(3 miles from Sandbridge Beach)
If you're ready to heat up your game, Hell's Point Golf Club is hard to resist. Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones had a devilish inspiration when he designed this 6,776-yard, par 72, 18-hole course with its lakes, interesting fairway angles, challenging greens and 61 sculptured sandtraps. The course has received many awards including Golf Digest's "One of the Best New Courses" rating when it opened in 1982, as well as "Best of the Beach" by the Virginian Pilot Reader's Poll nine years running. Hell's Point lures you to the first tee with the promise of adventure and holds you through the last hole with its masterful challenges.
Atwoodtown Road, Virginia Beach
(7 miles from Sandbridge Beach)
When renowned golf course architect Gene Bates and P.G.A. Tour Star Fred Couples collaborated to build Heron Ridge, the standard of golf in Virginia Beach was forever changed! Heron Ridge Golf Club opened in the spring of 1999 and was the first new public golf course to open in over 10 years in Virginia Beach. It was certainly worth the wait! This Couples/Bates design features 13 of 18 holes with water hazards and natural wetlands. The front nine winds links-style through rolling hills with strategically placed bunkers and water. The back nine shifts the setting to mature stands of oaks, beeches, elms and more water.
Heron Ridge's "open-to-the-wind" links-style quality along with the unique topography of elevation changes, natural depressions and meandering streams provide our players with an uncommon setting for a "beach" course. The course measures some 7,011 yards from the "Boom-Boom" (Fred Couples' nickname) Tees. Four other sets of tees on every hole insure that golfers of all skill levels will be put to the test.
Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach
Bay Creek Golf Club - Cape Charles - The latest Arnold Palmer offering is possibly one of the most beautiful courses on the east coast with four holes situated on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Just across the Bay-Bridge Tunnel, the 7200 plus yard course is bound to become a golfing legend. (757) 332-9000 Bow Creek - An old-style municipal course, Bow Creek provides some interesting play on its 70 par, 6000 yard length. (757) 431-3763 Cypress Point Golf and Country Club - Laid out in a golf community setting, Cypress Point is a semi-private golf club designed by Ault and Clark. It's a distinctive 6740 yard course with bermuda fairways and lush bent grass greens. (757) 490-8822 Hell's Point Golf Course - When this course opened in 1984, it was named by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Best New Courses" and it has been since ranked as one of the top 65 courses in the country. Designed by Rees Jones, this 6766 yard, par 72 has some "devilish" fairway angles, challenging greens and sculptured bunkers. (757) 721-3400 Heron Ridge - Opened in 1999, Heron Ridge is only the third Fred Couples signature course built in the US. This long anticipated, 18 hole, par 72 course joins the TPC as one of the new draws to Virginia and especially to Virginia Beach golf! History is yet to be made, so try your luck at one of the newest ventures around. (757) 426-3800 Honey Bee Golf Club in Virginia - Another Rees Jones entry onto the Beach golf scene, Honey Bee is a par 70, 6075 yard course that was built in 1988. A challenge to any serious golfer, this championship course has water on 10 holes, elevated tees and monstrous sand bunkers. It's a real honey of a course, if you can take it! (757) 471-2768 Kempsville Greens - Considered short but interesting, Kempsville Greens is a 6036 yard, par 70 municipal course surrounded by three lakes, which makes you really think about keeping on the fairway. (757) 474-8441 Owl's Creek Golf Center - Semi-Private - Okay, so what if it has a par of 62, Owl's Creek (dubbed the little monster) is a well conditioned course with some of the biggest hills at the Beach! Course design by Brook Parker Red Wing Lake - Currently there are 18 holes designed by George Cobb and another 18 in the works at Red Wing. This championship layout is known for its large sloping greens, water hazards and 84 strategically placed traps, if you really want to play through. (757) 437-4845 Stumpy Lake - Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this 72 par, Stumpy Lake course is located in a natural setting surrounded by water with lots of cypress trees. You just might see deer in the woods and watch red-tailed hawks swoop overhead as you follow the arc of your ball down the fairway. (757) 467-6119 The Signature at West Neck - Arnold Palmer has been busy in this area with two new course introductions during 2001. Located in the city of Virginia Beach is his Signature at West Neck, designed to be a timeless classic with thirteen lakes, bent grass greens and natural wetland vistas. (757) 563-2911 TPC at Virginia Beach - Long awaited and much touted, this PGA Tournament Players Club course was designed by Pete Dye, aided by native son, Curtis Strange. From a flat Tidewater landscape, Dye and Strange have turned out a 7400 yard, eye-popping masterpiece of "curves and undulations" not seen in these parts! Come try your own expertise and see how you stand compared with the pros. "You just have to be smart enough to play the course at the length that you can play it", says Curtis Strange. (757) 563-9440
The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Bay Creek Golf Club features four holes on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, eight holes on Old Plantation Creek and several holes framed by giant sand dunes. An abundance of native hardwoods, loblolly pines and dogwoods make Bay Creek a nature lover's delight. The 7204-yard par 72 Arnold Palmer Course pampers its golfers with smooth A-4 greens and perfectly manicured Tifway Bermuda fairways. The Palmer Course offers five strategically placed sets of tees guaranteed to make golf fun and challenging for players of all skill levels.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Designed for tournament as well as public play, the TPC course stretches to an imposing 7,432 yards from the professional tees. "Native hardwoods give the course a sense of maturity, and the variety of grasses used in the out-of-play areas offer a unique look as they wave in the ever-present winds. Taking a beautiful piece of land and crafting it into a golf course that will challenge the world's greatest players is very satisfying, but making it playable and enjoyable to all golfers is particularly special."
--Curtis Strange, PGA TOUR player consultant to architect Pete Dye on course design.
2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach
Office: (757) 563-9440
Set in the heart of Virginia Beach, Honey Bee is just minutes from practically anywhere in Tidewater. Honey Bee is by far one of the premiere courses in the Virginia Beach area. With water coming into play on almost every hole and expansive bunkers throughout, Honey Bee will challenge both the novice and the expert.
Separate putting and chipping greens allow the beginner as well as the expert to practice their short game. The 300-yard driving range is just right for working on your irons and woods. Unique to Honey Bee is the elongated 40-foot practice bunker to help you perfect those difficult shots.
Phone Number: 757-471-2768
2500 South Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone Number: 757-471-2768
Designed by Robert Trent Jones and hidden from view by natural woods, Stumpy Lake, an 18-hole golf course, offers rolling well cared for fairways and beautifully manicured greens.
4797 E. Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone Number: 757-467-6119