Of the many golf courses of Virginia Beach, there is one that many claim to be the favorite of the locals. Any course in Virginia Beach may find it hard to stand out because all the courses here stand at par with each other. Deciding which one is the best is difficult, but to ask which is the most loved is a different story. The answer rolls off of the locals’ tongues easily: Virginia Beach National Golf Club. And they would not think twice about sharing it with golfers looking for a golf vacation destination.
The 18-hole par-72 course could not be counted out next to its more expensive neighbors. As much as the other courses are created by the industry’s greats, Virginia Beach National Golf Club is a product of the combined genius of Pete Dye and Golf Hall of Famer Curtis Strange. It features natural grasses, waste areas, rolling fairways and tour-quality greens. The course stretches to more than 7,200 yards with five sets of tees to accommodate players of any skill level. And just as much as the locals have made this their personal favorite, it has also become the golf vacation favorite for many golfers.
As the Virginia Beach National Golf Club continues to earn a following from golf trip regulars, it has long since been earning the respect of countless tour champions. It has been hosting the Virginia Open of the Nationwide Tours and undoubtedly has broken as many hearts both of the champions and the aspiring champions alike. The excellent quality of the course and the fact that it bears the name of Virginia Beach may simply be that one huge reason why it is so well loved. Or maybe it’s just too charming that even non-locals fall in love with it all too easily.