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3.2
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
29
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
69.6%
Recommend this course
178 out of 245 reviews
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3.3
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
68.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 35 reviews
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3.1
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
65.5%
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38 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5917 yards
Slope 123
Rating 68.8
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Bow Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.2
245 Reviews (245)
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Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

farewell old friend

wanted to play one more time, thanks for 40 years of memories. where are seniors like me going to go play now ? nothing fancy, someplace where you could hop on and go. it will be missed

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Walked

last round

for late october, the course closing at the end of the month, the greens were excellent on the back nine. enjoyed and hope to play once more before november 1.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Sad conditions

Definitely let this course go, I understand they are closing BUT….

I played a couple days ago, and in reaching for my ball in the hole, when I pulled my hand out, the Flag was torn to shreds and sliced my finger open. I called the clubhouse and hopefully they immediately switched it out 👌🏻

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

BowCreek GC

I am greatly disappointed to find out recently that the city of Virginia Beach has decided to close this well managed course at the end of October 2022. It is so conveniently placed within the city and good on the budget for the beginning golfer. The staff is always very helpful and friendly. The course itself is a mixture of easy to challenging holes. I will greatly miss playing here weekly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bow Creek

absolutely no maintenance donjon this course. Horrible condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/14/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 92
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

City converting this course to a park/multipurpose space I believe later this year. Greens are busted, fairways an unkept and bunkers are stone. Worst condition I’ve seen it ever and staff has gotten considerably less friendly. Avoid at all cost.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2022

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Bow Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

backed up bow creek

i rarely ride but did so yesterday. pace pf play was fine until the back 9. totally stopped after 13 waiting to get going again. a high school match was going on and slow players were not letting faster players play through. all that. being said i've played there since 82 and hope they keep it open through october. haven't seen it backed up like that for some time now.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 08/03/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Bow Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

There are no fairways, the grass in the fairway is 6-8 inches tall. Greens had tractor tire marks in every one of them. Bunkers had grass growing in them. Don’t play here it’s a terrible waste of time!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/03/2022

Jeff, we’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile. Please contact us directly at the pro shop at (757) 431-3763 Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

The greens are nice on this course and consistent speed , I like to lay out there is a couple spots on the course where if you hit in the fairway you may end up on some hard pan which is disappointing but there's only a couple holes like that the cause is there tight fairways and the trees blocked the Sun out and those areas . It's a municipal course and I've played it for years and still enjoy it .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value for the Money

Bow Creek is basically a neighborhood golf course that was modified back in the 1990’s to address some drainage problems in the area. Those changes made some of the holes a bit cramped with additional par 3’s, but even so it is a fun course and has it’s challenges. With reasonable green fees, it’s a nice surprise for many and while I hadn’t played there in a couple of years, it was nice to play it again. Worth your time to try it.

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