Cahoon Plantation Golf Club

4.3405941176 4.3 stars from 5 (167)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6456 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Michelle Holmes School of Golf"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. Collared shirt and slacks or shorts for gentlemen and skirts/slacks for ladies required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6456 yards 71.4 130
White (W) 72 5871 yards 68.8 123
Red 72 4929 yards 69.4 120

Cahoon Plantation in Chesapeake originally opened with a 27-hole layout but it has seen a major transformation since opening. One of the nines was eliminated and the flat terrain was molded into a gently rolling championship layout. The golf course has mostly parkland holes but there are some that have a links-feel, guaranteeing that there's enough variety to please any golfer. The layout is mostly wide open with very few trees to obscure the views. Water comes into play frequently throughout the golf course and there are a few strategically placed bunkers as well. The 15th hole is Cahoon Plantation's best par 3. The green is well protected by bunkers and a small pond but there is still an opportunity for a birdie, which will probably be your last chance for one before you face the difficult closing stretch of holes.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 167 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

154 out of 167 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers thick rough water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"It is a great course.."


u737335526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although a great course, they need better course management. Golfers were driving the golf carts all over the course. The rough was a little long; we spent too much time looking for balls that just missed the fairway.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cahoon"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Reviewed on

A great course with penalizing rough. Greens are always in good condition. On weekends they book groups to close together for their layout and 6 hour rounds are not uncommon. All in all, a good course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great"


rthayer284's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in awesome shape! Very, very nice! Greens would punch even with the softest lay up shots. The only downfall was the mosquito’s, but once we put some bug spray on it was good. Loved the course and if I were from here I’d play here a lot!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


MikeDiesel15's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best public course in the area. Very well maintained. Great layout. This is a regular course for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Richard9585782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Picked up the tee time on hot deals. Great value. Course in good condition. Some tee boxes chewed up a little but the fairways and greens in great condition. Rough is very challenging and long. Just stay in the fairway if you can. Greens are pretty fast and I recommend that you take your time a really look the putt over . One of the better courses in Hampton Roads.


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



u204259475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


CURTIS1380738's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play. Everything from the fairways to the greens were in great conditions. The staff were extremely friendly, the best I have seen this year, including Florida which is where I live and I play three to four times a week. They gave me a military discount for Veterans Day on a cap. I will play this again when I am in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Jeff7857143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When this course first opened it was one of my favorites in the Southside area of Hampton Roads. After a while course conditions declined, and for the cost, wasn't really worth playing. In recent years the course's conditions have approved, and it's a great course to play for the average to above average golfer. The greens are in excellent condition and the fairways are on the edge of being in great condition. The rough is very difficult compared to other courses in the area, but I embrace the challenge of staying in fairways. The only downside to playing this course was the pace of play. It almost took 5 hours to play my round, but it was Memorial Day weekend, so I wouldn't read too much into the slow pace of play on a typical "in season" weekend. Overall, if your up for a challenging course, in great condition, give this course a try.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wade Landers is trash"


u107931207's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Absolutely terrible staff. Cahoon had us paired with another two-some to play and when we arrived three minutes early at 1 tee the starter had already let off he two-some that was supposed to play with us and was about to let two more foursomes go as well. This caused the entire course to slow to a crawl and it is a regular occurrence. The clientele has also gone downhill as the owner lets his friends play at will. I have first stand stories of his buddies assaulting people on the course, the super running over geese with a golf cart, and shotgunning them in the middle of the day. Don’t play here, don’t give them your money. Instead, go over to Battlefield if you want a links experience with a great and friendly staff. This awful track can’t close fast enough.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Cahoon in the morning"


Ejgallaher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early on Tuesday. Course was in very good shape. Greens are great. Caught up to foursome on 11 and that slowed up the back nine, but otherwise, a nice day and a nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u488705530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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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


"Great value, I booked our foursome as we were traveling down to th outerbanks on the same day."


ynotmi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall value was outstanding and it was worth booking this "Featured Course", best golf purchase I have made signing up as a VIP member!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, pros a D***!!!!"


MWal38562's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very rude stuck up golf professional. Believe his name is Dan? Stay away


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Let down!"


1disciple's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over the last two years in my opinion Calhoon Plantation is that the course has be one of the best kept secret and the condition of the golf course WAS impeccable. But this time the condition of the fairways was suprisely average. I guess the online deals have finally taken their toll on the fairways. My round only cost $26.00 dollars.After the first hole I had to wait for the one of the grounds crew to cut or perform maintenance on every green until I reached hole 18. I could not believe the guy would not defer to me and let me just hit my approach shot. It was frustrating to know that after every drive I had to wait for a maintenance guy to clear the green. I should have called the Pro Shop. Again my cost was less that $30.00 which minimized my disappoint in the condition of the fairways and lack the of foresight and self awareness from the maintenance guy. His focus was on maintaining or recondioning the green instead of letting a customer play through. It was the worst experience I ever had playing there, but I will not let one bad experience keep me from coming back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great folks"


u905661577's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green grass when the local Bermuda is still brown. Some tight parallel fairways, but friendly staff and good margaritas more than compensate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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


"Tournament conditions at Cahoon."


dstigger's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An amazing day with friends on a course set up for any tournament.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Green fair ways in December!"


1disciple's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this golf course, probably my favorite .The discount enhanced the experience! Hoping to come back in a few days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u434495474's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good course for a decent price. Always in a good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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