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3.9
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
83.5%
Recommend this course
201 out of 221 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
75.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
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3.9
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 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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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2016 #13)

Reviews

3.9
221 Reviews (221)

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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Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some work

Greens not that good need some work and tee boxes for sure

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

more difficult then I expected

reading other reviews some said it was challenging - some said it wasn't - but for an older person it can be very challenging. the layout at some points were hard to understand - being a first time playing there some holes were hard to find.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

One of the best courses in the area

Honeybee golf course was a dream to play on. Fairways were lush, all greens were consistent in speeds and looked great. A few too many par 3s for my taste, but the course layout gave you all you can ask for. Some dog legs, straight aways, and risk/reward holes with cutting corners or over water on a 2nd shot of a par 5. The course makes you play a lot of different clubs and for the creative shot maker, they will have plenty to think about. Driving range isn't the largest and is pretty narrow, a pretty small putting green and chipping area with practice bunker are also available, but only for paying customers. Overall course was fantastic and i would highly recommend as one of the best courses in the area. Played this on a hot deal, try to book early and you will be happy with the ROI.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank You so much for the outstanding 4-Stars!!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Rate is not worthy for the course

Green condition is terrible here.
Fairway is just ok.
Staffs are rude . They don't treat you as customers .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Decent course for the money

Course is typically in pretty good shape. Greens are just ok but the layout and property is excellent. The food is pretty good and staff in the snack/ bar area are excellent.
The pro shop is decent not much of a selection like other courses in the area. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful, well everyone other Mike the “ golf pro” he is very inconsistent with his pricing and extremely Moody and arrogant. I would recommend stumpy lake or even take a drive to Suffolk both of those courses are well ran with great professionalism.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Shannon,

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with Mr. Nolan.

Mr. Nolan goes by our pricing that we have set forth, so no pricing should change.

Now if you are paying for 9 Holes and play 18 holes, that would change the pricing matrix.

-Charles

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff and clean facility

First time playing this course. Not a long course. Water hazards and bunkers make this course challenging from the back tees. Good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course to play. Greens were a little bumpy but still rolled fast. Will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank You for the GREAT 5-STARS!!!!!!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

great place for the money

I play here relatively often, always enjoy it, staff always friendly, course uaually in pretty good shape, some really fun and challenging holes. great value for the cost

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with a challenge.

Anyone and everyone should play this course at least

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Enjoyable course

Have played here many times for many years. fun and challenging course, usually always in good shape, very enjoyable, will continue to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank You for the 5-Stars!!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank You for the GREAT 5-STARS!!!!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great and fun course

Had a blast here, course was in great shape and at a great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank You So Much for the 5-Stars!!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My go to!

This place is always my go to. Can’t beat it for the price you pay. Fun yet challenging. It holds water when wet but always a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Public course

We luv to play here. A little wet but played alright.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day !

Warmer than normal December day . Course was very wet -Cart path only -Course Condition greens fair to good Fairways just ok !!! Great day to be out on the course!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent price excellent course

I play Honey Bee all the time and I love the course. It’s a great price and great course. The greens crew does a great job and the staff is very friendly. Perfect location as well, thanks Honey Bee for the great times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play there every great once in a while

Haven't played this course in almost 2 years. The course wasn't busy so I got right out. Tee boxes were in fair condition, the fairways were in good condition! The sand traps, some were in good condition others were in fair condition! I was in most sand traps and none were so bad condition I had to pull it out, a few I had to move my ball since the sand was wet! The greens were not in good shape! Fortunately, they had most the pin placements away from the worst part of the greens but numerous times I was putting over the poor parts of the greens! I would play again but not pay 30+ again, perhaps 20-25!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course condition not matching the price

The course is awesome as usual; however, the greens this time was horrible and they should have lowered the price to match the situation. Greens was just recently aerated and full of sand making it impossible to putt. The condition was not mentioned anywhere and the price should have dropped a little bit less than usual because of the poor condition. The staff are awesome. Thanks Art!

Disabled Veteran

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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