Golf Digest Best muny course
in virginia
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Home to Virginia’sonly urban wildlife preserve
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Part urban renewal, part industrial art, part environmental education center
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Outdoor Recreation

Whether you’re searching for birds or birdies, Portsmouth is home to all sorts of natural habitats.

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course

Named Best Municipal Course in Virginia by Golf Digest. Bent Grass greens. Narrow and challenging fairways lined with majestic pines. Picturesque lakes and ponds. First-class clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant and facilities. This is Bide-A-Wee, dramatically reshaped into a Curtis Strange signature championship golf course.

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Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Portsmouth is home to Virginia’s only urban wildlife preserve. Touted as one of the best places in the state to view wildlife, the 142-acre preserve is a favorite spot for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, canoeing and kayaking. The preserve is located on the shores of Hoffler Creek in northwest Churchland and is open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

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Paradise Creek Nature Park

Paradise Creek Nature Park

A new, 40-acre creation – part urban renewal, part industrial art, and part environmental education center. The park will become a science center lab for public school students, who will see first-hand how nature and industry can live side by side.

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Portsmouth City Park/Links at City Park

Portsmouth City Park

A 93-acre, beautifully landscaped park along the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, which includes a nine-hole executive golf course with a 30-station lighted driving range, a challenging natural grass putting course, a pro shop and a learning center. The park also features boating, tennis, picnic shelters, a covered amphitheater, and a concession stand.

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The Links at City Park

The Links at City Park

Featuring a nine-hole executive course, learning center, driving range, and 18-hole grass putting course all in a spectacular waterfront park setting.

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