Hunting Hawk Golf Club

3.9270588235 3.9 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6882 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

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: Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Talon 72 6882 yards 73.3 137
Black 72 6480 yards 71.3 132
Grey 72 6069 yards 69.5 129
Red (W) 72 5178 yards 69.7 120

Situated along the Chickahominy River, Hunting Hawk Golf Club sprawls across a rolling landscape covered with mature trees and dotted with sparkling ponds. The natural wetlands and rugged terrain were carefully preserved. The gentle hills provide contours that are subtle but challenging. The fairways have generous, well-defined landing areas but they are flanked with sand bunkers and sculpted mounding. The undulating greens are also framed with bunkers and grass hollows. Every hole has a unique character that requires a different strategy. Hunting Hawk Golf Club's back nine is slightly tougher than the front nine. It is where most of the water comes into play. The 11th is the best birdie opportunity on the back, it is followed by the challenging 12th, which required a carry over wetlands that many balls have fallen prey to.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

74 out of 81 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals   Challenges include forced carries  

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"A Solid Course With A Unique Challenge"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Having been a favorite course of mine from years ago, I decided to re-visit Hunting Hawk as soon as I could when I moved to the area a month ago. I’ve always appreciated the semi-fast, tiered greens, the good course conditioning and the value offered. This most recent round gave me a new perspective, though.

The course layout remains a unique and fun track with variations in each hole that make you plan your club selection and shot making well. What’s changed (or what I didn’t notice before) is the characteristics of the bunkers. This course easily plays 4-5 shots harder because of its bunkers. This is especially true of the fairway bunkers which have a deadly combination of soft, beach-like sand and high lips to get over. Forget about trying to hit out of them with anything longer than an 8-iron. And because of the softness, if you don’t hit the ball cleanly you’ll be hitting from the sand again.

This aspect of the course can frustrate the average player because there is no shortage of these bunkers (both fairway and greenside) on the course. That’s meant merely as a word of caution, not as criticism. The bunkers are well groomed and you’d be hard-pressed to find a golfer who would rather have no sand in a bunker than too much of it.

The conditions on the course are a little better than other area courses and that’s primarily because the use of still-dormant Bermuda grass is limited to just the rough. The fairways have started to grow and the aerated greens are trying to even out as best they can despite the lack of any meaningful spring rainfall. This dryness is evident on the tee boxes as well, which are getting pretty hard but still tee-able.

The service continues to be very good here and pace of play was just under 4 hours despite a slow start. Hunting Hawk adds value by offering multiple types of green fee rates with walking, twilight, and weekday discounts. Let’s hope they eventually add GolfNow tee times. Within an easy 30-minute drive from my home, Hunting Hawk will be on my list of courses to frequent this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Greens will be in trouble soon!!"


Bombtech6316's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, solid design of holes and a really nice staff. Playing here for the first time the staff was great in guiding me around from the range to the first tee. They also gave me yardage book to help me out on the course. Played early on a Friday morning when their tee sheet was booked solid. Only found ourselves wait a couple of times throughout the round. I will say that by the time we reached 18 tee box though you could see where there were groups waiting on the 10th tee as well as in the fairway for the green to clear. That being said I could see where this place can get the dreaded 5 plus hour round. There are 5 tee boxes to choose from so definitely something to fit everyone's game. The course conditions were in all around good shape. Tee boxes were level and no large bare spots. Fairways ran out and the rough was fair. The biggest issue with the course is the invasive grass that is popping up in the bent grass greens. It can affect your putt if it is in your line but more importantly these greens will need to be replaced if they do not get a hold of this problem sooner rather than later. There were a few greens that had some mower damage and areas where it looked like someone took divots with their wedge. There are some definite scoring holes with a couple of the par 5's and a few short par 4's. Along with that there are few long par 4's that can add up quick. All in all a nice course with solid layout but the greens will become an issue quickly if they do not get the "goose grass" under control. Hopefully when I play here again things will be trending in the other way which I will update if they are.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a Shame"


VSGAgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was once the premier public golf course in the Richmond area. Now that it is aware that it is closing in the near future, the owners are hardly putting any money into the course. The greens are in poor condition, with ball marks abound, the fairway is either dried out or really wet, and the bunkers are almost always completely washed out.

It's really a shame because this course used to always be in great condition and it is a good and challenging layout. The layout features several environmentally sensitive area, mixed in with heavy rough, and deep bunkers. The fairways tend to be generous, but there are some tight landing areas such as the par four 13th and par five 16th.

