Golf Courses Near Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake, Virginia’s second most populous city and the headquarters of Dollar Tree, is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in the Hampton Roads region. While you may be able to play golf at “Dollar Tree prices,” keep an eye out for Hot Deals when making your tee times. Golf came late to Chesapeake. The city’s oldest course is the family-run, 1986-vintage Chesapeake Golf Club, where you’ll find trees and houses lining the fairways and tough carries over water into well-groomed greens. Battlefield Golf Club, a links-style course, features elevation changes of up to 40 feet on some holes. The club annually hosts one of the largest military fundraising tournaments in the country. Bide-a-Wee, a muni with narrow fairways and undulating greens in nearby Portsmouth, is known for its long-standing local tournaments. In Virginia Beach, Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a shotmaker’s course that enjoys an untrammeled natural setting in a wildlife preserve. Neighboring sister facility Honey Bee Golf Club is a popular daily fee layout with numerous water hazards, tricky doglegs and large bunkers to inhibit your swing.
Chesapeake’s abundance of canals, lakes and rivers are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and all sorts of paddling. Dismal Swamp Canal, known for its flora and fauna, is a treat for boaters. Birdwatchers revel in the South Chesapeake Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, a haven for 200 avian species. A highlight stop on the trail is the Chesapeake Arboretum, where you’ll find specimen trees plus themed gardens, including a fragrance garden and an antique rose garden. Downtown Chesapeake has some nice restaurants, but overall the city is pretty quiet and low-key. When residents crave attractions, entertainment, and nightlife they often head into Norfolk. Virginia Beach, the largest city in the commonwealth, is on the ocean, just 25 miles east of Chesapeake.