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9610 Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, VA  23503-1702
United States
P: (757) 480-2094
F: (757) 480-9063
www.oceanviewgc.com
Ocean View Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,011 yards | 119 slope

69.2 rating | Bermuda grass


Ocean View Golf Course


The 18-hole "Ocean View" course at the Oceanview Golf Course facility in Norfolk, Virginia features 6,011 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.The course rating is 69.2 and it has a slope rating of 119 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ron Fream, the Ocean View golf course opened in 1926. Andy Giles, PGA manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Reviewed May 13, 2010

Greens are in very poor condition. Course should play very easy, but don't expect to get good rolls on those greens. Can't beat the price, though.

Reviewed June 11, 2008

I'm a new golfer (less than 20 rounds played in my life I think), so take this review as a newbie's perspective. You can't beat the twilight fee's for 9 holes of golf. $10! Everyone was really pleasant and there was no one behind us so we weren't rushed at all. 2 of us walked the front 9 with little interuption at all. Only one person came up as he was picking up flags at the end of the day. I had my best round to date, including a birdie from a 40-yard P-Wedge shot that rolled right into the cup.

I'll definitely play there again as I practice my game for the PGA. :)

Reviewed August 17, 2007

This course is easy and has very little surprise to it. The maintenance is poor but the value is great. Yes it always has back up problems at most every hole and very few course managers moving things along. I play here often and the staff is great. A very good value in deed.

Reviewed May 16, 2007

EXCELLENT VALUE

I really do not have much negative to say about this course, since I have only golfed here twice and both were enjoyable times. The people were always friendly, helpful and attentive. I understand how new golfers can get frustrated at times, but keeping pace is so important. I remember when I first started I had a problem keeping pace and found myself allowing tons pass me by…but once they were in front…all pressures vanished. Additionally, one must also remember that front desks do get busy at odd times, and – often - no one else is around to stand-in for the person running the till. Anyway - the course is old, and in some respects, shows its age. With that being said, the fairways and greens are in good shape; I don’t go crazy with hazards, and it is a nice challenge. Sure – they could upgrade everything and then we would all be paying twice the fee. Keep it the way it is – I like the price!!!

Reviewed March 30, 2007

Great value, tight fairways, but it has some drawbacks.

I must begin by saying that I have played Ocean View many times and have never experienced the problems described in another review I just read. Having said that, I can't see anything like that happening on this well run course. It is EXTREMELY military friendly. It is sad when this course costs half what the local base courses cost to play for active duty. The fairways are narrow and the greens can be tricky, including the difficult double hole where the 6th and 15th holes share a green. Water is in play for much of the course as well. The problem I have with this course is that there is little in rough and the fairways are very hard and fast most of the year. This leads to difficult and unpredictable bounces and bad lies. All told, this course is just above average, before the military discount is thrown in to make it a great value with some tricky shots and a great atmosphere. Enjoy!

Reviewed January 09, 2007

Play OV

I could not disagree more with the review below. I have a feeling it is a bit exaggerated for effect.

Aside from the fact that the course is generally overrun with people who slow down the pace of play a great deal--- it is a wonderful and friendly place to be. I suppose the pace of play is sometimes slow because of the great value.

The course is also extremely friendly and appealing to the military which can be said of very few courses in the area.

The staff is overly friendly and the course is usually in good shape! I do not think there is a better value in the area. One CANNOT beat the price or the service.

I have been playing at Ocean View for over 15 years and would not call any other course my home.

Reviewed August 02, 2006

The Customer is Never Right at Ocean View Golf Course

So much for Customer Service. I must admit I'm a fairly new golfer, just starting out and feeling my way around a course; happily going out once a month to try my hand at this new sport that was frustrating yet fun to try. I arrange a trip with my father, brother-in-law, and brother (who is also just starting out) and we're off to Ocean View Golf Course. It appeared nice and green, well maintained and easy to get around. We began our journey.

On the 12th hole, we had let a few people play through because we were a little slower, no worries - beginners give way to the Tiger Woods wanna-be's. Then the unthinkable - the cart breaks down. Wires are sparking, the cart is unusable. I call the clubhouse, no problem, we'll send someone out. I call again, no problem, we'll send someone out. I call again, same guy, I told him I wanted a refund and low and behold, someone came out. I guess money talks. Twenty minutes have gone by, several groups have passed us up.

We resume only to find the ambassador following us around in his loud gasoline cart. We'd stop to tee off, he'd stop and glare at us. What the hell? So I called the main office and asked to have this guy move on.

He's an old retired sort, clearly with nothing better to do, staring a hole right through me. Ah, I said, this will definitely help my game. Right. The more we played, the more he followed and stared. I called the clubhouse again - "Please tell this guy to move on!" I was a nervous wreck. Still he didn't budge - might as well call him "Velcro Man". Okay, now I am angry.

I call the clubhouse and demanded a full refund for all four of us and to talk to the manager. At that time, I'm teeing up for the 17th hole and that ambassador told us to stop mid-play and let a group play through - on the 17th hole! He was about as nasty as they come - arrogant and pissy because I had reported him. This was unbelievable. Last call to the clubhouse - I want to speak to a manager when I get in.

He speeds away - no doubt to defend his side of the story to his boss. When I arrive at the clubhouse, there they sat the two of them, thicker than thieves, planning what they would say to me. She takes me in the back, through the kitchen, into some crowded smelly room that had not seen daylight in the last ten years and proceeds to ask me in her best condescending voice, "so what's the problem?"

What's the problem? Is it protocol to follow people around and make them feel uncomfortable? I call it stalking, you have a better name? Hard to believe we were the only slow players on the course, hard to believe we were involved in speed-golfing instead of having fun.

She looked at her watch and said, "you've obviously taken too long, I would have asked you to leave by now". Nice.

Did you know our cart was broken and we had to wait twenty minutes for a new one? "um... no."

Did you know you sent us out with bad equipment with disconnected wires? "um... no."

Did your team tell you that I had called several times to complain? "um...." Yeah, you get the picture. This woman was disgusting. I was totally upset and she defended her little man, stating he was doing his job.

"Would you like a voucher for another day?" she reluctantly asked, clearly not wanting to give an inch. You've got to be kidding, right? Do you think I'll ever play here again? Do you not think that all of my family is keeping quiet about this experience? I think you lost a little more than just little ol' me - a beginner. You've lost the respect and dignity of being a manager, of doing right by the customer, of understanding your team and taking action.

She just didn't get it, and still doesn't get it - the customer is mostly right and stalking is still a bad thing, whether you're getting paid for it or not.

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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 william M. 25 41 16 02/07/12
2 Dave H. 12 39 27 07/31/07
3 Dave H. 12 41 29 08/02/07
4 Dave H. 12 42 30 04/30/09
5 Dave H. 12 49 37 05/01/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
116 Ed B. 15 93 78 04/01/14
23 Ronald V. 36 105 69 04/09/13
73 Ronald V. 36 110 74 04/01/13
86 Lawrence H. 25 100 75 10/24/12
9 Billy G. N/A 70 61 07/19/12

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Oceanview Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Andy Giles, PGA, General Manager
Leroy Ruff, Superintendent
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