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3.0
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.0
55.1%
Recommend this course
97 out of 113 reviews
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2.6
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.2
40.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 5 reviews
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2.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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3
Conditions
1.8
Value
1.8
Layout
2.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
1.5
StaffFriendliness
3.2
18.2%
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2 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7241 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.3
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Nansemond River Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent
Architect Tom Steele (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.0
113 Reviews (113)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 10
Elevation Changes 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Say Goodnight Dick

It seems that Nansemond River will be closing. Played there in spring and the pro advised they would close. The adjoining neighborhood doesn't support the course at all. It is a very nice layout with a hand full of holes adjacent to the river with fantastic views. They closed the old 1st hole and input a makeshift par 3. What I love about the place is when you go it is like it is your private oasis. And that is the problem. For me as I walk mostly...They don't offer a walk rate. So I go to Sleepy Hole and Suffolk more often at a better price and although I prefer this course, it's 10 bucks more and the greens are sketchy on a few holes. BUT...Play it while you can before it closes....

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course and staff

My favorite course in the area. Tom the Pro is amenable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course going to the pits

Course isn’t being managed due to selling to property managers
Greens are in bad shape and bunkers being over taken with weeds
Don’t waste time or money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unfortunate and sad situation

I tried this course, instead of my home regular... Seriously, don’t waste your time or money here unless you’re looking for a costly place to practice. You won’t have to worry about pace of play, because there isn’t many other golfers. The course is currently going through re-management and sale. It has also been re-engineered/developed to accommodate new house construction. So much so, that my GOLF BUDDY GPS did not identify some tee box placements. It has no range to speak of. Simply a patch of field between some houses, that you can only hit irons on. However, the turf would not even qualify as rough. Many greens have been lost, and have limited pin placement options. Even the fairways and tees are beginning to accumulate weeds, and many sand traps are devoid of sand. When I finished my round, I asked about the disrepair and was told the closing on the property had been delayed, and the previous management had prematurely sold their equipment.
This probably once was a well designed and managed course, but it remains to be seen what it’s future will be.
Truly a sad sight.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

It Won’t Last Long

This used to be one of the best tracks around. Now, it’s a pit. They’re spending the bare minimum on maintenance and it shows...Sedge everywhere. 4” weeds on the tee boxes. They’re not even mowing every other day. Sad and a real shame. Course is in a downward spiral and I suspect it won’t be around in 2 years.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cow Pasture at best

first time ever playing this course as we like to change it up a little. Score cards had not reflected the holes. Bare spots everywhere and its been the warmest winter on record. To be on the water and not showcase that was very disappointing. Lets not forget the Skeet shooting range on the water that sounded lie the fourth of July on the back 9. then on the 18th tee box, a sprinkler came on as we were about to tee off. not watering anything that meant anything. should of been watering the fairways. The worst course i ever played on. Its sad that Gloucester Golf course was in better shape than this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Underwhelming

I was quite let down with this place. I had heard it was decent but I can't imagine ever calling it decent. I accept that it was winter time and had rained a few days prior to playing. But it really was in terrible condition all the way around. Wasn't impressed by the layout either. A few decent holes towards the end. Multiple tee boxes with no markers anywhere. For the price on a slow Monday afternoon in the off season it was definitely not worth the money. Doubt we will go back. Much better options close by.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disaster

Once on of the best courses in the area now to the bottom of the barrel. They took away the range to stuff in even more houses. So then they had to take out the first hole and made it into a make shift unusuable wedge range range. Now the course is short a hole and starts with a par 3. They took a par five on the back (the one with the cool duel greens) and turned it into 2 holes by adding a par three which basically tees off from the fairway of the par 5. All this Frankenstein action has turned it into a par 71 from a 72. So then the took a par 4 from the front and decided to just call it a par 5. Seriously. On top of all that, conditions were horrible. Just save everyone the frustration and disappointment and dig up the whole course and keep putting in more houses. Never coming back. I feel sorry for those people who bought a nice house on this course long ago. What a money grabbing disaster.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Sold Its Soul

I understand the golf business is hard, especially after the Great Recession. But man, selling off the driving range here to build terrible houses? Just sell the course and be done with it. Now, what had been the premiere layout in South Hampton Roads is just a really long dog track. I drove out to play a couple of weeks ago and found temporary greens all over the place and no evidence that the course was even trying to maintain itself. This had been my favorite track between Williamsburg and the Eastern Shore for a long time. It makes me sad that I probably will never bother going back there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Will be ready soon!

Holes are being changed up, and #1 taken out thus far. If you use free gps apps, they will likely be off for a while.

The course is one of my favorites ever under $50, follows a great river setting and rolling fairways.

Greens ran average speeds but rolled really nice.

Compared the course we played that was nearly twice as much the day before, this course was in better shape!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Golf Channel
Walked
Conditions Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Experience

Nansemomd is evidently a native American term for "waiting to hit." At one point on front nine, 3 different groups were lined up at tee box. When I asked the marshall what the issue was, he said everybody teed off at same time....as if that isn't the starter's responsibility to prevent. Marshall didn't seem to encourage slow groups to speed up. At one point, the marshall picked up a partner's ball that was in play by green....handed it to player and said it was lying over there. Wow. Range was demolished. Every hole was cut to front, often 3 paces on. Some pretty holes but I vow to never play this course again. Way too slow.

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

A+++

Greatest bang for the buck. I played for $15! Love the course! Love the deal!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nansmond River Golf course

I enjoyed pkaying Nansmond River Golf Course. Fairways were plush and the greens rolled fast. One of the better courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Very disappointed

I don't like to give poor ratings to courses given all the challenges it takes nowadays to run a course, however, the course is not being maintained compared to a former standard it had years ago. Simply, there is no green grass on the fairway or rough. The course was very dry, dusty actually. Sure it helps the roll but honestly, I prefer not to hit off hard pan. The greens were much better than the fairways. I'd rate them as above average. I play many courses in the area and found this to be in worst condition of them. The layout is challenging enough. But you can find much better conditions within 20 minutes of this course. I hope it improves, but will not play it, till I see a better review.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

course has nice layout and nice views of the river

Played in early Spring, so fairways were not great, but course was very nice - I plan to go back when the grass comes in.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Course

Really fun round of golf. The course was in great condition for January! Greens rolled great and were receptive. Fairways weren't sloppy and balls were bouncing. And 17 never disappoints!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
4b7000ee-c203-5fd5-8946-98556edd1051
Commented on 01/27/2016

Thank you for you review! For January it really is amazing that we are in great shape. Hole 17 really is a hole that everyone wants to see and play. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you in the future!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great time

played this course for the first time. it is well laid out and fun. we really enjoyed it from start to finish. scenery was nice. some deer running around. holes 16 and 17 were really enjoyable. we will play here again soon. we had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
4b7000ee-c203-5fd5-8946-98556edd1051
Commented on 11/04/2015

Thank you for your review. Next time you come out we do have course guide books in the shop if you'd like to grab one, they are free.

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