Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
319 Reviews (319)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
89.0%
Recommend this course
289 out of 319 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
90.3%
Recommend this course
65 out of 72 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Honey Bee Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
319 Reviews (319)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but sand all over the greens

They must’ve recently sanded all the greens. If I had known that, I would not have gone. The course itself otherwise is in excellent shape. Unfortunately, we got behind some slow foursomes But that could happen anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time playing here and really enjoyed it. Course was in great shape and seems to be very well maintained. My only gripe is the guy in the pro shop has a serious attitude problem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Honey Bee

They had scheduled a shotgun start for a golf group. Out T Time was delayed by 20 min.
The slow pace of play meant it took us 4:30 minutes

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Round

We played this course based on the reviews of other players. What a nice course! The condition of the course this late in the year was great, tee boxes, fairways and especially the greens. A small bare spot here an there but again it was late in the year. Loved the layout which offered some challenges and some strategically placed sand traps. Very picturesque course. Looking forward to playing it again when in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great short course for the money

This was a really good course with really nice fairways and excellent greens. I was really surprised how nice the course was for the money. The course does a nice job of utilizing hazards and dog legs to make up for its relatively short layout. If you like using driver off the tee, this may not be the course for you, but for those who like to mix it up on the box it is perfect. Only area in need of improvement were a few bunkers that need attention (flooded/eroded). Other than that, the greens are fast and smooth and the fairways are well kept for a great price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good practice course!

Course was in very good shape. Fast greens. Very forgiving fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Value Course

Good course. Greens and fairways in great shape. Only complaint was some tee boxes were a bit beat up. Driving range and putting green were in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course I’ve shot 18 at

By far the best course, I’m a beginner So it was a tough course but overall an amazing experience!!! I am contemplating buying a membership To honeybee

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Pretty good.

Course was in good shape despite the previous days rainfall. Greens were in good shape. Some tee boxes were in bad shape, but still playable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Incredibly Rude Staff

Too short course with mediocre conditions, but the real problem is the guy at the desk in the pro shop. He is incredibly rude and clearly doesn't care if customers have a good day or plan to return. I spoke with some of the regulars, and the nicest thing any of them said was "He's always like that...Just a terrible attitude." Why any course or business would have someone like this as their contact with the public is just inexplicable. I've seen reviews on several sites calling them out for this guy, but apparently they don't care.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great Course

One of the best in the area. Greens were in great condition. Provided some challenging shots as well as scoring opportunities. Driving range was a bit beat up, but still functional. Don’t forget to get a beer for the price of your score at the end (87= $0.87)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I think if you played here before then you know pace of play is a little slow at times. Course is in the best condition I’ve ever seen it in. I will definitely be going more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round...Course was in great condition as ALWAYS

Again...course was in great condition...people were friendly. Play was a little slower this time, but nothing unusual for a July sunday morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course - Always a fun round

Great course with challenging holes. Some involving risk/reward decisions. Good driving range. Food in the clubhouse is good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Nearby Courses
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
3.8070588235
321
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
4.7142857143
3
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Municipal
3.9556470588
165
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
4.0067882353
55
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
3.3257294118
175
Chesapeake, Virginia
Private
4.0
1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Military
3.2352941176
8
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
3.6934941176
21
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Military
3.2352941176
8
Chesapeake, Virginia
Public
3.9486647059
321
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Semi-Private
4.4519823529
309
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Public
4.0610470588
227
Golf Packages
FROM $207 (USD)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Kingsmill Resort and 2 rounds of golf at Kingsmill Resort - Plantation & River Courses.
FROM $187 (USD)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection and 2 rounds of golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club - Gold & Green Courses.
FROM $277 (USD)
LEESBURG, VA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Lansdowne Resort and 2 rounds of golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne - Greg Norman & Robert Trent Jones Jr. courses.
FROM $217 (USD)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel and 2 rounds of golf at Seaview Bay & Pines Courses.
FROM $147 (USD)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at Seaview Dolce Hotel & Courtyard Allentown Behtlehem/Lehigh Valley and 4 rounds of golf at Seaview Pines Course, Seaview Bay Course and Architects Golf Club.
Now Reading