Hell's Point Golf Club

3.9104176471 3.9 stars from 5 (298)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6776 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Clothing must be clean, free of rips and free of holes. Shirts or tops must be worn at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6776 yards 73.3 130
White 72 6030 yards 69.7 122
Gold 72 5624 yards 67.9 118
Pink (W) 72 5003 yards 71.2 116

When Hell's Point Golf Club opened in 1982, Golf Digest called it one of the best new courses and it was ranked as one of the 100 best-designed courses in the country. Renowned architect Rees Jones designed the course. He incorporated the many natural features provided by the golf course's location in the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The fairways are edged with saltwater marshes and Jones included his signature sculpted bunkers along the greensides. Just a stone's throw from the ocean, the golf course is as scenic as it is challenging. The second hole is one of southeastern Virginia's toughest golf holes with out-of-bounds to the left, trees to the right, and a sloped fairway that leads to a well guarded, double-tiered green. This par 4 is the no. 1 handicap hole at When Hell's Point Golf Club.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 298 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

265 out of 298 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"great course - challenging from tee to green"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I will definitely return when I'm back in town. My dad and I were well challenged here at HP. The course has narrower fairways with bunkers in tough places. The bunkers in the fairways and near the greens are large and well-placed. There is some real beauty on this course.

We very much enjoyed our round on a hot Monday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pro staff"


lospeed's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff know how to treat their customers refreshing course!


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


"Nice layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Have played Hells Point for many years. Course is always a little wet. Need to stay in fairway not a lot of room for errors. Greens were nice and green, just rolled way to slow to my liking. I think normal price for weekend rates are a little to high for this course. Thanks golf now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Like the course"


u000007577320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I will come back on vacation, I will come and there again. My husband and I had fun playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u519821931's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Start at your tee time, or earlier, or just when ever you want"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee time was 0930. Starter had everyone starting on hole 9 to give the first 9 a relief from people just playing 9 holes. On the tee box of our first hole. Pair pulls up behind us. I asked what was their tee time and they said 1000. By hole our second hole stuck behind a threesome. By hole four asked threesome if our twosome could play thru. They said a 5 person group ahead of them was holding them thinks up. We drove past a 3 person, 5 person, 2 person, 2 person, 4 person and another 5 person group. Skipped holes 5 thru 9 and moved to the front nine to get a decent pace of play. Starter was present but no control of start times and no marshall controlling on course play. If you play here make sure course times are wide open based on lack of control. I’ve played here several times. I enjoy the course but it was a free for all this last time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000007577320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I really enjoyed the course. The staff was friendl

The day we went it was after it had rained for many days, so some fairways had lots of water, no cars on the fairway

But it was still a great round of golf. We can't wait to play there again tomorrow, and Friday, and I will be able to give you a better view of the course.

We just love golf. Period


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very wet"


Arthur5412594's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very wet not my idea for a course this good. Tee box looks bad enough to be a municipal course! Layout was good but condition was dreadful!. I’m from Maryland and the courses drain much better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Wet fareways"


uCXDO1834CX's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over all a good round of golf on this challenging course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent Course"


kknelly's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. The fairways and greens were in decent shape for the dry conditions on most of the holes. There were some areas that there were puddles from the recent weather. There are plenty of sand traps on this course and I found a lot of them. There was a single player ahead of us but he did not invite us to play. This held us up for the majority of the round. There were no rangers out this day. Beverage cart was around plenty of times! I did not see any restrooms on the course. We will try other courses in the area but we will be back to play at Hells Point again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens in fantastic shape"


RichardCallaghan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. The tee boxes are a little rough. The fairways are in good shape and the greens are tremendous. If you can get out early morning on a nice day there is nothing like it with the tranquility, course layout, and wildlife. I hope they continue to invest in the course and bring it up to as high a standard as possible. I’d definitely recommend to try if you’ve never played before.

Looking forward to my next round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great time"


u669582530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the exception of a few tee boxes needing some grass, the course was in really good shape. Loved seeing the goats on two fairways!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice but could be much better!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout was nice and the greens were good but the fairways were in bad shape there was little If any fought and the tee boxes barely more than dust. Maybe there was drought conditions or irrigation problems but I thought if the course was better conditioned it could be a gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Appropriately named"


DonaldMckinney's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is just now greening up and the fairways are difficult due to so much rain.

The layout is great with water on many holes and drainage ditches along the fairways.

Greens are very difficult to read and putt but they are smooth and challenging. At age 77 and having had three surgeries this winter, I appreciated the seniors tees which are very generous. The staff are very friendly as well. All in all a great course to play, and I will be a repeat customer....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golf course was in decent shape for the time of year. Greens could use a roller for firmer and faster conditions. Pro shop staff excelled and was very welcoming and polite. Tried making a tee time through the golf shop but could not understand the gentleman I was talking to, so booked through golfnow. The assistant pro, John, even gave me a quick tip at the turn and I went on to shoot my personal best for 9 holes on the back 9! Will be back again and often!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun but tough"


Donald6660669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s a great course if you are a good golfer. The course has a lot of water and sand traps. I would not recommend this course to a beginner golfer. It’s very challenging and fun for seasoned golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Please"


Aylmer660's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value and a decent course. Greens were in very good condition and the rest of the course in reasonable shape considering just coming into springtime. Narrow fairways, but fair. Would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course just needs a little maintenance"


William7263680's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course has some potential for greatness with a little more care for the bunkers and fairways lacked a trimming . The greens were slower then normal due to us playing in a few rain showers and being punched . Just needs some warm weather for the grass to grow in. But still a nice course for the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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