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4.0
246 Reviews (246)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
88.8%
Recommend this course
223 out of 246 reviews
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3.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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3.9
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6159 yards
Slope 122
Rating 69.5

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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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ellis Maples (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
246 Reviews (246)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 10
Amazing Food 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Forced Carries 23
Narrow Fairways 21
This course/club is great for:
Locals 35
Beginners 19
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 14

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful Day to Play

Course was in great condition, especially the greens. Looking forward to playing there soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

GREAT COURSE, GREAT VALUE!

Chesapeake Golf Club is a phenomenal course! Staff is great and very friendly. Course is challenging, scenic and fun to play. I can't recommend this course enough. I'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Par 70 or 71 ?

Course info list course as 70, however Tee info list as Par 71 which is it. Either way won't be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really nice place to play!

I would come to play here a lot more if I lived closer. Good layout with some really difficult holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet and Muddy

Chesapeake is a fun and challenging course. When the area gets rain this course gets muddy. You can still enjoy the course just don't chunk balls lol.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

First time - will definitely be the last

Not much positive I can say about this course:
- driving range was in complete disrepair, virtually no grass to hit from and the few available mats were badly with and torn (maximum length you could hit was 165 yards)....AND they had the audacity to charge us $12 for two buckets of balls...range was so bad, we left most balls at range without hitting them.
- course conditions were atrocious, most fairways featured multiple large clumps of crab grass growing that looked like Outback “Bloomin’ Onions)
- most tee boxes were a mess, a few had grass that looked like they hadn’t been mowed for weeks,
- pace of play was horrendous, we finally quit after 12 holes because there were the third groups on 13 with the first group still nowhere near the green.
- putting surfaces were decent but nothing special (this is the closest I can come to saying something positive)
- stopped into pro shop to express our disappointment, The individual behind the counter became defensive and belligerent almost immediately. He completely dismissed our complaints and began yelling at us “you’re the first complaint I ever heard in two years “. I told him that the course was likely the worst I’ve played in 35 years of golf...then he REALLY began yelling AND cursing at us - actually followed us out to the parking lot continuing to yell and curse.
- easily the worst course I’ve ever played.
- easily the most inappropriate behavior I’ve ever seen displayed by a pro shop staff member ever....
- hot deal was $30/person...a complete waste of money...
- will never return. Would not play this course again for free

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Course was challenging, and in great shape. ..greens were. In great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Looking Good for Fall...

Course was in great shape. Had fun. Zero pace of play issues.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens were excellent

The course was in very good condition. They had aereated the greens several weeks back and they were perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Starting was slow and backed up. Once we got rolling, pace was decent. Course was in good shape and they greens were fast. Definitely had a few challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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