Flowing across 7,372 yards of a windswept, rugged landscape, Royal New Kent has been called "the truest representation of an Irish links in America." Royal New Kent is reminiscent of the Irish Landscape where links course such as Royal County Down and Ballybunion were built.
Greens hide behind sharp, grassy knolls, hand stacked rock walls and tall fescue grasses. The generous, contoured fairways occasionally demand blind shots. The par 72 design features over 120 bunkers, many are deep shadow bunkers lined with fescue grass. The enormous, fast greens have bold swales and ridges. Each hole offers several playing options.
Royal New Kent opened to outstanding reviews and was named "Best New Upscale Public Course in the Nation" by Golf Digest and No. 23 on Golf Magazines's "Top 100 You Can Play." It was also named one of "America's Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest and Golf Digest's one of the "Top Three Courses in Virginia," with a 4.5-star rating. Equal to the standards set by the course, Royal New Kent has first-rate conveniences such as a full-service bar, dining and meeting rooms, practice facilities, and a pro shop.
Map of Traditions at Royal New Kent