Honey Bee Golf Club
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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The amount of rain received in the last week has surely affected this golf course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.