Suffolk, VA 
Bennett's Creek Share
Uploaded By: aussieinva Hole #2 (Taken 11/2012)
3 / 294ft.   3 / 326ft.   3 / 385ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Approach. This is a dogleg to the left from the tee area. Area in front of the basket can flood after heavy rain.

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 Not the best

1    8/7/2012   8/10/2012
Review By: sdervan
Played: 41  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 8.3 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice baskets
Not to far from town
Cons: natural tees
no map
horrible smell once close to the water
some holes have no line to hit
Other Thoughts: This course needs some serious updating.
While I love playing anywhere, this type of course would frustrate a newbie and keep a seasoned player away.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Needs a lot of work

1    5/15/2010   5/15/2010
Review By: halasjackson
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pros include:

Targets are sturdy and in good condition.

Some pretty views over the marsh / waterway.

For the holes that do have signs, they (the signs) are helpful and well-designed.

Ample parking day or night, people spouting, "Howdy, neighbor!"
Cons: Unfortunately, many more Cons:

Bugs. Lots of them. Suffolk is bug central, so bring Off.

Poor layout. You can't take a park and drop a bunch of baskets higgledy-piggledy and call it a DG course.

Trees. I don't mind trees when utilized well for challenge and design, but having a tree 3 feet dead center in front of a tee box is not good design. If you're going to have forest holes, fine, but every hole -- forest or otherwise -- should have at least *some* semblance of a fairway, otherwise you're just dropping a basket in the woods and calling it a DG course. No.

Navigation is not intuitive. No map available (at least I haven't found one), and first-timers can count on an additional 30-45 minutes of tee hunting.

This place is a park first and a DG course a distant second. Several holes play in / around pavilions, structures, jungle gyms, etc. Not conducive.

Death brush. The OB sections of this course are no-man's-land: marsh, thick woods, bug-infested jungle, swampy nastiness... Unless you're immune to snake bites, you can kiss errantly thrown discs good-bye if they find their way past the marshy event horizon.

The marsh smells like a port-a-potty. Urine. You will be smelling pee while you play. Game on.
Other Thoughts: The course needs a lot of work to be a good course. I give it 1.5 because the anchor says a 1.5 is "passable." This course is "passable" as a DG course, but barely. Dozens of trees needs to be cut to make real fairways in 90% of the holes.

With some rigorous re-engineering, this location could host a nice course, but for now, you are much better off heading to Bayville or Newport News -- or better yet, New Quarter in Williamsburg.

Impossible after a rain. Do Not Attempt.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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