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3.8
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
82.6%
Recommend this course
106 out of 127 reviews
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4.0
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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3.7
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.6%
Recommend this course
44 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6644 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
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Birkdale Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1990) Dan Maples Michael Gleason (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Acumen Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

3.8
127 Reviews (127)
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5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sunday Round

I am new to the area. Lots of courses in Virginia. I hope they are all this fun. We will be coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Hot

We had a 11:48 tee time and was ready to go. At 11:40 the pro told us to wait till a threesome went in front. They were the 11:30 group but were late-they checked in at 11:42. Then it turns out they all were the slowest non golfers I have ever been behind. Obviously they didn’t know the basic golf etiquette and never waived us through. We waited EVERY SINGLE SHOT while there were 2-3 holes open in front of them. Took 4 3/4 hours RIDICULOUS

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Solid Course

Had a 1:13 tee time and got to tee off a couple minutes early. Pace of play wasn’t bad but it was a busy day on the course so naturally a tad slow here and there. Course layout was good. Surrounded by lots of houses so be careful out there!

Pro shop guys were super nice and helpful.

Large thing of range balls was $9 dollars. Little steep for range balls but it is what it is.

Carts were nice. Greens were good for it being pretty hot and no rain for a week.

Had three bunker shots. One bunker was hard as a rock, other two were nice and soft.

Would go back again! Thanks for having us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid course, good potential

value for $ and conditions left me a little disappointed

Teebox grass was bad on certain holes
Rough thin / undifferentiated - not challenging
Fairways were hard and thin
greens were fine to good

Course has potential with the layout. But for that price, I'd expect better conditions in May.

Pace of play was good.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awful pace of play

The course is in great shape. The greens were great - fairways, etc. were all in great shape.

but the pace of play was awful. I've always heard how and it is at Birkdale but only played there one other time. The last time It was crazy slow that my 3 some combined with the 3 some in front to make a 6 some and we were still waiting on every tee box.

I figured today being as hot as it was that it wouldn't be too bad. By the 3rd hole there were 4 groups on the hole. It took 1:15 to play 3 holes. The marshal came and skipped the offending group ahead 2 holes that slightly cleared up the log jam for a few holes before it came right back. 3 groups on #9, 4 groups on #10. I don't know what the problem is, but it's a complaint I've read before. I don't have any intention on going back. it's a shame because I really like the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Views, Price, and Value. NO "CART GIRL"

The course is well put together. I paid $79 for two golfers with a cart. There were a few areas were the sod was soggy but it was on a par three. The tee boxes are well used but that's expected. The overall play was great. My partner could only play the front 9. I played the back 9 by myself. The course was overall amazing. I made the mistake of not bringing a water or buying one at the clubhouse. I assume due to covid there is no "cart girl" or water coolers throughout the course. Overall I will be back! Great course, great price and layout. if you're looking for a casual game, or to entertain a business partner this course is great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 98
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Virginia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Basic great course that has just been run down overtime and could probably be in better shape if they could pump the cash into it.

They charge for range balls and the course is in ok shape. Definitely well worth every penny of the $45 we paid for the round vs. the $67 typical fee.

The club house did an outstanding job of controlling pace of play; probably best public round i have ever played. In addition everyone seemed to be super respoectful of the course, the greens were in good shape with most ball marks repaired. The turn was good and menu was pretty good.

Way better than most public courses for the price, it chaps me everytime i have to buy practice balls, so that would be an easy fix, but i bet that is a huge profit center. All in all fun course, fun layout, will definitely be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Local Muni

I like the course it just needs alot of help, its really run down.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Stepping up their game

You can tell the management of Birkdale has been putting money into the course. New carts, lush green fairways, smoothed cart path bumps(not all but the bad ones) and the greens...the greens were rolling true for the first time in years...and that was with a recent aeration. Was told the course has a green roller now. I can’t wait to return to see the greens once they fill in!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

The fairways have been overseeded and very nice to hit off from. The greens are in good condition for the first of April. The white tee boxes are somewhat beat up but playable. Overall it is in good condition. Pace of play was great since it was Easter morning. We finished in 4 hours which is great for a public course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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