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4.1
314 Reviews (314)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
88.3%
Recommend this course
283 out of 314 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 30 reviews
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4.2
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 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

4.1
314 Reviews (314)

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 14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 13
3.0
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Previously Played

Disappointed

Had recently aerated the greens without letting me know. Ignored twice by the beverage cart as well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Wasted Morning/Afternoon

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!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course!!!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Think it thru

This course has lots of holes that make you think about the golf shot you’re going to make. I really like this course for this reason. Its major risk reward…be careful…lots of water hokes. But its doable if the right decision is made.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course; good value

The greens here are second to none in the area. Excellent practice/warmup area. It’s overall a pretty open course; there’s certainly water and sand, but not a lot of OB that I recall. A couple of nice water holes that make you choose between laying up and going for it.

The only reason I don’t rate this 5 star is because the 9th hole ends a good distance from the clubhouse. Not a deal breaker but when you make the turn and want a snack or sandwich; you have to drive your cart about 1/2 mile to the clubhouse. However, the cart girl does come around quite often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water locations made it tough

Greens were fast Pi placements were a tad difficult

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent but not great

This course struck me as a nice resort course 30 years ago, but these days it shows it age. All grass was stressed, and it looked like regular maintenance was becoming less regular. It was an interesting but narrow course with greens that had many undulations, some making putting challenging bordering on impossible. If you get a deal, check it out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging with good layout.

This was my 3rd time playing this course. First since Covid-19 hit, green were in great shape as well as fairways. Staff very friendly. Play it you will like it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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