Virginia Trip Recap

My recent trip to Virginia was for a short weekend getaway.  I played Spring Creek and Golden Horseshoe (Gold).  Check out the posts on those courses if you haven’t yet.

As a side note, I’m going to make an effort to take better notes on this portion of my trips when applicable.  On some of the golf-centric jaunts where I’m not experiencing too much of the area, there may not be a need for these recaps.

WHY

This trip was mainly for the golf, but we hadn’t really been to the Williamsburg area.  We wanted to check out a new place.

FOOD

We tried a few places around the area.  I don’t have them all in my memory bank, but there are solid options.  A few that I can recommend I’ve listed below.

  • Alewerks Brewing Company – They have plenty of beers on tap in their taproom.  Flights are available as well as plenty of beer for purchase.  Since we were there in late September the Pumpkin beer was in season and was very solid.  Also very good was the Chesapeake Pale Ale.  They have a live music spot outside which was well attended with fall temps in the air.
  • The Williamsburg Winery – This was a trip arranged by the wife.  We did some wine tasting, but that was it here.  We didn’t sample the restaurant but did leave with some bottles.

SERVICE

Everything at Golden Horseshoe was phenomenal.  My player host made the round awesome.  The rest of the professional staff was very welcoming and tended to my every need.

Spring Creek was friendly service as well.  It was on par with an upscale daily-fee course.

NON-GOLF ATTRACTIONS WE VISITED

We headed over to the complex at historic Jamestowne to get a dose of history.  There is tons of information here for people of all ages.  I definitely recommend this for families.

I did a little driving through the William and Mary campus but didn’t stop at anything.  If I get back I think a campus tour would be very interesting.

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