Birkdale Golf Club

4.0294117647 4.0 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6644 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 8511 Royal Birkdale Dr, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832, Chesterfield County
  • (804) 739-8800
  • (804) 739-8019
  • www.acumengolf.com/birkdale
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Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Dan Maples (1990)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Acumen Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship (Burgundy Tees) 71 6644 yards 72.0 133
Black Tees 71 6223 yards 70.2 127
Blue Tees 71 5779 yards 67.8 122
Blue Tees (W) 71 5779 yards 73.6 128
Combo Tees 71 5399 yards 66.0 116
Combo Tees (W) 71 5399 yards 71.4 121
White Tees 71 5109 yards 65.0 115
White Tees (W) 71 5109 yards 69.6 118
Green Tees 71 4465 yards 62.3 107
Green Tees (W) 71 4465 yards 66.0 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

25 out of 27 reviews


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"Rainy Wet Day"


uPMOQ6188PM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape compared to past years. Although, with todays rain, it was very wet and soggy - cart path only. Pace was decent. Glad we stuck with it, after 6 holes rain stopped.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not played in a while"


BillyBaroooo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Best I have seen the course in 10 years. Rates reduced after 10am and best value in the area. Greens were perfect. Good job Birkdale.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great locals golf"


BillyBaroooo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course just gets better and better. The club overseeded, fixed the fairway bunkers and greens and great, so much better than 3 years ago. We will all be back again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly Course"


u989673392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Birkdale is a player friendly course for mid handicappers, but the back tees present a challenge to better golfers.

I definitely recommend this course for players of all skill levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good public course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good public course in the area. Took about 4 hours to complete round on a Saturday morning ... first time and didn’t like that they didn’t have a map of the course so I was hitting blind shots without distances off the tee. Value was decent and is even cheaper in the afternoon


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course renewed...finally"


u000003017547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to play Birkdale 2004-2006 but it was always water-logged due to the clay soil. The problem has finally been remediated and this was definitely the most enjoyable experience I've had on this course. The greens were in excellent shape and the green fees were very reasonable. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Lauout"


Call2preach's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and the greens were running also in good condition. The pace of play was slow for the day I played because there were a group of 5 players in front of me and some were hitting two balls at certain times slowing up the pace. There should be a Marshall in the course to monitor things like that and pace of play. Overall it’s a good course and I plan to play here more.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Brent5607455's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played well was in pretty good shape had some areas being reseeded but didn’t affect the play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Birkdale Golf experience"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the GolfNow discount, Birkdale was a bargain. solid course, conditions were fine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Coming back to life"


BSalty918's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Birkdale is finally starting to look good again. I used to play here all of the time many years ago and then stopped when it fell into disrepair. Under new management, this course is thankfully coming back to life. The fairways and tee boxes were recently overseeded and are looking great. Greens are in much better shape. Staff was great and they had a bevy cart making rounds. I will definitely be back many more times if they keep up this maintenance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JacobConley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Will give it ONE more chance"


DaleJr007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day I went, the course was aerated on the front side. I didn’t know that until getting there so I played the back 9 twice.

Course was in decent shape and very crowded.

The practice green was closed.

The staff was very friendly and went over everything that was going on.

I’ll come back once more to see if it gets better but being a “new course” on GolfNow, you would think the “Aeration Advisory” should’ve been on the course info.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



PNBgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"DRIER AND BETTER THAN EXPECTED"


u5534497's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Considering the 2-3 inches of rain in the past 3 days, the course was in great condition. There were wet areas on some fairways, but they were few and far between. We did not see any traps with standing water and the grass over most of the tees, fairways and rough had even been cut recently. The greens are in good-to-great shape. Had expected much wetter or “sloppy” conditions and was pleasantly surprised !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Quality Course without breaking the bank"


parkde2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has really improved over the past few years! Nice fairways and greens though people still aren’t consistently fixing their divots on the green. Nice, good price, highly recommend and thinking about being a member!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kennyh1970's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



cliftonhm's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Court6733442's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Much improved conditions"


Ineverslice90's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve played Birkdale hundreds of times through the years and must admit the course conditions are the best I’ve ever seen! Dan Maples would be happy to see one of his gems being brought back to glory...keep up the good work...will be back for more!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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