The Signature at West Neck, the latest masterpiece by Arnold Palmer Course Design, is a destined to become a timeless classic. This beautiful and challenging 7010 yard, par 72 Championship course features exertly maintained Tifsport Bermuda tees and fairwayrs and smooth A-4 bent grass greens. Thirteen lakes and several picturesque natural wetlands accent the wooded and dramatically landscaped terrain. The stone walled bulkheads fronting the 11th and 18th greens are truly spectacular while beach bunkers offer a unique visual appeal and golfing challenge. Five sets of teees make the course fun for golfers of all skill levels.

The Signature combines the talents of Arnold Palmer’s golf course design team and award winning developer Baymark Construction. Together they have created a golf masteriece that is unmatched in the Tidewater area.

Course Layout

Left Begone

Favoring the right side of this fairway will avoid water and the signature Arnold Palmer beach bunkers along the left side. An accurate tee shot will leave a mid or short iron to this narrow but deep green.

HanDICAP 13/13

273
288
325
362
386

BunKers

The ideal tee-shot placement is to the left side of the fairway, but too far left and water and more beach bunkers come into play. Avoid the cluster of the deep bunkers guarding the right side of the undulating green and this short par 4 can present a birdie opportunity.

HanDICAP 17/9

231
270
315
341
343

Deadman’s Curve

Long hitters who can drive the ball over the deep fairway bunkers on the right will have just a middle iron to get home. But the safer tee shot, left of the bunkers, will leave a long approach to the well-bunkered green. One of Arnold Palmer’s favorite golf holes, this is probably the toughest on the front nine.

HanDICAP 1/1

336
373
413
422
455

Passageway

This par 5 should be reachable in two for long hitters but a tee shot in the center of the fairway is necessary to get a level lie for the second shot. The lake on the left should not come into play from the tee but will catch a poorly hit second shot. The fairway narrows considerably 80 yards short of the green, which is well protected on the right by bunkers.

HanDICAP 7/11

396
418
504
521
544

Grace Sherwood

Water and a cavernous beach bunker protect the front and right of the green on this challenging par 3 named for the “Witch of Pungo” who was tried by ducking and found guilty of practicing withcraft in 1706. At her ducking Grace told spectators, “Not one of ye will see me ducked. But I'll see all of ye ducked.” Golfers who miss this green may believe the witch’s prediction has come true.

HanDICAP 5/15

118
169
163
192
203

Fair Meddowes

In 1607 the future James town settlers investigated the “Faire meddowes and tall trees” of this land and this hole has a little of both. Take advantage of the wide, sloping fairway on this hole but stay clear of the tall pines on the right side. Long hitters can cut off a bit of the dogleg and a left with just a short iron to the green.

HanDICAP 3/3

327
360
376
403
436

Machipongo

Named for the Indian chief whose tribe roamed this land in the 17th Century, this par 3 features a large green surrounded by sculpted bunkers. It is imperative that the tee shot be placed on the correct portion of the crowned green as a large mound divides the putting surface.

HanDICAP 15/17

123
144
164
192
209

Vicki's Choice

The favorite of Palmer Design Company’s Vicki Martz, this beautiful par 4 is framed on the left by dense woods and on the right by huge mounds. Although the landing area for the tee shot is generous, the flagstick is best attacked from the left side of the fairway.

HanDICAP 11/7

279
304
344
373
409

Sunset

The evening sun throws dramatic shadow across the mounded fairway, making this hole our greenskeeper’s favorite. This short par 5 is reachable in two but the undulating green is well protected by bunkers.

HanDICAP 9/5

400
454
492
521
541

LaKes

The surprisingly generous two-tiered fairway makes an accessible target for the tee shot here although a severe left to right shot may find water. Another lake protects the right side of the table-top like green.

HanDICAP 2/2

321
342
377
394
427

Stonewall

Club selection is of utmost importance on this spectacular par 3 where the green is surrounded by water and bunkers, and fronted by a granite wall. The eleventh, with its unique rock formations, is one of this course’s signature holes.

HanDICAP 18/16

79
88
112
135
155

Temptation

Long hitters may be tempted to shorten this hole by carrying the fairway bunkers on the left side but the safe play is to the center of the fairway. A large, sculpted bunker protects the right side of the green.

HanDICAP 12/12

282
299
334
356
405

Sand pit

A 6 foot deep, 80 yards long bunker guards the right side of this short par 3 and a smaller bunker protects the back left. The green is large so proper club selections is important.

HanDICAP 16/14

113
130
135
151
168

Strawberry Fields

Named for the strawberries that grew here for many years, this picturesque par 5 features a generously wide fairway and is reachable in two for long hitters. Use caution with the approach shot. However the narrow, deep green will drop off sharply on the right into the beach bunkers and a lake.

HanDICAP 8/6

394
426
471
508
530

Lay up

A long iron or fairway wood may be all that is needed from the tee on this short par 4 as out-of-bounds loons on the right. A series of bunkers protects the left side of the green and approach shots missing long or to the right will roll into a collection area, making a par save difficult.

HanDICAP 14/18

282
300
325
358
368

Intimidation

The intimidating view from the tee is actually to a broad, very accessible landing area. The view from the fairway can be every more intimidating, though, for while there is not a single bunker protecting the green, approach shots missing even slightly to the left will trickle down into the water.

HanDICAP 4/4

278
317
348
398
418

Bridge

The bowl shape fairway here will capture most tee shots but with a lake, not visible from the tee comes into play for the 2nd 3rd shots. Two large oak trees, steep mounds and a curving wooden bridge frame the elevated green.

HanDICAP 6/8

434
456
490
528
562

Coliseum

A beautiful finishing hole well named for the great viewing from the clubhouse. The left side of the fairway is the target for the tee shot as water and a large oak tree dominate the right side. Correct club selection is imperative for the approach as the green is fronted by a stone wall and guarded on the right by water and on the left by huge mounds.

HanDICAP 10/10

346
364
384
414
451

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