Hell's Point Golf Club

3.9528235294 4.0 stars from 5 (287)
  • 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 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 287 Reviews
5 stars:
68
4 stars:
151
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

256 out of 287 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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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


"Nice course"


Rupert7574638's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was very good. Very nice course layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"HP COURSE IN GOOD CONDITION."


Guy9274322's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape even though there were high winds which caused some tree damage. The greens were in really good condition and although it was cart path only, the pace allowed for a three and one half finish.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great course"


Zad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the layout of this course. It is not easy by any means, and it's not that difficult either. When I played it was still wet but not too bad. I bypass 4 or 5 other courses to get to this one. I highly recommend this course if you'd like a nice challenging and at the same time some open for Fairways.


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


Carlos8685863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course overall is normal in great condition; however today when I played it was very wet and hard to stay focused. Because of the course condition was not able to place the ball in spots I normally do.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Peaceful Christmas round"


clhasty's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on

Another annual Christmas round with friends. Course was in good shape with clean greens and other course features are well kept.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great place to play for the money"


Carlos8685863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is always friendly, and ready to assist you any way they can. I booked as a single they offered to pair me with a group or go out on my own which is always nice. Started on the back nine and played the course in just over 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



johnhoran47's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing 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: Average


I recommend this course


"Very challenging course"


Rupert7574638's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course provides a championship feel. Course is very challenging with great lauout.


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



u000006909517's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course



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