Photo of Bay Creek Resort & Club (Nicklaus course)

Bay Creek Resort & Club

1 Clubhouse Way,

Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

  • Office

    +1 (757) 331 8620
  • Pro shop

    +1 (757) 331 8620
  • Fax

    +1 (757) 331 8639
  • Golf pro

    Joe Burbee (PGA, Director of Golf); Zach Pfingst (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    9 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Predominantly woodland and wetland; both the Nicklaus and Palmer courses have bayside holes (Chesapeake Bay) and creekside holes (Old Plantation Creek).

  • Designer:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
3645
Par
36
SSS or slope
38.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the nine-hole Nicklaus course. Also at Bay Creek is the 18-hole Palmer course (par-72; 7,250 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

37.249905

Longitude:

-76.009319

How to get there:

1 mi S of Cape Charles / 41 mi NE of Norfolk.

Bay Creek Resort & Club (Nicklaus course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2006

Bay Creek Resort & Club was home to two top-quality 18-hole championship layouts, the Palmer and the Nicklaus courses. Having opened as a much talked about 18-hole course in 2006, the Nicklaus layout was cut to nine-holes in 2020 when new owners took over.

Like its Arnold Palmer-designed older sibling, the Nicklaus course was a layout that ranked with some of the best in Virginia. Now, as a loop of nine-holes, with three played directly alongside Chesapeake Bay, it still offers a wonderfully scenic and challenging test ... but only half the examination that the original course laid down.

Stay&Play at Bay Creek: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fees and resort guest Stay&Play packages.

Other information

Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The nearby town of Cape Charles, located close to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, was founded in 1884 by railroad and ferry operators. For many years the town was home to the Little Creek-Cape Charles Ferry, which provided a passenger and car ferry service across the Bay to Norfolk and Hampton. The ferry service ceased to operate in 1963.

Where2Stay

  • Bay Creek Resort Vacation Rentals

    3335 Stone Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310

    +1 (757) 331 8750

    Visit website

    Bay Creek's vacation homes (generally available for two or more nights at a time) have been named, furnished and equipped by their owners. Many have decks or patios, grills, beach chairs and modern day comforts. The Fairways condos are 3-bedroom, 2-bath units, with garages and either a balcony or patio. The New Quarter carriage homes offer garages, spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings, backyards patios and second floor lofts.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bay Creek (Nicklaus and Palmer courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Bay Haven InnB&B

    403 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310

    +1 (757) 331 2838

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    The Bay Haven Inn is a historical bed and breakfast. The colonial revival home, built in 1906 by Norfolk architect James W. Lee, features a newly restored wrap-around porch, beautiful manicured lawns and gardens and guest rooms that are reminiscent of the architecture and history of the home’s early time.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Bay Creek

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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