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3.6
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
82.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 37 reviews
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3.7
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.7
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
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7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 70
Length 5843 yards
Slope 120
Rating 68.2
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Kempsville Greens Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5843 yards 68.2 120
White 70 5524 yards 66.6 116
White (W) 70 5524 yards 72.1 130
Yellow 70 4877 yards 63.4 110
Yellow (W) 70 4877 yards 68.6 118
Red (W) 70 4475 yards 65.5 107
Scorecard for Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf Course
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: 68.2/123 498 353 131 393 515 351 379 441 175 3236 285 387 336 449 134 305 161 180 376 2613 5849
White M: 66.8/119 W: 72.5/129 475 332 118 369 489 328 357 417 152 3037 272 364 289 433 127 293 149 162 352 2441 5478
Yellow M: 63.8/112 W: 68.3/119 420 263 103 313 423 291 319 350 134 2616 248 334 285 400 122 280 132 140 320 2261 4877
Red W: 66.1/114 418 214 102 313 418 282 318 316 106 2487 244 298 221 383 119 275 127 87 297 2051 4538
Handicap 10 6 18 4 2 12 14 16 8 13 3 7 9 17 11 5 15 1
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 4 34 70

Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.6
37 Reviews (37)
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Conditions Good
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2.0
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Fairways and greens need some help

Positives: The staff were friendly and made every one in our group feel welcome. Pro shop also accommodated one of our players so he could play after his spot was sold on GN. When we arrived we couldn't use the practice green because it was being cut, but the practice areas seemed adequate. Negatives: The course layout is very tight, especially the back 9. The fairways on the front 9 were terrible. I felt like I was hitting off 2nd cut rough in most fairways. The fairways were slightly better on the back 9. Almost all the greens had major amounts of divots on them. I had to fix at least 2-3 divots each time I made a putt. The pace of play was okay for us, but there were a high number of walkers which could slow play for others. I paid $26 for a 7am weekday tee time which I felt was fair considering the condition of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer course conditions

Lack of rain made the fairways rock hard with lots of extra roll. Same with the tee boxes. Greens were in decent shape as they have been watering them consistently. Bunkers don’t really have sand, more dirt than anything else. Pace of play was good. Our group of three finished in well under 4 hours. An interesting course. The front nine is pretty wide open whereas the back nine requires a bit more accuracy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value, nice staff nice course

First time I came here with my family.
We only had two bags, the staff kindly provided two more bags without extra charge.
The course layout is somewhat challenging.
Today is holiday. The bookings are a little packed. Might try another time. Awesome experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average course

Get what you pay for. I’m an average golfer and think the course condition is fair enough for its price

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs to Cut Down Some Trees

The course is OK. A lot of tee boxes have difficulty keeping grass because of too many trees. The 15th hole is foolish from the current tee box since the trees overhang and make a shot with any sort of elevation impossible. Overall, the course is fair and OK, but is silly in spots. For $25, it should generally meet expectations.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Enjoyed playing the course. Good for all skill levels

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

11/05/2014

A cool day. Driving range is in poor shape and is limited to a 5 iron or less. Fairways rolled long and the greens were very fast.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice tight layout with challenging water.

Challenging but fair. Most hazards come into play only if you are aggressive. Good course with friendly people.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun to Play

Fun course to play. Challenging enough to test you some but fun to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Good course for the price. Staff is friendly and helpful. Overall course was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Unfriendly Golfer - Part 2

Like the last review we too ran into a group of unfriendly golfers behind us.

One of the group of golfers actually hit a golf shot on a par 3 with my wife still on the green. The shot landed between my wife and I as I was just getting to the golf cart.

My wife continued onto the next hole with the golf cart leaving me the opportunity to confront the golfer who hit the ball. His excuse was that he didn't see my wife on the green.

I asked if he saw me standing in front of him since I stand at 6'6" tall. He didn't answer but did apologize giving me some relief as I walked away.

We finished the last hole without seeing the group behind us after the incident. We finished the round in 3.5 hours, plenty quick enough for most golfers.

I complained to the pro shop.

It's a shame, because we were enjoying the day and
the course itself. We had a 3-some in front of us playing at a fairly slow pace where we had to wait on several shots but it wasn't that bad.

The course is in very good shape for this time of year. It is a thinking person's course forcing decisions to be made on whether to layup or to go over hazards. Some fairways are pretty tight, so keeping it straight is important. Greens were pretty good overall, rolling true most of the time with average speed.

Perhaps having marshals roam the course may keep incidents like what happened to us to a minimum.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

unfriendly golfers

Course was somewhat busy so of course had to wait which was fine except golfer behind got impatient started yelling at us not letting him thru on 8th hole which he wasnt going anywhere anyways.... when we hit our shots he would yell middle of swings just very rude we contacted marshall he told us o he's a regular there.... If thats how they except regulars to treat visitors than fine we will never golf again there hells point golf course much friendlier.... golfers try to be patient not everyone is a pro!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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sfink16
Commented On 09/11/2014

I could almost write the exact same review and will shortly when I write mine of my first time there.

The only difference was that one of the group of golfers actually hit a golf shot on a par 3 with my wife still on the green. The shot landed between my wife and I as I was just getting to the golf cart.

My wife continued onto the next hole with the golf cart leaving me the opportunity to confront the golfer who hit the ball. His excuse was that he didn't see my wife on the green. I asked if he saw me standing in front of him since I stand at 6'6" tall. He didn't answer but did apologize. We finished the last hole without seeing the group behind us after the incident. We finished the round in 3.5 hours, plenty quick enough for most golfers.

I complained to the pro shop.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

Only issue was slow play. Would be very helpful to employ a Marshall to regulate pace of play of inconsiderate golfers. Thankfully my guest was very patient.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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kempsville1
Commented On 08/08/2014

Thank you some much for playing.
Our records show that all golfers played 4 hours or less on that day.

Thank you

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice

Nice putting & chipping greens. Irons only driving range. Course was well maintained, short, with plenty of water and trees coming into play that made you think about club selection on many holes. Front 9 more forgiving than back 9. I enjoyed my round.

Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Kempsville is a value

Kempsville is a great golf value in the local market. While, not as technical as some of the other courses around, it's pretty and club selection can be a challenge. Great course for game improvement.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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