In the event of rain we do continue on with the school. We have an indoor studio and a covered area in which we can continue our practice and instruction sessions. In the event of threatening weather the school may be suspended temporarily to accommodate Mother Nature. After all, we cannot control the weather.
Our instruction is designed to meet the needs of each player individually. Each player is unique and we give you presentations and information for your golf swing to help you become a more consistent player.
We have 36 holes of fantastic golf here at Kingsmill. The River Course served as a popular PGA Tour site for 22 years and is home to the LPGA Kingsmill Championship. Television viewers are familiar with the course’s signature 17th hole – a par 3 hole perched on the edge of the James River. In 2004, original architect Pete Dye returned to Kingsmill to oversee changes to the River Course layout and green complexes. The renovation included the addition of tees from which golfers of all abilities can enjoy, redesigned fairway bunkering on several holes presents new and exciting challenges, and resurfaced greens allow for faster and smoother putting on the recontoured surfaces.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer created a sister course to The River Course to appeal to golfers of all abilities. The Plantation Course recently named by Golf for Women as one of the top ten Best Courses based on course design, playability, aesthetics, practice facility, and amenities.
Our instruction facilities include a private teaching tee, two private short game areas, four private practice greens and an indoor video studio, which includes a launch monitor, two video systems and a putting green.
At the Kingsmill Golf Academy our instruction programs are designed to meet the needs of you as an individual player. Your skill level, learning style, and golf swing tendencies are all specific to you and we work with you as an individual applying specific drills and strategies to help improve your game. We do not teach a method. We do work with you as an individual player taking into account your strength and flexibility level, player style, learning style, and goals. We develop a plan together to help you reach your maximum potential as a golfer.
Our student/teacher ratio is 4:1. It is important to keep in mind that a student/teacher ratio can be miss-leading. For example: If one of our schools has six students then we would have two instructors. Therefore, the ratio for that particular school would be 3:1.
There are a variety of very important reasons. Our Lead Instructor, Chris George, was named #1 in Virginia by Golf Digest in 2013. It is our quality of instruction and experienced staff of instructors that allow us to be one of the best golf instruction destinations in the country.
|RIVER COURSE||PLANTATION COURSE||WOODS COURSE (full golf members only)|
|March 25-26 (Greens 5/16" tine)||Last Aerification Oct. 2014||February (Greens 3/8” tine)|
|May 21-23 (Greens 3/8” tine)||May 7-8 (Greens 3/8” tine)||June 15-19 (Greens 3/8” tine) and (Fairways)|
|July 13-14 (Fairways)||July 27-28 (Fairways)||September 14-18 (Greens ½” tine)|
|August 31st – September 3rd (Greens ½” tine)||August 17-20 (Greens 1/2” tine)|
|September 8-10 (OVERSEED)|
Driving range balls are included with the majority of our greens fees. Some promotional rounds do not include practice balls.
Yes, we will be happy to store your clubs during the entire duration of your stay. All clubs will be safely locked into our bag storage room at the end of each day. We will also gladly transport clubs to and from each course depending on your tee time schedule.
If two juniors, neither of which possess a valid driver’s license, are accompanying an adult during a round of golf then one junior will need to walk. It is our recommendation to alternate holes for each junior to walk, or find an additional adult to fill the fourth player in a group.
No, Coolers and outside food and drinks are not permitted with the exception of bottled water.
Depending on the availability of golf carts, you may have an additional person ride along while you play the round. This person will need to pay our $30 + tax above golf cart fee. The availability of golf carts will be determined by the golf professional on duty.
All fees listed on the website include the golf cart fee. Taxes are not included.
Each course is paced in between 4 to 4 ½ hours. We also will add an additional 30 minutes to the round if we are cart path only.
And what does the handicap flag allow me to do? We require a written doctors note or disability card in order to obtain a handicap flag. Golf cars with handicap flags will be allowed the following guidelines:
Carts must remain on the cart path in restricted areas. Such as par threes and holes designated “Cart Path Only”.
**Each morning the course superintendent will determine whether or not handicap flags will be allowed for the day.
Each morning, the golf course Superintendent will determine whether or not we will be able to drive our golf carts out onto the fairways. Please call in the morning to determine our restrictions.
Bermuda length shorts or walking shorts allowed (no denim pants or shorts). Men's shirts must have a collar. Women’s shirts w/out sleeves must have collars; if without a collar then it must have sleeves. Halter-tops and bathing suits tops are not permitted.
Please call 757.253.3906 for all golf reservations.