The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Country Club lies ten miles west of downtown Williamburg, where the Chickahominy River and James River meet, and its Tom Fazio-designed course has been renovated to feature bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways.
Costing a reputed $1.6 million, the 2013 upgrade project also included a complete re-build of the fairway and greenside bunkers, updated bridges and an expanded practice facility with seven target greens, a practice bunker and putting green.
The work was carried out by Kris Spence of Spence Golf Design, who reckoned the following amount of renovation material was used in the work: 7,000 tons of greens mix, 4,000 tons of gravel, 3,500 tons of soil and 1,800 tons of bunker sand.
Configured in an out and back fashion, the fairways head east from the clubhouse in a figure of eight routing around a residential development, before returning for a spectacular three-hole finish along one thousand yards of river frontage.
Two Rivers is a very good course. Conditioning is excellent. A good variety of holes. A nice finish on the river with the last 3 holes. Just a delightful course you could enjoy playing every day. It is one of the better courses in the state of Virginia. Given that it warrants a 4.5 maybe 5 rating. The Williamsburg area has a great group of courses and is a destination worth looking into. Two rivers is private as are several of the best in the area. And unlike courses in the UK, It is a need to be introduced by a member to play.
This is a top-5 course in Virginia. The greens are best in the state and always roll 12-13 or faster on the stimpmeter. Subtle undulation and fast greens make this course a true gem. Tee to green offers challenge requiring precision along with many risk-reward opportunities. It’s a true shotmakers paradise. As the only private country club in the area, they have very little crowds, and I’ve rarely seen more than a few groups during my visits out there. The name of the club comes from the two rivers that converge into one and the course offers a unique coastal feel. Several holes border the river coastline while others play through tidal marshes. Also the Jamestown settlement 1607 is only a few miles down the coast. Tons of character and a true treat if you get invited to play.