Virginia Beach Golf Courses are designed by some of the games top architects including Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. A Virginia Beach Golf Trip will include golf through tidal wetlands and dense pine forests. Many of the areas courses are located less than 30 minutes from the Oceanfront several others are well worth the hour drive to play!
Bay Creek Nicklaus
Tipped out at 7400 yards this Jack Nicklaus designed course is characterized by large waste bunkers and small well protected greens. The Nicklaus course opened in 2006 ranked in Virginia’s top ten courses by Golfweek Magazine and consistently has some of the best playing conditions in Virginia.
Bay Creek Palmer
This Arnold Palmer design opened in 2001 and received Golf Digest’s “Best Upscale Course” Award in 2002. Golfers quickly get pampered on near perfect playing conditions provided by A-4 bent grass greens and tiffway 419 Bermuda fairways. Both of Bay Creek’s courses are bordered by the Chesapeake Bay providing some of the most unique Oceanside golf course views on the east coast.
Cypress Creek Golf Club
Cypress Creek is one of the region’s most enjoyable layouts located in Smithfield about an hour from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Cypress Creek was designed by Tom Clark in Collaboration with two time US Open Champion Curtis Strange. A quality, playable yet challenging layout Cypress Creek is a good option for Virginia Beach Golf Travelers.
Hell’s Point Golf Club
Located on “Hell’s Creek” – once a wartime thoroughfare for prisoners of war and munitions – in Sandbridge Virginia, this Rees Jones design offers simple but subtly challenging holes. Golfers will have to navigate water features on one third of the holes with the rest tightly bordered by Virginia Pine forests. This’ devilish’ design is a treat for all golfers to play!
Heron RIdge Golf Club
One of the local’s most popular courses Heron Ridge is a nice design carved around tall Oaks and Birch trees surrounded by natural wetlands. Course architect Fred Couples provides ample room from the tee but miss one of his generous fairways and your ball will surely find one of many wetland areas or lakes that border fourteen of the eighteen holes.
Nansemond River Golf Club
Bordered by the Nansemond River this par 72 Tom Steele designed championship course has more than 3 miles of riverfront scenery. Located just south of the James River Nansemond River Golf Club is worth the hour drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The par 4 island green 17th is one of the region’s most interesting holes.
Riverfront Golf Club
About an hour outside of Virginia Beach, Riverfront Golf Club is a short distance off interstate 64 and best played on your way in or out of town. Architect Tom Doak took full advantage of this unique riverside location design. Riverfront is rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest. Riverfront is a must play and considered among Hampton Roads best.
Sleepyhole Golf Course
Recently renovated by Ault and Clark, and also located along the banks of the Nansemond River Sleepy Hole was a former host of the LPGA’s tour. Newly surfaced greens are well conditioned and the par four 18th is regularly ranked one of the toughest holes in Tidewater.
The Signature at Westneck
Arnold Palmer’s first signature design puts a premium on accuracy from the tee. Extremely smooth putting surfaces make putting a lot of fun and several holes with “beach” bunkers give Signature a very unique look. Located just 25 minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront “The Signature” is very popular with Virginia Golf Vacation travelers.
Virginia Beach National Golf Club
This Pete Dye design, originally known as TPC Virginia Beach, hosted a Nationwide Tour event for several years. Successful play requires navigating your way over and around the courses’ numerous waste bunkers. Windy conditions are the norm and require extra thought when determining proper club selection.