manageable distance for golfers of wide-ranging ability levels. The par-72 playing field extends from 4,529 yards to 7,513 yards. Choose your tees wisely, as the angle of play and the length required to carry the tall native grasses and ravines looming before the start of the fairways can vary significantly. The defense of par at The Club at Viniterra comes primarily from the fairway-framing trees. They make the rather wide landing areas seem narrower than they are and become a final resting place for balls that miss at the margins. Numerous strategically placed bunkers in the landing areas and beside the greens provide additional trouble. Water factors in only minimally, as aquatic hazards enter the fray on just a couple of holes. The greens at The Club at Viniterra are large and multi-tiered. They usually roll fast and true. Most players rate the collection of par 3s highlighted by the big-drop 16th hole as the most fun tests of the round. Practice facilities at The Club at Viniterra include a driving range, chipping green with sand bunker and putting green. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a grill restaurant that serves breakfast and an all-day menu. Whether you are looking for a tee time in Richmond or Williamsburg or somewhere in between, The Club at Viniterra is an impressive and fun option that s well worth the drive.