For all the attractions of Williamsburg, there is only one private golf and waterfront community. If that’s a surprise, wait until you learn that Two Rivers is no newcomer struggling for acceptance, but recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The member-only club has a unique composition—equal parts young families, working couples, and retirees—hailing from around the country and the world, giving the community a friendly vibrancy. They all enjoy a range of facilities and amenities that includes 10 lighted tennis courts, pools and a fitness center, two restaurants, and a wine shop.
At the heart of the action is a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, which has hosted many national and local events and ends with a three-hole stretch along the water. Its greens and bunkers were recently renovated and a new practice facility opened. The staff strives to get new and lapsed golfers, particularly women, into the game.
Also within the 1,500-acre property are 200 acres of nature preserve, a busy marina, 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, and more than four miles of shoreline along the James and Chickahominy rivers. Off-site but nearby are numerous cultural and historic offerings, from classes at the College of William and Mary to museums, theaters, and a growing food and beverage scene.
The Two Rivers community is nearly built out with 715 single-family houses and a strong resale market. Roughly 6% of homes are presently for sale, from $400,000 to $2 million.