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Colonial Williamsburg’s Gold Course, an 18-hole 6,817-yard, par-71 course, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Built by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course was designed with traditional golf course architecture in mind—Jones Sr. said it is “the equal of Augusta National and one that will not take second place to any in the world.” The club’s Green Course was designed in 1991 by Jones’ son, Rees Jones. The 18-hole 7,120-yard, par-72 course has a more contemporary golf course design, where the land has been altered to create features such as bunkers and berms. The Spotswood Course, named for Colonial Governor Alexander Spotswood, is the Williamsburg Inn’s original 9-hole golf course built in 1947 and later updated by Jones Sr. in 1964.