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4.0
263 Reviews (263)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
139
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
85.0%
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238 out of 263 reviews
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4.0
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.2%
Recommend this course
34 out of 39 reviews
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4.0
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.2%
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46 out of 54 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

4.0
263 Reviews (263)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 26
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Beginners 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
In the 'Burbs 12
Near Local Attractions 10

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First Time Playing

Signs in front of the Gold Tees

Played from tips today, on at least two holes the hole sign was in front of the Gold Tees. Definitely was a hazard and in potential flight path coming of the Tee.

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Wet but beats a day inside

Hadn't played here in years but it was a good day on the course. It was really wet. The front was cart path and back 90 degrees. Still had a blast on the course with our crew. Will surely rerun when the weather is nicer. Staff was friendly and professional. Can't do anything about the rain season just be glad it didn't snow.

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Pace Poor
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Good
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Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not Bad

Course itself was in decent shape. Tee boxes are what really need work. Only 1 hole (outside of Par 3's) was cart path only. (dur to being super wet). Love this course overall and definitely recommend this course.

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Layout Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played

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

Play a round starting at 910am. Got paired up with 2 guys that had never played at Honeybee before. They even commented several times how great the course is kept. The bunkers even seemed as if new sand had been added and how smooth the greens are. This course is 5 minutes from my home and I play it average twice a month. It is always in excellent condition and the service is always friendly across the board.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice layout and condition!

Honey Bee is a nice find this year. Being new to the area I find this course open, challenging and in general well maintained. So far I've played the course about 7 times, which is more then any other course I've played in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fall is great for golf.

Decided to take the day off and play golf all day. Was spectacular, enjoyed two rounds and had lunch at Honey Bee. Greens were rough but the rest of course was awesome. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Honey bee

Greens were very sandy and rough.
Fairways are in very good shape...
Some bunkers had a lot of water others were in decent shape.
Pace of play was pretty slow for a weekday... which is very unusual.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Save your money

Front nine closed for aeration so everyone packed onto back. Good course for casual golfer but I don't recommend it. Greens slow and grounds keeping sloppy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Iver crowded

Got to the 6th hole. Two foursomes waiting. People in the fairway and on the green. Would have to wait 20 to 30 minutes just to hit my next ball. I left...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Holy Divots

Look, overall I will play this course again and again. But still don't care for some of the staff at the front desk and for whatever reason this year NO ONE will fix their divots. Ive never seen so many unfixed divots on these greens. I can't blame the grounds crew for this. Its just inconsiderate golfers. I'm fixing atleast 3-4 divots in my line every hole. Other than that, still my home course that I love to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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