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3.7
367 Reviews (367)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
162
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
75.2%
Recommend this course
319 out of 367 reviews
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3.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 18 reviews
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3.5
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
70.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 40 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

3.7
367 Reviews (367)

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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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Waste of your time and money

The staff in the club house was rude
No starter which allowed a group of 6 players to tee off and no marshal on the course
Greens were horrible
The whole course was in bad shape

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 76
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 76
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Good course

I enjoyed plaiying this course and was very reasonably priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need a starter

1015 time didn’t start until 1050 a lot of singles that should have been paired up with a starter

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful day. Beautiful course.

Checking in was a breeze. Course played great!

WAAAAY RIGHT

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Narrow Fairways

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout

Great time. Pace was a little slow but it was prime time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

My friends and I enjoyed the course! It was beautiful and we didn’t feel rushed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 76
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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