I do not recommend this course, especially for the steep green fees that they charge, which top out at around 65 dollars. If they lowered them down to 30 or so, they would have my attention.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Oops"


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 07/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Been bragging about pace of play here , this time wasn't happening . Didn't move bad considering , we had 130 tee time and knew one was running late , so two of us warm up have beer and cigar on balcony watching groups go off . From about 1230 - 130 6 groups teed off and all with 3 or more golfers . We didn't go off till closer to 2 so was hoping the

Three of us would be ok . Nope around the 4 th hole we ran into foursome we followed rest of the day . No since playing through even though they were a hole behind , because knew what was in front of that group . Condition just ok , heat taking its toll on the greens . The surprise was the traps, some had standing water . It's been hot and dry , where it came from

Do not know . Now this course does not drain well , but still should have been dry . Course is fun to play and even with some traffic we moved ok . Will be back , just hope August heat does not torch the greens which are burned in spots .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace always good"


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 06/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Never seems to be crowded here. Nice layout with some distance , but usually very good pace and never gets crowded here. Does not drain real well , so be careful if has been wet for a few days . Greens are ok , spotty in some places . Had nice shot in to green to find ball laying in burn mark on surface , but overall not bad . Tees , fairways and sandtraps are good . Amenities are good for practice facilities , but grill isn't much , so don't plan on anything but beer and hot dog after round . Do enjoy the course layout and the pace of play , so we add it to our mix about once a month .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun & Challenging Course"


Evo8Lee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A friend and I played this course during a bit of a cold snap here in central Virginia, recently. The course was still expectedly brown and slightly muddy, but still in good condition overall. The fairways are a bit on the tight side, but there's plenty of low cut primary rough to play out of if you don't find the fairways off of the tee box.

The greens were rolling straight and true, while being moderately fast. There was ample sand in most bunkers and a very nice array of hole variety from one hole to the next. Due to the muddiness of the course it was CPO and that made for a longer, more tiring day but we still had a good time and completed our round in just over 4 hours.

I will definitely return to try this course again once the weather warms up and everything gets a bit greener. I really wish they would offer some discount rates on GolfNow or even as part of the Tee Time Golf Pass, but I can't hold that against them so long as they keep the course in top shape. I recommend this course for players of all caliber. It was a cold, but fun round. I'm looking forward to another round at the Hawk soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course nerby"


SBTiger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition- nice fairways and greens. Some greens scuff marks need repairing. Bermuda grass so you can lose balls right in the first cut.

Pace of play was good foursomes all over. Good value for money, right here in westend


Pace of Play: Good

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


"March winds"


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 03/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course in good condition.. Just aerated greens, but overall course shaping up very good for the spring. Winds dominated the day , but course open enough for little push. Was crowded, but pace was good. All groups moved well so really never much of a wait. A few unique holes and some forgettable , can never remember front nine 3-6 . Rumors abound course will be closed in 3-4 years for Hhunt to develop , so enjoy while here .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In between rain storms great day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Nice variety of holes . Can be long if play from the champions tees for a real challenge , but plenty of tee boxes to match your skill level. Have played numerous times now and have never felt rushed or delayed too often. Tees and greens very good shape and always have good grass under ball. Good facilities , nice pro shop and nice for beer after round. Well marked on the tee boxes for distance to green and also few holes will have distance for layup or carry. 150 yards well marked and 200, 100 yard plates middle fairways. Will be playing often and great location close to west end .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot Hot"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Hot day , but with a nice breeze and a cooling towel around my neck all day, heat not much a factor. Greens , fairways and tees great shape. Long course but with numerous tees , I am sure you can find a the distance. To fit your game . They are watering hard to maintain the green in this heat and doing a great job. Course in great shape and really a joy to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Although it's mostly flat, there are some very good quality holes. The tenth, 11th and 16th struck me as very good golf holes. I had been told that this course gets so many events/scrambles, that it gets beat up (no one fixes their ball marks, for example). I was on the lookout for this, but although I could see evidence of heavy play, the greens were true. The fairways and tees were in good shape also.<br/> Due to frost, the course opening was delayed, so I teed off about a half hour after my tee time. Understandable; starter was friendly and helpful.<br/> Hope this course survives! It is a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"the course had a very challenging layout requiring solid variety of shotmaking."


u000004720221's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course layout. A good combinaition of water, sand, and rough to place a premium on shot accuracy. Course had heavy rain with cartpath only which detracted from round but would like to play again in better weather. Greens were good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"really nice course"


kdg0370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

weather was cold,but the course was great.greens were in great shape,fairways were full of grass,really look forward to playing the course next year in the summer time,only suggestion i have for you is to bring your range finder


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cold day that was...."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Good course, would like to go back and play it in temps above 45...it was really cold and windy as well. Price was too good to pass up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It was not crowded and the course was in good shape."


bordonie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape other than a few areas were over watered. The clubhouse was clean and in good repair. Thanks for a great opportunity to play at a resonable price!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice mix of challange and scenery. Will play again"


sczak1956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained. they just overseeded for the fall so it was cart path only. Did not deter from an enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"hunting hawk"


shumakov's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

they had overseeded the fairways and must have watered like crazy .it was very wet


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well maintained track"


chris1806909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well maintained, had great customer service and an interesting layout. There were a few blind tee shots that can be alleviated by playing the course again (or with someone who knows the track). Overall, this is a nice course that tends to favor the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Tim7790382's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely one of the nicest public courses around. The practice facilities were in great shape and so was the course. Played the day after heavy rain and everything was in great shape. The only complaint I have is the condition of the bunkers. They look like they haven't been tended to recently and are not playable. Otherwise great course!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, super fairways, well-maintained"


kashady's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fantastic shape. Among the best fairways in Richmond rivaling the private clubs. Challenging golf course but playable for the mid-handicapper. Greens are rolling true though not quick as they look. Fairly priced. We have played here twice in the last month and we are likely to add this course into our regular rotation of Richmond-area courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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