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4.1
349 Reviews (349)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
181
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
91.6%
Recommend this course
319 out of 349 reviews
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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4.1
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
93.2%
Recommend this course
68 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6075 yards
Slope 117
Rating 68.7

Nestled in the heart of Virginia Beach, Honey Bee Golf Club is one of the area's most popular daily-fee golfing venues. Rees Jones designed the course, incorporating water on 10 holes as well as intricate bunkering throughout. The challenging layout has several tricky doglegs and some treacherous blind shots as well. It's a golf course that demands careful course management and some strategic thinking. Accurate shot placement is also key when maneuvering the rolling fairways and contoured greens. While it's by no means an easy golf course, it is an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels, making it a popular venue for tournaments and corporate outings. For golfers looking to get an entire day of golf in, Honey Bee's sister club, Stumpy Lake, is only about half a mile away.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2016 #13)

Reviews

4.1
349 Reviews (349)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 26
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Beginners 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Dry at Last!!!

After back-to-back weekends with rain the night before, the course was in excellent shape and ready to be played. And played I did. 39 on the front and 1 under through 5. It was the best round I have shot in a LOT of years. THe course was just fine after all of the rain that had fallen in the area the previous two weeks.
One note: Some of the fairways could have used a trim before playing on Sunday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding

This course will challenge you starting with your first tee shot. When you lose two balls to water to start your round you have to think it's just not going to be your day, but even playing alone I have to admit this is the most I have enjoyed a round of golf since I picked up playing again.
Course was looking immaculate and even the cart path was in good condition (which tends to be a major gripe at other courses), but it was for me the greens that made things so much fun and so challenging. Real undulating greens that you had to really judge for break and pace and I loved it.

Loved it so much I am going to become an associate member so I can play this one more. Really enjoyable round of golf and the best course I have played in Hampton Roads so far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great day in the rain

It was fun in the flooded course, and we made it just in time when the lightning started.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best in VB...so far

This course had the best conditions of any I have played so far in VB was a good set up and range and everything was laid out really well. Staff were super friendly and the cart lady was very attentive as well

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Honeybee

Got out around 6:30 on a Monday morning and had the course to myself. Greens were well kept, tee boxes were in good shape. Love the course layout at honey bee. Great value for the area. Excited to re-visit throughout summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Love it

Great layout, lot of water, not an easy one

Don’t miss to try!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Arrives an hour early to get ready and practice to find out there were no carts. This delayed the start by over 15 minutes. For some reason they decided to allow a 5/6 person party to play as one which slowed play even more. This is the second time play was slow and it didn't seem the Marshall was doing anything except riding around in their cart

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pick up the pace.

Having tee times every 7 min is a bit much. It guarantees waiting between shots. I would pay extra to keep the pace steady.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs work

Tee boxes are in rough shape. Sand traps are hard. No sand. Greens are in OK shape. People don't like to fix there divots.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout and greens right now

Greens are running well today. Layout is fun and was t too much play today.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Golf Course.

Only bad thing was they were aerating the front nine so I had to play the back twice. Nice golf course for early March. I recommend and I will go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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