Located near historic Colonial Williamsburg, on the banks of the James River, Kingsmill on the James is one of Williamsburg Va’s original master planned golf communities. Set on 2,900 acres, Kingsmill offers a variety of exclusive neighborhoods set against a backdrop of green hills and forests.
Kingsmill Resort & Spa is Virginia’s largest golf resort, boasting 63 holes of world-class golf on 2,900 acres along the historic James River. The Kingsmill community offers it’s residents a gated community with 24 hour security, tennis, a full-service marina, six restaurants and lounges, outdoor pools, tennis, playgrounds,walking trails and much more
Consistently ranked among the best by the nation’s foremost golf publications, Kingsmill’s immaculate courses define the resort as the region’s premier golf destination. Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Curtis Strange, Tom Clark. An incredible group of legendary course designers have all brought their considerable skills to bear to create the three layouts that constitute the Kingsmill golf experience.
The three Golf courses in Kingsmill are: the River Course, the Plantation Course and the Woods course. The 6,853-yard , par-71 Pete Dye-designed River Course has hosted the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. The terrain flaunts hills, elevated greens, thick woods and water all around.
Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay’s 6,543-yard Plantation layout is more wide open and less demanding of pinpoint accuracy
than its sibling. It has water coming into play on eight holes. It is marked by historical landmarks from a 1736 plantation.
Curtis Strange, the Kingsmill Touring PGA Pro, designed the Woods Course, Kingsmill’s newest addition. It has been honored by Golf Magazine as a “Top Ten New Course You Can Play. “Its deep ravines, fairway bunkers and elevated greens offer a challenge.
Finally, there is a nine-hole Bray Links course directly behind the resort. Review Kingsmill Resort 2016-Membership Fees here
Dining: Five restaurants on site ranging from resort fine dining to casual family fare.
ELEMENTS 1010 With a focus on fresh, seasonable ingredients, Elements 1010 features a wide-ranging menu with panoramic views of the James River.
EAGLES A comfortable atmosphere with farm-to-table fare and a wide variety of beverages, set along the River Course’s 18th green.
JAMES LANDING GRILLE Enjoy stunning views of the James River and fresh seafood at this riverfront restaurant.
THE MILL The perfect location for great sandwiches, ice cream, fresh baked goods and espresso. Offers great views of Kingsmill’s Tennis Center.
CURRENTS Located at the River Pool, enjoy causal poolside dining.
The resort is located 35 miles upriver from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and off channel marker #40 on the James River . It’s just a short cruise from the Intracoastal Waterway and the Chesapeake Bay . The marina offers concrete floating docks, increased slip size, water and power connections, dockside fuel service and harbor shop.
Recreation: Fishing & canoeing in spring-fed ponds, Biking & hiking trails, Outdoor pools.
Bike Rentals: Located at the Tennis Center, bicycle and helmet rentals are available for use throughout the resort.
Golf: Reserve your tee time at one of their two 18-hole championship courses, The River Course and the Plantation Course.
Golf Academy: Call for a schedule of clinics and schools, or reserve a personal instruction session with one of the pros.
Kid’s Camp: Designed for younger guests, attendees will enjoy an itinerary that includes swimming, water activities, arts and crafts and more. Call for hours.
Marina Rentals: Offering a variety of water sports including jet skis and pontoon boats, fishing equipment, kayaks, and sea cycles for use on the James River.
Playground: A children’s playground is located across the pathway in front of the fitness center.
Pools: Kingsmill Resort features indoor and outdoor pool facilities for your use. Call for operating hours.
Shuttles: Complimentary transportation available throughout the resort and to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.
Spa/Salon: The Spa at Kingsmill offers a variety of men’s, women’s and teen spa and salon services.
Fitness Center: Includes a complete selection of free weights and cardiovascular equipment.
Tennis Club: The Kingsmill Tennis Club offers 15 tennis courts, lighted facilities, player match-up services, complimentary clinics and a tennis academy that offers private and group instruction.
Gift Shop: Located in the lobby in the resort center, our gift shop provides everything from snacks and sundries to souvenirs.
Marina: Full-service marina includes 90 permanent slips with 15 transient boat slips, dockside fueling, a marina store and a Marina Bar & Grille. Rentals for kayaks, paddle boats, and jon boats; fishing and charter tours available. Bottled drinks, snacks, and souvenirs are available for purchase at the Marina Store.
Golf Pro Shop: From a wide selection of clothing to shoes, clubs and more, you’ll find all your golf equipment needs at our Pro Shop.
Tennis Center: Find shoes, clothing, snacks, souvenirs and more here.
Social clubs for residents: include a Watercolor Art Group , Needle Arts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts ,Children’s Playgroup , Girl Scouts Sea Scouts, Garden Club, Bible Study, Women’s Social Club , Men’s Golf Association, Ladies’ Golf Association ,Tennis Association, Sharks Swim Team, Yacht Club and more.
Location: Kingsmill is located less than three miles from the College of William and Mary and the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg- where dining, shopping, theme parks and history tours offer a variety of family entertainment.
