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3.7
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
83 out of 99 reviews
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3.0
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.4%
Recommend this course
15 out of 21 reviews
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3.7
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.5%
Recommend this course
47 out of 57 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

3.7
99 Reviews (99)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Pretty Good Deal

Played the black tees and enjoyed the layout. Most holes have good shape, with fairway bunkers and a few water hazards. However, some holes have some poor design features IMHO, such as #9 and #11 which both have very large trees that block approach shots from the center or right side of the fairway (makes no sense to me). Hole #17 had a HUGE area of ground under repair right in front of the green (I'm sure this will be fixed once warmer weather comes).

I was disappointed to see they did not allow separate carts during COVID and did not have dividers. I decided to walk for this reason even though the deal included cart fee and I WOULD NOT walk this course again. There are a few lengthy walks between holes and some steep hills (the walk between #9 green and #10 tee about killed me, trying to keep up with the rest of my group who all rode).

All that said, I will definitely keep this course in my rotation of public courses to play...but only as a course to get a cart when playing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Birkdale

Course was in pretty good shape. Soggy in many places.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Full Price, Really?

I have played this course many times. There have been a lot of improvements. The greens have gone from total crap to very nice! Great job.

That is not the problem. The issue is the course is being over-seeded and the fairways are extremely long. Rough length. My issue is changing full price knowing the course was in this condition. It would have been fair to offer a discount or at least disclose the work. Unfortunately, they didn’t do any of these things.

Additionally, the place of play was abysmal. 2.5 hours for 9 holes. I get it’s cart path only because of the work, but disclosing the work may have cut down on the amount of play.

Should have done what the Highlands did. Shut the course down for a few days and charge less the first week after opening. That was fair.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Wet Muddy

They should be closed during reseeding.
Fairways uncut and wet and muddy.
Unplayable.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course Wrong Time To Play

I like the course layout. However, they had just over seeded so carts were restricted to cart paths. But that was not the problem. They had way overwatered the course for the over seed. Most fairways were mushy with a lot of standing water. A number of tee boxes were so soggy that we had to find alternate places to tee off. I will certainly play the course again because I like the layout--but I will wait a while. No warning on the website that the conditions would be like this.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Trash

Entire course was muddy due to over sodding if you didn’t hit a perfect shot ur ball is lost in 4 foot uncut grass. Fairways were a little over grown and completely muddy

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but poor condition

I wish I hadn’t played on that day because they were overseeding the course and couldn’t ride in the fairway. The worst thing was that they had watered the entire course and it was just wet and soggy so on both tee box and fairways. I was getting hammered with sprinkler water trying to hit my ball. I would call the course first before making reservations. But overall I liked the course layout, very easy to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super wet

Course was super wet due to watering for overseeding. Cart paths only because of this but no mention of this when tee time was made.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad green, too slow pace

green is not good.
I never seen marshalls
There were 5 groups in one hole.
Waiting for avg 7mins to get tee box

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

MAPLES DESIGN COVERS ALL THE BASES...

Pros:
Good to Very Good Course Conditions mid-September.
Great design and 30 years of maturation. Nice Practice Area.
Longest par 3's in Richmond. (From the tips)
Lyberty at the front desk is friendly & wonderful!
(The dude she works with not so much.)

Cons:
Cart paths are tree root nightmares after 30 years.
Driving Range grasses are bare/weedy on the center stalls.
14th green needs a re-sod.

Overall:
Fix the Cons and more good players will come here over Magnolia and Viniterra.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

Course is in good shape. The greens are not great - but people don’t repair their ball marks.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Great layout that needs a little more TLC

Great layout, would be so much better if people fixed their ball marks and the fairways were a little firmer (clearly they had some rain) and better groomed.
I would come back here to play it again and hope that the management puts forth the effort to let this layout shine like it should.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Muggy Day Muggy Course

Wife and I played @ 96 degrees and had just rained heavily the night before. Course was soggy on at least 9 of the holes (playing in the mud - had not drained well) and on many other holes had cart path only signs due to overseeding. Made for a long day and miserable mess. Also saw numerous tee boxes and other areas with huge crabgrass growing, and a load of rocks in sand trap in front of # 18? We've played the course dozens of times over the years, but grounds need more attention. We've always thought a nice course for the change, you can usually score well, and at a fair price.. . .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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