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.
|Blue M: 70.1/130 W: 76.1/137||381||385||143||359||158||541||300||140||426||2833||443||173||392||318||517||499||220||412||341||3315||6148|
|White M: 68.3/123 W: 73.7/133||357||358||139||337||135||488||273||120||394||2601||420||155||371||303||495||451||196||382||296||3069||5670|
|Gold M: 65.2/118 W: 69.8/124||321||301||128||320||117||414||239||114||366||2320||390||137||320||267||472||422||151||346||284||2789||5109|
|Red M: 64.5/117 W: 69.1/121||317||293||117||305||110||370||194||106||320||2132||375||117||305||247||410||416||136||335||273||2614||4746|
|Pink M: 60.9/109 W: 63.3/110||232||223||117||192||110||325||181||106||260||1746||295||117||208||182||354||340||136||260||208||2100||3846|
Slow play and WWE tee box altercation
Well, showed up excited to play a course I’ve never experienced. Started off bad. The driving range grass is worse than my back yard in January and doesn’t allow woods to be used since it’s only 170yds. Chipping and putting area was pretty decent though. Showed up at the tee box at 1040 for a 1052 tee time. There were 6 groups waiting to tee off and no starter orchestrating this disaster. Finally teed off at 1125. Continued to wait 15 minutes or more at nearly every hole. The course layout was actually pretty challenging but fairways were poorly maintained. Greens were average. The worst part of the round occurred on #9 when an irate golfer from the group playing behind me pulled up to the tee box as I was waiting (again) to tee off. He jumped out of his cart screaming obscenities at me. I tried to calm him down but he wouldn’t let it go and eventually his entire group ended up on the ground at the tee box wrestling my driver away from him which he had grabbed off the ground and was attempting to break over his knee. Eventually they got him in the cart and took him home. The entire altercation lasted 20 minutes and I ended up finishing the round after 5.5hrs. During that time not one marshall showed up to check on things. Worst golf experience of my 20 years playing.
I enjoyed plaiying this course and was very reasonably priced.
Somewhat challenging but lacks attention
I live within 5 minutes of this course and have played it 3 - 4 times over the past 2 years. Frankly, each time it seems in worse shape. One can tell that at one point the grasses were very nice. Now, in both the fairways and greens there is crabgrass and other spiney grasses that, especially on the greens, affects play. And sadly, the quality of those playing the course is also eroding. Many fairways are loaded with big divots and greens are plagued with un-repaired ball marks. I didn't enter the grill so can't comment on it.
Good course for the money!
Enjoyed the course with friends. Wasn’t too busy and was able to have a stress free round. Will be coming back!
Need a starter
1015 time didn’t start until 1050 a lot of singles that should have been paired up with a starter
If they pay me, I'll play here again.
Whole course is overgrown, has invasive grass all over the place, weird mix of very hard holes and very easy holes, some fairways have over-hanging branches cutting off half the fairway, huge ponds on short holes where your drives would land forcing instead a short lay-up drive and long second shot, untrained staff couldn’t find TeeOff reservation on computer, cart paths are full of pot holes and run dangerously close to ponds, long walks to greens from cart paths, most greens are large and round and slightly sloped but some are really undulating and unfairly narrow and tiny, no 150 yard poles in fairway, bring a gas mask unless you like choking on gas fumes all day long from the cart, lots of street crossings and sometimes you don’t know where to go and sometimes you’re riding in the street with cars for a block to the next tee and through intersections.
Beautiful day. Beautiful course.
Checking in was a breeze. Course played great!
The course itself was not bad. Very narrow. A lot of water hazards which I found challenging and fun. This is a one a done course for me.
Not worth it, do not book a tee time here
I had to wait 30 minutes past my tee time due to the course didn’t have enough golf carts to issue out. There was literally a line waiting on people to finish so they could get a golf cart. The course needs to invest into buying more carts.
The pace of play was terrible. After waiting 30 minutes after my team you had to wait in line again at the 1st tee. The course booked tee times within 5 minutes of each other. I will not being going back to this course.
My friends and I enjoyed the course! It was beautiful and we didn’t feel rushed
A bit disappointed
I played this course last fall with a friend. We found it challenging and at the same time, a bit on the rough side. Fairways weren't it great shape, which we chalked up to the time of year, and just coming off of summer. Also, like so many courses, trees have leaves that fall in the fall so it was easy to loss a ball if you were off to the side. The same friend and I were excited to come back thinking the work would be finished getting the course ready for the new year. The greens (90%) were very nice, unfortunately some golfers still don't get the idea of ball marks and fixing them, so there was some damage. There is also some type of weed that is growing in some of the greens. Tee boxes were great, but the fairways...... rough both on the edges and inside. Some real work needs to be done to get the fairways in shape..