Best golf courses: Virginia (Southeast)

Virginia (Southeast): the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.
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 Golf Course.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Palmer & Seay

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Maples, Dan

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Richmond, VA

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Father/son team of Ellis & Dan Maples designed Ford Colony's original Marsh Hawk course (1985). Dan Maples designed the Blue Heron (1999) and Blackheath (1999) courses.
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
Richmond, VA
Weiman, Joel

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Richmond, VA

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Joel Weiman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
LaFoy, John

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Richmond, VA

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John LaFoy
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Richmond, VA
George & Giles

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Private club

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Richmond, VA

Designer

Lester George & Vinny Giles.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Stranz, Mike

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Richmond, VA

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Mike Stranz
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Stranz, Mike

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Richmond, VA

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Mike Stranz
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Nicklaus Design

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Richmond, VA

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Original 9-hole course (built in 2010 and known as Westham GC) was completely redesigned and extended to 18-holes by Nicklaus Design in association with Tom Clark (2015).
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.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Fazio, Tom

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Richmond, VA

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Original design by Tom Fazio (2001); updated by Lester George (2014).
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
Dye & Strange

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Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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Pete Dye in consultation with Curtis Strange.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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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
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
Richmond, VA
Jones, Rees

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Richmond, VA

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Rees Jones
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Clark & Strange

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Richmond, VA

Designer

Thomas E. "Tom" Clark (of Ault, Clark & Associates) in collaboration with Curtis Strange.

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