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3.6
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
84.0%
Recommend this course
156 out of 182 reviews
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3.2
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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3.7
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
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1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6846 yards
Slope 119
Rating 72.2

Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones design that provides a unique golfing experience. This scenic layout is routed across a 1,400-acre nature preserve that is absent of any commercial or residential development for miles. The golf course wraps around its namesake lake, which has a canoe and kayak launch as well as a fishing pier. Deer, fox, and eagles are frequently seen on the course and there has even been the occasional bear sighting. Water has a prominent presence throughout and there are also several strategically placed bunkers. Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a layout that will force you to be creative with your shot making but it's still approachable enough for high handicappers to tackle with confidence. If you're looking to get in even more golf, sister club Honey Bee is located almost right next door.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6846 yards 72.2 119
White 72 6388 yards 70.1 115
Gold 72 5851 yards 67.8 110
Gold (W) 72 5851 yards 73.4 119
Red (W) 72 5239 yards 69.8 111
Scorecard for Stumpy Lake
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: 71.3/127 381 354 184 527 423 367 194 401 501 3332 394 356 211 538 376 412 190 534 398 3409 6741
White M: 69.6/123 360 340 163 515 390 342 176 386 495 3167 376 326 190 520 344 398 172 509 372 3207 6374
Gold M: 67.3/118 W: 72.7/126 335 320 138 470 355 307 151 354 484 2914 346 306 158 475 328 362 150 486 342 2953 5867
Green W: 69.3/118 308 284 129 427 325 276 141 340 401 2631 316 290 142 435 277 300 142 428 322 2652 5283
Red W: 67.4/115 265 284 129 405 293 248 131 290 401 2446 286 270 120 435 277 300 125 428 264 2505 4951
Handicap 10 18 14 4 2 16 12 6 8 1 17 7 3 15 5 13 11 9
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 8 12 16 2 10 14 18 6 4 7 11 17 1 13 9 15 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 1953
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1953)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.6
182 Reviews (182)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 19
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
Locals 28
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 10

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Handicap 10-14
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Stupy Lake Review

Course was in horrible shape. I was the only one on the golf course when I teed off. The course should have been closed so I could have played a better day. The golf course was unplayable. Water puddles everywhere and the Greens were being fertilized so they were worse than my backyard. I know the price was only $17.00 but Golfnow tries to provide a lower fee to play golf but the round should be enjoyable. I won't play Stumpy Lake ever again even though its 2.5 miles away from my house.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter Conditions

Course is still recovering from an east coast winter. Grass is thin throughout and non existent on most tee boxes. All around the greens is basically hitting off of mud *ON ALL HOLES* The sand traps were actually is phenomenal condition compared to everything else. I'll give it a few weeks before trying to play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Saturday 1-12-19

The course was in great condition considering the heavy rains. The staff was friendly and very accommodating and although there were " soft" areas in the fairway, the course played 90° which allowed for a nice pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Under drier conditions, this cours would be my go to course. Staff is really friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Don't Play After a Rain

So, I feel bad for the superintendent, I really do. The course conditions are surely not a reflection of his hard work, but stuff beyond his control...stuff that I'm sure he's tried to fix and has been stymied.

The conditions were terrible. 13 of 18 tees have little to no grass on them, causing them to be nothing but mud after a rain two days earlier. When I say mud, I mean the stuff that comes up an inch when you step on it, not just damp ground. This is because the course has too many trees blocking out sunlight for the tees. Beyond that, the course had extensive standing water in every fairway. The course has drainage systems in place, but they certainly do not work. It was difficult to walk the course because of how much standing water and mud was all over the course. The greens were in fair shape and I suppose the layout is pretty good with decent variety, but the conditions were so poor that it's hard to tell. I'd probably recommend playing here, but not within a week or so of any rainfall. I feel like conditions such as these are things that the course should tell a person about on the phone if he or she calls to make a tee time/check on availability.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good course layout

The course was wet and soggy due to heavy rain here in Virginia Beach, VA.
It was cart path only, very messy. Other than the wet course, it was a very nice layout.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are great.

Greens ran great but fairways, and roughs were thin. Ground was stiff and dry. Great views

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Quiet, beautiful area, look for the bent trees at 18.

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

Good course

Tee boxes need help.Nice playing where there are no houses. Nice day to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stumpy Lake

I played here for the first time with coworkers today. The course itself was in very good shape, but the tee boxes need a lot of work. Several didn’t have grass, but I guess that’s why you use a tee. The course had received a lot of rain and was cart path only which slowed down the pace of play. Would love to come back when the course is dryer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tree lined Fairways

Really nice course. Staff was friendly and helpful. Tight fairways lined with trees. Very nice greens and fairways. Rough was thick and not easy to hit out of but was mown. Some of the tee boxes could use some maintenance, but were playable. Played with another person we played in a little over 3 hours. I would recommend playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

stumpy lake

older course but well maintained; doesn't drain very well after rain.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day

Greens are in excellent shape. Fairways could use some attention with many very thin or bare spots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Tough fromt

The front nine tee boxes are in awful shape, some of the fairways are suspect, greens overall were in very good shape. Back nine was much better

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Experience

Stumpy Lake is in great condition! I have played this course before but they have really improved the quality of this experience. Beautifully groomed fairways and greens, and the sand traps were filled with sand (Yeah) and raked perfectly. It was a pleasure to play and the staff was right there to politely make sure that the pace was moving.
I would definitely urge you to check the course out - you won't be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Old course, basic layout, wide fairways, beautiful trees

My dad and I teed off at 10am on a very-hot June day, and we basically had the course to ourselves, so no issue with pace of play.

If you like your 18 holes mostly straight and flat and open, if you like your 18 holes framed by trees on both sides, and if you like wide fairways, this is the course for you. It's an old track, so it lacks curves and mounds of more modern courses.

Condition of the course was mixed. The greens were generally in good shape. The fairways were consistently OK, but there are better elsewhere in town. The tee boxes were not as strong. The course now has six tees on each hole, with two forward tees sitting in front of the traditional tee box. The forward tee boxes are not yet mature, and barely covered in grass in many places. Also, the course took a heavy rain the night before we played, and there was a lot of residual standing water in various places. The forward tee boxes were generally muddy with not enough grass filled in.

This is a small complaint, however. We enjoyed the classic holes and layout. This is absolutely a scorer's course, if you can keep the ball straight inside the generously-wide fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in great shape.

Course is in good shape. Fairways a bit patchy but greens were very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed the course and will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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