Sleepy Hole Golf Course

3.5000000000 3.5 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7070 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 4700 Sleepy Hole, Suffolk, Virginia 23435, Suffolk (City) County
  • (757) 538-4100
  • (757) 934-2781
  • www.sleepyholegolfcourse.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Russell Breeden
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7070 yards 72.6 126
Blue 72 6566 yards 72.0 124
White 72 5950 yards 70.0 121
Yellow 72 5335 yards 68.9 114
Red (W) 72 4945 yards 67.5 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

18 out of 20 reviews


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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"wait a month"


u000005745393's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course before, but during warmer weather. Should have waited one more month to give course time to recover from the winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Might be better in the summer"


mydeals's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was told that the greens were aerated the middle of March.... wasn't told that there was still significant sand on the greens that made them slow! Most of the grass is still dormant, with a lot of bare spots. It was a very windy day so that affected play! Sand traps were cementified.... hard as cement! Would play again, perhaps later in the year when the grass is green. Perhaps the bare spots will fill in!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Stephen7306351's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were punched and had a half inch of sand on them. Would have been nice to know before wasting my time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great 18th hole!"


garrisbj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

greens being aerated-- should be superb place in a week when they grow in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course! Great staff!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout and conditions considering the time of year. The staff are the stars of this place! Can’t wait to go back


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


LarryT850's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is interesting to play, a lot of challenging holes and a beautiful finish 18th hole.

Pro shop staff extremely friendly.

We had a great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor tee time management"


bkoko001's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Booked a 12:42 prepaid tee time and did not get to tee off until about 1:30 due to a backlog of golfers ahead of us. There were several tournament foursomes still ahead of us when we teed off, so play was slow for several holes. We were able to pick up our pace after they finished, but we were still only able to finish 15 holes before dark. Course staff did not offer a rain check, discount, or any other accommodation to offset this inconvenience. Otherwise, nice course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course to play. Wish they would have told me a tourney was going on . Made our round a little longer than it should have.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not Sleepy"


Acer23851's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course plays long. Difficult if not on the right portion of the fairway. Thick rough. Well bunkered and tree obstacles. Narrow course overall. Often have to wait for others to clear tee or fairway when playing from the rough or wrong fairway. Course management a premium. Greens have several tiers. Not quite smooth from regular play or missed cuttings.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of Best"


clevencwc's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

If tee times are booked you can play for under 20 bucks. Greens are true and course in great shape!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Deal to Walk 9"


Jed2523983's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Rates 6/10<br/> Location 8/10<br/> Ease 6/10<br/> Pace 7/10<br/> Scenery 7/10<br/> Upkeep 7/10<br/> Design 7/10<br/> Overall 7/10


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is very nice and somewhat challenging"


natsstan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a foresome and two played from the white tees and 2 seniors played from the gold tees. The course is nice and we had a good time on Father's day with 3 generations playing together..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Renovation Average conditions"


u000001015161's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The club house and front court yard area has undergone a very nice renovation since my last visit. However, the course conditions were average at best for the price. The tee boxes did not always offer a flat hitting area, and some had very little grass growing when I visited in May.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great rolling greens"


fordpilot22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are the highlight of playing Sleepy Hole. The course overall is in good condition. Only complaint would be a few of the tee boxes were somewhat bare. Great track, nice layout, beautiful views, some of the nicest greens around. Would recommend playing this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic layout, good shape, great value"


Matt6639580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/30/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sleepy Hole has been a mainstay for Hampton Roads golfers for many years, and having not played it in several years, I looked forward to playing it yesterday. Fortunately, it did not disappoint. The course was not pristine though I wasn't expecting it to be so. The greens, however, were in great shape. Sleepy Hole has a classic feel from the layout to the gorgeous clubhouse overlooking the Nansemond River - it's a fun course to play and a great value!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"NICE LAYOUT"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/28/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and value for the money. Although greens had been aerated a few eeks prior to round, they still rolled pretty true. Staff was nice and friendly Club House is first rate, since the rehab. Definitely a place to play in the area 18 always kicks my tail but what a great view.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course was in bad shape"


u000006387144's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/14/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would wait until summer to play. Greens airfield was in bad shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"BETTER THAN WHAT I REMEMBERED!!!"


MrHooks's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/14/2013

Reviewed on

I HAD PLAYED THIS COURSE ONCE BEFORE EARLY ON IN MY BRIEF 9 MONTH HISTORY WITH GOLF. IT WAS BETTER THAN WHAT I REMEMBERED. 1ST OFF. GET A YARDAGE BOOK. IT WILL MAKE PLAYING THIS COURSE A LOT MORE ENJOYABLE. 2ND. THIS COURSE IS CHALLENGING BUT A WHOLE LOT OF FUN. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HOLES 6, 17, & 18. MEMORABLE HOLES THROUGHOUT. LAST BUT NOT LEAST. HOSPITALITY. HALF WAY THROUGH MY ROUND IT STARTED RAINING SO BY THE TIME I FINISHED I WAS A BIT WET. I WAS THE LAST ONE BRINGING MY CART IN AND THE GUY THERE SAYS I'LL DRIVE YOU BACK TO YOUR CAR. INSTEAD OF ME DROPPING OF MY CART AND TAKING A LONG WALK BACK TO MY CAR IN THE RAIN WE DRIVE THE CART OVER TO MY VEHICLE AND HE DROPS ME OFF. THIS MIGHT SEEM LIKE A SIMPLE THING BUT ITS THE LITTLE THINGS WE REMEMBER. ITS THE LITTLE THINGS WE TELL ARE FRIENDS ABOUT WHEN WE SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES. ITS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT KEEP US COMING BACK TO A GEM OF A COURSE LIKE SLEEPY HOLE.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Former LPGA site, could be again."


troscher's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/11/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For $17.50 with cart you couldn't go wrong. Thee greens were immaculate the fairways are bermuda but since we have not had any really cold weather they were still a little green and plush. Have not played the course since 1990 and this was a great refresher. Will come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The 18th is the best golf hole in Hampton Roads, Va."


nn039231's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/10/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good, well maintained golf course run by a very competent, friendly professional. I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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