Nansemond River Golf Club

3.8755714286 3.9 stars from 5 (99)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7241 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 1000 Hillpoint Blvd N, Suffolk, Virginia 23434, Suffolk County
  • (757) 539-4356
  • (757) 539-9447
  • www.nansemondrivergolfclub.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Tom Steele (1999)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 99 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

93 out of 99 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"A+++"


rcarter73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Nansmond River Golf course"


u000007412552's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed"


u000001959130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"course has nice layout and nice views of the river"


TERRYHALL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Course"


TeeJ757's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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!


"great time"


Chitwoodgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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.


"Fun and Exciting"


Chad5559803's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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.


"A little overpriced but a fun course"


u046532850's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course has great scenery"


u000007519418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Price for the golf course"


neil6266288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course for the rate of 30.00<br/> not anymore than that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"birthday play time"


Larry8667018's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/28/2015

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


"Pace of Play issues"


rsween22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good deal"


Bubbabob's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"tucked away and quiet"


u000008047978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


u310228683's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Layout and that's about it!"


rchansen01's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good layout course"


gjoru1955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Waste of time"


STEFFY's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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)<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Need a lot of Fairways done"


Eddie6769271's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Due to the cold winter course was dormant but playable . Greens had just been aerated and sanded but rolled without many bumps. Beautiful scenery. Will go back in couple months once it starts growing again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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