Chesapeake Golf Club first broke ground in 1986 and by the end of the year, course architect Ellis Maples’ vision had come to life and the opening date was set for the following year. Chesapeake Golf Club was the first course built in Chesapeake and Ellis Maples designed it in a way that would accentuate the surrounding homes and incorporated manmade ponds to make the course more challenging. The Club was initially owned by two brothers who later sold it to Seven Springs (Club Corp) in the early 90s. In early 2000, the Troyers became the new owners.
The Troyers have made many improvements over the years, including relocating the Pro Shop and Maintenance area, adding chipping and putting greens, and later added the driving range. As is the case for any business, things change and evolve with time. In recent years, the course has been getting a lot of attention. The greens are slated as being some of the best in the Tidewater area, the Pro Shop has had a face lift, the Club House has been updated and upgraded inside and out, and the Pool area and Pool have taken on new life.
One of the most noticeable enhancements will be when you walk in the door of the Pro Shop or Restaurant, you will be treated like family. One thing that Mr. and Mrs. Troyer stress to the staff is that “without our family of customers, we don’t have a business.” That has been an important element of their business plan from the beginning. Through the changing economy, Mr. and Mrs. Troyer have always kept the rates as low as possible. You can still get a round of 18 holes during the week for as low as $25 and a round on the weekend for as low as $26 (depending on the time of day) while other golf courses in the area are charging upwards of $60-70.
Mr. and Mrs. Troyer and the staff of Chesapeake Golf Club invite you to stop by and enjoy one of Hampton Roads’ best-kept secrets.
Chesapeake Golf Club Awards:
Voted Best Golf Club in Chesapeake 2007, 2012, 2013
Readers Choice Awards 2013, 2014