Dogwood Trace Golf Course

4.3772764706 4.4 stars from 5 (221)
  • 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: 3.9 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 221 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
95
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

212 out of 221 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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Reviews


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"I shall return"


notmuchbetter's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed playing this golf course numerous times and will definitely be a frequent flyer there again. The entire staff is extremely friendly. The course can be challenging at time as it was when we faced wind gusts up to about 25 mph making club selection a crap shoot, but that was the fun challenge that day. The fairways, naturally, are not at full bloom yet and that was to be expected for this time of the year. Dogwood Trace has excellent practice facilities and I found a few "keepers" in the range balls I purchased.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"LPGA would be a great event here"


JustaGOONER's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always great course conditions and the 19th hole is special as well.

Great folks, course is always good but was recovering from aerating but greens are always true.

Would love to see the LPGA give it a look. Not quite long enough for the PGA hitters but a great venue for spectators.

GO.PLAY.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was just areated so greens were a little bumpy. Sand traps were groomed and sandy in spite of recent rains. Fairways were cut niceky and the riugh betwern trees wasnt overgrown. All and all a great golfing experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Thursday"


u000007447709's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For early in the year, the course is in decent condition since temps have not warmed up yet. The greens were in excellent condition, the pace of play could not have been better. The course is fairly open so even beginning golfers can enjoy the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u266011138's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


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



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 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Good Course"


rick17192's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I play this course several times a year and always enjoy playing here. We played on a cold and windy day with very few other fools out there - the pace of play was very good. The fairways have not come in yet since warm days are still at a premium. The greens were in very good condition and putt true and quick. I am always amazed at the condition of this course since it gets a lot of play. It is a great value for the money.

I have just two concerns - parking can be tough if you have a mid day tee time and due to the financial problems that Petersburg has, I am worried that the condition of the course will suffer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Muddy"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great greens. Fairways were threadbare and muddy. To be fair, it had rained the night before. I expected better drainage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"All around good course, value, etc."


u879468686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have bermuda fairways so of course they haven't come in yet but overall everything was in good shape.

The restaurant has excellent food all though the wait was too long and the server didn't know anything about what she was serving.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u766872877's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course and will play several more times this year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice staff, great course, very busy"


u139215159's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the nicest course in the area by far. Great staff that are friendly and nice practice area. Since this is the nicest course in the area, it gets very very busy on weekends and the pace of play is very poor. Overall good course and a fun place to play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful four-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us despite some slow play due to the crowds. Please come and see us again soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the great five-star review! Please come back again soon!

"Beating cabin fever"


notmuchbetter's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played yesterday at 12:03 and the air temperature was around 34 degrees with no wind and overcast. We knew well ahead of time that the course would be frozen and it was. We played just to get outside knowing it would be almost impossible for the frozen greens to hold a shot and they did not. All in all it was an enjoyable round considering we dressed appropriately for the weather, had a cart blanket as well as a cart heater. Getting the T in the ground was the most difficult aspect of yesterday's round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 01/12/2018:

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We’re thrilled that you had a great time with us despite the chilly weather and we look forward to your next (warmer) visit!

Commented on 02/22/2018

That is why I bring my Dremel ;-) Works great....


"Best public course around"


u5818510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dogwood Trace is a gem of a course! If you're in the fairway you'll have a good lye, the rough will punish you about half the time you go there. The greens are relatively fast (I prefer that) depending on when they're cut, real fast on cut day, and they run true.

The practice facilities are excellent, especially for a public course. The putting green is the most difficult green on the course, the is a chipping green with sand trap large enough for 3 people and all the conditions you'll face on the course around it.


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 01/12/2018:

Thank you so much for the terrific five-star review! We’re thrilled that you had a great time with us and we look forward to your next visit


Goldenboys's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 01/12/2018:

Thank you for the helpful feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you out on the course again in the future!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006643366's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 01/12/2018:

Thank you so much for the five-star rating!

"Excellent and Challenging Course"


u5818510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dogwood Trace is an amazing public course! If you are in the fairway, you will always have a good lie (with the exception of landing in a divot). The course is pretty wide open with parallel fairways especially on the back nine, but the roughs will punish you as they are thick and deep enough that you can't see your ball until you are on top of it.

The greens are always fast and run true.

They have excellent practice facilities to include a driving range, chipping green with a large sand trap, and a large putting green.


Pace of Play: Good

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 11/01/2017:

Thank you so much for the terrific five-star review! We always strive to provide a great experience and we're thrilled that you had such a great time. Please come and see us again soon!

"Fall golf"


Speedblade54's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course , good shape and greens in very good condition . Played 18 in 3 hours which is fast for a group of senior bogey golfers . College tournament finishing up when arrived for tee time , but got us off on time and course very good shape . Not a long course and most holes pretty much straight . Only couple memorable holes , like the short par three 16 with lots of water , but great value for golf now rate . Only get down there couple times a year but always do enjoy .


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 11/01/2017:

Thank you for the four-star review! It sounds like you had a solid round of golf with us and we're very happy to hear it! We're looking forward to your next visit to the area!

"Stalking Coarse Ranger"


Mike9152492's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was my home course throughout high school. I left the area in 1988 to enlist in the Air Force. I play the course 8-10 times a year as I visit my parents. My last round here was my worst ever. I got on the first tee at 3:30pm with a cart. I figured I'd make decent time and finish 18 holes before sunset. On the first tee the ranger lets me know that the cart has to be turned in by 6pm. I'm thinking that's a lil odd as we still have daylight til 7pm. Oh well, I'll play what I can til 6pm. Well turns out the ranger just won't let me enjoy my round. The ranger stopped at our tee box on four occasions to remind us to have the cart back by 6pm. He was an elderly gentleman (I wish I had gotten his name). We managed to play 11 holes but on hole #12 he demanded that the cart be returned to the clubhouse (5:40pm). We planned to play the hole and return the cart. But he was not having it he literally sat there until we headed to the clubhouse. I never uttered a derogatory word to him. But you can rest assured that I won't be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Dogwood Trace Golf Course on 01/12/2018:

We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round. We certainly never want our golfers to feel unwelcome or harassed. However, we did actually have sunset at 6:22pm that day, which is why we do request carts be back at the clubhouse by 6p. Thank you for the feedback and have a great day!


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