Date Played: October 6, 2013
4.0 out of
The Woods Course at Kingsmill is in great shape. Tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers are in excellent shape. Most of the greens are also in great shape, although I saw a couple of greens which had some rough spots. I was surprised that the greens were a bit slower than some of the other courses in the area. And, management had just overseeded the fairways, so they were a tad long and it was cart path only. My guests, though, thoroughly enjoyed the course. Unfortunately, the new owners of Kingsmill (Xanterra) are changing the Resort a bit and The Woods will be a members-only course starting January 2014. No public play and even no resort guest play--it will be completely members only. Actually, that might be a good thing, as we had a member several groups back from us who clearly didn't like the pace of play and jumped in front of us (and the two groups behind us) only to get stuck because they ran into the foursome in front of us (and the 3 foursomes in front of them). They picked up their shots and moved off the course. Another example of ignorant members--on a weekend at a resort you have to expect a little slower place. (Our round was about 4 hrs. 45 mins.) If you are interested in playing The Woods, get it in before January 2014 or you'll never play it! The staff is great and always helpful, so they make the experience a good one.