Honey Bee Golf Club

4.1022117647 4.1 stars from 5 (149)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6075 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 68.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 149 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

142 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs near local attractions   Great for locals beginners advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Potential but..."


u842030608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my second time playing this course. I think the layout is ok and the conditions were good for this time of year. My biggest problem both times with this course is overall friendliness. Last year I held a tournament there and other golfers not involved were pretty rude and trying to rush us. Yesterday the staff yelled at me for being a step out of the crowded driving range and into an area marked for lessons which wasn’t being used. These two completely separate experiences will keep me from coming back or recommending the course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u6797513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



StephenLaF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the end of March, the course was in excellent shape. While most of the fairways and rough was brown the greens had greened up and were meticulously maintained. Unfortunately, too many players refuse to fix ball marks on the green and they proved a challenge.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Honey Bee Golf Club is Awesome!"


u1852126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Reviewed on

We played two of us in the morning. It was a little chilly, but the course was in great shape. The pace of play was very nice as well, no one on the hole in front, or behind us. Very relaxed round. Greens were in great shape, and the fairways were nice as well. Not too wet, not too dry. Am definitely going to continue to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


u000005222324's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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First time playing the course. It was a cold morning, but I was able to finish 18 holes in 2:30. The course was still in winter mode, but it was challenging for a shorter track. Some tough greens and a few holes with lots of character. A great value for the price and I’ll definitely be back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u488705530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u6797513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"75° in February!!"


Andrew8288301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was skeptical on the way to course because of a comment from my friend's dad about the course and recent weather conditions. However, he did not have any up to date information. It was pleasant driving into parking lot until the time we pulled out. Greens were pretty and receptive, often challenging. Minimal areas with ground under water. My only complaint would be a couple of the tee boxes being muddy, but that should be expected after couple days with precipitation. Overall great time and enjoyable course layout!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


u000008203043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round. Little wet but not bad for as much as it rained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u6797513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Snow course"


u000006216505's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

With all the snow it was in Great shape. Loved a great morning of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
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Reviewed on

I played my worse of the year....but the course was in great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Honeybee"


randymoreno1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
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Reviewed on

The pro at the desk was real helpful, showed me a problem I had with my grip, based on the wear of the glove I was looking to replace. The change of grip improved my game more with the irons, driver was still slicing every so often. It had rained earlier in the week so the course was still wet in some areas. But still very playable. It is a fun course to play


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


"Pushy Starter, 5hr round"


Joshua8718933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here often only complaint I have is that the my tee time was 8:29 I showed up at 7:50 to allow myself time to warm up after I checked in the starter told me who I was paired with and that I had 5 mins to get to the tee box!! So I actually tee’d up at 8:10. This was unacceptable in my opinion, I always show up for my tee time early enough to allow myself to warm up and go through my pre round routine, being rushed def sucked. Other than that only other complaint was play was backed up at every tee box, our round took a little over 5 hrs.

I do however want to be clear I do love this course and typically have a great time there but I have had a few bad experiences with pace of play and staff


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6797513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ridiculous snack bar was not open, pro shop laughed & said the girl was supposed to be there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u4395208's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with a good layout. Greens are in good shape and fairways are good. Like playing this course as often as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DaveVB's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in great condition"


golfnut2385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was in great shape. Pace-of-play was excellent did not have to wait at all which was great for my group. BIG sandwiches at the turn.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u480829722's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course



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