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3.9
193 Reviews (193)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
86.4%
Recommend this course
179 out of 193 reviews
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3.6
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6075 yards
Slope 117
Rating 68.7

Nestled in the heart of Virginia Beach, Honey Bee Golf Club is one of the area's most popular daily-fee golfing venues. Rees Jones designed the course, incorporating water on 10 holes as well as intricate bunkering throughout. The challenging layout has several tricky doglegs and some treacherous blind shots as well. It's a golf course that demands careful course management and some strategic thinking. Accurate shot placement is also key when maneuvering the rolling fairways and contoured greens. While it's by no means an easy golf course, it is an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels, making it a popular venue for tournaments and corporate outings. For golfers looking to get an entire day of golf in, Honey Bee's sister club, Stumpy Lake, is only about half a mile away.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6075 yards 68.7 117
Black 70 5667 yards 67.0 113
Blue 70 5207 yards 65.2 109
Silver 70 4929 yards 68.5 118
Scorecard for Honey Bee Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 69.6/125 W: 76.1/138 525 172 347 180 303 374 545 180 374 3000 465 179 339 190 363 446 196 399 498 3075 6075
Black M: 67.9/121 W: 73.9/134 510 152 326 164 284 357 510 160 348 2811 443 162 319 165 335 427 166 371 468 2856 5667
Blue M: 65.6/116 W: 71.3/128 404 146 315 136 277 336 456 130 336 2536 424 140 306 131 323 393 148 348 458 2671 5207
Forward M: 64.6/114 W: 68.5/118 402 128 306 124 259 327 445 125 324 2440 368 130 298 110 304 377 138 328 436 2489 4929
Handicap 4 16 6 12 18 2 10 14 8 13 17 15 9 11 1 5 3 7
Par 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 8 18 2 16 12 6 4 14 10 11 17 9 15 7 5 13 1 3

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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 No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

3.9
193 Reviews (193)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 26
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Beginners 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
In the 'Burbs 12
Near Local Attractions 10

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Shape considering this HOT summer

Course played well, course was in good shape for the time of year. Fairways dense, tees full, greens mostly in good shape... a few stressed spots on a green or two. This place is always so busy, even on a Monday. So I can only imagine the amount of traffic the greens get on a daily. Staff was friendly except the guy in the pro shop. Very rude and aloof. Maintenance staff busy, but respectful. Prices a bit high on beverages. Lots of houses and minimal shade areas. Will play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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Course in Good shape, with the exception of the bunkers, lots of gravel and minimal sand. Greens had a few rough spots also but nothing to hurt the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

To bee or not two bees....

Got a "hot deal" so price was right. However half the greens were recently semi-aerated and covered with white sand. Don't think the pros would want to putt on them.
Did not see any "honey" bees but several dragon flies.

Played the round in less than 4 hours. Most of the holes are surrounded by townhouses and/or small homes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course, held water well

This is a fun course with some challenging holes. Usually in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course, but current condition is just ok

I'm a local and have played Honey Bee numerous times. The course was in "ok" condition but it definitely was far from the best I've seen it. Some of the fairways looked overgrown, a couple of the greens were burnt along the edges, and some of the sandtraps were being filled in and covered. The current sand traps were well maintained. I like Honey Bee and will definitely play there again. I'm hoping the conditions were due to the weather Virginia Beach has experienced this Spring.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aerated without being noted in Gilf Now

Course was fine, but was still recovering from aeration. This was not mentioned when we booked with GolfNow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The amount of rain received in the last week has surely affected this golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Typically one of my favorite local courses

This is typically one of my preferred local courses along with their sister course Stumpy Lake. However I am slightly disappointed that at both of these courses during the aeration of the greens they still charge the full greens fee rate. On this day there was easily a 1/4 inch build up of sand on most greens making putting inconsistent. On other occasions they charged the standard rate for 18 when the back 9 was not in play. They just had everyone playing the front 9 twice but at no discount. I've been booking my rounds on Golf Now in advance for a while now, but I may start checking out the course before paying.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

NOT GOOD

First let me say I have played many times there and always had a good time. When I checked in the counter guy started telling me such and such holes cart path only such and such 90 degree and said they were marked. when we got to #7 my buddy hit his ball way left and we drove over to it. Out of nowhere the marshal appears and says "you were warned about cart path only" I'm 65 and he acted like he was going to throw us off the course. There was no sign on the tee but there was a sign beyond whee we were but it was no way visible from the tee box. I admit we were wrong but his tone was upsetting to say the least. We were a 2some and followed 4 ladies who never waved us through and we waited on every tee, the round was 5 hrs and the marshal never policed pace of play. Again I enjoy Honey Bee but the marshal needs some people skills and monitor pace better.

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

Honey Bee Sunday Round

The course was in great condition considering the amount of rain the area had experienced.
The weather was perfect and the staff was excellent in accommodating an inordinate amount of golfers on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Problem with greens

I played with a guy who says greens are usually in good shape. The positives fairways and tee boxes were in good shape. Most of the bunkers were in good shape. We flew around the course but it was 90 degrees outside. The greens were pretty bare. Looks like maybe they were trying to prevent a disease or recovering from one. There were weeds growing in a few places. Maybe I will try it again next year

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Friendly staff and great value

First time to play here. It was terrific day, very hot at the finish though. I ran out of my bottle of water, but no worry, cold water at the course.

I was moving a little bit slow, but the staff did not bother me. That was nice!

I had a visitor. They gave us an extra cart. AMAZING.

I did see a little bit of dog poop on the grass at the entrance area. I hope that can be taken care of in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Decent course

Father course layout is great, very fun and chsllenging. The greens were not in good shape but the rest of the course was in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A par 70 course with 6 par threes

The front and back nine both start out with par 5 holes. Fairly open on most holes. The course was in good shape considering all the recent rain. Challenging yet fun. I like playing whenever I am in the Virginia Beach area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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