The Lamberts Point Golf Course
Lambert's Point Golf Club in Norfolk sits along the banks of the Elizabeth River, offering scenic river views from every one of its nine holes. The course is located on Old Dominion University's campus, doubling as the training facility for the school's golf team. The layout has a traditional links-style design that will challenge even low handicappers. It has all the challenges of a full-length golf course with dramatically rolling terrain that causes tricky uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies. It's a very tight course, which means that shot placement will be an important factor on every hole. While you may not need a driver, accuracy is a necessity. Even slightly errant shots will be severely penalized. Before tackling Lambert's Point golf course, you can use the impressive double-story, covered driving range for warming up.
|Red (W)||34||1846 yards||30.2||107|
|Black M: 34.4/124 W: 37.1/130||434||203||563||210||319||315||192||116||437||2789||2789|
|White M: 33.1/118 W: 35.4/123||404||170||495||186||281||299||167||106||392||2500||2500|
|Gold M: 31.7/112 W: 33.8/115||362||156||447||176||260||224||128||89||355||2197||2197|
|Red M: 30.2/107 W: 31.3/106||315||131||310||150||239||214||99||67||321||1846||1846|
New Features Revealed Every Time
I played the course this past Friday for the 5th or 6th time. As I was walking up the 3rd fairway, I looked over at the 6th fairway and saw a perfect landing area for a better approach to the 6th green. It's always a mark of a good course that the features are revealed over time rather than just being perfectly apparent on one play. As always, great variety in the holes and the conditions are improving. Hopefully they'll put some more money into the course, it could be stellar.
The greens are much healthier now than at the end of the summer since the temps have dropped. Still very soft, but much smoother and faster than before. Great value for the money.
I really enjoy the layout. The site is a difficult one, but the holes have great variety. Very cool uphill, skyline par 5 to open the round and some very good holes after that. The conditions were tough. Hard to evaluate the greens since it had rained so much the previous few days. They were as soft as I'd expect. Had some weeds in the greens, that's tough. Also some bare spots in the fairways without grass. Difficult to give that a pass. I'd play it again, but the conditions suffer. Not sure why.
Great course to avoid
They carved a course of of an industrial dump. Great views of the river but that about the last positive thing I can say, This is a gimmicky 9 hole course in an industrial setting surrounded by coal piers , cranes and heavy industry.I'm not sure where they got the top soil to built this thing but we say blue/green (apparently toxic) waste water seeping out of the hillsides. No sand in any of the bunkers just mud and rocks. ,The layout is an perfect invitation to get bonked by golf balls from adjacent fairways. We constantly say balls in our fairway particularly on holes one and nine. Wear a hard hat and body armor. The is a squirrely mix of tight fairways blind shots and crazy dog legs. The only things this place needs is a windmills and clown head. My cart died on hole #03 I called the clubhouse to let them know and they said they would sent a replacement cart out. Well no such luck, we ended up manually pushing the dang thing up hills and with the 2nd cart all the way back to the clubhouse two hours later. There was a 6 inch deep hole right off the cart path on number 4, which I stepped in twisting my ankle, tweaking my back and tumbling down a hill put soiling my new golf slacks.
I experimented with taking my group to this facility because of a hot deal on Golf Now it was cheap, , other than the price I can't find anything positive to review. this is city golf, a contradiction in terms by nature. Spend the money and go to a real course.
Tough course until you play a few times
Bang for the buck, you can,t beat it. On a hill, so usually dry when others are wet.
This is a nice 9 hole course to get in some practice. Doesn't play very long and has some beautiful sites. Placement of shots is key to a good round.
this course is very challenging for the average golfer however it will make you think about when to drive and when to lay up. great course for the value.
This is a tough 9 holes to play, but a great course. Very challenging. Would reccomend playing 18 since there are many blind tee shots. The day I played had major wind to deal with also so it was a double challenge! Worth the deal! Will play again next visit to VA Beach
9-Hole Gem on Norfolk Waerside
Very well kept course on backside of ODU campus. Great Practice facilities - sandtrap, chipping area, putting green & range. Course is moderately challenging with sharp doglegs requiring well placed approach shots. Very enjoyable but a little hard to judge distances with winds of the water.
great course, nice views and one of the few courses in area that has hills.
Lamberts 18 holes for 10$!
Picked up a midday tee time for ten bucks. That almost says it all, you can't beat that deal for 18 holes. This was probably my seventh or eighth time playing at Lamberts. The young lady in the pro shop was very friendly as well as the staff around the place. The greens were holding quite well that day, you could definitely shoot aggressive and stop the ball. I just wish they would spruce up the upper deck of the driving range. It's the only place around the area that I know of that has a two tier range.
This is a small and very challenging course. This has lots of surpirses. Careful club selection is imperative.It would really help to have soemone experienced with this course the first time you play.
Know where to hit
Good course, good water views, good greens for putting very challenging. Sand traps were in terrible condition.
Challending course with interesting layout
This is a fun course with some challenging landing areas. You have to be precise with not many opportunities for driver.
Great place in great shape with cool views. I hope to play there again in the near future.
Very challenging but exciting course
Hang up the driver you won't need it for this course. Lambert's is a very challenging links style golf course that requires accuracy and careful navigation. Had a great time out there for the first time but you will need someone with experience there or a GPS to get around without losing dozens of balls. Can't wait to play there again, only downside for me was driving range is mats only but they had an excellent short game area.
Bought this on GolfNow, completely surprised at how much fun this course is to play. Granted, this isn't Torrey Pines, but for the price, you can't beat it! They've got a great chipping area and putting green, a fair driving range though you hit off mats. Very reasonably priced and if you get a "hot deal" it's a no brainer. The views were beautiful too!!
People were very nice and appreciated the business. Course is tight with a lot of elivation changes.
Interesting layout...out of the norm
I played this course in about 2-1/2 hours on a Saturday AM. This course is" out side of the box" in terms of layout. You have to think your way around it, but it's fun! I like that there are some blind shots and you have to use your imagination. It was fairly windy when I played, and since it's on the water and boasts the highest point in the City of Norfolk, that was an added element to have to deal with. The greens appear to have been aerated about 2 weeks prior to my round so there was still some top dressing on them which caused them to be a little slow, but they putted true to the break. I'll play again for sure. It's a nice change from the straight away par four dominated flat courses in the Tidewater area.
Lots of blind shots so get some tips from the staff before you take on this challenging course