Cooler temperatures and less humidity make fall a great time of year to play golf in Virginia Beach. Call your golfing partner and make a tee time, or consider joining one of the leagues that call our courses home.
Visit our Pro Shops in September and enjoy up to 25% off all FootJoy golf shoes in stock. This discount is available at Bow Creek, Kempsville Greens and Red Wing Lake Golf Courses.
And don't forget that registration for new classes begins September 12th. Check out what we're offering in the Adult
Course Highlight: Bow Creek
It's no longer a secret! Bow Creek Golf Course is one of the best conditioned courses in the area, say the experienced golfers that enjoy playing there. John Aragona constructed and first opened the course as the White Sands Country Club in 1961. Due to its remote site in what was then Princess Anne County and due to the considerable distance from Norfolk, a hotel was constructed next to the course to provide accommodations for the guests.
The City of Virginia Beach purchased the property in 1975 and began making improvements to the course right away. Out of concern for adjacent property owners, many holes were reshaped and modified. Some par fours were reconfigured and others changed into par threes. In 1980, five greens (now numbers 2, 6, 13, 15 & 17) were relocated or rebuilt.
In 1995, the course was closed for the Public Works storm water improvements. Rosemont Road kept flooding and the neighborhood was in trouble during most heavy rains. The canal was installed to carry water quickly away and the pond, a detention basin, increased in size by holes two and three.
Over the years, many less noticeable but important improvements have been made. The irrigation pump system was replaced, cart paths relocated and paved, wood lines mulched and flowering shrubs, trees and beds were installed. New wells and drain lines have been installed and modified and bent grass was added to the greens to enhance the playing conditions.
Bow Creek is a par 70 playing anywhere from 5181 to 5917 yards. Mature trees line the wide Bermuda grass fairways and bent grass greens. There are a several creeks that empty into a canal which divides the course, and small and large sloping greens test both the beginner and expert golfer. The course is rated 69.1 to 67.9 with a slope of 112 to 120. Numerous sand bunkers challenge golfers, but the "bump and run" shot is available for most greens. This value packed facility is adjacent to the Bow Creek Recreation Center, just off Rosemont Road about a half mile south of 264 on Clubhouse Road. Schedule a tee time at Bow Creek by calling 431-3763.
What are Golfers Saying About Bow Creek?
"We have played twelve top end resort courses this spring and summer and Bow Creek is on the same level of playability and conditioning. The positive attitude of all the workers is a tribute to their work ethic. We feel very fortunate to have such a jewel just a couple of miles from home." ~Biddy and Ed Sierra
"I've been playing golf at Bow Creek for the past 20 years. The course is very playable for all levels of golfers from beginner to advanced. There is an excellent practice area with several chipping greens, a driving range and a large putting green. If you want to play golf in a nice, relaxed atmosphere, Bow Creek is a great place to go." ~Kevin Wiesner