Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf Course

3.7778000000 3.8 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5843 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 68.3
  • Layout

  • 4840 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462, Virginia Beach (City) County
  • (757) 474-8441
  • (757) 474-8563
  • www.kempsvillegreensgolf.com

Year built: 1957
Type: Municipal
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5843 yards 68.3 122
White 70 5524 yards 66.5 120
Gold 70 4877 yards 63.1 108
Red (W) 70 4475 yards 65.3 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 27 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice Course"


jackgraham's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing the course. Good for all skill levels


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"11/05/2014"


William3559677's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A cool day. Driving range is in poor shape and is limited to a 5 iron or less. Fairways rolled long and the greens were very fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice tight layout with challenging water."


James3485469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging but fair. Most hazards come into play only if you are aggressive. Good course with friendly people.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun to Play"


u757091380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Challenging enough to test you some but fun to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


dnyboy21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for the price. Staff is friendly and helpful. Overall course was in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unfriendly Golfer - Part 2"


sfink16's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Like the last review we too ran into a group of unfriendly golfers behind us.

One of the group of golfers actually hit a golf shot on a par 3 with my wife still on the green. The shot landed between my wife and I as I was just getting to the golf cart.

My wife continued onto the next hole with the golf cart leaving me the opportunity to confront the golfer who hit the ball. His excuse was that he didn't see my wife on the green.

I asked if he saw me standing in front of him since I stand at 6'6" tall. He didn't answer but did apologize giving me some relief as I walked away.

We finished the last hole without seeing the group behind us after the incident. We finished the round in 3.5 hours, plenty quick enough for most golfers.

I complained to the pro shop.

It's a shame, because we were enjoying the day and<br/> the course itself. We had a 3-some in front of us playing at a fairly slow pace where we had to wait on several shots but it wasn't that bad.

The course is in very good shape for this time of year. It is a thinking person's course forcing decisions to be made on whether to layup or to go over hazards. Some fairways are pretty tight, so keeping it straight is important. Greens were pretty good overall, rolling true most of the time with average speed.

Perhaps having marshals roam the course may keep incidents like what happened to us to a minimum.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"unfriendly golfers"


collette300's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was somewhat busy so of course had to wait which was fine except golfer behind got impatient started yelling at us not letting him thru on 8th hole which he wasnt going anywhere anyways.... when we hit our shots he would yell middle of swings just very rude we contacted marshall he told us o he's a regular there.... If thats how they except regulars to treat visitors than fine we will never golf again there hells point golf course much friendlier.... golfers try to be patient not everyone is a pro!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2014

I could almost write the exact same review and will shortly when I write mine of my first time there.

The only difference was that one of the group of golfers actually hit a golf shot on a par 3 with my wife still on the green. The shot landed between my wife and I as I was just getting to the golf cart.

My wife continued onto the next hole with the golf cart leaving me the opportunity to confront the golfer who hit the ball. His excuse was that he didn't see my wife on the green. I asked if he saw me standing in front of him since I stand at 6'6" tall. He didn't answer but did apologize. We finished the last hole without seeing the group behind us after the incident. We finished the round in 3.5 hours, plenty quick enough for most golfers.

I complained to the pro shop.


"Good round"


1disciple's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only issue was slow play. Would be very helpful to employ a Marshall to regulate pace of play of inconsiderate golfers. Thankfully my guest was very patient.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2014

Thank you some much for playing.<br/> Our records show that all golfers played 4 hours or less on that day.

Thank you


"Nice"


u000007894796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice putting & chipping greens. Irons only driving range. Course was well maintained, short, with plenty of water and trees coming into play that made you think about club selection on many holes. Front 9 more forgiving than back 9. I enjoyed my round.


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Kempsville is a value"


shermando911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kempsville is a great golf value in the local market. While, not as technical as some of the other courses around, it's pretty and club selection can be a challenge. Great course for game improvement.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Like 2 different courses."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front 9 is pretty straight forward - hit it and go get it; while the back 9 is short and tight. Overall good value for the money. In good shape for a muni that gets a lot of play. Greens rolled nice. Very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"a tight finesse-shot type public course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kempsville Greens is a course that will get you if you try to over power it, place the shot properly for a good scoring round. The course is well used and quite public


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace"


u000007417066's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

A friend and I played this weekend right after a tournement. The course happened to be packed afterwards. Pace of play went smoothly on the front 9. As we got to the back the pace halted and the marshall didn't help by trying to push the pace of play from the back instead of where it was being held up. Trying to force pairs into 4somes 3 holes into the back 9. This really upset my friend and threw the experience from being relaxing to aggravated. I will not be playing this course again. The way you talk to people goes along way!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great value!!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth your time and investment. Solid course in great condition overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very walkable Muni course"


Mike6557860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day we played it was WET. Cart path only. I had originally booked it as a riding outing, but since it was path only they let us switch to walking with a rented pull cart. We stayed with, or waited for, the riding group ahead of us all day. Course has some interesting holes, and some straightforward holes so overall a nice mix.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My Favorite Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun to play, it challenges you but allows beginners to have fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf day!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not crowded, a bit wet, bit we had a great time. Transaction in Pro Shop was fast and friendly.

Recommend!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The greens were true, very good shape."


earth1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a 2 year absence due to knee issues it was great to come back again. Will be back regularly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"OVERALL NOT A BAD LITTLE MUNI."


MrHooks's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

COURSE WAS IN GOOD ENOUGH CONDITION. GREENS ROLLED OK. THE LAYOUT IS NOT BAD. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TROUBLE GETTING LOFT ON THE BALL ITS A VERY FRIENDLY COURSE. FOR THE RIGHT PRICE WOULD RECOMMEND PLAYING.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"rEALLY ENJOYED PLAYING HERE"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

really nice course, great shape. I am 66+ years old and play for fun. This course had enough challenges and enough 'normal" holes to make it a joy to play. I will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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