The Shoe

A NEW 9-hole, par-3 golf course

Welcome to The Shoe! Colonial Williamsburg Resorts’ exciting new 9-hole, par-3 golf course, designed by the renowned Rees Jones.

Introducing A Perfect Fit for Busy Schedules and All Skill Levels:

  • Quicker Rounds: These 9 picturesque holes, ranging from 40 to 120 yards, offer a fun and accessible experience with shorter play times suited for busy schedules or those new to the game.
  • Fun for Friends & Families: Enjoy a memorable outing with loved ones, perfect for all skill levels. The approachable layout allows beginners to learn the ropes while still challenging experienced golfers.
  • Scenic Beauty: Nestled within the picturesque grounds of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course, The Shoe boasts stunning views and a serene atmosphere.



Coming Summer 2025!
The Shoe is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2025. Plan to attend our groundbreaking ceremony on July 9 at 10 am or sign up for email updates, and be the first to know about the course’s official launch date.

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Colonial Williamsburg: A Legacy of Golf Innovation

Colonial Williamsburg Resorts boasts a rich history of creating iconic golf experiences.

  • The Williamsburg Inn Golf Course: In 1947, John D. Rockefeller Jr. commissioned a project for a 9-hole golf course on the land behind The Williamsburg Inn.
  • The Spotswood Course: In 1963, Robert Trent Jones Sr., the most prolific golf architect at the time, reimagined the 9 holes and created what Golf Magazine called “the best short nine-hole course in the country.” This 3,745-yard layout, was named after the first royal representative to reside in the Governor’s Palace, Alexander Spotswood, who sent expeditioners westward, to the land beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains, and rewarded them with golden, horseshoe-shaped medallions upon their return.
  • The Shoe: Coming in 2025, this new par-3 course will round out the golfing experience in the surrounding city of Williamsburg, which contains 15 courses across 9 championship-level clubs. These layouts, designed by legends, like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Curtis Strange, and more have quietly cemented Williamsburg as a premier golf destination in the U.S. Now, with Colonial Williamsburg’s addition of The Shoe, the destination will provide a warm welcome to those taking their first steps onto a golf course while providing the iconic experience at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in a fraction of the time.


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