The Lamberts Point Golf Course

4.0435000000 4.0 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2789 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 34.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No
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 34 2789 yards 34.4 124
White 34 2500 yards 33.1 118
Gold 34 2197 yards 31.7 112
Red (W) 34 1846 yards 30.2 107

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

22 out of 23 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways  

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"Great course to avoid"


Paul7337956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Tough course until you play a few times"


u379584229's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bang for the buck, you can,t beat it. On a hill, so usually dry when others are wet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice practice"


Driftwood241's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great outing"


TCCJimmy's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sneaky Tough"


frankfjmh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"9-Hole Gem on Norfolk Waerside"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Peter6018538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, nice views and one of the few courses in area that has hills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lamberts 18 holes for 10$!"


Colby4106945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lambert's Point"


Walter6171351's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Know where to hit"


Golfyip's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, good water views, good greens for putting very challenging. Sand traps were in terrible condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challending course with interesting layout"


Chris8038630's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun course with some challenging landing areas. You have to be precise with not many opportunities for driver.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"beautiful"


1231golferdude's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place in great shape with cool views. I hope to play there again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very challenging but exciting course"


gabe0683's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem!"


Robert5948073's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good pratice."


SoutH1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People were very nice and appreciated the business. Course is tight with a lot of elivation changes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout...out of the norm"


Mike6557860's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


I recommend this course


"a challenge"


jweisr55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of blind shots so get some tips from the staff before you take on this challenging course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hit straight or bring alot of golf balls!"


scottpayne's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Narrow fairways require accurate shots. The view down on the harbor was neat, but the sewage treatment plant wasn't. I recommend you bring your buddies over here and the winner will truly have bragging rights that mean something. The course is easy to follow except for hole #3. I didn't know where to go after my tee shot. So go 90 degrees left after your drive (over the ravine). I'll be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


Arthur2925785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course challenges your accuracy and short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000007901331's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great value and is very challenging for a 9-hole course. With so many people using GolfNow discounts, the course was very crowded on Friday. Since there is only 9-holes, the first tee was backed up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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