Dogwood Trace Golf Course

4.4040882353 4.4 stars from 5 (246)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6605 yards
  • Layout

  • 3108 Homestead Dr, Petersburg, Virginia 23805, Petersburg (City) County
  • (804) 732-5573
  • (804) 732-4452
  • www.dogwoodtracegolf.com

Year built: 2008
Architect(s): Tom Clark (2008)
Type: Public/Municipal
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6605 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 6391 yards N/A N/A
White 72 5834 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 4914 yards N/A N/A

The 18-hole Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg, VA is a public golf course. Stretching over 6700 yards from the back tees while playing to a par 72 the course features four different sets of tee boxes and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Players will find extensive bunkering lakes and ponds with bulkheads that come into play on several holes and well-manicured challenging greens.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 246 Reviews
5 stars:
122
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

237 out of 246 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Nice Course"


u000006514222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Nice course with plenty opportunity to use all clubs...

You do have to look for ball just off fairways... it rather deep. I had a couple of flyers...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Little slow and a little tight"


Erik3730234's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Pace of play was very bad on the front 9 as everyone was backed up. I’m talking we would finish the home we played to get to the tee box of the next hole where the group in front of us was wanting to tee off. Think this could be adjusted by making start times a little bit further apart from each other. I will say however when we got to the back 9 we didn’t have this problem at all, as things started to work like they should.

Course is in great shape from tee box to green, however this course is super tight. Best comparison I can think of is Glenwood. As long as you can hit the ball straight every time and not have a big slice or hook then you will be fine. This course being so tight does make it that much more challenging. The course over all is very nice for the price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



kccarter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Shape"


JeffNygaard's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in better shape than any Bermuda grass course in Central VA -- by a mile. Fun track - great staff - really fast pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 07/06/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a terrific five-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. Please come back again soon!

"Courses in great shape"


crt928's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in top condition which is great to see. Last three four weeks have been very dry and the course is holding up well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hurray Public Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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The course is paying awesome. The fairways are in excellent shape, the tee boxes are good and the greens are rolling true for the price you can’t beat Dogwood Trace!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 07/06/2018:

We're so appreciative of your wonderful five-star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our conditions. Please come back again soon!

"Good day"


K1537234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was a little wet from rain but was in great shape. Pace of play was slow but that is normal at Dogwood. Greens putted well. Good value. I play here with friends several times a year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for the very nice four-star review! We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come and see us again soon!

"Great Value"


James2086822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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The course was in great condition. Had a great time and will definitely be back. A few of the older reviews stated the greens were in poor condition however I did not have this experience- they were clean, fast, well kept greens in my opinion. Would recommend this course to anyone in the southern Richmond area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for leaving us such a great five-star review, James! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our conditions and we look forward to your next round with us.

"Course is in Great Shape"


crt928's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It’s an unknown Gem! This course gives other regional public courses a level of excellence they can aspire to. Amenities include Clubhouse / Pro Shop built in 2017. The driving range, chipping / sand trap, along with the putting green practice areas are in excellent conditions, just like the course itself. Though I try to avoid sand traps, the traps are well maintained with proper drainage; and your hitting out of real sand - not some compacted sandbox that hasn't been maintained in months. Fairways and greens are well maintained and in the condition I'd consider ideal. The staff, Clubhouse / Pro Shop / Marshalls, are all professional and courteous. Interactions with them leave you feeling appreciated. (As one should but that doesn’t always happen.) Though it is a 45 minute drive, the affordable greens fee makes it worthwhile. (PS. Gas prices are lower than in Richmond too!) I would and do, play this course frequently.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful five-star review! It's truly always so terrific to hear that a golfer leaves Dogwood Trace with a great impression. We're so pleased that you consistently have a good time here and we look forward to your next round with us!

"Good day!"


u000006341711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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I don’t generally play on the weekend so I-was worried about crowds and pace of play. The fellow golfers were courteous and we were able to finish in a little over 4 hours.

The course was in particularly good shape, to include the greens.

It was a really good day in every way.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review! We're thrilled that you had a great weekend round with us. Come and see us again soon!

"Little known Gem"


u1058941's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Great short track. Excellent condition. Had a great time playing here, will be back. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, is yardage markers(need more) and greens were a little slow. But still very impressed. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

We appreciate the kind words and helpful feedback! We look forward to your next round here!

"Great course"


Michael1168012's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

This beautiful gem is nestled in the historic Petersburg area. One of the best municipal golf courses I have played. Outstanding conditions. You will use every club in your bag. The new practice faculty is excellent. There is also a new onsite restaurant that makes great lunches, or you can restocks on your beverages.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

Thanks so much, Michael! It's great to hear that we made such an impression! We hope you'll be back for another great round soon!

"Great Value"


LtcHarryMoore's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice course in great shape for a public course. The pace of play was terrible with several very slow groups in front of us on the back 9 and no marshal to push them along.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

We apologize for the slow play, as we understand how frustrating that can be. We hope it won't deter you from playing in the future and we're so pleased that you enjoyed our conditions.

"Good value, perfect travel stop"


rangerppks1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Going to Pinehurst, just over half way there. Loved the course, played well, short but spongy fairways and quick green. Good to Great shaper early June. Will stop every time in the Richmond area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great five-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first round with us. We look forward to your next visit!

"This course never disappoints!"


u000006215315's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

DogwoodTrace is by far the best "Value Play" in the Richmond area. It's always in excellent shape and there are never any surprises with course conditions. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I've been talking it up for the last 3 years!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

Thank you so much for the great five-star review! We love hearing from our long-time golfers. Come and see us again soon!


u000005150330's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for leaving us four stars!

"Love This Beautiful Course!"


OGS's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Dogwood Trace is such a great course to play. I am an advanced golfer and professional club maker and I learned the game many years ago as a caddie in Charlottesville at a private golf course, so I know the game and know what a nice layout should be.

Dogwood Trace gains Top Notch, from my perspective, as one of the best public courses in Virginia and the staff has always been friendly and professional.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 06/18/2018:

What a wonderful five-star review, thank you! That is high-praise, indeed. We do our best to always provide a terrific experience for our golfers. We look forward to your next round with us.

"Nice course, great value, worth the commute"


u7084612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Played this course after a ton of rainy days and was expecting a mud fest, but the course held up extremely well. I think I have come to realize if you are not a consistent good shot golfer it is better to simply walk a course on “carts on path” days, for certain here.

Front nine made me think I was better than I am, back nine quickly gave me a reality check. This is a really nice public course with several water holes to keep things interesting. Great boxes and greens, noticed a few fringes in not as great shape but nothing to cringe over. Fairways were nice when I found them, lol. Clubhouse had a restaurant and bar. I only grabbed a Gatorade, but noticed that they offered a Sunday buffet. I did see some food come out of kitchen and it looked tasty. Nice practice areas including a GRASS driving range.

I traveled from Richmond to try this course and plan to play it again when I have family in town in a couple of weeks. I forgot to mention that we had a staff member join our group, giving us 4 for the front 9. He destroyed us (Even after 9), but it was nice playing with someone that knew the course and he offered some jokes and golf tips as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 05/23/2018:

Thank you for leaving us such a terrific four-star review! We're thrilled that you had a fun and challenging round with us despite the previous rain and we look forward to seeing you again once your family is in town.


osatto77's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 05/18/2018:

Thank you for the fours stars! Please come and see us again soon!

"great course conditions"


vaden007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

if you're going to score here the front nine is the place to do it .very favorable, back nine is very challenging but a very fun course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 05/18/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review! We're so glad that you had a fun and challenging round and we hope to see you again soon.


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