Honey Bee Golf Club

4.0347352941 4.0 stars from 5 (159)
  • 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 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 159 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
86
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

149 out of 159 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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vacarrollc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



tonydh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round. Challenging but fair. Excellent condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Honey Bee"


u916565211's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were in great shape. The staff was helpful and polite. If you get the chance play this beautiful golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


patrick1960's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shorter than expected very scoreable if you keep it in play in great condition except for a few traps that need some help


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u519821931's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Bathrooms Please!"


wadedaffinee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course was great except for one thing - no bathroom facilities on the course. One has to wait to return to the clubhouse to use the facilities. Course layout was beautiful and challenging. Staff was friendly. I enjoyed this course and will return next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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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


"Weeds"


jb300x3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weeds all over the fairways and the greens had ball marks all over them. No marshalls out there making sure players fix divots and ball marks. One of the nicest courses looked like it is in. Need of weed and feed. Players. Fix your balls marks and replace your divots. And take the sand


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible Customer Service for a Not Good Course"


u000007634196's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I have coached a high school golf team for the last 2 years and Honey Bee has been our home course for the last 5 years at least. During the last two years, me and my team have been treated with contempt, spite, and hostility at every turn. The staff treated us as if we were a burden on the course, which is a total dump to begin with. I'm not even going to get into details about the quality of the course, because it would take too long to describe the deficiencies. The point is that not only is the course crappy, but the customer service is the worst I have ever experienced at any course I have ever been to. I grew up playing golf. These high school kids are learning to play. My team has NEVER interfered with ANYTHING at this course for the 2 years I've coached. My team fixes their ballmarks, moves at a steady pace, and follows course etiquette. There is absolutely no reason for us to have been treated badly, yet that's what happened. It finally came to a boiling point and I REFUSE to go back to this course ever again. My team will never step foot on this course again either, nor do they want to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"not happy"


Zad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

one of the worst course I have played in in a long time. Ground keeper was very rude to the 2 some I was teamed up with, fairways have hardly any grass. This was my 1st and definitely last time playing this course. I do not recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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