Best golf courses: Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Norfolk / Virginia Beach: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

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Visitors welcome

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Original 18-hole design by Jack Nicklaus; back-nine loop closed in 2020.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Findlay, Clark & Strange

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Original design by Fred Findlay. Redesigned by Tom Clark (of Ault, Clark & Associates) in collaboration with Curtis Strange.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Jones, Rees

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Rees Jones
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Jones, RT Sr & Rees Jones

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr with later modifications by his son Rees Jones (1997 and 2016).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Jones, Rees

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Couples & Bates

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Fred Couples & Gene Bates
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Dye, Pete

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Pete Dye
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Doak, Tom

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Tom Doak

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Dye & Strange

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Designer

Pete Dye in consultation with Curtis Strange.

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