Cardinal at Newport News Golf Club

3.9139000000 3.9 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6645 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required . No cutoffs allowed.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6645 yards 70.9 118
Blue 72 6343 yards 69.1 114
White 72 5863 yards 66.4 109
Green (W) 72 4724 yards 66.7 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

59 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Great Greens"


dfunnyfarmmaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape. Level of play is average with wide fairways and fairly flat greens. Have played here several times but never seen it crowed, so the pace of play is enjoyable. Well worth the stop over if you are passing through the area. Convenient to Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF) airport, Busch Gardens theme park and Colonial Williamsburg.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/19/2016

Thank you dfunnyfarmmaw for your 4 star review. We are glad you had a great time at the course. We hope to see you hitting the greens with us again soon!


"Pretty good course"


Gerry2372743's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played a few times now at this location and it is in pretty good shape, fairly challenging. Great course for the price. My only complaint is at my tee time there were supposed to 2-3 other people (I was a single) but when I checked in, the others checked in early and the starter sent them on Cardinal. So now I am a single playing in between two threesomes. If you have a tee time, it's up to the starter to make sure you go off on that tee time to avoid situations like this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2016

Thank you Gerry2372743 for the 4 star review. We appreciate your feedback and course experience. We are always improving and to strive to provide great customer service. Hope to see you on the course again soon.


"This is very friendly course"


rickbazemoore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I almost run over the biggest copperhead snake with the cart on the highest handy cap hole on the course that I have ever seen by far.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the price"


TattooGolf's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in beautiful condition considering all the bad weather lately. Great staff and a good time overall


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/12/2016

Thank you TattooGolf for the 4 star review! We appreciate your time to write a review. Hope to see you out on the course again soon!


"Stay away from this course!!!"


maddog5454l's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the restaurant staff was good, the pro shop staff was unfriendly. The course layout was pretty decent and the greens were pretty fair. The fairways were more like groomed weeds, the traps were almost unplayable, and the tee areas were mud holes devoid of any grass. We played in 5 1/2 hours with 3/4 groups on several tees. The pin placements were very difficult - especially for a weekend. I would never return here and would tell anyone to stay away as well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2016

I've never experienced any of this at this course


Commented on 04/29/2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you didn't have a positive experience at the course. Newport News takes customer satisfaction very seriously. We are always looking to improve customer service. We take your feedback to heart and hope that you will try us again in the future.


"This course has a nice lauout."


James4280861's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Challenging enough for average golfers. Course was in good condition. Weather was overcast with a few showers but still played well. Staff was very accommodating. Only complaint was rental clubs were a little rough and out-dated but didn't seem to hurt my high handicap game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2016

Thank you James4280861 for your feedback. We appreciate our golfers taking the time to write a review. We are glad the weather didn't keep you away and hope to see you again on the course soon.


"Nice layout"


Sloppygolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great city course, traps are in beautiful shape, greens too. Tee boxes could be better, but early in the season. Starter kinda grumpy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great course for the money"


TripAnderson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long course with good greens and conditions. Lots of deer and wildlife. Great value. great pro shop and driving range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Late Winter Round of Golf"


ebryce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were recently aerated and sanded. Combined with the moisture...the greens were very inconsistent. The fairways were in good shape considering the time of year. This being said, this course was in better condition and maintained better than other courses in the immediate area. I will play this course again before considering other courses this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best green in this area"


Todobien's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live at Williamsburg VA. I have many many good courses around my home.

This is first time to play here, but I am so impressed.

The course design is somewhat challenging enough and the length of the course is good.

Mostly, I liked the condition of the green.<br/> It was very fast and nicely maintained.

I will go there frequently.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2015

Thank you so much for the excellent star rating! we are very pleased you loved the course as much as we do! See you soon!


"Cardinal Course Experience"


LarryCFTWash's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course for an inexpensive, but enjoyable round of golf. Have played the course a few times over the years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Thanks Larry,<br/> We appreciate you coming out! Please come back and give us a shot at those other two stars!

