Golf

History Restored!

Discover the new Elizabeth Manor. Restored and reimagined for 2020, our team collaborated with World Golf Hall of Fame member and Two-Time Eastern Amateur Champion, Ben Crenshaw, to redesign the 18-hole, par 70 championship course as well as added a world-class short game and practice facility.

Equipped to satisfy your golfing needs, the newly renovated course will feature all-new Zoysia tee boxes, new bunkers with fresh sand and drainage system, new irrigation and world class short game and practice range. Our facilities will be second to none.

Explore our most challenging holes below.

HOLE 4

One of the toughest pars on the front side, this hole also requires a straight shot. OB and a treacherous rough looms to the right. A big drive and a long straight second shot is required to avoid a large bunker protecting the right side.

HOLE 9

A most scenic but treacherous hole. A large lake is only part of the trouble on this hole. Bunkers in front and to the left have caused many bogies. OB lures to the right, behind, and to the far left near the practice putting green have caused many golfing nightmares.

HOLE 15

It’s the toughest par four on the course. A dogleg left with two fairway bunkers to the left of the fairway just waiting for mishit or misdirected tee shots. OB is on the left. The big hitters can carry both fairway bunkers, which leaves a short second shot to a treacherous well-bunkered green. A long straight tee shot can find a golfer’s ball in the lake located on hole No. 11.
Vickie Johnson
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A member since I was 5. Family friendly, good food, tennis, clay and hard courts, amazing tennis pro for lessons, beautiful challenging golf course, great golf pro and lessons, located on the water for gorgeous events off the back patio, music events, wedding for the perfect day! Clean swimming pool with playground adjacent overlooking the Elizabeth River!
Goodwyn Henderson
Goodwyn Henderson
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The course was in great shape and the greens were excellent. The pace of play was good wherein we completed the round around 4 and a half hours. The staff was very friendly and courteous.
Dan Evans
Dan Evans
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Nothing says Portsmouth more than The Manor. A great place for golf, tennis, swimming, food and event place. Located with beautiful views of the historic Elizabeth River.
John M.
John M.
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Always in good shape. Plays long because of the rolling fairways. Greens are excellent with undulation and challenge.
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Hole 1: This hole is a slight dogleg, with water on the left and OB to the right, and golfers often have a tendency to hook or slice that first drive. Bunkers await slightly pulled shots both off the tee and into the green.

Hole 2: The green can be driven but the golfer who tries usually finds more trouble than those who lay up. A lay-up iron shot, short of a fairway bunker leaves the golfer only a wedge to the green bordered by bunkers. Trees offer trouble to the left and OB is on the right.

Hole 3: This is the longest hole on the course, down a straight stretch of fairway. Bunkers dot the way and a shot too far right will be OB. Otherwise trouble is at a minimum here.

Hole 4: One of the toughest pars on the front side, this hole also requires a straight shot. OB and a treacherous rough looms to the right. A big drive and a long straight second shot is required to avoid a large bunker protecting the right side.

Hole 5: Again a big drive is required. OB lies to the right, a fairway bunker down the left side and green-side bunkers both left and right await errant shots.

Hole 6: The shortest hole on the course but labeled by many as “little poison”. A generous opening is afforded the golfer at the front of the green, but bunkers to the left and right make hitting the green a necessity for par. Trees and OB lie on the right and a deep “wetlands” lies behind the green.

Hole 7: Perhaps the easiest hole on the golf course. Still golfers have a tendency to underclub on the approach and a three-putt on this large green is not uncommon. There is water to the right of the green and real trouble behind the green.

Hole 8: A dogleg left. To get close enough for a medium or short iron approach, a draw is required. However, if the ball does not carry far enough, trees will block the approach. A drive pulled too far left can reach a lateral water hazard. A small but deep bunker set to the right of the green guards the approach. Water is treacherously close to the left side of the green.

Hole 9: A most scenic but treacherous hole. A large lake is only part of the trouble on this hole. Bunkers in front and to the left have caused many bogies. OB lures to the right, behind, and to the far left near the practice putting green have caused many golfing nightmares.

Hole 10: An easy par four providing you play smart golf. A slight dogleg left requires a draw, OB on the left, two large pine trees on the right, and two fairway bunkers dictate a lay-up tee shot. Nervous golfers can bailout to the right of the two pine trees that will be in deep rough but nevertheless will give the golfer a straight shot to the green. The green is well protected by bunkers on the left and right.

Hole 11: A straight shot over water to a well-bunkered green makes this an easy par three. A long errant tee shot will find OB behind the green.

Hole 12: A fairly easy par four. Golfers need merely keep the ball straight. OB lies to the left and thick woods to the right. Two well-placed fairway bunkers have caused many to regret their attempt to carry them. Two large bunkers also protect the green.

Hole 13: The most birdied hole in tournament golf. The hole is just as tough as it is easy. OB on the left, heavy roughs to the right and in front of the green have caused many to bogie. A lone greenside bunker guards the right front and shots five yards over the green will find OB.

Hole 14: This is the start of nightmare alley. Although a simple looking straightaway hole, OB lies to the left and heavy rough to the right. Two big shots are a must on this hole.

Hole 15: It’s the toughest par four on the course. A dogleg left with two fairway bunkers to the left of the fairway just waiting for mishit or misdirected tee shots. OB is on the left. The big hitters can carry both fairway bunkers, which leaves a short second shot to a treacherous well-bunkered green. A long straight tee shot can find a golfer’s ball in the lake located on hole No. 11.

Hole 16: Another postage stamp size green, with bunkers guarding a narrow entrance to the green. This tee shot must be long and high, with a soft landing if you want to hold the green. OB left and heavy rough adds to this hole’s toughness. Treacherous hole placements can add to the golfer’s misery.

Hole 17: Another long demanding straight tee shot is required to avoid the left fairway bunker. An errant shot too far right will find heavy rough and large cedar bushes guarding the driving range which is OB. Of course there is heavy rough and OB on the far left as well.

Hole 18: A beautiful and tough finishing hole. A dogleg right, OB on the left and a water hazard on the right makes this hole somewhat interesting. Further, a lake crosses the fairway some 150 yards short of the green. A drive not carried far enough forces a golfer to lay-up short with his second shot. There is a lateral water hazard to the far left. Also OB is to the left and behind the green. A large green with a front left bunker is inviting only to the most daring golfers.