Lake Wright Golf Course

1.7142857143 1.7 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6157 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

  • 6282 N Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23508, Norfolk (City) County
  • (757) 459-2255
  • (757) 893-9169
  • www.hamptonroadsgolf.com/lakewright

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Al Jamison
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6157 yards 69.7 118
Middle 70 5852 yards 68.1 112
Front 70 4934 yards 68.2 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

18 out of 21 reviews


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"CLOSED"


pittston's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is now closed. A new shopping will be built on the site.


I don't recommend this course


"still open"


johnsojrevms's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is still open though closing soon unfortunately. It is still in good shape. some really tough par 3's. some easy par 5's.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"What a shame"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lake Wright golf course has been a favorite of many golfers for years....what a shame it is closing to build an unneeded Outlet Mall.Such a waste.You will be missed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Michael4903657's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Allowed two groups of 5 and one group of 4 to play. Would not allow group of 2 to ya ahead. Slow play and took over 4 hrs as they were regulars and had not a concern for others.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"sorry to see this gem go away"


brdieglf3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I grew up playing at Lake Wright and it has been fun. The course is in great condition. Had a blast with my friends. We will be back before it is gone for good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Losing a little bit of history"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lake Wright is a Norfolk original that is being sold off for yet another Mall. Play this little bit of Norfolk history while you still can ... It's in great shape and has some quirky holes. The day I played could have used a Marshall to move things along, but still a good day on the fairways


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"darmoe"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing there for years.the course is in great shape. The staff is friendly and very accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lake Wright"


lbroccoli's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout of the course overall but the fairways and greens needed some work as there are many patches with no grass or very little grass to work with. Wanted to play it 2 times originally but once was enough for me there. I would re-play it late summer and see if it improves which I do feel it would be worth while play maybe by then!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too bad it's closing"


Tommy3973268's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good value and in good condition considering the rumor that the course is planned to close to make room for an outlet mall. Too bad it's closing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Golf"


Joeque's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in OK condition, weather was very windy making some holes much more challenging than usual. Pace of play was very slow, I was only able to finish 14 holes before leaving for an appointment....I can usually play 18 in right at 3 hrs on most courses. Slow players were the major cause. No course marshall available to speed up play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course conditions"


u869472498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions very poor. Staff were nice. I think they are tearing course down so I think that may be cause for conditions. I wouldn't want to pay any more than 15 bucks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice practice course"


dws289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice open course with a few challanges to make it exciting. Great course to work on your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very basic golf"


Jerry2076453's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for the winter, it's just a very basic course. Wide open. On the plus side no houses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great rate and course conditions were nice"


michael101702's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off great job to Golf Now for the round rate. Fair ways where well groomed and rough was neat. The grounds keepers keep the fall leaves up not piled in the woods. Bunkers played wet but due to recent rain. The greens played slow and backspin was limited due to the decrease in temputure. Well maintained course would highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Clean and Open Course"


scottpayne's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice 18-hole course. Most of the course is wide open and allows a player to grip and rip with the driver. Keep it straight on hole #11. Pace slowed for us on the back 9 due to a very slow group that would not let anyone play through. First time that happened on that course for us. I will be back again.

Also, the snack bar ladies are fantastic and make some great food!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good value on a mature course for a Saturday"


u000007921116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No real waiting on any part of the course for a mid-day weekend tee time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I enjoy the layout of this course and always look forward to #7!"


vollbravo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in fairly good condition, though you are very likely to encounter some shots that will be off hard-pan even though you are in the fairway. (Lake Wright has ALWAYS had some creepage of "non-grass" areas in 3 or 4 fairways in particular.) Overall, a good value for the price. I've always been impressed with the upkeep of the greens, though they were a tad bit shaggy today.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bunkers"


fthrift's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maintained mostly but they could use more sand in the sand traps which are kind of hard with small pebbles too. I have played there in the past and the sand traps were water hazards due to poor drainage well after any rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"Long challenging holes"


u000007449862's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is perfect for a long hitter, very challenging 200+ yard par 3's. Long fun par 5's


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great"


u000007783322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was great and made you feel welcome. Greens were still in very good condition. Fairways have been better, but being later in the season it is expected. Overall a great course for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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