~NNGC


"the course was challenging."


uCXDO1834CX's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

even though it was challenging, it allow for the long ball on many of the par 4's. the fair ways however where beginning to be covered with leaves. it was frustrating to lose my ball on the fair way lol. Hopefully that can be addressed, other wise ill play else where until the spring :)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/28/2015

Thanks for coming and playing! We appreciate the feedback. I completely understand the frustration of losing your ball among the leaves, and I apologize. We are blowing leaves all day this time of year, but when you have 14,000 yards of wooded golf course, it can be a pretty daunting task. I can assure you this issue is specific to this very particular part of the year, and will not be a factor come next spring. Thanks again for coming and playing and we hope to see you soon!


"Great Value"


Mike9012294's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money. There are a lot of expensive courses in the area but this fits a budget. The greens are undulating and in good shape. The fairways are average but still good. Nice elevation changes. Overall it's great for 1/2 the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Mike,<br/> Thanks for the positive feedback, we appreciate you coming in! We hope to see you again soon!


"Deers and golf"


Kees4237925's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starting on a Sunday afternoon with (it seemed) nobody on the course. We played the Deer Run course. Located in a park with deers grazing along the fairways. It was an enjoyable experience. The course was well maintained and doable for all level golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Thank you for the flattering review. We really appreciate it! We're glad you love it as much as we do!


"Could be better"


tomforgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Do not use restrooms during play (it is dis.....)<br/> A lot of goose poopp....a lot. And you can smell it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Thank you for the feedback, and we are sorry that your experience with the bathroom was unpleasant. We will address the situation.


"Hoping the service was a one time thing."


brdieglf3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good, the bunkers could have more sand in them then crushed dirt. The sandwich I had before my round started had a toothpick broken in half and inserted between the bread. The bar manager at the time did not seem overly concerned and did not ask to replace my slightly expensive club sandwich. I did not Finish my meal and was not offered a refund. The water coolers on the course we're empty but had ice in them so they needed to be filled, the beverage cart person was not to be seen the entire round, 4 half hours. When our group called the proshop to ask where she was we were informed that she is contract and didn't have to go out there If she didn't want to? Funny I thought deer run was a municipal course. And he said we are not going to fill the coolers up because we can't spare a person, yet we saw an employee riding around behind us and stopping the the shaded woods reading a book. The service was very bad this day. I am hoping it was a one time thing, I like this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Thank you for the feedback, and we are sorry your experience wasn't as good as either of us had hoped. I appreciate you bringing all of this to our attention. It will be addressed.


"drop off bags then prepare to hike back to clubhouse"


bigred2528's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you arrive more than 15 minutes before your tee time you will need to drop off your clubs, park your care then walk back to club house. The only problem is there was a sign warning you not to drop off your bag unattended, however there was no one to help with the bag or attend to them while you park your car. I'm not sure if this club is having a problem with property coming up missing but I felt very uncomfortable leaving my bag after such a warning. Otherwise the course was in excellent condition, with an abundance of wild life , I had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2015

Thank you for the feedback, and i'm happy you enjoyed the course. We're sorry you had to leave your bag unattended. A solution to this issue will be addressed.


"They do not like golfnow/lastminute golfer that is for sure"


u562931568's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As soon as I checked in and they found out I used golfnow to book my tee time their attitude went way down hill. The person at the counter actually said, "You are one of them". Bottom line if you dont like people using golfnow, dont offer it. Their attitude ruined my time there. The cherry on top was the starter, he was perhaps the ruddiest person I have ever encountered at a golf course. It seemed like he went out of his way to make me feel alienated simply because I used golfnow. This was unfortunate, but the solution is simple, I will not be going back there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs to be removed from golfnow.com"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great but it's obvious that the staff doesn't like or want golfnow.com customers. They were very unacommadating which resulted in a 5 hour round. It could have been avoided and they knew it but they chose to make the experience unpleasant.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging course"


BamBam4498's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course offered many challenges like the pond on hole 5 or the woods surrounding the fairways. Had a good time golfing with friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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