Sewells Point Golf Course

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3.2
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3
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
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Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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3.0
2
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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3.0
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6280
Slope 125
Rating 70.1
Type Military
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6280 yards 70.1 125
White 71 6027 yards 68.9 122
Red 71 5748 yards 71.9 113
Yellow 71 5200 yards 64.6 118
Scorecard for Sewells Point
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.1/125 357 299 363 163 392 552 165 352 424 3067 167 501 372 392 352 495 136 427 371 3213 6280
White M: 68.6/121 346 283 353 138 381 538 150 325 410 2924 162 492 356 383 342 483 126 419 340 3103 6027
Red W: 71.9/113 340 273 345 128 359 486 141 309 403 2784 155 463 348 344 333 463 114 411 333 2964 5748
Yellow M: 64.6/118 300 264 309 111 331 464 121 272 359 2531 139 408 304 330 299 418 109 366 296 2669 5200
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

As Expected

Fairways were a little longer than normal. Greens were smooth. Pace was good. Exactly what I expected when I went out.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Fair

The fairways are pretty tight, but they're kept in good condition. The greens were also in good condition as well though you could still see the punch holes from aeration. It's an average course for an average price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Hit’em Straight Or Hit’em A Lot!

I played Sewell’s Point many times years ago when I lived in the area. I was back in town recently and was feeling nostalgic so I thought I’d give it another go.

Not much has changed in the past four years or so. The course is still pretty basic in its layout and kept in good condition. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is very flat with very little to make you think before you swing. There are few water hazards, no real forced carries, certainly no blind shots from the tee or fairway. There are bunkers but they are generally off to the side and aren’t difficult to get out of if you hit a wayward approach shot.

Speaking of wayward shots, the only real challenge to this course is teeing off. If you can’t hit it straight, you might be in for a long day. Nearly every fairway is lined with trees and some of them are pretty narrow. I lost count of how many times I was punching out from under them or looking for my ball that had gotten caught up in them. If you hit into them nearer the tee box, it can be very penalizing as getting to an approachable distance to the hole can take more than one extra swing.

That aside, this is a pretty easy course, the price is pretty fair. They had JUST sanded the greens when I arrived but other than getting sand everywhere it wasn’t a big issue.

The staff is pretty friendly and off-course amenities are standard, nothing fancy here. If you’re in town and just want to play some golf, this isn’t a bad course to do so. Just bring a straight tee shot or some extra patience!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Nice Course....not Resort quality...but nice

Sewells Point is a military course. It's pretty well maintained but if you are expecting Augusta National greens and fairways...you will be disappointed. It's a pretty "vanilla" course. Little water, little sand but if you can't hit it straight? You will find it a challenge. An excellent course to walk as there are few to no hills! I would recommend that you give it a try if you are in the area!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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