Stumpy Lake Golf Course

3.5485529412 3.5 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6846 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6846 yards 72.2 119
White 72 6388 yards 70.1 115
Gold 72 5851 yards 67.8 110
Gold (W) 72 5851 yards 73.4 119
Red (W) 72 5239 yards 69.8 111

Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones design that provides a unique golfing experience. This scenic layout is routed across a 1,400-acre nature preserve that is absent of any commercial or residential development for miles. The golf course wraps around its namesake lake, which has a canoe and kayak launch as well as a fishing pier. Deer, fox, and eagles are frequently seen on the course and there has even been the occasional bear sighting. Water has a prominent presence throughout and there are also several strategically placed bunkers. Stumpy Lake Golf Course is a layout that will force you to be creative with your shot making but it's still approachable enough for high handicappers to tackle with confidence. If you're looking to get in even more golf, sister club Honey Bee is located almost right next door.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

157 out of 185 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch  

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bones4kim's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



ggarris87's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Stupy Lake Review"


u304396682's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in horrible shape. I was the only one on the golf course when I teed off. The course should have been closed so I could have played a better day. The golf course was unplayable. Water puddles everywhere and the Greens were being fertilized so they were worse than my backyard. I know the price was only $17.00 but Golfnow tries to provide a lower fee to play golf but the round should be enjoyable. I won't play Stumpy Lake ever again even though its 2.5 miles away from my house.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Winter Conditions"


MikeDiesel15's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is still recovering from an east coast winter. Grass is thin throughout and non existent on most tee boxes. All around the greens is basically hitting off of mud *ON ALL HOLES* The sand traps were actually is phenomenal condition compared to everything else. I'll give it a few weeks before trying to play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Saturday 1-12-19"


Guy9274322's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition considering the heavy rains. The staff was friendly and very accommodating and although there were " soft" areas in the fairway, the course played 90° which allowed for a nice pace.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


JohnWP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Under drier conditions, this cours would be my go to course. Staff is really friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



thern4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Don't Play After a Rain"


JohnKMoore1's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

So, I feel bad for the superintendent, I really do. The course conditions are surely not a reflection of his hard work, but stuff beyond his control...stuff that I'm sure he's tried to fix and has been stymied.

The conditions were terrible. 13 of 18 tees have little to no grass on them, causing them to be nothing but mud after a rain two days earlier. When I say mud, I mean the stuff that comes up an inch when you step on it, not just damp ground. This is because the course has too many trees blocking out sunlight for the tees. Beyond that, the course had extensive standing water in every fairway. The course has drainage systems in place, but they certainly do not work. It was difficult to walk the course because of how much standing water and mud was all over the course. The greens were in fair shape and I suppose the layout is pretty good with decent variety, but the conditions were so poor that it's hard to tell. I'd probably recommend playing here, but not within a week or so of any rainfall. I feel like conditions such as these are things that the course should tell a person about on the phone if he or she calls to make a tee time/check on availability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Titan52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good course layout"


Rupert7574638's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was wet and soggy due to heavy rain here in Virginia Beach, VA.

It was cart path only, very messy. Other than the wet course, it was a very nice layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens are great."


MrMoffitt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens ran great but fairways, and roughs were thin. Ground was stiff and dry. Great views


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u449090144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quiet, beautiful area, look for the bent trees at 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000007573216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes need help.Nice playing where there are no houses. Nice day to play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stumpy Lake"


olesarge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here for the first time with coworkers today. The course itself was in very good shape, but the tee boxes need a lot of work. Several didn’t have grass, but I guess that’s why you use a tee. The course had received a lot of rain and was cart path only which slowed down the pace of play. Would love to come back when the course is dryer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tree lined Fairways"


dmp224's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really nice course. Staff was friendly and helpful. Tight fairways lined with trees. Very nice greens and fairways. Rough was thick and not easy to hit out of but was mown. Some of the tee boxes could use some maintenance, but were playable. Played with another person we played in a little over 3 hours. I would recommend playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"stumpy lake"


donlee's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

older course but well maintained; doesn't drain very well after rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day"


Ejgallaher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in excellent shape. Fairways could use some attention with many very thin or bare spots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough fromt"


Highrise311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine tee boxes are in awful shape, some of the fairways are suspect, greens overall were in very good shape. Back nine was much better


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Guy9274322's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Stumpy Lake is in great condition! I have played this course before but they have really improved the quality of this experience. Beautifully groomed fairways and greens, and the sand traps were filled with sand (Yeah) and raked perfectly. It was a pleasure to play and the staff was right there to politely make sure that the pace was moving.

I would definitely urge you to check the course out - you won't be disappointed!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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