Best Golf Courses Near Suffolk, VA
Suffolk, VA, a peanut processing center and the hometown of Mr. Peanut himself, is Virginia’s largest city by area. The city, which is on the Nansemond River and includes part of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, presents a variety of golf courses for anyone looking to make tee times. Situated on Lake Kirby and close to downtown, Suffolk Golf Course, a traditional tidewater layout with a vintage aura, is short but challenging thanks to its elevated greens and tricky doglegs. Suffolk boasts a Tom Doak design, Riverfront Golf Club, that features his characteristic wide fairways and impressive bunkering as it extends along the Nansemond River amidst a vast tidal marsh. Nansemond River Golf Club traces the river banks on terrain where Civil War fighting took place. Sleepy Hole Golf Course is a more player-friendly layout situated at a wide section of the Nansemond near the ocean. Keep an eye out for discount tee times here and at other area courses. After golf, if you’re still craving more nature, explore the impressive natural splendor of the Dismal Swamp or head into town to visit the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, which explores Suffolk’s role as a regional railroad hub, and the Planters Peanut Center. There’s a statue of Mr. Peanut, who showed some promise at golf in his day, in the heart of Suffolk’s compact downtown.