Chesapeake Golf Club
Chesapeake Golf Club sits tucked away in the idyllic village of Las Gaviotas, conveniently situated just 15 minutes from downtown Norfolk. Boasting some of the best greens in the Tidewater area, the club offers the amenities of a private club with the fees of a public golf course. The layout will challenge you with rolling fairways and tricky doglegs. Water hazards come into play frequently so be prepared for a few intimidating blind shots over water. Mature trees line the rolling fairways and there are also strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides. The manageable 6,278-yard length is approachable for beginners yet there are still holes that long hitters will enjoy. Chesapeake Golf Club is a course that will test your skills but it's not overly punishing for the high handicapper.
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|White M: 67.8/119 W: 73.5/134||357||358||139||337||135||488||273||120||394||2601||420||155||371||303||495||451||196||382||296||3069||5670|
|Gold M: 64.6/110 W: 69.5/127||321||301||128||320||117||414||239||114||366||2320||390||137||320||267||472||422||151||346||284||2789||5109|
|Red M: 63.8/108 W: 68.4/124||317||293||117||305||110||370||194||106||320||2132||375||117||305||247||410||416||136||335||273||2614||4746|
|Pink M: 60.1/98 W: 62.6/112||232||223||117||192||110||325||181||106||260||1746||295||117||208||182||354||340||136||260||208||2100||3846|
Driving range conditions were trash! 180yrd. Max distance
Had to call to ask them to send out a Marshall to check on why it was 4 groups backed up. Pace of play was the absolute worst part about this course. I teed off 35 minutes after my normal tee time.
Course does NOT drain well! Don’t recommend playing after a drop of rain.
NO beverage cart going around the course!
Otherwise playability of the course layout was challenging at times, conditions were well kept (aside from the rain), level of difficulty was about a 6/10. Pretty flat course and a lot of getable holes.
They really pack em in
5 1/2 hours to play 18. Three groups backed up at every tee box. Some of the nicest greens in the area as public courses go right now, but they apparently only space their tee times out 4 minutes apart.
Winter golf for a guy from England who spent 20 years in New Jersey brings with it either a vacation or a lot of layers and waterproof clothing. Not in Virginia though and for the last day of the year to play in 60 degree weather it was a blast.
Course is in absolutely fantastic condition for the time of year, greens are great (even if players aren't repairing their ball marks). Bunkers are just awful, but that is no different to any other time I have played the course. Overall though the great weather, great condition of the course and the grouping I had made for a great day.
The only problem I had all day was that I was there on my round all day. 11am tee time and I didn't finish the round until after 4:30. It was a packed course (everyone clearly had the same idea) but nobody from the golf club thought to put marshals out to maintain the pace of play. In fact we hit the turn at 2:30 to speak to guys wo were waiting for a cart for the 1:15 tee time.
Great day (if long) but I love this course and club and cannot wait to go back.
Want to try again
The setting for this course is among a nice neighborhood, yet not too tight. The reason for my title is, this was the first round I've played there and course conditions weren't great. While the days before there wasn't a lot of rain, it was enough to make it a cart paths only day. And while walking out to the fairways from the path, it was obvious there are some serious drainage issues that should be addressed. The course is lined with large oaks and given it was late fall, large amounts of leaves covered many areas. In some cases, if I was slightly off to the side of the fairway, it was a challenge to find the ball amongst the leaves. That combined with the crat paths only slowed our pace. The majority of the greens were in very good shape and the same can be said for the tee boxes. I definitely want to play this course again, perhaps next summer.
Odd layout - lots of opportunities to lose golf balls in water hazards often find yourself hitting a short iron off the tee followed by a hybrid or fairway wood
Odd course, average conditions
Some of the holes are a little odd to me, small shelfs on greens with a long shot in, forced to play short only to then play long stuff in particular. Few tees were a mess, and the fairways were shaggy. Not upset I played course, got done in 4 hours even with some waits on tees, not a bad course, conditions were average, Just don’t see me coming back.
Disappointing round, caused by slow pace of play being unchecked. Started around hole four where a duo with a young child started the slow down and culminated in the frustration of leaving the round incomplete after 14 holes. When you get to the 15th hole and your the fourth group waiting to tee off behind a much slower foursome (mostly older players).
The course was in good condition for the most part and challenging as usual, but the slow pace of play just took the fun out of the round and made the course unplayable….
Think I’ll avoid playing the course on weekends in future.
Oh on the plus side, they did have cart service if only briefly!
Love the course and layout! Enough hazards to make it challenging for any level golfer without being too intimidating. The cart path could use some work but it doesn’t take away from the course as a whole.
Greens in bad shape
Very slow and bumpy greens with lots of patches of crab grass and weeds. Cart paths are in terrible condition. No bathrooms anywhere in the course. Cheap to play for a reason