Golf In Virginia Beach

by Jacquelyn Eurice

Golf is a sport that speaks to people like very few others. It can be relaxing and infuriating, difficult and easy, and it’s played by skilled masters as well as complete novices. Whether you’re hitting some balls in solitude or participating in a full-on team tournament, golf can become addictive. Once it enters your life, it’s pretty much there to stay.

When on vacation, avid golfers specifically look for a golf course that they can make their own away from home. Fortunately, in Hampton Roads, there are a number of quality courses to choose from. Incorporating the area’s natural charm, they are all beautifully unique with golfing hazards that Mother Nature herself had a hand in designing. Of course, innovative golf-course architects including Ed Ault, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Rees Jones helped make these Virginia courses a destination in and of themselves.

When planning your next outing, there are several considerations you may want to keep in mind. Tee times are the norm, especially on weekends and holidays. Junior and senior rates may be available. While collared shirts are a safe bet, dress codes can vary depending on the course, and most require “soft” rather than metal spikes.

As an added convenience, many hotels offer golf packages and can assist you in making your arrangements. For more information on fees, cart rentals, etc., please call the course ahead of time. Their friendly staff will be more than happy to help you. Additional information can  be obtained from the Convention and Visitors Bureau,  800-700-7702 (for groups of 15 or more), the Visitors Center, 800-822-3224 (800-VABEACH) or through several related websites, including www.visitvirginiabeach.com.