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4.0
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
87.9%
Recommend this course
169 out of 182 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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3.9
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
27 out of 33 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

4.0
182 Reviews (182)

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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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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked Tee Time in a very wet condition

I have played this course every time I visit Virginia. The course obviously need a major drainage renovation!! As wet as it is, they took too many tee times around 8:00am. Out tee time was 7:59 and we have 2 groups of four some in front so us and 3 groups of 3 and four some behind us....SAD!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thursday 7/26/2018

The course was in great condition, even though the last few days had heavy rains. The pace was the only negative issue - there was no Marshall on the course and as a result, a group of 6 played together and slowed the entire round. The group took an onordinate amount of time and did not allow anyone to play through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of water, but very playable

With all the rain we’ve had, all creeks and ponds are over flowing. Courses was in good shape however. Fairways moist but not soggy and greens in great shape. Pleasantly surprising how good the course was.

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

Nice course

Haven’t played this course in several years. In good shape. Some of the bunkers are GUR which we weren’t aware of before we played. Nevertheless, the greens and fairways were in good shape. It’s a par 70 and has several challenging holes. A good overall course worth playing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but tough

From tee yo green, course was in great shape. A lot of dog legs, left and right. Need to place ball through out course. Fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course

This was my first time playing on this golf course. I found it challenging enough for an occasional golfer like myself. Lots of sand traps, and I seemed to be gravitating toward them often, so I got great practice with my sand wedge. Especially noticed how well kept the course was, free of leaves, debris, etc. and the fairways were not bumpy or rutty, even in the rough, it was not too bad. Carts were in great condition and the cart path was well kept and maintained. I have been to other courses in the area and find the cart path in terrible condition with tree roots buckling the paths throughout and their carts not well maintained. I will definitely be going to this course again.

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

Birthday Round

The course was in great condition and the weather was excellent! The staff was exceptional- especially because they had a blitz going on and still allowed singles go out ahead to avoid a slow pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Real nice course

Wonderful day at golf. You folks know how to maintain your course. The only problem was a couple of sand traps needed a little work. My goal is not to get in them.

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

The course is fine

Hard to be negative due to amount of rainfall the course was very wet. Not there fault but something to work on moving water from course. Honestly, the course was in great shape overall. Have always enjoyed golf there challenging but fair layout with greens that can be challenging. If your thinking about playing this course go for it you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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