Sewells Point Golf Course

3.5000000000 3.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6280 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 660 Ruthven Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23511, Norfolk (City) County
  • (757) 444-5572, (757) 444-5267
  • (757) 444-5977

Year built: 1927
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1927)
Type: Military
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


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


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Hit’em Straight Or Hit’em A Lot!"

MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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

vabeacheric's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Sewells Point is a military course. It's pretty well maintained but if you are expecting Augusta National greens and 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!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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