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1001 Centerville Tpke S
Chesapeake, VA  23322-1803
United States
P: (757) 482-4779
F: (757) 482-4199
www.playthebattlefield.com
Battlefield Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,192 yards

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Battlefield Golf Course


The 18-hole "Battlefield" course at the Battlefield Golf Club facility in Chesapeake, Virginia features 6,192 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.Designed by Bobby Holcomb, the Battlefield golf course opened in 2007. Mike Waugh, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.

Course Reviews


Not Much to it, Not worth the time or money

First course played in three years. This is a no frills course, but perfect for a novice. The price is appropriate and the staff is very helpful and friendly. They are obviously spending a lot of money to improve fairways during the off season; looking forward to playing again this summer.

Just played here for the first time, although overall course is in need of work, the value is outstanding. As a new golfer I will use this course to refine my game.

The fairways are a little below average. The rough is horrendous. The greens are very good - after a month of very hot temperatures. Now that their court battle is over and they can build a clubhouse and improve the fairways, it should dramatically improve!

I have played city golf courses for free that were in better shape than this place. Worst course in Hampton Roads that I have played. Entire course is a mixture of dirt, sand, gravel, weeds, only about 3/4 of the playing area is grass, if that. Until now I never considered leaving a golf course in the middle of play. I broke four T's just trying to put them in on the concrete-like T-Box. The putting greens should not be called greens. There was more sand than grass. There was actually some comic relief when I would come upon a "no carts" sign. You could drive the entire course to include the putting sands with snow chains and not make it any worse. What a joke.

This is a a very good value. Course is well laid out and good shots are rewarded. Greens in very good shape for a long hot summer. This two year old course will be a very good course in another year. Fairways are wide and well kept.

I played nine holes here yesterday with three other buddies and the ENTIRE TIME I had to listen to low-flying jets overhead (the course is built near a Naval Air Landing field). The sound was deafening and DID NOT STOP. One plane, right after the other... Completely ruined the experience for me.

The course wasn't bad, although in some areas, the ground was too hard to put a tee in. Thankfully, the greens fees were cheap.

And for the record, the EPA said there are no environmental concerns with the fly-ash.

Do not play this course. I paid $20 to walk 18 holes. The greens should be called browns and the fairways couldn't even pass as a cow pasture. The staff was nice. Restrooms were porta-pottys. The course was difficult, maybe because the ground was like hitting off concrete. Avoid this place.

Was not able to play back nine, had to play front nine again. Fairways are in rough shape. Greens were great. For a new course I would say that it needs more work. This would be a great starter course for new players looking for a value course. Over all I had a fun time on this course. I am a golfer that has been playing for a year now and would rate this course at about a C+. I will go back but in a few years when the course had time to grow. All I can say is I can't wait for that day. Hope this help. Oh and bring a lunch cause for now the club house is a trailer.

COMMENTARY: This is the "Fly-ash" golf course that has been the news so much in the Tidewater Area. As reported July 19, 2008, the City of Chesapeake has asked the EPA for Superfund Designation Status to help clean up the resultant heavy metal ground water contamination caused by a golf course sculpted from the toxic residue of coal burning. ( http://hamptonroads.com/node/473496 ) and ( http://hamptonroads.com/node/473369 ). This is a shame as this course appeared to have real potential once matured – but an even greater shame for those that sunk their hard earned money into memberships and homes near the course. And as a resident of the area, it seems only fair to let others know that many people consider this course to be the impetus of quite a public health crisis in our community. I have idea if playing this course does in any way expose the average golfer to anything dangerous. The chances would seem minute, but it does bring a lot into question. Questions I would prefer not to ponder while looking over a putt.

This course is brand new (opened October 2007, I believe) and will take several years to grow up. Nevertheless, the design and layout was impressive and fun to play - a links style course providing a wide array of challenging golf shots on each hole. The course, however, is far from being in great shape - the rough and portions of the fairways have not yet come in and the greens are very young with many bumpy areas. It will require time and proper maintenance, but it could grow to be a very impressive golf course. For the time being, the greens fees are very reasonable (I paid $29 on a Sunday morning), but there are no amenities to speak of. Despite that, I enjoyed my round there, and I will look forward to seeing the course grow into the beauty I think she will be.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Rob F. 19 41 22 04/05/12
2 R G. 26 91 65 09/05/11
3 R G. 24 91 67 06/19/12
4 R G. 26 94 68 09/29/11
5 conner I. N/A 68 68 01/04/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
105 Thomas A. N/A 96 96 04/14/13
66 Jeffrey E. 17 92 75 12/21/12
67 Lawrence H. 26 101 75 10/15/12
77 Lawrence H. 26 102 76 10/05/12
7 R G. 24 93 69 08/28/12

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About Battlefield

Battlefield Golf Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Mike Waugh, PGA, Golf Professional
T.J. Varela, Superintendent
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