Known as the “Tidewater Region”, Virginia Beach is home to the miles of beaches and as well as the array of long-protected beach areas. This resort city is maintaining a reputation being considered as a family-friendly classic beach vacation oceanfront resort. With the year-round mild climate, the city is often flocked by local and foreign guests looking for a relaxing retreat by the waters or the scenic greens. Aside from the miles of pristine waters, Virginia Beach also boasts of its several state parks, numerous historic sites, three military bases, large corporations, two universities, and a number of challenging golf courses. The Riverfront Golf Club, the Heron Ridge Golf Club, the Signature at West Neck, the Virginia Beach National Golf Club, the Nicklaus Course of Bay Creek Resort & Club, and the Palmer Course of Bay Creek Resort & Club are among the premier golf courses that has been attracting golfers from across the nation.
Riverfront Golf Club
Designed by the famed golf course architect Tom Doak, the Riverfront Golf Club is an old-style layout that is situated along the banks of Nansemond River. This challenging layout winds through the huge oaks and pines, vast rolling farmland, tidal marshes, and the riverfront acreage. The course was also awarded with Golf Digest’s 4 ½ stars as well as Golf and Travel Magazine’s “40 Best Daily Fee Courses”.
Heron Ridge Golf Club
Considered as one of the best kept golf facilities in Virginia Beach, the Heron Ridge Golf Club is the masterpiece of Gene Bates and Fred Couples. The layout features the 14 holes with natural wetlands and water hazards that wind through the not so typical topography with uncommon elevation changes and the unique setting of Beech, Elm, and Oak trees. The “Big Hitters” can also take advantage of the course’s 7,000 yards of play.
Signature at West Neck
An unmatched golf masterpiece set in the Tidewater area is what the Signature at West Neck is all about. This latest Arnold Palmer Course Design offers the challenging par 72, 7,010 yard of play and the five sets of tees. The layout also features the expertly maintained A-4 bent grass greens as well as the Tifsport Bermuda fairways and tees with the picturesque natural wetlands that accent the landscaped terrain.
Virginia Beach National Golf Club
The Virginia Beach National Golf Club is a premier public golf facility in the Tidewater area. The entire layout was designed by the famous Pete Dye with the assistance of Curtis Strange, a known golf Hall of Famer. It features the masterful blend of rolling fairways, “tour-quality greens”, waste areas, and the natural grasses. Stretching over 7,200 yards of play, golfers of all sorts can surely find a “comfort zone” among the five sets of tees.
Bay Creek Resort & Club – Nicklaus Course
The Nicklaus Course of the Bay Creek Resort & Club is a Jack Nicklaus creation that was cited as one of the “Top 10 Best Public Courses in Virginia in 2010” by Golf Week. The layout, which is considered as Nicklaus’ latest design, features the acres of natural dunes as well as the breathtaking views of the Old Plantation Creek and Chesapeake Bay. Large waste bunkers and over a hundred formal bunkers await every golfer.
Bay Creek Resort & Club – Palmer Course
Considered as East Coast’s most spectacular golf layout, the Palmer Course of the Bay Creek Resort & Club offers the challenging rounds for golfers of all ability levels. The layout features several holes that were framed by large beach bunkers and sand dunes, eight holes situated on the Old Plantation Creek, and four holes on the Chesapeake Bay. To add up to the challenge, the course was placed with the strategically placed five sets of tees on the smooth A-4 greens.