Bide-a-Wee Golf Course

1 Bide-A-Wee Drive,

Portsmouth, Virginia 23701

  • Office

    +1 (757) 393 8600
  • Pro shop

    +1 (757) 393 8600
  • Fax

    +1 (757) 397 0814
  • Golf pro

    Adam Relan (PGA, Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Fred Findlay. Redesigned by Tom Clark (of Ault, Clark & Associates) in collaboration with Curtis Strange.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6940
5860
4920
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.5
68.5
68.8

Location

Latitude:

36.803632

Longitude:

-76.339960

How to get there:

4.5 mi SW of downtown Portsmouth / 6.5 mi SW of downtown Norfolk.

Bide-a-Wee Golf Course

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

Est. 1955

Bide-a-Wee Golf Course is a well-rated and pleasantly testing layout. This tree-lined parkland course should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, a well-crafted design and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list if you are in the area.
List of courses: Virginia (Southeast)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Daily-fee municipal course - visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays $28; weekends $42.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The City of Portsmouth's challenging Bide-A-Wee Golf Course was a vision conceived by PGA professional Chandler Harper in the early 1950s. After playing in the Ryder Cup matches of 1955, Harper retired from competitive golf and hired Fred Findlay to build the new golf course in Portsmouth. Findlay is attributed with suggesting the name of the course, which in Scottish means "stay a little longer, or linger awhile." After 37 years of managing Bide-A-Wee, Chandler Harper retired in the early 1990s, at which time the City of Portsmouth decided to fully renovate the course.

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express, Chesapeake

    2436 Gum Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321

    +1 (757) 465 2222

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    The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chesapeake offers 90 modern rooms, well-equipped with free WiFi, 27-inch flat-screen TV, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Located just off I-664 on the edge of the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Chesapeake area.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Bide-a-Wee; Riverfront.

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Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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