Riverfront at Harbour View

Riverfront GC at Harbour View

Suffolk, VA

The Riverfront golf course is the centerpiece of the sprawling Harbour View development on the south bank of the Nansemond River, master planned for 1200 homes.  Golf holes are laid out on three separate peninsulas divided by fingers of tidal marsh, with the bridges that link them together doing double duty as walking and biking trails to link the community.

Much of the golf course is laid out in the environmental setback designated by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, which rightly grants a smaller buffer for golf turf than for homes or commercial buildings.  Thanks to that rule, the course takes up less developable acreage than if the homes were along the marsh and the golf holes on the interior land.  The tidal wetlands are prominent hazards on ten holes.