Golf is war, where men and woman challenge the course, and the course usually wins. So why not play on a real battlefield? At Kingsmill in Williamsburg, Va., golfers can drive into the greens on championship courses located along the James River.
Kingsmill’s historic land that once saw action in the American Revolutionary and Civil War boasts three distinct 18-hole courses designed by golf legends Peter Dye, Arnold Palmer, Tom Clark and Curtis Strange. From earthen fortifications adjacent to tee boxes and cannons still at the ready, to ruins of a Colonial inn where patriots strategized and picket lines for Union and Confederate forces, golfers at Kingsmill may find authentic musket balls when looking for lost golf balls.
The Unlimited Golf Package offers the best of Kingsmill’s golf experience for $222 per person, per night, and includes unlimited rounds of golf on any of Kingsmill’s three courses, breakfast, use of a golf cart, complimentary transportation to local attractions, accommodations and full resort access.
If you are a group of four, sign up for the Foursome Golf Package. It includes accommodations in a three-bedroom suite for two nights, limitless rounds of golf and use of a golf cart, complimentary use of driving range, a beverage-stocked fridge and full resort access are included for a starting rate of $599 per person.
Kingsmill’s one- to three-bedroom suites, with kitchens and spacious living areas, are ideal for golfers who want to rise early and enjoy a round all day. Golfers who need R&R after a day on the course may opt to take advantage of Kingsmill’s riverfront location and amenities: five on-site restaurants, tennis and racquetball courts, spa, fishing, fitness facility and classes, indoor/outdoor pools and a full-service marina.
Kingsmill is one of Xanterra’s Legendary Places, a AAA Four-Diamond resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Kingsmill Resort, www.kingsmill.com