Building Lots For Sale: A few choice lots are now available in the new Spencers Grant neighborhood. The latest residential offering in Kingsmill. This development of 38 homesites is heavily wooded for privacy and views of conservation area and river. Priced from $200,000. There wil occasionally be resale lots under $200k. Click here to view all currently available building lots in Kingsmill for sale
Heavily wooded home sites, custom built and custom designed homes, all utilities underground. This community preserves green spaces (40 percent of the property will remain untouched) and archaeologically significant areas.
Mid-Rise Condominiums/Villas For Sale: On the James River, resales prices from $700,000’s. The River Bluffs condominiums are sited 80 feet above the banks of the James River, the condominiums offer panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape.
Condos For Sale: River’s Edge Luxury Villas located right on the James River; priced from $950,000s. River’s Edge is comprised of 3,000 to 3,900-square-foot, custom-designed, deluxe townhomes overlooking the James River. The foundation of every room is the view; and you don’t have just one view, you have many, including vistas stretching out from the kitchen, the den, the living room, even the office and especially the master suite.
The interiors feature hand-crafted, hardwood millwork, built-in bookcases, ceramic tile, marble, fixtures and appliances. River’s Edge owners can have as much detail as they desire. The only limitation is the moving of the structural walls. Residents also have a private auto court, leading to a two-car garage, plus a front porch, and a secluded, brick and stone textured terrace.
Resort condominiums consist of cluster one, two, and three bedroom villas. Featuring outdoor terraces overlooking the James River, Wareham’s pond, one of the golf courses, and tennis club. Prices range from $200,000 to $700,000. These are the only properties in Kingsmill that can be rented by their owners on a weekly basis.
Courtyard/Villas/ Patio Homes Single-family detached homes on smaller lots for minimal grounds upkeep, adjacent to the golf course. Low profile single story residences with private patios or decks designed for minimum maintenance and a carefree lifestyle. From $300,000 to $500,000. Most feature views of golf fairways and other natural scenery.
Townhomes For Sale: Offering maintenance-free living, most feature first floor master bedrooms on the main level, screened porches and large deck areas. Priced from $225,000 to $1.3 million. This includes the communities of Winster Fax, Archers Mead, Littletown Quarter, Burwells Green, Harrops Glen , Warehams Point and some of Quarterpath Trace
Homes For Sale: Resale homes are available in Kingsmill with prices ranging from $300,000’s to $2 million .
Williamsburg/ JCC Schools for Kingsmill are James River Elementary, Berkeley Middle School, Jamestown High School.
Nearest Airports: (PHF)Newport News/Williamsburg, 20 minutes; (ORF) Norfolk International, 45 minutes; (RIC) Richmond International, 45 minutes.
Steeped in a tradition of gracious Southern hospitality, Kingsmill heralds a rich history dating back to Colonial America. The bucolic land located along the banks of the mighty James River was considered as a permanent base by the first Englishmen on May 12,
- They decided to settle at Jamestown the next day. Located in the heart of Virginia ‘s Historic Triangle, it should come as no surprise that the land now known as Kingsmill featured a bustling plantation from 1619 through the 1800s.
Kingsmill Plantation, the home of Col. Lewis Burwell, was built in the mid-1730s and consisted of a mansion, outbuildings, garden, and 1,400 acres. The house burned in 1843. Only the office and the kitchen still stand; they are among the earliest brick dependencies in Virginia. Burwell, the naval officer (colonial customs inspector) for the upper James River, built his inspection station here at Burwell’s Landing, which included a tavern, storehouse, warehouse, and ferry house. In Nov. 1775, American riflemen skirmished nearby with British naval vessels; later, the Americans built two earthen forts here that the British captured in 1781.
Richard Kingsmill, who was granted one of the first land grants by the Virginia Company, initially purchased the land that Kingsmill Plantation was located. In the mid-1730s, colonial customs inspector and British Colonel Lewis Burwell III purchased 1,400 acres of Kingsmill’s original plot, and constructed a plantation with several other structures. The headquarters of his inspection station (Burwell’s Landing) was also located on the property along the James River, which included a tavern, warehouse, and ferry.
Kingsmill Plantation saw action in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. As Patriot forces began to assemble near Williamsburg in the fall of 1775, the Colonial Governor of Virginia Lord Dunmore ordered that British ships patrol the James River to stop potential ferry crossings of these rebels. On Sunday, November 5th, militiamen from Chesterfield County began to assemble near Williamsburg with intentions to embark upon Norfolk. The British vessel the Kingfisher patrolled the river with three other supporting tenders, but failed in stopping a thousands Colonial militiamen from crossing the river. Despite this, the Kingfisher exchanged fire with a Colonial vessel at Burwell’s Ferry without any decisive action. At the end of the War in 1781, French forces under the Marquis de Lafayette utilized Burwell’s Landing as they docked and moved inland from there. Later that year in January, Colonial General Thomas Nelson and his militia foiled Benedict Arnold’s plan to land at Burwell’s Ferry.
Many battles in the Civil War were also fought in the vicinity of Kingsmill Plantation. Union General George B. McClellan’s Peninsular Campaign engulfed the plantation, as an army of 120,000 men landed and moved inland through the area with the task of reaching Richmond. Several Confederate defensive lines also ran through the property such as the Warwick Line, and the Williamsburg Line. On May 6th of 1865, the Battle of Williamsburg was fought here where the Confederates lost 1,682 men and the Union lost 2,283.
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