Golf Course Information
The land which the Club, Course and surrounding Neighborhood are situated was once rich and fertile farmland belonging to several families all who also had the good fortune of holding spectacular views of the Linkhorn Bay providing, in the day an abundance of fish and shellfish indigenous to those waters.
By the early 1900s Birdneck was divided into five areas land to the west of Cardinal Road belonged to the Miner family, to the east was held by Mr. Hurdle and beyond that was a forty-acre tract extending northward across the point owned by the Stormont family. The balance of the land was held by the descendants of John Ackiss, High Sheriff in 1769 whose property, some thirty acres from the end of Bobolink south to the inlet and north to where the Clubhouse now sits. The remainder of the Point belonged to the Miller family.
An arrangement was secured with the owners of the Cavalier Hotel (built in 1927) to facilitate the recreational needs of hotel guests. Upon Mr. Cranes untimely and tragic death in 1938 while duck hunting on the James River the golf course was purchased from his estate by the Cavalier Hotel and was thereafter know as Cavalier Country Club. The owner of the hotel, Mr. Sidney Banks (not related to the course architect) was a very positive force in the growth and improvements to the Club, its amenities and towards the neighborhood in general.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Private
- Architect: Charles Banks, Lester George (Restoration 2003)
- Opened: 1928
- Head Pro: Keith King
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6052 Yards
- Back Slope: 126
Green Fees and RatesCall 757-428-6161 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 757-428-6161 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yard Markers and sprinkler heads are marked.
Contact Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club at 757-428-6161 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Contact Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club at 757-428-6161.
Restaurant and Dining Options:Contact Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club at 757-428-6161 for onsite or nearby dining options.
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