Scorecard

After you have viewed our course, you’ll see why Golf Digest rated us as one of the best new courses when it was constructed in 1982, and the American Society of Golf Course Architects has rated Hell’s Point as one of the 100 best designed courses in the country.

Course Rating

Black 73.3/130
White 69.7/122
Gold 67.9/118
Pink 71.2/116

Course Tour

Hole 1

Hole 1

Par: 5
Black Tees: 511 yds.
White Tees: 465 yds.
Gold Tees: 445 yds.
Pink Tees: 405 yds.

The first hole at Hell’s Point is a very playable par five featuring one of the larger greens on the course and showcasing Rees Jones’ signature sculptured bunkers.

Hole 2

Hole 2

Par: 4
Black Tees: 462 yds.
White Tees: 418 yds.
Gold Tees: 417 yds.
Pink Tees: 375 yds.

One of the most terrifying holes in Southeastern Virginia, the second hole was chosen “Tidewater’s Most Difficult Hole” in a 1990 poll by The Virginian Pilot. Featuring out of bounds to the left, trees to the right, a sloping fairway and a well protected, two-tiered green, number two is the number one handicap hole at Hell’s Point.

Hole 3

Hole 3

Par: 4
Black Tees: 422 yds.
White Tees: 384 yds.
Gold Tees: 369 yds.
Pink Tees: 338 yds.

The third hole plays long from the back tees (422 yards) but from the orange tees can yield a par or birdie with some accurate shot making.

Hole 4

Hole 4

Par: 3
Black Tees: 191 yds.
White Tees: 160 yds.Gold Tees: 117 yds.
Pink Tees: 100 yds.

The first of four par threes at Hells Point, the 4th is probably the least difficult. A canal just in front of the tee rarely comes into plat and the bowl shaped green holds most shots. Two greenside bunkers guard the right side and the green is very deep. Be sure to check the flagstick placement and use enough club.

Hole 5

Hole 5

Par: 4
Black Tees: 384 yds.
White Tees: 333 yds.
Gold Tees: 315 yds.
Pink Tees: 273 yds.

Considered one of the toughest holes and most beautiful short par 4′s on the golf course, the 5th hole is a challenge from tee to green. The sharp dog-leg left demands a well placed tee shot followed by an accurate approach to a green defined by water on the left and bunkers on the right.

Hole 6

Hole 6

Par: 4
Black Tees: 379 yds.
White Tees: 342 yds.
Gold Tees: 322 yds.
Pink Tees: 286 yds.

The 6th hole is short and straight but narrow. The fairway is clearly defined, all the trouble is visible from the tee. A definite birdie hole.

Hole 7

Hole 7

Par: 4
Black Tees: 409 yds.
White Tees: 349 yds.
Gold Tees: 323 yds.
Pink Tees: 279 yds.

Neatly tucked between walls of tall pines, the wide fairway and large green on the 7th hole present a definite birdie opportunity.

Hole 8

Hole 8

Par: 3
Black Tees: 155 yds.
White Tees: 125 yds.
Gold Tees: 114 yds.
Pink Tees: 106 yds.

Welcome to the most photographed hole at Hell’s Point. The 8th features one of Rees Jones signature sculptured bunkers, this one stretching from tee to green, nearly 125 yards long! For most golfers, the only portion of the bunker that comes into play is that directly fronting the green. That part of the bunkeris very deep, though, and can make recovery difficult. The only bail out on this hole is a small chipping area in front of the left side of the green, otherwise the tee shot is a forced carry over the bunker. The 8th is a short hole, however, measuring only 155 yards from the back tee.

Hole 9

Hole 9

Par: 5
Black Tees: 493 yds.
White Tees: 446 yds.
Gold Tees: 430 yds.
Pink Tees: 398 yds.

The 9th is a very reachable par 5 but requires two extremely accurate shots as the landing area is only 14-20 yards wide and the fairway is framed by tall Virginia pines on the left and out of bounds on the right.

Hole 11

Hole 11

Par: 3
Black Tees: 171 yds.
White Tees: 129 yds.
Gold Tees: 112 yds.
Pink Tees: 102 yds.

This is a par three that will test your nerve. The combination of wind, water and sand makes this hole a challenge for everyone. The tee shot is completely over water to a green that is flanked by two large bunkers. The front two thirds of the green slopes up to the plateau back tier of the green. It is imperative to be below the hole to have a good run at a birdie.

Hole 12

Hole 12

Par: 4
Black Tees: 412 yds.
White Tees: 373 yds.
Gold Tees: 344 yds.
Pink Tees: 299 yds.

Another risk reward hole that rewards a long accurate tee shot. A tee shot with less than a driver will leave you with a long iron or fairway wood approach shot. This hole also normally plays into the wind.

Hole 13

Hole 13

Par: 4
Black Tees: 329 yds.
White Tees: 320 yds.
Gold Tees: 303 yds.
Pink Tees: 270 yds.

Do not take the second shortest par 4 hole on this course lightly. Accuracy, not distance, is paramount even though this hole usually plays into the wind.

Hole 14

Hole 14

Par: 5
Black Tees: 475 yds.
White Tees: 425 yds.
Gold Tees: 396 yds.
Pink Tees: 352 yds.

Hole number 14 is a very short par 5 that usually plays downwind. Combine this with possibly the widest fairway on the course and a large putting surface, making an eagle 3 becomes a reality.

Hole 15

Hole 15

Par: 3
Black Tees: 183 yds.
White Tees: 148 yds.
Gold Tees: 117 yds.
Pink Tees: 101 yds.

Possibly the prettiest par 3 hole in the Tidewater area, especially in the late afternoon when the tall pine trees shadow the green, making depth perception difficult. The wind, which can hardly be felt on the teeing ground, must be considered when selecting which club to use. Pay attention to the lake, trees and the flagstick to get some clues.

Hole 16

Hole 16

Par: 5
Black Tees: 582 yds.
White Tees: 530 yds.
Gold Tees: 508 yds.
Pink Tees: 466 yds.

This is by far and away the longest hole on the course, it is also very narrow for the club selections required. Course management and patience is required here. Play this hole to make par. Don’t get greedy. Should you make a birdie, consider it a bonus.

Hole 17

Hole 17

Par: 4
Black Tees: 341 yds.
White Tees: 312 yds.
Gold Tees: 275 yds.
PinkTees: 211 yds.

The 17th is a very short picturesque hole sandwiched between lateral water hazards. Many golfers will attempt to drive this green in search of a birdie, most however end up going dejectedly to the next hole with a 6 or even more on the card. Play within yourself and use your brain.

Hole 18

Hole 18

Par: 4
Black Tees: 440 yds.
White Tees: 389 yds.
Gold Tees: 364 yds.
Pink Tees: 316 yds.

This hole is worthy of it’s position on the score card. Number 18 sums up what Hells Point is all about. It possesses most all of the courses fine attributes but yet gives ample opportunity to score a par or better.

Hole 10

Hole 10

Par: 4
Black Tees: 427 yds.
White Tees: 383 yds.
Gold Tees: 363 yds.
Pink Tees: 326 yds.

The inward half of the golf course begins with a difficult, lengthy par four. Adding to the difficulty of the third longest par four is the fact that it usually plays into the wind.