Golf Courses Near Suffolk, VA
Located in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area, Suffolk is Virginia’s largest city in area, a regional railroad interchange point, and a major peanut processing center. It’s known as the home of Mr. Peanut, the Planter’s Peanut advertising icon who was a golfer himself. For tee times with Hot Deals, try Suffolk Golf Course, a short but challenging layout that borders Lake Kirby near downtown, or Sleepy Hole Golf Course, a player-friendly test on the wide Nansemond River with generous, tree-lined fairways, five water holes, and an intimidating finishing hole. Nansemond River Golf Club stretches out along a stretch of the river where Civil War fighting took place. Excavated artifacts are on display in the clubhouse. Another course on the Nansemond, Riverfront Golf Club, is a Tom Doak design with wide fairways and deep bunkers on a playing field featuring a glorious combination of river and tidal marsh holes. You’ll find plenty of other courses and numerous Hot Deal tee times at other courses in the Hampton Roads region.
A good chunk of Suffolk’s extensive land mass is taken up by the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, which is hardly dismal—it is Suffolk’s largest attraction and one of the last true wilderness areas in the Eastern U.S. The city also boasts miles of riverfront and numerous lakes that are sources of recreation. In summer the Nansemond riverfront becomes a venue for concerts and festivals. As far back as the mid-1800s, Suffolk was a railroad interchange spot. The Seaboard Station Railroad Museum showcases railroad memorabilia and model trains. To learn about the city’s role in the peanut industry, visit the Planters Peanut Center. The famous statue of Mr. Peanut isn’t there but it is in the heart of downtown, a compact district where you’ll also find a Performing Art Center and unique shops and restaurants.