The Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent

Originally Published: November 6, 2004
Golf Digest

Ken Venturi survived 36 holes and 100-degree heat to win the U.S. Open here in 1964.

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The Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent
10620 Kent Field Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23168

The Tradition Golf Club at Royal New Kent, with its wide variety of wild grasses, gnarly slopes, rock walls and grazing sheep is a taste of golf in the Old Country. An authentic links style course designed by Mike Strantz, it garnered a spot in Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses in the country only three years after it first opened.

No. 4 is a brute of a par 4 with two large "footprint" numbers in the landing area on the right side of the fairway. Land in one of these and a good round might get stomped on.