When Covid-19 is over, America may very well have a new favorite pastime. While nearly all professional sports have been canceled and recreational leagues for everything from soccer to baseball are on hold, there seems to be one sport we can all safely enjoy. Golf.
As an outdoor activity that doesn’t require you to be within 6 feet of others, sports enthusiasts are hitting the links. Williamsburg is blessed to have a number award winning golf courses, all relatively close to one another. In fact it was named one of the world’s top 25 golf destinations.
The beauty of Williamsburg’s golf courses is something that has been enjoyed by avid golf travelers for years. Now, those looking for a safe getaway in the Summer of 2020 have another reason to choose Williamsburg. In addition to nature hikes, kayaking the James River and strolling through Colonial Williamsburg, pack your clubs and spend an afternoon teeing it up at a local club.
Williamsburg boasts courses for every skill level from those that offer breaks to beginners like the Golden Horseshoe Green Course and its undulating fairways that tend to roll balls back toward the center, to Royal New Kent and its links style that challenges even those with the lowest handicaps.
Even if it’s the not the primary reason for your trip, many clubs allow outside guests to stop by and practice on their range and are willing to offer rental clubs if necessary. One of the most unique options includes a stay at Greensprings Plantation Resort overlooking the Yorktown Course at Williamsburg National. Not only do many of the condos offer a fairway views, but the proximity makes it easy to sneak in a round without committing your entire day.
If you are looking to improve your game, Williamsburg also boasts a number of golf schools and teaching professionals. Kingsmill Resort, who has hosted PGA and LPGA championships, not to mention the Golf Channel’s Big Break, also boasts a state of the art training facility.
In Virginia, golf courses have been allowed to remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way for all of us to safely exercise and enjoy the outdoors. In response, area clubs have implemented measures to ensure CDC guidelines are being met and that patrons can enjoy the safest golf experience possible. For more information on Williamsburg’s Golf Courses visit www.virginiagolfvacations.com.