Date Played: August 7, 2012
5.0 out of
Kingsmill has three courses and the Plantation is probably the least played for resort guests, but certainly Kingsmill residents and club members play it a lot more. It is $85 for resort guests and $95 regular rack rate, but a fair price for the conditions of the course. Tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers all in great shape. The rough was long and a bit punishing--it didn't look like they had cut it due to recent rain so it caused more strokes because the ball would just be swallowed up and sink to the roots. The greens were excellent--not too fast, and rolling true. The staff is always exceptional--helpful, courteous, and always checking on you. The marshall checked on us several times, and also asked the group in front of us to pick up pace a couple of times (as they were 20 minutes behind pace). We still finished in 4 hours on a Tuesday morning. Course has a nice layout, weaving in and out of the Kingsmill community with views of several $1-4M homes, the James River, and some historical sites. It's not the most challenging of the three, but still worth the time if you're staying at the Resort.