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3.8
282 Reviews (282)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
87.2%
Recommend this course
244 out of 282 reviews
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3.9
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6741 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.3

Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones design that provides a unique golfing experience. This scenic layout is routed across a 1,400-acre nature preserve that is absent of any commercial or residential development for miles. The golf course wraps around its namesake lake, which has a canoe and kayak launch as well as a fishing pier. Deer, fox, and eagles are frequently seen on the course and there has even been the occasional bear sighting. Water has a prominent presence throughout and there are also several strategically placed bunkers. Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a layout that will force you to be creative with your shot making but it's still approachable enough for high handicappers to tackle with confidence. If you're looking to get in even more golf, sister club Honey Bee is located almost right next door.

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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
282 Reviews (282)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 19
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Locals 28
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 10

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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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4.0
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Enjoyable course that is secluded and relatively easy to get to. Like many courses in Virginia Beach after rainstorms, it get real muddy and expect water on some of the fairways. Drainage is not the greatest, but it is surrounded by marshlands so it is expected. Overall great local golf course.

Conditions Average
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4.0
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Great course value

First time playing stumpy lake and I will certainly go back. Course was very wet but that is to be expected with the time of year and weather we’ve had. Greens were quick and somewhat deceptive which made for a fun round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Stumpy Lake

Course was in good condition just extremely wet. Greens were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Unbelievable views

Views were fantastic from every tee box. Thanked to the greens keeper and he told me about the course and the history behind it. Very informative and a pleasant day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Open layout

Course was in good shape and it was a decent pace for a beautiful cool fall day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good Value - Nice Course

Stumpy Lake is kept in very good condition and the greens are especially well maintained, so you get a smooth roll and slope. I got an excellent price through TeeOff (same as GolfNoow), so it’s good to play a nice course in decent condition for as excellent price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Something for everyone

The last time I played Stumpy Lake I was 14 living in Virginia Beach so saying that I played this course before is based more a literal truth than experience. Having said that, I’m 59 now and my experience with the course this time was very good. My wife, who just took up the game 4 years ago, appreciated the generous forward tees. They allowed her to be competitive with me at times, especially on the par 3’s. The greens were a little chewed up, likely from the rate of play but They rolled pretty good and would hold a shot. The fairways were in great shape. We thoroughly enjoyed our round and will play this Robert Trent Jones design again the next time we are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Review

Course overall in good shape unfortunately the same could not be said for the greens-lots of bare spots on many of them

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

No Houses!

Stumpy Lake is a very nice public course with no houses. It is an excellent vallue, especially with GOLFNOW.

I will be back in Virginia Beach next summer and will make Stumpy Lake my home course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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