We all know Mother Nature usually has her way with us golfers. She is as predictable as our opening tee shot after that 5 hour car ride and straight to the tee motto. In a perfect world we would all stripe it down the middle and have a glorious sunshine filled day to match. Well what happens in Williamsburg if it pours down rain and we can’t play golf?
4. See the Sights in the Historical Triangle
As I stated in the previous blog about the historical significance in the area, you are not far from a history lesson. You can check out the Jamestown and Yorktown Museums located in their respective towns. There are many artifacts from the settlements that surround the area. Colonial Williamsburg is another great place to check out with the Governor’s Palace and Capital Building all offering tours inside. Within the town there are a couple taverns that still serve old fare, local brews and entertainment from the period. learn more about Williamsburg Attractions
3. Play Golf Inside
If you have more of a guy’s only trip then I would suggest the Indoor Golf Center called Par Fore the Course. They have two state-of-the-art simulators with over 85 courses from around the world to choose from. They have a full-service bar with food as well. Golfers must call ahead to make an appointment to use the facility. Another great idea is to take the Jamestown/Surry Ferry across to the south-side of the James River and visit the Edwards Virginia Smokehouse. This family-run business has been a staple for over 85 years now and continues to uphold their reputation as the best in the business. They have a shop located just outside the smokehouse for sandwiches, hams and sausage.
2. Newtown Pub Crawl
The Newtown area of Williamsburg is centrally located and has a lot of great places to watch a ball game, grab a drink, shoot pool and eat. Local places like Center Street Griil, Cogan’s, Corner Pocket and Paul’s are all fun for various reasons and have great local menu’s. Since they are just a short walk from each other we will let you explore and figure out which one you enjoy most.
1. Wait it out and Play Golf
No matter how bad the weather forecast is it rarely rains all day! Sometimes the best days on a golf trip are the ones where the rain scares all the locals and club members away and leaves the course to the traveling golf groups who hang out int he bar because hey don’t want to go back and sit in the room. Yes the course will be wet, yes it will probably be cart path only but when else can you play an 8 some, back tee scramble without dirty looks or play 18 holes in two and a half hours because no one else is on the course. Get a few extra towels form the cart kid (tipping helps) and send us the pictures of your 6 man game of wolf on your private course for the day!