Nansemond River Golf Club

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3.2
100
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
1.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
1.5
Pace
1.5
Amenities
1.5
15.7%
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3.0
1
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
1.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
1.0
Amenities
1.0
StaffFriendliness
1.0
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3.0
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1.0
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4.0
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1.0
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1.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7241
Slope 141
Rating 75.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7241 yards 75.3 141
Blue 72 6750 yards 72.6 132
White 72 6239 yards 70.3 130
Gold 72 5603 yards 67.6 122
Red 72 5173 yards 69.8 121
Scorecard for Nansemond River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.3/141 385 167 580 370 476 418 239 448 526 3609 417 224 436 620 416 445 123 365 586 3632 7241
Blue M: 72.6/133 375 158 544 333 447 396 206 417 512 3388 380 201 404 590 393 412 117 331 534 3362 6750
White M: 70.3/130 351 144 500 314 423 383 175 377 485 3152 351 177 370 524 357 383 107 305 513 3087 6239
Gold M: 67.6/122 W: 72.2/126 320 101 464 277 303 347 152 340 450 2754 322 161 342 477 323 345 94 293 492 2849 5603
Red W: 69.8/121 290 100 420 275 300 320 140 335 400 2580 310 85 275 430 280 145 340 410 316 2591 5171
Handicap 17 15 7 13 1 9 11 5 3 16 14 12 2 10 4 18 6 8
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Reviews

3.2
100

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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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
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
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
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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NansemondRiverMngmt
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!

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Played On
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
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NansemondRiverMngmt
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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and Exciting

Make sure you bring gps or range finder as there is no yardage books...that is the only negative.....i enjoy playing this course at least twice a month.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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NansemondRiverMngmt
Commented On 10/28/2015

Thank you so much for the review. Glad you came out and played. We actually do have yardage books at the counter, so please ask next time you are here and we'll make sure you get one.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A little overpriced but a fun course

Course was in ok shape. Granted I did play when they were aerating the greens but I'm not dinging them for that as I knew about that before I booked the tee time. Bunkers don't drain well and most were in pretty bad shape. All that being said it was overpriced and I got it with a special. Some of the holes are really fun though and provided a good challenge. Look through the trees to the right of the teebox on hole 17 and across the water and you might get lucky like me and get to see two bald eagles.

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

The course has great scenery

Great views greens were a little beat up but overall decent playing conditions

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Price for the golf course

I like the course for the rate of 30.00 not anymore than that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

birthday play time

Came out to see how the course is like...I'm not disappointed at all...love rhis course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
4b7000ee-c203-5fd5-8946-98556edd1051
NansemondRiverMngmt
Commented On 10/28/2015

Thank you for your rating and comment. We look forward to seeing you next time you come out.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Pace of Play issues

Went out here on my birthday as a single to get in a round. There were only two foursomes in front of me and I waited for 15-20 minutes between every shot. No marshal or representative was seen at all to keep pace of play even normal for an average foursome. I literally walked off the course after 6 holes after being on the course for an hour and 45 minutes already. No one seemed to care in the pro shop and didn't offer any sort of remorse...just kind of a whatever attitude. Course conditions were fair for the season, good layout as always but can't recommend it because it's torture to play at a five and a half hour pace. Need to show some customer service and respect the game.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good deal

GREENS are well cared for SLICK!! FRIENDly staff challenging but fair course GRASS rough near greens

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

tucked away and quiet

course in good condition. played mid week so there was no sense of rush.

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

Fantastic course

Great tee boxes. Great fairways. Great greens. Lovely course and well taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good Layout and that's about it!

So I am a single digit handicap for reference. This course has a good layout and the greens were in pretty good shape but slow from all the rain recently. The fairways were very poor condition. I drove the ball exceptional and I almost never had a good lie in the fairway. The rough looks like all weeds which is mowed once in a while. Not one bunker had been raked in at least a week. I will not return based on the poor conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good layout course

Played this course for the first time, greens are excellent but fairways can be bit better. Like the layout and moderate challenge. Good for beginners as well as seasoned/intermediate players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Waste of time

single/ riding took 4 hrs to play 18 holes due to group of 4 ahead would not allow play through, Would not recommend walking due to course layout No course marshal on week days, course manager not in club house, ( out playing golf) Can't tell where fairways are from tee box. All fairways are packed, dead grass. Some bunkers full of water. Waste of time and money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need a lot of Fairways done

Needs a lot of recondition and tee boxs are poor and fairways are bad to need a lot of work

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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