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Honey Bee Golf Club has thrived as a modestly priced, well conditioned municipal golf course in the Virginia Beach area. Rees Jones, the famed "Open Doctor" who is known for his severe treatments of U.S. Open courses such as Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black, built Honey Bee, and his influence is especially evident in the course's elaborate bunker complexes. What's more, the course is one of the Tidewater area's best bargains.
Finding a golf course in the rapidly growing Hampton Roads area with no surrounding homes isn't easy. But Stumpy Lake Golf Course in Virginia Beach fits the description, and then some. Situated on a lake in a wooded, swampy wildlife preserve, Stumpy Lake is a secluded oasis amid the bustle of Virginia Beach. Opened in 1953, this Robert Trent Jones design is the oldest of the municipal courses under the umbrella of Hampton Roads Golf.
Golfers in the Virginia Beach area are fortunate to have a place like Hampton Roads Golf Clubs, which features seven diverse golf courses for players of all levels and tastes. Golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son Rees Jones are part of the lore here. From Cypress Point C.C., the priciest of the courses, to Owl's Creek Golf Course, the least expensive and ideal for seniors, women, children and players looking for a quick round, Hampton Roads Golf Clubs has you covered.
Virginia Beach's resorts, parks and Atlantic shorelines have made it a holiday hotspot for American families for decades. Now the area is also welcoming its fair share of golfers. With fair year-round weather and ample Southern charm, not to mention some must-play courses designed by names like Palmer, Dye, Couples and Nicklaus, Virginia Beach is an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts.
The words "playable by all levels" or "generous fairways" usually don't come to mind when describing a Pete Dye golf course. But those are descriptions you can believe when it comes to Virginia Beach National. This former TPC course has some typical Dye features, but lacks the sharp edge found on many of his courses.