Ford’s Colony features 54 holes with three distinct championship golf courses designed by Dan Maples. Each course brings its own challenges and highlights, whether you play Blackheath, Blue Heron, or Marsh Hawk. This semi-private golf club features some of the best resort golf in Virginia and the unique courses are sure to keep you coming back.
The Blackheath course opened in its current form in 1999 and is the most picturesque of the three courses with water coming into play on 13 holes. Every green on the Blackheath course is guarded by bunkers. The course also features many doglegs with undulating fairways. The Blackheath course is the only course at Ford’s Colony that plays to a par 71.
The Blue Heron course opened with its current configuration in 1999. It is a continuous eighteen that has long challenging par 3’s and par 5’s. The Blue Heron has large generous fairways carved out of dense wetlands. The course has new Champion Bermuda greens which provide the smoothest surfaces throughout the year. The Blue heron is the longest of the three courses and also contains many different species of birds, fish and other wildlife.
The Marsh Hawk course opened in 1985 with traditional tree lined fairways. It has small undulating greens with strategically placed bunkers. The narrow fairways, well placed bunkers, natural lakes, and elevation changes are the defenses of this course. Marsh Hawk was the host of the 1998 and 1999 Virginia State Opens, Monday qualifying for the 2005 – 2007 Henrico County Open and a Monday Qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Michelob Championship for 12 straight years.